Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
My laptop has become infested with viruses and I want to restore my laptop to factory settings and install new protection on it. How do I restore it and what protection do you recommend. I was planning on using Norton Anti-Virus
a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the
Dell Inspiron to the original operating condition as if it was just
taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.
Step 1: Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...
Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.
Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.
Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.
Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.
Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.
Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...
This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory setting.
Feel free to get technical assistance for all type of Dell laptop at http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/
Posted on Sep 20, 2012
MY DELL / LATITUDE D600. WELL NOT REBOOT . IT IS ASK. ? for a password ? I tryed all that I had and it wont take it .?
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
Usually laptops come with a few CDs that have an image of your laptop's hard drive as it came out of the factory, all u need to do is insert the first one and follow the instructions. This should rewrite your laptop back to what it was when u first bought it.
If not, then u will need to use your operating system CD and reinstall it, but make sure you format the hard drive completely when it asks you to. This option is more drastic, as you will have to then reinstall all your drivers and progams.
Before doing either of the above BACK UP YOUR DOCUMENTS!
However, personally I would recommend Norton 360 or Norton Antivirus 2009. Both are very pricy, but they are one of the best you can get: http://store.norton.com/v2.0-img/operations/symantus/site/promo/pd/523598_nav09_360_UK.html
You could also try to fix the viruses without rewriting your computer with either of the above progams, but if you really want to be sure then do the above.
Oh and be sure to scan your documents with antivirus afterwards, coz the last thing you need is some sneaky virus, that crawled over hiding in your documents backup.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
You need the system disks from the manufacturer, Dell to restore the computer to factory defaults. The system disks come in two forms, windows disks, and computer specific system disks. I am unsure of the disks that come with your notebook, but most likely they are system specific.
To restore the system, put the disk in the drive, restart the computer and after the POST (power on self test) push the F12 button. This will bring up the one-time boot screen allowing you to boot off of the CD. The next step is to format the computer and windows should begin to reinstall.
As for anti-virus, I use Antivira Anti-Virus Personal. It's free and can be downloaded from the link below.
Best of luck.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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