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You need the C521 recovery disk, from Dell. Set the BIOS to boot from CD and start the system.

If it gives you the option of "Complete Reinstall" or "Repair", choose Complete Reinstall.

If it does not, or if it does not work - i.e., it always reads the disk and tries to maintain as much data as it can, you need to first wipe out the hard drive; there are many "Disk Wipe" utilities out there. I'd suggest using a boot disk such as DBAN (www.dban.org).

Posted on May 07, 2010

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SOURCE: how can i restore my dell dimension to factory set...

to restore the settings you have to follow the steps

Instructions

    Windows XP
  1. Step 1 Disconnect all peripheral equipment that is attached to your computer such as printer, scanner, external hard drive and memory sticks.
  2. Step 2 Restart the computer. After the Dell screen appears on the monitor, hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "F11" key. If the Windows XPmag-glass_10x10.gif screen appears before you can finish this step, wait for the computer to finish rebooting and restart the computer again.
  3. Step 3 Highlight "Restore" in the Dell PC Restore window by using the tab button. Hit "Enter."
  4. Step 4 Highlight "Confirm" in the restore warning box by using the tab button. Hit "Enter." This will start the system restore process. Do not attempt to turn off the computer during this process or vital system files may be damages and you will not be able to restart your computer.
  5. Step 5 Click "Finish" in the box that notifies you that the restoration has been successful.
  6. Step 6 Hit "Enter" to restart the computer. The computer has been restored to the original factory settings.
  7. Windows Vista
  8. Step 1 Disconnect all peripheral equipment that is attached to your computer such as printer, scanner, external hard drive and memory sticks.
  9. Step 2 Restart the computer. After the Dell screen appears on the monitor, press the "F8" key. If the Windows Vistamag-glass_10x10.gif screen appears before you can finish this step, wait for the computer to finish rebooting and restart the computer again.
  10. Step 3 Highlight "Repair Your Computer" by using the down arrow key in the Advanced Boot window. Hit the "Enter" key.
  11. Step 4 Click "Next" after selecting a language. Log into the computer as an administrator. Click "OK." Choose "Dell Factory Restore." Click "Next."
  12. Step 5 Check "Yes" next to the reformat the hard drive and restore factory settings option. Click "Next" to start the restoration process. Do not attempt to turn off the computer during this process or vital system files may be damages and you will not be able to restart your computer.
  13. Step 6 Click "Finish" in the box that notifies you that the restoration has been successful. The computer will automatically restart itself to its original factory settings.
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Posted on May 21, 2010

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SOURCE: how do i restore my dell dimension c521 to the way

This is done 1 of three ways depending on how your restore information is stored. 1. After you push the power button start pushing the F8 key and when you get the option screen select restore to previous or restore to factory settings. This method works if your system has a special restore partition still. If you received System Restore Disk insert the CD in the CD player and reboot the system. It will boot from the CD and present the Restore menu for you to make a selection from. Your third choice is to select System restore from the system tools sub menu under the Accessories menu in your program list and chose to restore to factory settings.

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Factory restore


Dell Dimension computers have a built-in PC restore system that allows you to quickly restore the PC to its original factory settings.
The PC restore is located in a hidden partition of the PC's hard drive and contains a copy of the computer's original factory installed software.
There are two different ways to restore the Dimension's settings depending on which operating system your computer is running.

Windows XP

Disconnect all peripheral equipment that is attached to your computer such as printer, scanner, external hard drive and memory sticks.
Restart the computer.
After the Dell screen appears on the monitor, hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "F11" key.
If the Windows XP screen appears before you can finish this step, wait for the computer to finish rebooting and restart the computer again.


Highlight "Restore" in the Dell PC Restore window by using the tab button.
Hit "Enter."


Highlight "Confirm" in the restore warning box by using the tab button.
Hit "Enter."
This will start the system restore process.
Do not attempt to turn off the computer during this process or vital system files may be damages and you will not be able to restart your computer.


Click "Finish" in the box that notifies you that the restoration has been successful.


Hit "Enter" to restart the computer.
The computer has been restored to the original factory settings.

Windows Vista

Disconnect all peripheral equipment that is attached to your computer such as printer, scanner, external hard drive and memory sticks.



Restart the computer.
After the Dell screen appears on the monitor, press the "F8" key.
If the Windows Vista screen appears before you can finish this step, wait for the computer to finish rebooting and restart the computer again.


Highlight "Repair Your Computer" by using the down arrow key in the Advanced Boot window.
Hit the "Enter" key.


Click "Next" after selecting a language. Log into the computer as an administrator.
"OK." Choose "Dell Factory Restore."
Click "Next."


Check "Yes" next to the reformat the hard drive and restore factory settings option.
Click "Next" to start the restoration process.
Do not attempt to turn off the computer during this process or vital system files may be damages and you will not be able to restart your computer.


Click "Finish" in the box that notifies you that the restoration has been successful.
The computer will automatically restart itself to its original factory settings.



Aug 18, 2013 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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How do u reset a dell dimension 4800 computer back to factory setting?


1. Turn on the power
2. Press and hold "Ctrl" then press "F11" when the Dell splash screen appears during booting up
3. Click "Restore"
4. Click "Confirm". A progress window will appear to inform you how long it will take. A message will appear stating "The system recovery process was successful" when the process is completed.
Read more: How to Restore the Factory Settings on a Dell Dimension 4800 http://www.soyouwanna.com/restore-factory-settings-dell-dimension-4800-31875.html#ixzz1u3kXl9Pc

May 06, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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I need to do a system restore on my Dell Dimension DE051. I do not have any of the discs and looking for HELP!!!!!


Hello pamnwillie,
To perform a "System Restore.
" Follow these instructions carefully, and you will have no problem at all.
The first thing you want to do is click on the "Start Button,paul7of9_50.jpg" from the Desktop.
Next, click on "All Programs," scroll to find "Accessories," next select the "System Tools.
" You will see in the next window that open, "System Restore!

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"Now this is very important!
Once you click on the System Restore "shortcut" it will start to look for the last known time of a change in your computer.
The System restore can take as long as a 1/2 an hour to run, so be patient
"Do not try to do any type of work, don't even touch the keyboard for any reason,
just let it run!"
Once the System Restore finds the correct "Date and Time"of the event;
choose the Date closest to the time of the occurrence.

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Now once again, there will be a message telling you not to do anything with the computer,
and please don't.
The System Restore will "run" for a while, so once again be patient.

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The computer will then "Shutdown and Restart."
Lo-gin if you have to; but!
Do not touch the Keyboard once the Desktop window open, because System Restore is still running.
Wait! Until there is a message letting you know the Restore of your System was successful! Take your time.
"I hope all goes well, please let me know if you need further assistant.
Best Regards.
Thanks for using Fix'Ya."

Jun 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Im trying wipe my computer clean of any programs and start over again but i don't know where to go


i found this solution elsewhere. basically you want to try and do a factory restore , if this is no help do a google search on "Dell Dimension 5100 factory restore"
"OK try this, when dell screen comes up on keyboard hit CTRL+ F11 twice only then you will see Dell pc restore by Symantec.Hit on restore and hit on i agree and select the option Restore the pc to Dell factory settings and then it will restore the pc "

Dec 19, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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How to factory reset my dell dimension c521


mcdevito75 here, I would use the restore feature, either thru start, then help and support or simply type restore computer in search from your home page.

Jul 04, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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How do reset my compuer to factory without a cd


All versions of windows have whats called system restore.

Hopefully it was turned on.

Go to start button, all programs, accessories, system tools,
system restore, click on choose a different restore and then next,
now, on the next page click on the little box that says-show me all restore points, now pick the oldest restore point, and this will return the pc to
a state when it was new.

Feb 07, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Restoring my dell to factory settings


If you want to clear off all of your files and reset it to how it was when you first got it (Factory settings), hit CTRL + F12 when the computer is booting up.
See this link.

Jul 13, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How to restore a dell dimension 3000 dont have cd


It is not clear if you want to restore to a previous state when the computer worked or if you want to restore it to the factory state. Please mention that

Jun 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Factory Reset


1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The
Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received

Jan 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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