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Dell Latitude C840, Model # PP01X Express Service Code # 8716503349 Service Tag # 40KX11

1. please press F2 into the BIOS setting menu during power up
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3. press "ESC" and save the change

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How to restore sandisk from Factory Image Recovery on Dell Inspiron 1545

Hey Pam,

The factory image on the 1545 is accessed by starting the computer and press the F8 key. Choose the option that reads Repair Your Computer and follow the prompts. If this does not work you will need to manually reinstall Windows. Below is a link that will provide information on manually installing Windows.

How to Restore or Reinstall Windows on your Dell Computer
Dell Factory Image Restore The Dell Factory Image Restore tool replaces PC Restore. Access it from the F8 boot menu.
This utility formats the operating system hard drive partition prior to restoring the factory image. This means data on that partition is deleted and cannot be recovered.
If the customer creates a second partition with a third-party utility, Dell Factory Image Restore is not affected as long as the image partition is not removed.

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How to restore Dell 1550 Inspiron to actual factory setting

Unless your using a email program such as thunder bird or if it is a Yahoo or Gmail account I would not even worry about having to delete anything. Just send it back they cannot access private information without the password anyway. So send it back get it fixed and move forward with a new machine when it comes back? John

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I can't open the Address Book of Outlook Express 6 and i can't sent email

First you have to make sure that the letters do have a basis, that is to view the contents of the file "Sent Items (1) .dbx" and "Sent Items (1) .bak". This lead to the many programs, such as, Recovery Toolbox for Outlook Express, but it is possible and Total Commander plugins.
Next to act on the results.
Come to this forum, here is written in more detail about your problem:

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Do i press f10 on my pc to restor back to factory settings and if so ive tried this and it didnt work who can i wipe the pc back to original state.

Try CTRL F10 or ALT F10 or CTRL F11 or ALT F11. These are the typical keys used to get the hidden"Restore Partition" to boot to a menu that can help you backup, repair or restore to factory-delivered state. NOTE, restoring to a Factory Delivered State will WIPE OUT ALL YOUR DATA AND ANY APPLICATIONS YOU HAVE INSTALLED SINCE YOU GOT THE COMPUTER. THIS MAY include email in Outlook, Outlook Express, other non-web based email programs.
Also, not all computers come with the hidden restore partition, and you may have to find your collection of factory D's to do this.

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How to reset Dell PC E521 to original factory settings. Will I lose my email?

You need to use your system restore disk, or Use the "recovery disk" options is on the partitioned Hard drive.
If you are using the CD recovery Disk,
1. Turn your computer off
2. Turn on and when you see the white bar loading for the dell bios, press F12 or whichever the option is for one-time boot menu.
3. Select the drive that specifies your cd-drive.

Resetting your System OS back to default settings will erased all your previous Settings & Data too!!
Backup all your important data before restoring back to the default factory settings.

Hope it helps.

Dec 12, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Computer keeps rebooting at login page. It starts up by saying it has 3 of 3 updates and don't turn off the computer and it then goes to the login page for a split second before it reboots, How do I fix...

Hi, this is a common problem with a vista update, dont know why it does it, just does! When it tries to restart keep pressing the 'F8' button and you should get advanced boot options menu where you can get windows to try and repair itself to an earlier restore point, if the problem persists then I'm afraid you'll be looking at restoring back to original factory settings. Below is an extract from the Dell manual found at

Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration
The Dell Factory Image Restore option allows you to restore your hard drive
back to its original factory configuration as when you first ordered it from
Dell. This option appears on Dell computers that were originally pre-installed
with Windows Vista® and does not include computers purchased through
the Express Upgrade promotion or computers that were upgraded to
Windows Vista from another version of Windows.
NOTICE: When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all
data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up personal
files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost.
1 Restart the computer. To do this, click Start → → Restart.
2 As the computer restarts, press <F8> until the Advanced Boot Options
menu appears on the screen.
NOTE: You must press the <F8> key before the Windows logo appears on the
screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the
Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see
the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this
step until you see the menu on the screen.
3 Press <Down Arrow> to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced
Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
8 Select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory
condition checkbox.
9 Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

Hope this helps!

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Outlook express error

try to click on the send / receive button and check if it will download new emails from the server to outlook without logging out and logging in from the outlook.

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Dell inspiron 6000 laptop restore to fACTORY SETTINGS WAND TO DOWNLOAD A RESTORE

If you have the restore CD that came with it, then pop that in and it will walk you through the process, If not, then I know that those laptops are a few years old...follow this:

Dell created its own utility program for Windows Vista. Restoring to factory settings will reinstall Windows, Dell proprietary utilities and drivers, other third party drivers and all default settings. jQuery('.intro .thumbnail').each(function(i,e){ jQuery(e).find('img').one('error',function(){ jQuery(e).remove(); }); });

To Restore Windows XP:

Step 1: Back up all of your data. Typical items to consider when backing up are: email, address book, personal documents, pictures, music, favorites and desktop items.
Step 2: Remove all external peripheral devices, including USB-connected devices.
Step 3: Turn on the computer. If the computer is already on, reboot it. Step 4: Press and hold the "Ctrl" and "F11" keys simultaneously when the Dell splash screen appears. The Dell PC Restore by Symantec" window will appear. Click "Restore."Step 5: Click "Confirm" at the warning message stating that all data will be lost. A "Progress" window will appear. Once the installation process has finished the message, "The system recovery process was successful" will appear.
Step 6: Click "Finish."

To Restore Windows Vista

Step 1
    Back up all of your data. Typical items to consider when backing up are: email, address book, personal documents, pictures, music, favorites and desktop items.
    Step 2: Remove all external peripheral devices, including USB-connected devices. Step 3 : Turn on the computer. If the computer is already on, reboot it. Step 4: Press the "F8" key when the computer starts. If you see the Windows logo then you were not successful in entering the "Advanced Boot Menu." You will have to try again. If you are successful then you will see the "Advanced Boot Menu." Step 5: Select the "Repair Your Computer" option and press the "Enter" key. Step 6: Select the language you would prefer and click the "Next" button. Step 7: Log in and press "OK." You do have to have administrative access to perform this action. Only administrators are able to restore the computer to factory settings. Step 8: Click "Dell Factory Image Restore." The "Dell Factory Image Restore" window will appear. Click "Next." Step 9: Click the check box that states, "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system to factory condition." Click the "Next" button. Step 10: Click "Finish," when the restore has finished.

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