Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
The system came with a hidden partition on the hard drive that can restore the system to factory default. If this does not work it means the partition has been damaged and you will ned to get the recovery CDs. Please note that you will lose all data unless you back it up first.
This is the process:
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.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Well i would recommend you to get the win XP installation Disk shipped to you from DELL... Since i have worked with DELL for four years i know as a fact that you can call dell tech support @ 1800-624-9896 & inform them that the CD's which wr\ere shipped to you along with the system are not working & you would need a XP reinstall Disk & a system drivers installation Disk to get the system working to the day one status.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
You need to put your festore disks in your cd rom drive, clicl start, click restart. If you have anything important on the computer you should back it up first.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
3. Restore complete system menu. From the left menu of Vaio Recovery Center select "Restore complete system"
4. Start button.
5. Select "Restore C: drive" and hit Next.
6. Read the information on this new window, select "I understand" and hit Start.
7. "Are you sure?" If you made backup for all your data and really want to restore your Vaio as it was when you bought it you have to make sure that have it plugged in to a stable source of energy and press YES.
8. So ... next you should sit back and relax. Your computer will start showing the next messages
Windows is loading files ...
Restoring your operating system
Please wait a moment while Windows prepares to start for the first time...
Windows Vista setup: The initial setup may take up to 15 minutes. Do not turn off the computer. Click OK to continue the setup process and wait until the "Set up Windows screen appears". Select OK
9. Take your time until your system install VAIO software
Finish to restart.
10. That's all. Now, your VAIO has the original operating system, drivers and software. Now you have to configure your VAIO as you want.
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