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How to restore factory settings on a dell inspiron 230 using disk

System restore gives error message access to tools denied. Have been told this can be done from from a disc supplied with the pc but not sure how.

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Hi,
if you want to reinstall OS:
Insert the disk, it should automatically open the install.exe thing and you'll need to follow the instructions.

if you want to restore the computer to factory settings and reinstall OS:
turn off your PC
keep pressing the key for boot menu it's F8 or F12 or F11 depending on the PC's manufacturer.
Then there will be either a boot menu or a "Do you want to do a system restore":
a) system restore, keep pressing the key and it will load. Then follow the instructions
b) if it's boot menu, insert the disk, and then select the option which says to load from the CD/DVD. Then follow the instructions.

NOTE - PLEASE BE CAREFUL, IF MAKE ANY MISTAKE, COMPUTER MAY NOT RECOVER.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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SOURCE: Dell Optiplex GX150 Factory Settings Restore Partition...

This is from the Dell support site. You were correct in pressing ctrl+f11 but perhaps you did not press at the correct time. If in following these first two steps you do not get the recovery console, it may not have been installed on your computer.



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.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i restore my dell back to factory settings

If you mean BIOS setting, then enter the BIOS, choose Restore Defaults.
If you mean your windows installation, use the Operating System reinstallation CD from DELL (the green CD, for Windows XP). After operating system installed, use your driver CD (usually the blue CD from DELL). If you don't have the CD, please contact Dell support center to get the CD (charges may apply).

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: restore for dell dimension b110 without disk

Boot the computer, as soon as the blue Dell bar comes on the screen press CTRL+F11 this will take you to the Dell Restore. If that does not work you can request a backup CD from Dell here(one CD only):

https://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/en/backupcd_form

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to restore my dell dimension c521 back to

as soon as you turn the computer on hold down the CTRL key and press F11 try this

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: how to restore a Dell inspiron 530 to factory

CTRL F11 should launch your restore partition for you.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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