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Cannot perform factory image restore

When i get to the advanced options menu log in screen, it says that the administrator account has been disabled. Help!

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Some Dell's have the Administrator account disabled by default. However, you do not need this account to do a factory restore. You are added as an administrator by default when you setup the PC for the first time. Just type your username and password into the box and click OK.

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Hard reset dell


Step 1: Restart your laptop and as it restarts, press the 'F8' key on your keyboard. Wait until the 'Advanced Boot Options' menu appears.
Step2: In the 'Advanced Boot Options' menu, press the down arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer'. Press 'Enter'.
Step 3: Choose a preferred language and click 'Next'.
Step 4: Now log in any Administrator user account. Then click 'OK'.
Note: A user account that doesn't have Administrator privileges' cant restore the laptop to its default settings.
Step 5: Click 'Dell Factory Image Restore'.
Step 6: Click 'Next' in the 'Dell Factory Image Restore' window.
Step 7: Tick mark 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition'. Click 'Next'.
Step 8: The laptop will begin to restore at this point. Once the restoration process is completed, click 'Finish'.

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Reset to factory settings


Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.


You must press <F8> 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 the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard 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 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
9 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

BE AWARE. EVERYTHING WILL BE DELETED> USE AT OWN RISK! BACK UP IMPORTANT DATA TO EXTERNAL HARDRIVE

Jan 12, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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How to set a dell back to factory


Restore the computer to the default factory configuration

Note:

When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up any personal files. If you do not back up these files, the data will be lost.
  • 1. Restart the computer
    • To do this, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
  • 2. As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
    • Note: You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press F8 after the Windows logo appears, the Advanced Boot Options menu does 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 the 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 privileges and click OK.
  • 6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
  • 7. In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
  • 8. Check the box saying Yes, reformat the hard drive and restore system software to factory conditions.
  • 9. Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  • 10. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

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How to restore dell inspirion 1570 to factory default


I am sorry to hear that. To perform the Dell PC Restore this really depends on what Operating System the Dell shipped with. Please note this type of restore will remove everything that has been added (files, programs etc) since receiving the system from Dell.
if the system shipped with XP you will just need to press Ctrl and F11 at the Dell screen when the computer first turns on.

If the system shipped with Windows Vista:

"Restart the computer. To do this, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.

As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Note: You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press F8 after the Windows logo appears, the Advanced Boot Options menu does 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.

Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.

Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.

Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.

Click Dell Factory Image Restore.

In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.

Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.

Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.

When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer."

I hope this helps.

Mar 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Cant open windows, have got following error code; Oxc0150002 i want to restore factory settings how can i do this?


Hi, Restore the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration

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, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
  • 2. As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.


Note:
You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press F8 after the Windows logo appears, the Advanced Boot Options menu does 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.

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  • 3. Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.

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  • 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. Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
  • 9. Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  • 10. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

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How to preform pc restore for windows 7 in dell laptop?


As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

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I need to reset to factory due to returning product.


1 Turn on the computer.

2 As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.

Note:
You must press <F8> 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 the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard 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 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.

9 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.

10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

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I need to wipe my computer and dont know how


I am assuning you are using Vista as your OS, since you're talking about administrator privileges.
You will need a Vista disk.  If you purchased the PC and it did not come with a disk, there is typically an option in START -> ACCESSORIES -> SYSTEM TOOLS to burn a copy of Vista.  Please note: you can ONLY DO THIS ONCE. Once you have your Vista installation DVD burned, or if you already have it, simply put the DVD into your DVD drive and boot from it.  Follow the instructions to reinstall Vista.  I would recommend reformatting the hard drive during the course of installation.  You will see the option to do so when reinstalling. If you put the disk in the drive and it fails to boot, then you will have to configure your BIOS to boot from DVD drive first.  This can be done several ways depending on your BIOS, but usually is a matter of pressing the <ESC>, <DEL>, or <F1> key right after rebooting the computer.  Sometimes you will also have a boot menu accessed by pressing <F12> while booting. Hope this helps :)

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