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How do i reset my dell inspiron 1501 to original factory settings w/o my original disc


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If the system has the original Dell image, then just after the Dell Bios splash screen should be a black screen with w blue bar at the top with www.dell.com at the top.

At that screen press CTRL + F11 to initiate the PC Restore program.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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You can reset your computer back to factory defaults without your disks with the hidden recovery partition built onto you computer.

For XP, Right after you turn on your computer, hold the <CTRL> keyboard button down and keep tapping on the F11 key until the Dell Restore by Symantec Window comes up. Then click Restore then click Confirm.

*If yout computer came with Vista, the steps are a bit different, and they are on the website on the link I provided at the bottom (as well as for XP*

Here's the Dell Webiste with the Step by step instructions to perform the factory reset. Just pick which Operating System your computer came with and follow the steps:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=67710ED6A400022DE040AE0AB5E124BD&docid=336966

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Resetting a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the Dell Latitude to the original operating condition as if it was just taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.

Step 1: Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...

Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.

Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.

Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.

Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.

Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.

Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...

This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory setting.

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at http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/ for all Dell laptops(Vostro, Latitude,Inspiron...etc..) problems.

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You can contact Dell to obtain a copy of the disc by providing them with your product key usually found on the bottom of the laptop. Then you can wipe out, reinstall to factory default.

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How to reset inspiron


Resetting a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the Dell Inspiron to the original operating condition as if it was just taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.

Get the step-by-step how to guide..http://technical-support-squad.blogspot.in/2012/08/dell-inspiron-how-to-factory-reset.html

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Need to reset to factore setting my dell inspiron 1501. Thanks


To start the systemrecovery:
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the Computer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available orfails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. Ifyou do not have a set of Recovery Media, you may purchase the set onlinefrom the manufacturer. Note: If your computer does not havean internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be requiredin order to recover the Operating System using Recovery Media.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the computer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
  3. Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD.
  4. Close the CD-ROM tray.
  5. Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM.
  6. The computer will boot from the Recovery Media
  7. When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.
Note: Ifthere are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first of the Recovery CDs.
  1. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.

Sep 20, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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How do I reset to factory settings without the disk


Hi,

In order to reset your computer to Factory default settings without the disc, you can follow the instructions below.

1. Turn on your computer. Once you see the DeLL Logo Press and Hold the CTRL button then while holding CTRL button, press F11
2. You should see the Dell PC Restore by Symantec application.
3. You can click Restore and Confirm the restoration.
4. It will take 10-15 minutes. Once your computer rebooted, it should already be in the default settings

Apr 04, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Reset a inspiron 1501 how ?


really hate when people start talking bs without knowing all the facts.. there IS a 5 min factory reset magic button or buttons

restart your computer when you see the dell screen press CTRL+F11 follow the steps mine too about 3 minutes


if your computer is older then 4 years I think its F8

Jan 02, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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How do you reset factory default on dell inspiron 1501


restart your computer when you see the dell screen press CTRL+F11 follow the steps.

if your computer is older then 4 years I think its F8

Oct 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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I need to resore my computer to the factory settings but i don't have the disc


Restore discs for Dell and XP are OS with Dell help gui, Mostly online links to their site...look under support.Dell to find any and all drivers and patches. A Dell XP disc does not require you to enter a COA, so get one!!

Oct 11, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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I am trying to restore my computer to original state. Was told to use Ctrl F11. This doesn't to anthing. Help


don't hit ctrl f11 instead hit F8 and then go into Dell Factory Image Restore, that will wipe, format and reinstall all the factory software that's stored on the Recovery Drive.

or reformat your laptop using your cd

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Are the cds mandatory to perform recovery on the dell 1420 inspiron? theres no way to perform system recovery with out the discs....no other possible way to restore system settings to factory...


The RECOVERY CD's are specifically for each and every computer and has the WINDOWS license number etc embedded in it and the hard drive and motherboard serial number as well. You can get it back to factory standard by using any original windows CD and using your Wiondows Key number on the sticker on your computer. Then you can afterwards download the hardware drivers, and all the software that originally came with the laptop, from the internet by going the the DELL.COM website and identifying your specific machine by typing in your computer's serial number. It would then (normally does) take you to a page wher you will find all the drivers and sofware needed.

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You can run a system repair with the recovery or operating system disc to get it back to the factory settings. A repair will reset the system, and leave any of your files, pics, and programs that you've put into the machine. If you want to clear everything, and go back to the factory settings, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system.

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