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How do I return our Dimension 5100 Dell Desktop back to it's original state? Lost the recovery CD.

How do I return our Dimension 5100 Dell Desktop back to it's original state? I've lost the original OS recovery CD that came with the PC during a house move. It runs xp. Help????

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    Can you contact Dell and see if they can send you a replacement?

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Have you tried restoring your operating system to a previous restore point?
To do this click on start- all programs - accessories - system tools - system restore. Then choose a date from the calendar which corresponds to a time before you began to experience problems on your PC. Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your PC to its original state.
Note that a system restore will remove any programs which were installed AFTER the selected restore point date.
Hope this helps.
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Graemevm

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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