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Dimension 4600 won't reset to factory settings

Our family PC is a Dell Dimension 4600. It's about 4 years old, and over time has slowed down immensely. I have upgraded the RAM, and added a new Video Card as well, but the machine is just so full of junk that it barely even turns on anymore. I want to reset it to the factory settings, but despite endless searching, I cannot find a way to do this. I've tried ctrl+F11 but does nothing. I press F8 and a menu appears, but nothing that seems like it would restore the PC. Any suggestions that will help get this thing running faster? i NEED TO REBUILD MY DELL DIMENTION 4600 TO IT'S FACTORY SETTING BUT NOTHING WORKS? CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE

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These model dells came with a recovery cd rather than a partition. You will need to call dell and have them send you a recovery cd and then use that disc to restore your computer to factory defaults.

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Look ur computer doesnt *** with the factory image option as it s a old model,u hav to insert the windows cd and reinstall windows again nd then install the drivers


giv a good rating,best of luck,keep me posted

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First, if you have any data on the machine you want, I'd back it up to a USB flash/thumb drive.
Then, assuming you purchased the machine new, you should have the maroon/silver "Recovery Disk". Pop that in the CD, and restart the machine. Press F12 to select BOOT OPTIONS. Select CD Hit Enter. This should start the Dell Recovery process. If you do not have the Rec. CD, contact Dell. They should be able to provide you the org. software - for a small fee of course.

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