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Installing a 320 gb hard drive in a Dell Inspiron N4020

The 500gb hard drive that was in the Dell was a Toshiba, and it died. I bought a new 320gb drive and installed it. A message is popping up that says I need 465 gb to restore to factory settings. Is there a way to bypass this?

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The computer restore is trying to partition the drive into 2 logical drives and it cannot allocate the space it needs. Unless you have a clone of the drive or other hard drive there is nothing that you can do except get the right size.

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SOURCE: restore Dell Inspiron M5040 to factory settings

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.

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.

Feel free to get technical assistance for all type of Dell laptop at
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