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Inspiron dell 1150 no password and no disk,need to reset to factory reset
Insert your OS disc and boot from it. When loaded and a clean installation, go to dell's web site and install ALL drivers for your OS.
If the hdd password is enabled and you don't know it, purchase a new hdd first.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I need to reset my
Using PC Restore in Windows XP or Media Center
Notice: 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.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.
The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.
When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
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Posted on Nov 30, 2008
From Dell manual MAIN BATTERY
"Slide and hold the battery-bay latch release on the bottom of the computer, and then remove the battery from the bay. "
CMOS battery is located on the systemboard and requires disassembling the computer
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
Unless your using a email program such as thunder bird or if it is a Yahoo or Gmail account I would not even worry about having to delete anything. Just send it back they cannot access private information without the password anyway. So send it back get it fixed and move forward with a new machine when it comes back? John
Posted on Apr 19, 2012
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