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Dell has a hidden restore partition to restore the operating system back to factory. You will lose all your programs and data. Access usually is by pressing an F key when booting, see your manual that came with the computer. Clean: take it outside and blow it out with a vacuum cleaner with reversed air flow (blows out) and a crevice tool. Works great.

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Have you tried F8?
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Press F8 at startup and then go to "repair your computer". Then, select your language and logon as a user with administrative rights. In the list that appears click Dell Factory Image Restore. Follow the steps in the wizard to complete the restoration process.

Things to do afterward: Run Windows Update, install your apps/restore documents from backup, and make sure security software is present and turned on.

If for some reason you can't access Dell Factory Image Restore (for some odd reason my computer is like that, even with the partition intact) you'll have to breakout the Windows Vista DVD and the Drivers CD and do a clean install. Follow the steps here: http://support.dell.com/support/top...E4FE040AE0AB7E107E3&l=en&s=gen#man_osri_task2

For XP: Make sure the computer's off. Turn it on then as soon as you see the Dell logo, hold the Ctrl key down, then press F11. Release both keys. If you timed it right, the Dell PC Restore By Symantec wizard should start. Follow the steps in the wizard.

Things to do afterward: Run Windows Update, install your apps/restore documents from backup, and make sure security software is present and turned on.

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You can restore the system to factory conditions by following the information below.
Dell Factory Image Restore The Dell Factory Image Restore tool replaces PC Restore. Access it from the F8 boot menu.
Start the computer and TAP the F8 key. Once the options appear on the screen you can choose Repair Your Computer and follow the prompts to restore the computer to factory conditions.
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This utility formats the operating system hard drive partition prior to restoring the factory image. This means data on that partition is deleted and cannot be recovered.
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If you restore your dell there will be no data or program files left as the hdd will be formatted and started again.
Press F8 just before start up for the menu.

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How do i restore my pc to factory condition without the disc, when i try and use the disk, there is a disk read error. I've already tried F11 and ctrl F11 at the boot menu.


Turn on the computer.

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.

In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.

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i found this solution elsewhere. basically you want to try and do a factory restore , if this is no help do a google search on "Dell Dimension 5100 factory restore"
"OK try this, when dell screen comes up on keyboard hit CTRL+ F11 twice only then you will see Dell pc restore by Symantec.Hit on restore and hit on i agree and select the option Restore the pc to Dell factory settings and then it will restore the pc "

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first i would get rid of norton. norton takes up too much resources . and also it takes too much control of your computer. do a disk clean up and a disk defrag. that will clean up ur computer .
go to start then all programs then acessories then system tools then disk clean up. if you notice disk defrag is there also. so is system restore and system information system information tells you everything about your computer. and system restore , restores your computer to an earlier date.
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If your system is PC Restore Equipped, it will show show a black page with a blue bar across the top after the Dell Splash Screen. the bar will have www.dell.com in White letters. If you see this page for about a second during the boot process, the system is PC Restore Equipped. At the page with the blue bar, press CTRL+F11 and that will initiate the restore process. Providing the image is not damaged, then restore process takes about 20 to 30 minutes and will return the system to out of box configuration. If there are any errors or if the PC Restore page is not available, then you'll have to do a clean install of Windows using the Dell Windows XP CD that came with the system, then load drivers and applications.

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If you are going to restore with the disks, all the OS updates and programs you have installed will be discarded and you will end up with a disk full of junk.
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