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Unable to boot my Dell C521 and want to restore factory defaults

Unable to boot my Dell C521 and want to restore it back to factory defaults. I too was told to do a control-F11 to start Dell PC Restore, but it did not work. Please help!

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Http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=6C9BD953D22BB334E040AE0AB8E14D96&docid=336966#restore1_task3

Please follow the link above and ensure that u select the correct operating system to have the right procedure.....

PCrestore might not work in cases when the system has been reinstaled earlier via CD or if the restore partition is correct ...the above link also directs u to the manual reinstallation process

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I want to restore my dimension c521 to factory setting


Hi lorenzovrfs, "To 'restore' the Computer to Factory Settings."


Follow these instructions:

  • "Restart the Computer."
  • While the Computer is "Booting-up!
  • Press [F8] button.
  • The {Advance Boot Option} window will open.
  • Click on the [Down] arrow to choose: "Repair Your Computer."
  • Now, press the "Enter" button.
  • Next, select the {Language} preference.
  • "You will Log-in as the "Administrator."
  • "Do not 'attempt' to do any work, while the "Restore is running!"
  • Once the [Restore is complete].
  • Click on the "Finish" button!"
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Mar 12, 2011 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Describe your Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop Problem Unable to restore, no repair option in Advanced Boot Options, Symantec can't restore - says no factory settings found etc. Trying to get through to...


Even if your machine is out of warranty with Dell, if you're the original or legal owner having purchased it from the original owner you can order the original set of installation disks and all drivers and software that originally came with it. I've done this and they send them pretty fast!

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/en/backupcd_form

Jan 13, 2011 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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How do i restore my dell dimension c521 to the way


This is done 1 of three ways depending on how your restore information is stored. 1. After you push the power button start pushing the F8 key and when you get the option screen select restore to previous or restore to factory settings. This method works if your system has a special restore partition still. If you received System Restore Disk insert the CD in the CD player and reboot the system. It will boot from the CD and present the Restore menu for you to make a selection from. Your third choice is to select System restore from the system tools sub menu under the Accessories menu in your program list and chose to restore to factory settings.

Jul 23, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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How do I restore my Dell Dimension C521? I am


You need the C521 recovery disk, from Dell. Set the BIOS to boot from CD and start the system.

If it gives you the option of "Complete Reinstall" or "Repair", choose Complete Reinstall.

If it does not, or if it does not work - i.e., it always reads the disk and tries to maintain as much data as it can, you need to first wipe out the hard drive; there are many "Disk Wipe" utilities out there. I'd suggest using a boot disk such as DBAN (www.dban.org).

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I think it's F12 or F10 on boot up will restore it to factory, beware it does put all setting and folders back to factory settings to, so any data will be lost, it will be just as it came out of the box.

Hope this helps

Feb 13, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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I want to restore my Dell Demension C521 back to factory setting


You would hit F10 before it gets to the operating system this will load it back to its factory software.

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Jul 17, 2009 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Reboot


Using Dell Factory Image Restore in Windows Vista
1 Turn on the computer.
2 As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
new_note.jpg Note: You must press <F8> before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.
3 Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
8 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
9 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

May 14, 2008 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Reboot


If you are running XP CNTL+F11 after the Dell Splash Screen

Here is a Dell Document on how to restore your system for factory defaults:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&dl=false&l=en&s=gen&docid=3E48AE3870775D64E040A68F5B2877D4&doclang=en&cs=


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