Question about Dell Inspiron PC Laptops
I have a dell inspiron that has spyware all over it. I want to restore the factory settings but the only way to do so would be by knowing the two keys to press during start up. I know there are many OTHER WAYS of doing a restore, but trust me I need to know those keys. Dell support, help center is worthless unless I pay $$$. Im a student please help. If you can find those keys I would be thankful. You would be the first, there are plenty of people telling me to use the cd or pres F8 or control pannel restore settings to earlier date. I just want the keys man, The KEYS!!!!! hey thanks
Used Ctrl + F11 giving me the Repair start up issues which resolved some problems. But still had lots to resolve.
Used Ctrl + F8 and with the additional Menu options chose a full factory reset which includes Drive Format
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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 http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/
Posted on Sep 21, 2012
I have a dell mini inspiron and it reads an error code upon start up saying there is no Operating System found, what can i do to fix this, i really need it for school
Posted on Dec 15, 2010
I have a Dell mini 1018, Windows 7 starter was pre installed. I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, the computer is sluggish after the upgrade. I did F8 but come to find out the recovery option is not present, looks like the partition for windows 7 starter has been wiped. Are there any other alternatives ?
Posted on Jan 16, 2014
Delete is the key
Posted on Nov 02, 2007
Its FN F11
Posted on Jul 09, 2014
My sister gave me a dell latitude d620 laptop running off windows xp and upon the load screen i do not have the option for restore your computer after pressing f8 so i tried pressing ctrl + f11 and nothing happened the only options i have is f2 for setup and f12 for boot menu and the restore option was in neither of those either how can i do a factory restore without using the disc (which I do not have)
Posted on Jun 25, 2013
I have a dell inspiron 1720 and i want to reset it back to factory settings but i dont know the correct keys to press and dell wants to charge me.It would be so helpful if someone could help me out.PLEASE!!!
Posted on Feb 20, 2011
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