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I need to run system recovery for a Dell inspiron 6400, I do not have recovery disks. How do I set it back to out of the box specs?

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If ctrl + F11 doesnt work when you first boot up the laptop, then you dont have a restore partition and you will need to reorder restore disks.

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 (Windows XP Home) won't reboot. It's giving me a "Loading PBR for descriptor 1 ... done" line on a black screen. What can I do to fix it. Can I salvage my content / files


Before you use the Recovery CD you need to backup your data because to restoring your laptop will wipe your data off the hard disk.
To backup your data when you cannot boot up your laptop, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Connect this hard drive/USB adapter into the USB port of a working computer. The computer will see it as an external storage device, you can then open the folders and backup your data.
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I believed this can be resolve by clean the cmos battery. you need to remove the cmos batery from the laptop then power it on then immediately turn it off. then put the battery back to the laptop then power it on keep tapping on f2 to enter setup. please follow the instructions from the link to remove the cmos battery http://tinyurl.com/yb3mhyg

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I am trying to restore my Dell Inspiron 6400 to factory settings as I have a Trojan that I cannot get rid of. However when I press ctrl f11 nothing happens and my laptop continues to boot to the OS. I have...


If you want to reformat to factory condition, then press Ctrl + F11 at start-up when the blue bar comes up with "Dell.com" on it. If you miss it then just let it start up, then restart and try again. If it still does not work, press F12 at startup and select recovery option. Please note, if you have deleted the Dell Recovery Partition this will not work for you. You will need to reformat by inserting your Operating System CD at Startup and booting from that (F12).

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Have you tried doing a winXP repair:

XP repair
When you boot with the Dell Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your Applications or data; it just reinstalls the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software.

If the repair does not fix it :

If you have documents you need,you would have to set the hard drive in an enclosure and copy the files over. Then you can run the Dell recovery disk . This will set it up as when it came from Dell.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Feb 22, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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The most laptop now comming with recovery software loaded on one of their disk partition (generally D: drive). So it will help you to get back all sofware and driver as it was issued by company.
So you can use this utility to get back your OS and drivers.

If this is not the case with you. then you should go the dell website, navigate the drivers and downloads section and enter your service tag no (not model no.) and then it will give you all the supported drivers for you laptop. Download as per your requirement. And install them.

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Have you tried to do from windows dell comes with windows restore option

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