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Dell XPS M170 - system restore w/o discs?

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We have a Dell XPS M170 that has so many issues - including a 5 to 8 minute start-up. I think I need to do a whole system restore to wipe the hard-drive and registry but cannot find a disc from Dell. Someone told me I don't need the disc that there is a way to do it automatically from my computer. Does anyone know how to do this?
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:) Jen

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Go to
start-->accessories-->system tools-->system restore

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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Boot the comp and try pressing F10, F11, or F12 during boot to see if it has the option.

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When yopu power up the computer press Ctrl + F12 key so you get dell recovery.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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