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Ok - I need to fix my computer can't run my business with out it, so how do I reinstall the factory settings (reformat the hard drive) my Dell inspriron 700m? I know it is done using the function keys

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The "PC Restore" enables you to restore your Computer’s Operating System to the condition it was in when you purchased your Computer.

Any programs or files added since you received your Computer—including data files—are permanently deleted from the Hard Drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC Restore.

To use PC Restore:

1. Turn on the Computer. During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.

2. Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>. If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the Computer finish restarting, and then restart the Computer again.

NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.

3. On the next screen that appears, click Restore.

4. On the next screen, click Confirm. The restore process takes approximately 6–10 minutes to complete.

5. When prompted, click Finish to reboot the Computer.

NOTE: Do not manually shut down the Computer. Click Finish and let the Computer completely reboot.

6. When prompted, click Yes.

The Computer restarts. Because the Computer is restored to its original operating state, the screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the Computer was turned on.

7. Click Next. The System Restore screen appears and the Computer restarts.

8. After the Computer restarts, click OK.



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You may follow the below steps to perform a full factory restore:

Use an external hard drive to back up any important files on the computer as all of the data on the computer's hard drive will be erased during the restore process. Connect the hard drive to the computer via the USB cable and transfer any valuable photos, music, programs or documents into the hard drive's folder. Once all the files are copied into the folder, right-click on the hard drive's folder icon and choose "Eject."
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    WARNING: When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, you should back up your personal files.If your computer is running, Click Start > Restart
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