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How to recovery from factory setting if could not do from F8

Factory setting is not appeared when access to system after i pressed F8. Problem created after I Installed other OS accidentally and I could not recover to factory setting. how can i repair?

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  • wim0065 Sep 28, 2009

    Those image still in my partition. how can i retreat again

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Installing a differ OS modifies the master boot record which makes the factory image no longer available. If the system is under warranty and under a year old, you may be able to get an IMage DVD from Dell. Otherwise amnual install everything and make a backup with acronis

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  • IQUIT Sep 29, 2009

    The problem with the Dell recovery image is that if you make any changes to the master boot record (Which you did installing the other OS) the image will not longer work. The F8 menu item is there, but the program will not function.


    There is some documentation on trying to restore the image functionality, but I have never attempted it myself. You can try it at your own risk.


    http://www.goodells.net/dellrestore/

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The computer might have what's called a "recovery partition" which is a hidden portion of your hard drive specifically made for restoring the computer to factory settings. To access it, shut down the computer completely. Then press the power button and press the F8 button until a black screen with white text appears and the first option will say "Repair your computer" press enter and follow the on screen instructions. These are just generic instructions, though, for more specific instructions, you can check this webpage out.
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Did your computer come with a recovery disc, Windows disc or have you create a recovery set of discs?

If after reading all of this you find yourself overwhelmed or unwilling to try, take it to a shop.

Another option to the below copied from the Help section to reach the Recovery would be to open the Control Panel. If Category view, under System and Security, select Back up your computer, then Recover system settings, **Then Advanced recovery methods. If in Icon view, select Recovery and you will be at the ** above. There's where the discs above will come into play. If.you don't have any of those, you will have to hope they have a hidden partition on the drive containing the recovery which will either show itself there or in the F8 process below..

To open the System Recovery Options menu on your computer 1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer using the computer's power button.
2. Do one of the following:
*If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
*If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.
3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press Enter. (If Repair your computer isn't listed as an option, then your computer doesn't include preinstalled recovery options, or your network administrator has turned them off.)
4. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.
5. On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool to open it.
  1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer using the computer's power button.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
    • If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.
  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press Enter. (If Repair your computer isn't listed as an option, then your computer doesn't include preinstalled recovery options, or your network administrator has turned them off.)
  4. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.
  5. On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool to open it.

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Hi and welcome to fixya!

There are two ways to restore this machine to factory settings;

First is thru the Recovdery partition in the hard disk itself:

  • 1 Close any windows currently open and click the Inspiron's "Start" button. Select "Shut Down" and choose the "Restart" option.
  • 2 Tap "F8" when the Dell image appears on the screen. Continue tapping the key until the advanced boot menu loads.
  • 3 Scroll down to "Repair Your Computer" and press "Enter" to access the DataSafe local backup screen. Click "Next." Select "Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options."
  • 4 Click the "Restore without preserving new or changed files" radio button and click "Next." Click "Next" three more times and click "Restart" to restore the disk drive to its original condition. Follow the on-screen prompts to set your operating system settings.

If the hdd was already repartitioned or corrupted, the second option should work:

  • 1 Insert the Dell recovery disk in your Inspiron's optical drive and close the "AutoPlay" window when it appears. Shut down any other open programs. Click "Start" and select "Restart."
  • 2 Tap "F2" as soon as the Dell image appears on the laptop's screen. Scroll to the "CD-ROM" option and press "Enter." Tap any key when you see the "Press any key to boot" option.
  • 3 Press "Enter" when the setup screen appears. Press "F8" and highlight the Dell's hard drive partition. Press "Enter."
  • 4 Follow the instructions on the screen to choose the Inspiron's operating system options. Click "Finish" and remove the recovery disk from the optical drive. Click "Start" and select "Restart."
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2) As the computer starts, press 'F8' on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.

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.

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Factory setting is not appeared when access to system after i pressed F8. Problem created after I Installed other OS accidentally and I could not recover to factory setting. how can i repair. I still have...


Its not possible now. The path link file has been deleted. so oops not possible. you would need to manually install the OS. click here to see how to do that. Use Manual installation.

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