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Restore hard drive and wipe out everything on it

I need to find out how to resoter my hard drive to the facotry setting and delete everything from my hard drive.

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Dell always send with a new computer one cd to restore the OS of the computer.

If you have this CD put it into the CD drive and boot the computer, follow the instructions on the screen.


Or put an windows CD into drive and boot the computer.If you use this second option you will have to download the device drivers from dell support page.

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