Question about Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook
If your system is PC Restore Equipped, it will show show a black page with a blue bar across the top after the Dell Splash Screen. the bar will have www.dell.com in White letters. If you see this page for about a second during the boot process, the system is PC Restore Equipped. At the page with the blue bar, press CTRL+F11 and that will initiate the restore process. Providing the image is not damaged, then restore process takes about 20 to 30 minutes and will return the system to out of box configuration. If there are any errors or if the PC Restore page is not available, then you'll have to do a clean install of Windows using the Dell Windows XP CD that came with the system, then load drivers and applications.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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 DELL logo 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.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Got Dell Inspiron 2650 2002
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:
If the hdd was already repartitioned or corrupted, the second option should work:
Posted on Jul 20, 2011
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