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How do i restore factory settings for inspiron 6400

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Resetting a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the Dell Inspiron to the original operating condition as if it was just taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.

Step 1: Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...

Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.

Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.

Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.

Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.

Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.

Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...

This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory setting.

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You have to do a factory restore....when the computer first boots up. press F8 or F2 I cant remember which one, but if you will call a rentacenter or aarons rent to own they know exactly how. but you have to press one of the F keys when it first starts up to bring up the factory restore menu.. sorry i couldnt be more help

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You mean bios factory settings?
hit del on start up
and klick f7 it is for optmized seting , or f5 it is for default, sacve to you cmos and that is it

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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