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Trying to restore dell vostro a860 laptop with vista to factory settings but factory image does not come up using system repair using F8

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On new Dell notebook computers some have recovery partitions which are accessible by pressing F8 during boot and choosing Repair My Computer. This will allow you to open the recovery options. Others use Dell Data Safe in Windows to recover the computer to factory settings. So although some Dell's have these options most need recovery discs to get the job done.

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F11 don't work
its a dell vostro 1000

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It won't come up using F8. I believe you will see, at startup, a prompt telling you to hit, perhaps, F11 or another function to do a system recovery.
F8 is only to get into safe mode or do diagnostics.
F12 will allow you to choose the boot device, but it may also allow you to get to the system recovery.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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I need key for driver restore


Davis,
You can restore the system to factory conditions by following the information below.
Dell Factory Image Restore The Dell Factory Image Restore tool replaces PC Restore. Access it from the F8 boot menu.
Start the computer and TAP the F8 key. Once the options appear on the screen you can choose Repair Your Computer and follow the prompts to restore the computer to factory conditions.
CAUTION:
This utility formats the operating system hard drive partition prior to restoring the factory image. This means data on that partition is deleted and cannot be recovered.
If the customer creates a second partition with a third-party utility, Dell Factory Image Restore is not affected as long as the image partition is not removed.
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How to factory restore a dell vostro 1520 laptop


To perform the Dell PC Restore this really depends on what Operating System the Dell shipped with. Please note this type of restore will remove everything that has been added (files, programs etc) since receiving the system from Dell.

This link will display instructions for both XP and Vista:http://support.dell.com/support/topics/g...

As per the link, if the system shipped with XP you will just need to press Ctrl and F11 at the Dell screen when the computer first turns on.

If the system shipped with Windows Vista:

"Restart the computer. To do this, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.

As the computer restarts, press the F8 key 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, the Advanced Boot Options menu does not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.

Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.

Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.

Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.

Click Dell Factory Image Restore.

In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.

Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.

Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.

When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer."

I hope this helps.

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How to reset a Dell computer to factory settings


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Step 1: Before reset any Dell Vostro 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 Vostro reset process...

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

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Try here...(http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_336966&isLegacy=true#Issue3).........or here........(http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f108/solved-dell-vostro-1000-restore-from-recovery-partition-issue-445057.html)

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I was just wanting to know how I could reset my Dell Vostro A860 back to factory settings without the disk for free. Wanted to have it just like I had just bought it brand new...Is there anyway I could get...


In some cases you can, IF there is a restore partition! Heres how to reset your laptop if it has the restore partition!
Right after turning the machine on repeatedly press the F8 key Use your arrow keys to select Dell Restore- then press enter- Select factory restore not from backup!
Hope this helps if not please message me for more detail!

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Hello,

Here is the primary way to restore your notebook to factory setting:

1 Turn on the computer.

2 As the computer starts, press on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
new_note.jpg Note: You must press before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.
3 Press the on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press .

4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.

5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.

6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.

7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.

8 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.

9 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.

10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
If you have tried this and you still can get your system to restore, your may restore partition may be corrupt, you may also have a virus that is preventing you access to the restore files. Run an AV agent and retry your retore. If you still have the system disc that came with your notebook, you should be able to use them to restore the unit back to factory setting. Good Luck C2Solutions

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Follow the onscreen instructions to Install the OS, you should get the option to delete the existing partitions and then to FORMAT.

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How do I system restore my Dell Vostro 1000?


Resetting a Dell Vostro to the factory settings allows the user to restore the Dell Vostro 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 Vostro 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 Vostro reset process...

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

Feel free to get technical assistance for all type of Dell laptops(Vostro, Latitude,Inspiron...etc..) at
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