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What you need to do is restart your computer. Your computer will run its system checks and then it will go to a black screen with a blue banner on top saying dell. (the banner is only about a half an inch wide) Quickly hold Ctrl and press F9. your computer will go to a different screen and will give you and option to restore you computer. click this option and follow the steps.
NOTE once factory reset you will lose all information and settings so save everything you want to keep on seperate disks. hope this helps.

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SOURCE: how do u reset a dell computer back to factory setting?

if your computer shows a blue bar at the top of the screen and says www.dell.com you can try ctrl+f11 which will start the system restore sequence......hopefully you have one of the dells which containt this feature

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If you mean BIOS setting, then enter the BIOS, choose Restore Defaults.
If you mean your windows installation, use the Operating System reinstallation CD from DELL (the green CD, for Windows XP). After operating system installed, use your driver CD (usually the blue CD from DELL). If you don't have the CD, please contact Dell support center to get the CD (charges may apply).

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Well you really need to use your system restore disk. NOTE::::>>>> All of your user files and personal info Will be deleted, including bookmarks, and any programs that did not originally come with the computer. Your computer will be as if it was just taken out the box.

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