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How do I get my inspiron 5100 back to its original factory settings? I don't care if I loose my documents they are saved on a jump drive

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You should have a backup partition on your hard drive, you may be able to do this within windows. Check start/programs/accessories /system tools.
Usually you will need a system restore disc that was given with the new computer. Most new pc's ask you to make a restore disc when you first switch it on. Lots of people dont.
If you dont have 1 you may be able to download 1, try google.
Failing that its a clean install with a genuine windows disc

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