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How can i set to factory settings on my inspiron mini 10 notebook,there is no dsc drive on it

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Here is what will be the easiest for you, believe me.
1. Obtain an ACTIVATED copy of Windows XP SP3
2. Have a Flash Drive with all the drivers on it for your Dell model already downloaded and in their own folder. You can do that from Dell Support, accessing the correct drivers download page using the Service Tag# from the bottom of the laptop.
3. Borrow an external USB connecting CD drive from someone.
4. Use the external drive, CD and Flash Drive to re-install Windows.

The only other way is to download XP from the Net. I cannot appropriately assist you in the particulars of that on this site.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010


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Do you really need to format your laptop
have you thought about or tried a system restore back to when it was ok
or back to last good know configuration

factory restore is so very permanent and you will loose any thing and everything that
you may of put on there like files or photo's
Because it will take it back to as you ist bought it and it will take a ages to set it all up again
how you liked it

But perfect if that is what you want

so please do burn anything to disk using a exterior drive or at least send over to a pendrive
or spare exterior hard drive

and to restore back to factory settings i believe that when you hit the power start up key also hit the F8 key at the same time and it should take you into the factory restore manager

then follow the on screen directions

good luck

many thanks

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