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I AM TRYING TO RESET MY DELL XPS VISTA WITH THE F8 FUNCTION ON RESTART BUT WHEN I HIT REPAIR COMPUT I GET NO OTHER OPTIONS IT JUSTS BOOTS NORMALLY

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Repair computer will not reset it, It will only fix damaged operating systems Insert vista disk and while booting press any key when requested and select clean install.
F8 Function is just for Safe mode and repairing a damaged/corrupted operating system

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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  • euphoriasean Jul 20, 2010

    I dont have a vista disk is it possible to download one or get one?

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    Simon Swales Jul 20, 2010

    you can download them from Warez websites however that is not advised you do that at your own risk as its not legal, However you can use warez websites to download the vista disk and use your own genuine key which is legal.


    Or you can order a new disk from Microsoft however there prices are VERY HIGH for a new o/s as they come with new product keys, IF you already have your product key then, Please call Microsoft at 0844 800 2400 and enter in the Access Code 1233 when prompted


    They will be able to send a disk out to you if you state you already have a Valid Product key but disk was lost and you need to restore there may be a small charge for postage.

  • Simon Swales
    Simon Swales Jul 20, 2010

    Or use the microsoft website to submit a support ticket if you are unable to call the free phone number
    Also i think that free number is a UK number so may require the Dialling code +44


    So full number will be +44844 800 2400

  • euphoriasean Jul 20, 2010

    where would i get the product key?




  • Simon Swales
    Simon Swales Jul 20, 2010

    It should be on the side of your PC case if not then you will need to buy a new Vista DISK + Product key, Which costs around $120 I think.


    If your pc was pre-installed with vista and you cannot locate the product key sticker, contact DELL who will be able to assist you in replacing or locating your product key as any dell machine is pre-installed and normally comes with the disks if you ever need to reset, And they put the windows product keys on a sticker to the side of the pc tower/case

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How can I restore a Dell laptop to the factory default settings?


Here are the main steps to restore your Dell laptop to its factory settings. Depending on the model you own, the procedure may vary slightly.

Before beginning, please note that by restoring your computer to its default factory configuration, all data on the C drive will be deleted. We highly recommend backing up any personal files before moving forward with the reset.
Hard Reset Dell Laptop Restart your computer by clicking Start > arrow next to the Lock button > 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 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.

Press the Down arrow to select the Repair Your Computer option on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter. Select your language settings and then click Next.

Log in as an administrative user, and click OK. Then click the Dell Factory Image Restore option.

In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click on Next. Check the box that reads Yes, reformat the hard drive and restore system software to factory conditions, followed by Next.

The computer will now restore to its default factory settings. Once the restore operation is completed, click on Finish to restart your computer.

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How do I factory reset a dell inspiron 1100 notebook?


for windows xp start your laptop and press ctrl +f11 and then follow the instructions and if you are using windows vista or 7 then go to bios by pressing "F8"
As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears 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.

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Dell latitude d600 i hit f1 then nothing else happens the d600 just stays on window loading up page i can only get into safe mode nothing else what do i do


Hi,

If the problem lies on Windows this can be repaired. First, If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, we can try to launch startup repair from the advance boot options menu. You can access this through tapping F8 right after you turn the computer on. Tap F8 until you get to the advance boot options menu. Choose "Repair your Computer" and this should guide you on how to do the startup repair.

If you are using Windows XP, we need to try to boot to safe mode and see if you can boot the Operating System from there. To do this, it's the same drill, tap F8 repeatedly on your keyboard once you turn the computer on until you get to advance boot options menu. Choose safe mode and press enter. This should load the operating system to safe mode. If you are able to boot from here then that means one of your "drivers" has failed the OS to boot normally. If all of these fails, We can try to repair the Operating System by booting using your Restore CD or your Operating System CD from the CD-ROM drive. Reboot the computer and press F12 (or whatever it is that makes you choose to boot to CD) while seeing the pc manufacturer's logo, this should give you the options to boot to CD-ROM. It will give you a quick prompt of "press any key to boot to cd..". Make sure you press the space bar during this time to initiate the boot from CD-ROM.
For Windows XP, Once the Windows Setup loads, Choose "Recovery Console" to repair your computer. Just choose the installation you would like to repair (normally it's number 1) then it will ask you for the administrator password. By default, the password is blank, but if you set a password for admin then use that password.
Once you get to the prompt, Type this command. "CHKDSK /R" (without the quotes). It will initiate the repair for your OS. This might take an hour or so. Just wait for it to finish and it will automatically reboot your computer. Let the computer computer reboot normally. You should be able to get to your normal windows screen back.

For Windows 7 and Vista, do the F8 and choose Repair your Computer, Choose the installation you want to repair then choose command prompt. Type CHKDSK /R and that shoudl initiate the repair for your OS. Most of the time, the "startup repair" should do the fix for Vista and 7, but just in case it fails, do this step.

BTW, these repairs are designed to repair the OS without you losing the data you have on the pc.

Hope this helps. Good Luck.

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My dell won't reboot. Goes to a screen that says windows error recovery, and gives me two options.1. resume windows normally or 2. launch startup repair. I tried the 2nd one and nothing happens. It...


"Step 1


I would suggest you to boot the computer in safe mode and check if you can boot to the desktop and post back the result. To boot to the desktop in safe mode with networking keep tapping F8 key during restart. Once you see the option to boot in safe mode with networking select it and press enter.


Access the link to know more about how to boot the computer in safe mode:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode



Step 2

If you are unable to boot to the computer in safe mode, you may try to perform a system restore from Windows Recovery Enviornment (WINRE Mode) to an earlier date and check if it helps you fix the issue.


If you have Windows Vista disk you may try to perform a system restore using Windows Vista disk:


a. Insert the installation disc.

b. Restart your computer.

c. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.

Note: If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You may need to change your computer's BIOS settings. For more information, see BIOS: frequently asked questions.

d. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.

e. Click Repair your computer.

f. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.

g. On the System Recovery Options menu, click System restore and select the date when the computer was working fine.


If System Recovery Options is a preinstalled recovery option on your computer:


a. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.

b. Do one of the following:

• If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.

• If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.

c. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press ENTER. (If Repair your computer is not listed as an option, then your computer does not include System Recovery Option as a preinstalled recovery option.)

d. Select a keyboard layout, and then click next.

e. Select a user name and enter the password, and then click OK.

f. On the System Recovery Options menu, click system restore and restore the computer to the date it was working fine.


After running the system restore check if you can boot to the desktop normally.


Access the link below to find more information about system restore.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-Vista


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-to-do-if-Windows-wont-start-correctly "
This guide should help you out

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After an unexpected computer crash my Dell Studio XPS 1340 has been stuck at start-up. Currently when I start up the computer it gets stuck on the loading bar in the Dell Splash Screen or the BIOS Screen...


Hey,

Have you tried the "Power Flee". Sometimes this small step works where we don't expect it to be..

>Press and hold the "power button" for 5-10 seconds.

>Remove all cables, peripheral devices(If connected)

>Take out the laptop battery and wait for couple of minutes.

>Insert the battery again and try to boot.

If it passes through the dell logo screen now and still stuck somewhere(BLACK / BLANK screen), then we can try "advanced boot options", Windows vista / 7 WINRE options(startup repair, system restore, various commands from "command prompt", and complete factory restore).

If its still stuck on that same dell loading screen, consult your manufacturer for hardware diagnostics.

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Big issues with Vista on my Inspiron!


Did you try to "Restore this computer to another point in time"? Then you press F8, and choose "System Restore" then another screen asks if you want to go to safe desktop, or do a system restore, when you select system restore,another window, a bit like a calendar, and you choose a date prior to when you had problems?
Otherwise, please try this... when dell screen comes up on keyboard hit CTRL+ F11 twice only then you will see Dell pc restore by Symantec.Hit on restore and hit on i agree and select the option Restore the pc to dell factory settings and then it will restore the pc.
Otherwise you will have to obtain a Windows Vista install DVD, boot on this and repair/reinstall from That.. anyway try whats proposed and get back to me..

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When you boot up hold down the F8 button on your keyboard until you see start up options then click on start up repair
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  • Change restart settings in safe mode. If your computer is stuck in a loop where Windows fails, attempts to restart, and then fails again repeatedly, restart your computer in safe mode and select the Disable automatic restart on system failure checkbox. For more information, see Advanced startup options (including safe mode).
  • Reinstall. If no other options have solved the problem, and you are sure that your computer's hardware is functioning normally, you might need to reinstall Windows. A custom (clean) installation of Windows will permanently delete all of the files on your computer and reinstall Windows, so only use this option if all other recovery options have been unsuccessful. After the installation, you will need to reinstall your programs and restore your files from backup copies. For more information, see Installing and reinstalling Windows‌.

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