Question about Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Netbook PC
You can only do this type of recovery on certain machines --contact manufacturers site for original "specs" etc
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
I downloaded the manual for your netbook from Dell - the Dell factory restore relies upon Vista System Recovery Options - not very straightforward.
Here's a link to the manual - followed by instructions:
Windows Vista: Dell Factory Image Restore
1 Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press several times to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options window.
2 Select Repair Your Computer.
The System Recovery Options window appears.
3 Select a keyboard layout and click Next.
4 To access the recovery options, log on as a local user. To access the command prompt, type administrator in the User name field, then click OK.
5 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select Dell Factory Tools, then Dell Factory Image Restore.
The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears.
6 Click Next.
The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears.
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with Factory Image Restore, click Cancel.
7 Click the check box to confirm that you want to continue reformatting the hard drive and restoring the system software to the factory condition, and then click Next.
The restore process begins and may take five or more minutes to complete.
A message appears when the operating system and factory-installed applications have been restored to factory condition.
8 Click Finish to reboot the system.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
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