Question about Dell Latitude D610 Notebook
Hello, I am sorry to say, but Your System Probably did not come with disks because it has a Hidden Partition for Restoing the System to Factory Condition. Here is the Dell Support link that explains how to perform the Restore:
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
To reformat your computer to the original state, you will need the operating system or repair CD that came with your laptop originally. If you do not have this, you can buy a Windows XP CD from most places that sell computers. If you are still under warranty you might be able to get a repair disk for free. This CD will make the computer like a generic unused computer from a factory.
To reformat the computer you will need to boot from the CD. Turn the computer on with the CD in. If the computer doesn't look different than usual when you start up, restart the computer. If somewhere on the screen you see "Boot Menu" next to "F1" or F(some other number), press that key at the top of your keyboard, otherwise, restart with the power button and right away press all the function keys (F1-F12), Esc and Delete over and over again until the text on the screen changes. This will bring you to either a menu allowing you to boot from cd, or a BIOS screen. If it's the former, boot from the CD.
If you are at a bios screen, find and go to the "boot sequence" menu, and move the CD drive to the top of the list. You can change this back later. Now save and exit the BIOS. If the computer begins starting up as usual, restart the computer with the power button.
Once you are boot from the CD, follow the instructions to reinstall. Use the whole disk drive if prompted, or the one that says has NTFS or FAT in it's name. Once your done with this, you should be ready to go.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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