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Alright, the backlight on the screen of my dell inspiron 1521 went out, so I can't see a thing. But I have it connected to another computer so I can still see it on another monitor. The problem is, I have a virus on the laptop and I want to restore the factory settings. I don't know what buttons to push, nor does the screen show when starting up on the monitor connected to it. So if you could walk me through the buttons to push for factory restoring, I would gladly appreciate it.

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    joecoolvette Nov 06, 2010

    Wow! This sounds like a bad day! Posted in a Clarification because this may be only part of a Solution. From here with info from you, I will move info to a Solution category. External monitor connected, and on. Press, and hold down on the Fn key. Now press the F8 key until External Monitor is highlighted. We have to get you a screen to look at, before we can go on.

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Okay, do as follows.

(a) Boot the computer. When you see a blue bar with www.dell.com on the screen, hit Ctrl + F11.
(b) On the next screen, click "Restore".
(c) Next, click "Confirm".
(d) Let the restore process run. It will probably take 10-ish minutes. Don't touch it while it's doing it's thing.
(e) When prompted, click "Finish" to reboot the computer.
(f) When prompted, click "Yes".
(g) When prompted, click "Next".
(h) After the computer restarts, click "OK".

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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Control + F11 when you restart.

Posted on May 28, 2009

SOURCE: i am trying to restore factory on a dell inspiron

If Administrator is the username, the password should be blank or none. (leave it blank) just click on Ok and it will go straight to the option of System Restore, Complete PC restore, Dell factory image restore. etc.. Hope this helps

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