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My computer was rebooted by Dell and now I have to re-register my programs but I do not have the Keys for the programs. I do not have the disks and Dell never explained that I would have to register the products over. I am a newby to computer programs and so forth.

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How to restore to factory settings without disk?


Dell has been including a "factory restore partition" on the hard drive for several years. Your Dimension 8400 should have the Dell PC Recovery software and files on the original drive.

Is the original hard disc installed? Have you ever upgraded the OS from the original XP? If you have not upgraded these two items or changed the partition structure on the drive, then shut down the computer and restart it. When you see the blue bar with www.dell.com, press <Ctrl> and <F11> simultaneously. (The Control (Ctrl) key is usually duplicated on most keyboards on both ends of the row with the space key. F11 is the second to the right among the function keys if they are in a line at the top of the keyboard. Three other keys (and possibly media control keys) will be to the right of the function keys on many keyboards.)

Sometimes it is hard to correctly time this. If you reach the windows boot-up, restart the computer and try again. (I usually have to do this 3-4 times.) Select Restore and then confirm the action on the next screen. Then wait for the program to reformat the C: partition and copy the files from the recovery/restore partition. When the computer restarts, it will display the End User License Agreement and other "start-up" screens for a new computer.

If the hard drive has been changed so that the PC Restore doesn't work, find someone with a copy of your version of Windows (DVD). Note your current license key. Then use a program to reformat the C: partition and reinstall Windows. (You'll lose the Dell extras that came with the computer.) Members of MUGs (Microsoft Users Groups) or Microsoft Technet may have these disks.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 28, 2014 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Need help love you tube music please help me forgot password


Open a command prompt after your PC reboots and resumes setup.
- In Windows 2000, wait until the PC begins registering components and then press the "Shift + F10" keys simultaneously.
- In Windows XP, watch the bottom left-hand side of your screen until you see a progress bar that reads "Installing devices" and then press the "Shift" and "F10" keys together. This will open a terminal window.

or you can use the window CD,this modify the BIOS in the BOOT

God bless you

May 24, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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My stupid dell is really annoying when ever I try to click or select repair your computer is didn't show up at all I tried it more than 12 times and I love my dell so much I'm not giving up!


Do you have the original repair disk and program disk if you do just pop the disk in the cd drive and reboot the computer and it should pick up the cd and start it for you. If you don't have the original system disk that came with the computer big problems.

Jan 26, 2013 | PC Desktops

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How to briefly disconnect ad aware (anti-virus) and download adobe flash drive to my computer


hi terrye, i am happy to help you , just follow these steps you can able to remove ad aware anti viurs

Manual Removal of AD AWARE

1. Click on "Start," then choose "Programs." Click "Uninstall ad-aware." Allow the computer to uninstall the software. If the program does not successfully uninstall, uninstall the program using the control panel.
2. Click on "Start," then choose "Control Panel." Click on "Add/remove programs." The programs that are listed on your PC will be displayed. Choose "ad-aware se." You will be asked if you want to remove the application and all of its components. Choose "Yes," and allow the program to uninstall.
3. Locate the ad-aware program folder and un-register it by clicking on "Start" then "Cy computer." Double-click on "Local Disk." Locate the "Program Files" folder and double-click on it. Locate the "Lavasoft" folder and double-click on it. Locate the "ad-aware" folder and double-click on it. Next, double-click the file "unregaaw.exe" to un-register the file. Next, delete the entire Lavasoft folder.
4.Delete any Ad-Aware SE program icons that may be present on your desktop. Remove the Lavasoft folder located in your documents and settings folder. Navigate to the folder by clicking on "Start," then "My Computer." Double-click on "Local Disk." Locate the "Documents and Settings" folder and double-click on it. Locate the folder labeled with your computer user name and double-click on it. Double-click the "Application Data" folder, choose the Lavasoft folder and delete it. Reboot your PC.


ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

its not much hard to install adobe flash player , just copy and paste the link below

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

after page got loaded click this button Download now
your flashpalyer will start to download, to make it more easy i will add video just check it out


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Jan 01, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

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I am trying to run a windows recovery disk but i need the dell administrator password? thanks


The recovery disk is created by yourself?

If you have a Windows password reset disk, you can easily reset your Windows password with it. If not, you can follow the steps to create one. You just need an available computer linked to the Internet.

Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Breaker with the available computer.

Step 2: Run the program and burn a Windows password reset disk. It could be burned onto a CD/DVD OR USB flash drive.

Step 3: Turn to your locked computer, insert the newly created CD or USB to your drive. Reboot the Computer and reset the Windows password.

It is easy and safe.

Dec 14, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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I recievced a dell pc desktop dont know what model it is but its set up for a corp network. cant get pass password would like to wipe drive and install xp have disks. how do i go about this. i think its...


The model name, and model number is usually on the back of the computer tower, next to the Windows Product key, or up on the side of the computer tower case.

Sometimes you have to open a door on the Front Panel, and it is located inside. (Not on the door. On the computer. The Front Panel is the plastic front of your computer)

You have XP Installation disk/s?
You are aware that Microsoft's User's License states,
"Only one genuine copy of Windows per one computer"

(Microsoft makes a Master disk of an Operating System. The copies made from it are bought by the consumer. These are GENUINE copies)

If the Windows XP installation disk you have is a fresh disk, I suggest you go to BIOS Setup, and in Boot Options change the first boot option to CDROM.

Windows doesn't 'like' having the same operating system installed over it.

Making sure that your optical drive, (CD or DVD. Player or burner, doesn't matter), is the first boot device, will override the above.

How to get into BIOS Setup for a Dell? (It's actually BIOS Setup utility)

Dell uses different keys on the keyboard for their different models.

A) The Dimension models usually use either the DELete key, or the F2 key.

B) The Inspiron models use the F2 key

C) The Latitude models (Desktop computer) use the F2 key

D) The Optiplex models may use either the F2 key, or the DELete key.

E) The Precision models use the F2 key.

Computer off, right after you press the Power On button, start tapping, (In 2 second intervals), on the appropriate key for your Dell model.

Note that I stated two different keys for some of the above models.

The procedure to find out which is the correct one, is to simply try one that is listed, and if it doesn't work, try the other one.

HOWEVER, you try using the first key.
Doesn't work?
Then you need to start all over.
You need to reboot the computer. (Restart)

Press the CTRL, ALT, and DELete keys at the SAME TIME.
This will restart, (Reboot), the computer, where you can try the other key.

Once you are in the BIOS Setup utility, you need to look for Boot Options.
There are many types of BIOS setup utilities, and Dell didn't/doesn't use just one.

You may see Boot Options in the top header of the BIOS Setup utility.
You may not.
If it isn't listed at the top, scroll down to the listing similar to,
Advanced BIOS Options, and open it.

[In the BIOS Setup utility you can no longer use your mouse.
You will use the Up/Down Arrow keys to highlight the area you wish to open, and then press the Enter key]

For questions please post in a Comment.

Sep 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I want to restore my computer back to the factory settings? How?


Whilst starting your computer press the F10 key (might be F12) All keys are listed under the dell logo just after you power on. When the recovery manager menu appears you can restore your PC from the recovery partition on your hard drive. CAUTION: this will delete all your files, so make sure that you back up your doc's etc.

Your PC might have the dell recovery disk creator application installed on it, Click START> PROGRAMS> and look for dell disk creator program. Usually this program will only let you create on set of disks so keep them safe

If you don’t have the recovery manager you can reinstall an operating system manually after first having downloaded your drivers from the dell website and placing them on a CD or DVD.

You can also purchase recovery disks for your computer from Dell thought this can be expensive.

Jun 21, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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I want to wipe my computer and take everything back to factory settings with only the programs that wcomes with windows. My computer is a little older but I have a dell and it has windows xp profesional on...


1 Turn on the computer.
During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.
2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish starting, and then restart the
computer again.
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
3 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.
4 On the next screen, click Confirm.
The restore process takes approximately 6–10 minutes to complete.
5 When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.
NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.
6 When prompted, click Yes.
The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the screens that
appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the
computer was turned on.
7 Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
8 After the computer restarts, click OK.

Jan 31, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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Vga card driver


Dell usually use different PCI cards in the same computers down load a small program call unidentified device identifyer and see what the sound card is the you can click on driver and it will go to site where driver is downlaoad install and reboot the computer if that does not work Most drivers I get are on the web site driverguide.com but you need to register and it is free once installed reboot the computer

Jan 22, 2009 | PC Desktops

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