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Dell 4600 desktop PC

Running very slow..how do I restore it back to original factory condition?

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  • nance16 Jul 08, 2008

    please explain how i do a system restore to factory conditions

  • abeevor Apr 20, 2009

    Dell Dimension 4600 is so slow!!! Will not allow me to reset to factory settings. Tried Control F10 and F8 at Dell window but still won't work. Just offers me safe mode or back to last good configeration. Am getting ready to throw out of window!!!!! Please help as have no idea about computers!!!!

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You can only restore factory settings if they weren't deleted or changed during operations on your system. If you cannot access the restore feature that means your system in time got tampered so the end result is to find a way to get it re-enstated to the point that the factory restore was able to completely restore your system. Could you if you don't mind send a picture of what's occuring to your system so then I can see what's really going on.
If you can't get any solution available including from us please send your system the rest will be dealt with.

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You will lose everything on your computer if you restore factory defaults

turn on your computer
when you get to see the dell splash screen
hit the ctrl and f11 key at the same time. if at first nothing happens try it 4 to 5 times.

then follow the instructions.

however if you don't see any other page or if have installed xp using cd before you might not be able to use this option in this case you will need to install the xp using xp cd if you do not have xp cd you might need to contact dell they will send you cds along with driver cd.

http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx?~ck=pn

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Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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Try these
turn on your computer
when you get to see the dell splash screen
hit the ctrl and f11 key at the same time. if at first nothing happens try it 4 to 5 times. if nothing happens then press f8 4 to 5 times at the dell splash screen and check and see in the advance boot menu whether repair my computer is one of the selection. if there is none then it means there is no factory image that is installed in your computer. only option is to do a clean reinstall of your windows

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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If you are running Windows XP do a system restore. But BEWARE. You will lose everything you have installed since you started operating.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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    Pamela Bates Jul 08, 2008

    You can also restore to a previous checkpoint if you really don't want to go back to the original. It may get rid of whatever is causing your problem. You also may want to check for viruses.

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