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I have no disc that says "restore" and I want to take my Dell 4600 back to factory condition...please help...thanks

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Turn on your computer and when you see the dell splash screen hit the ctrl key and f11 key and see if you get to see the symantec restore message. if you do see it you can restore your pc to its factory default. if after doing that nothing happens try to restart your computer and when you get to see the dell splash screen pressd f8 5 to 6 times until you get to see the advance boot menu and see whether repair my computer is one of the selection if it is select it and choose restore you pc to factory default. if nothing appears on the advance boot menu of repair my computer. the only option is to do a clean reinstall of your operating system

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If what pamthegreek said didn't work, you can call Dell and reorder the restore disc that was originally sold with your computer. They will charge you for it though more than likely...Good Luck!

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Restore is not a separate disc. It is a utility that runs under XP. Left click on start, select programs, accessories, system tools, system restore. Followup the instructions of the wizard.
When you first got the system you should have created system restore discs. If you didn't the utility should be able to get you back to the beginning.

Posted on Jul 08, 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.

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Over time a computer may experience a debilitating virus infection, system error or hard drive error rendering it unusable. Perform a restore on a Dell Dimension 4600 to resolve any problems the computer may encounter. The restoration will return the computer to the original operating condition, but all the software and other data stored to the hard drive will be erased during the process.

Connect the external hard drive to the computer and wait for its folder to appear on the desktop. Copy and paste any valuable data, documents, photos or other files you want to save to the external hard drive's folder. Right-click the folder and choose "Eject" once the backup is complete. Remove any hardware devices, such as printers, MP3 players, scanners and PDAs, from the computer as they can be damaged during the restoration. Restart the computer and press the "F8" key when the Dell logo appears on the screen during the startup process. The "Advanced Boot Options Menu" will appear. Use the arrow keys to select the "Repair Your Computer" option and press "Enter." Select the language settings for your computer and click "Next." Log in with an administrator account and click "OK." Click on the "Dell Factory Image Restore" icon. Click "Next" in the window that appears and click the box for "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition." Click "Next" to begin the restore process. The utility will return the computer to the factory settings and reformat the hard drive. Click "Finish" to restart the computer with the new operating condition in place.

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I had to do a factory reset on my dell dimension 4600 and i managed to get windows xp working but i cant get the internet to work. i cant get it to find my bt home hub it is wired with an ethernet cable...


Use whatever computer you are using to reach FixYa.com to go to Dell.com, and click support. If the 2 computers are in different locations, write down the Service Tax number off the back of the dell, and take it with you. Also take a thumb drive with you that has at least 1 GB of free space. On the Dell Support page, type in the service tag number, and hit enter. Tell it you want drivers & downloads Tell it what version of windows you are using From the files selected, download all of them. Put them all on your thumb drive. Take the thumb drive to your Dell. Insert the thumb drive. Install the drivers one by one until one of them makes your network card work.

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I think I caused big problems. I can not logon. I receive an invalid config information, runset up program message. Now what?


It seems that the OS on your system is corrupted, You might need to re-install the OS or Restore the computer to original factory condition.

Please let me know if you have a OS (Operating System) CD, so that I can help you repair the Operating System using that Operating system Disc.

If you do not have an OS disc you can restore the computer to factory condition by doing this:

Turn off the system
let the Device be connected to the power
Turn on the power button
Hold the Ctrl (Control Key) and Start Tapping the F11
You will get a Restore / Recovery Screen
Follow the instructions on the screen
Your computer will be restored back to factory condition.

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Note: Restoring the computer to Factory condition will erase all your data.


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Need to restore hard drive. Will ctl F11 do this?


Please perform the steps mentioned below:

Press the F8 key at startup
Choose "Repair Your Computer"
(see the phony progress bar)
Choose keyboard layout
Enter your user name and password (Admin is disabled if you've created a user)
Choose "Dell factory image restore"
Choose Next
Tick box to reformat and restore to factory condition.

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Dimension 4600 won't reset to factory settings


These model dells came with a recovery cd rather than a partition. You will need to call dell and have them send you a recovery cd and then use that disc to restore your computer to factory defaults.

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Factory Reset


1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The
Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received

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The model is probably B110 and you can start the factory restore by restarting the computer and repeatedly pressing CTRL- F11 until you see the factory restore program start. Then follow the on-screen prompts to do a factory restore.

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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.

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