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You can't. You interrupted the process before completion, and therefore you may have lost any or all data, and possibly corrupted the operating system. You can try to start the machine, if it will allow you, and run a system restore to the latest date available. This may get the system back to the point where you began the interrupted restore, but most likely you will have to reinstall the entire operating system.

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I have a dell involve laptop while i was trying to set back to factory specks i got locked out and it wont let me access any thing with out my administrator password and i don't no it what can i do to save...

No laptop is trashed when a password is lost. It just takes a little time to find out how to get into the system. I'll assume it is running XP Home that was originally installed on it from the specs I saw when researching. I'll also assume the password is not the one necessary to get into the BIOS CMOS setup- that one can normally be cleared by removing the CMOS battery and letting it set for a few hours or longer so the information is lost. The OS password can be cleared by making a bootable disk for that purpose. I have a Unix CD program that I made from information I downloaded from the Internet. You can do the same if you have access to a CD burner on another computer, say a friend's or one at work. I can get you the program's name if that's the route you want to take.

Dec 23, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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How do I factory reset a dell inspiron 1100 notebook?

for windows xp start your laptop and press ctrl +f11 and then follow the instructions and if you are using windows vista or 7 then go to bios by pressing "F8"
As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
* Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
* Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
* Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
* Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
* In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
* Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
* Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
* When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

Sep 05, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

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Need too restore to factory

The HP Mini laptop comes with either the Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system.
You can restore the HP Mini to its factory settings using the laptop's recovery partition.
Restoring the HP Mini to its original factory settings will get rid of hard to eliminate viruses on the laptop's hard drive.
A factory restoration is also a good way to get rid of older files still stored on the computer that you no longer need and start with a clean slate.

Windows Vista
Click "Start" in the lower-left corner of your HP Mini Windows Vista home screen, then type "Recovery" into the Search box at the bottom of the Start menu. Click "Recovery Manager" in the list of options that appears above the Search box. The HP Recovery Manager will open. Click "Advanced Options" and then "System Recovery." Click "Next." Your HP Mini will restart. The HP Recovery Manager will open up automatically after the restart is complete. Click "System Recovery," and then click "Next." Click "No" if a message pops up on your screen asking if you want to use Microsoft System Restore. Select "Recover without backing up your files," and then click "Next." The restoration process begins. This could take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the of your hard drive and how much information you have stored on it. The HP Mini will restart when the laptop has been restored to its original factory settings, and you will be prompted to set up Windows Vista. Windows 7
Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of your HP Mini Windows 7 home screen. Click "All Programs" and then click "Recovery Manager." Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the HP Recovery Manager program. Click "System Recovery" from the list of options beneath the "I need help immediately" section on the left side of the program. The HP Mini will automatically restart and open the HP Recovery Manager. Click "System Restore," and then click "Next." Click "No" if a message pops up on your screen asking if you want to use Microsoft System Restore. Select "Recover without backing up your files," and then click "Next." The restoration process could take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the of your hard drive and how much information you have stored on it. The HP Mini will restart when the laptop has been restored to its original factory settings, and you will be prompted to set up Windows Vista.


Feb 04, 2013 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP Mini 5101 Netbook

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How do i reset my laptop to factory settings

You will need your recovory disk or a OEM Windows CD ROM (windows XP,Vista, Windows 7)

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    Restart your ASUS laptop and press the "F9" key while the computer is booting up. This will open the boot screen. Select "Recover Windows to Entire HD" and press "Enter."

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    Press "Y" three times when asked if you are sure that you want to restore. The laptop will restore the factory settings. The computer will then shut down and start up again.

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    Approve the license agreement, then select your "Language preference." Enter your name into the box and click "Next."

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    Enter your password twice on the next screen and select "Next." Enter the time zone and date information, then select "Next." Select "Finish" on the next screen and the computer will reboot.

  • Aug 17, 2012 | ASUS PC Laptops

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    How do i system restore my dell laptop 1525 i have tried ctrl + f8

    Usually for DELL computers and laptops the system restore key combination is
    <CTRL> + <F11>

    Mar 04, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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    ClsIBM thinkpad R31 2656 AGU s/n AK-VC516 02108 with windows xp pro 1-2cpu will boot to xp screen thats it. it states f1 for bios and f12 for recovery but neither one works no matter when i push them or...

    FOR XP
    Step 1
    • Back up your data before starting this process.
    Step 2
    • Turn off your computer. After the computer has completely shut down, turn the laptop on.
    Step 3
    • Press the "F1? button, or the blue Access IBM button if your laptop has that option.
    Step 4
    • Choose "Restore Factory Settings" from the Menu screen that opens on your computer.
    Step 5
    • Follow all onscreen instructions. When the process is complete, the laptop is restored to factory settings.
    For computers with Windows Vista that have severe corrupted files or drivers, restoring the computer to its original factory settings may be your only option. The process itself is easy and can be completed in around 40 minutes.
    Difficulty: Moderately Easy
    Step 1
    Save all important files to a CD or a flash drive. Restoring your computer to its factory settings will erase any information that you have added to the computer since you bought it, such as word processing and music files.
    Step 2
    Unplug any devices from your computer such as printers or flash drives. Restart your computer.
    Step 3
    Press the "F11? key when the computer is first started, and a menu will appear on the screen. Choose the "Repair your Computer" option with your arrow keys and press "Enter."
    Step 4
    Select the "US keyboard" option and press "Enter."
    Step 5
    Enter your user account number or screen name and then your password. If you do not have a password, leave it blank. Press "Enter."
    Step 6
    A new menu will appear. Select the "Factory Image Restore" option and press "Enter." The restore process will begin.

    Or you can install fresh xp .

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    Jan 25, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R31 2656 Notebook

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    How do i restore it to factory settings?

    First back-up all data- because all will be lost if you restore to factory settings

    You can try "CTRL" + "F12" but that only works if there is a recovery console on a hidden partition ---otherwise
    If you do not have a RECOVERY CD then contact Dell to purchase this Recovery CD for your model Dell computer or buy it on EBAY.
    Boot up using the Recovery CD and follow the instructions.

    The other way is to re-install Windows using a Windows installation CD; it must match the Windows version on the Windows Product Code label on the bottom of your laptop or on the side or back of the computer.

    Boot up using the Windows installation CD and follow the instructions.
    Next install all of the Dell's device drivers.
    Next install the Windows service packs (SP2 & SP3 for XP, SP1 & SP2 for Vista)
    Next Activate Windows via the Internet or by phone.
    Next install all your programs - anti-virus etc.
    Next click on Start - Programs - Windows Update (for the latest updates).
    Next copy your data back to the computer

    The device drivers for your model computer/laptop can be downloaded from the Dell WEB support site.

    To download the drivers from Dell WEB site, select your model desktop or laptop, or a better option, type in the Service Tag number,this is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). The Service Tag will open the page where the drivers specific for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: -

    Jan 20, 2011 | Dell Latitude D530 PC Notebook

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    I am trying to restore my inspiron b 130 in factory settings however the instructions i have are turn on computer start pushing f8 to advanced boot options then repair your computer to dell factory...

    When its a computer that is using the windows XP you wont have that option .. Its a different option to restore to the factory settings

    Use the following things
    Dell has a default partition on the computer and you can install with the same..
    If you have windows vista on the computer then tap F8 when the computer turns on and then you will be able to see the advanced boot options.. Select repair my computer.. In the repair my computer screen select the dell factory image restore...
    Your computer will go through the installation and it will be up and running...
    If you have windows Xp then you have to turn on the computer and when the dell logo appears you have to simultaneously press control and the F11key.. You will be able to reinstall the OS in this way..

    If you are not able to get into this option then there might be no restore partition availlable
    In that case you have to reinstall using the disc

    Dec 06, 2010 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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    Howcan I restore my Dell Mini Notebook to factory

    You can restore your Dell Mini using Using Dell PC Restore in Windows XP or Dell Factory Image. You can successfully restore your computer yourself. All you need is to download a manual containing instruction on how to restore. Download the manual from
    See pages from 37 - 43. You can restore your computer on your choice.

    Apr 01, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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    Factory settings?

    Try this, if you are running xp i know it will work.

    Start menu> All programs>Accessories>system tools>System restore.

    This will restore your computer to factory and you won't loose any data. If you want to start fresh with nothing installed, install windows with the cd and choose fresh installation and follow the direcions.

    Jan 22, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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