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Want to do a full factory restore from the image on the restore partition of my company Dell XPS M1330 which came with Vista installed from factory . None of the <Ctrl> F8 or <ctrl>F11, or F11 or F8 combinations seem to provide the option to carry out a factory image restore. I am experiencing a HD problem as many times the Blue screen dump happens before the laptop is able to start. I had at one time upgraded it to Windows 7, but now want to return the laptop back to the company pool with the original factory settings. Will this also correct any bad sector on HD that may be causing the dump on start-up Thanks Aamer

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Here's the link to a solution voted best on Yahoo Answers posted 2 years ago....
The solution requires the Vista disk(s) that should have come with the system.
You would use the format command from that disk to format the C: drive.
The formatting will either correct or lock-out any bad sectors that are found.
Then you would install Vista which would re-enable the F8 key sequence.
This allows a repair in which you can do a Dell Factory Image Restore from
the hidden partition so that the system can be returned to the company pool.
If you can't find the Vista disk(s), ask your company's support for the disk(s).

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As you r telling blue screen is the result pf hard disk problem it is due to worm ifecting the MBR-Master Boot record so use the tool provided below to rewritete MBR
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Just insert the Windows setup disk, or goto the restore partition. Whan the operating system says I already see a windows installed, shall I repair that, answer no and say install new operating system. After that you have to install several )(if not many) updates, but the machine will be clean.
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Trying to restore to factory settings. i pressed f8 but option "repair your computer isnt there"

try cntrl + F11 at start up

If the hidden DSR (Dell System Restore) partition is removed

If the MBR (Master Boot Record) is modified in any way (such as if you load the Vista Upgrade over XP)

If you change the MBR but the pointers to the DSR partition are left, the DSR will boot, detect that the MBR has changes, and flash a screen that informs you that the MBR has changed and that image restore will not run

If you create additional partitions, changing the MBR, Dell PC Restore will be disabled to prevent it from overwriting these partitions that may contain critical data during a restore operation

If you add a second SATA drive and migrate to a RAID array using the Intel applications accelerator in windows, running PC Restore will put the image back on C:\, but the system will not boot since the boot sector is looking for the ATA driver (factory image) and the bios is looking for the RAID driver (migrated configuration)

If any of these occur, you cannot set the system back to Factory condition. You must manually load the operating system, drivers, and all application software.

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I just bought it and need to reset to factory defultd

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How do i restore my dell m1330 laptop back to factory settings.

Please restart the laptop and hit the following key during the dell screen boot up phase depending on the os that is installed on your laptop. For vista systems it is F8. XP systems Ctrl-F11 to run the pc restore.

*Note this solution will only work if you have not removed your original restore partition by installing another os over it.

Let me know if you need any further help.

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How do i restore my Dell XPS M1330 back to factory settings?

Try either F8 or F11 keys
or CTRL and F11 together at start up

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if you bought this from dell, use the restore disks that came with it starting with disk one. you wont be able to save your files bt at least you will have a usable computer. i have an XPS studio 16 and had to do the same thing.

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I want to reboot my laptop to the windows XP, im using Dell XPS M1330 with Vista home premium

Reboot? You mean restart? Click Start, click the arrow beside the Lock button and choose Restart. It's the same.

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As it is a Dell, you must have a recovery partition on the drive. It will be just as new.

Or use the set of CDs that you created when it was new, or one which you got with the PC. If you didn't get and you didn't even make it, ask Dell to send a set for your model.

If nothing works, then use a Vista installation disk that you can buy in a retail store. Note that you won't get the pre-installed software that you got from Dell when you removed the PC from the box.

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