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I have did this before with Dell Computers, without a bootable CD, I want to wipe the hard drive clean. I have forgot the procedure, I know you have to reboot, and when you see the cursor, I call it before the Dell Logo, then hit a key, F10 F11, or something, I forgot what it was. Another tech, told me to hit F11, it didn't work, can you help?, before I have to call Dell

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  • Vze6msi9 Mar 16, 2011

    I am not trying to format, I am trying to get to a screen, that give to the option, to get rid of old data, and start fresh, knowing, I will lose all old information, when I hit ctrl F11, I got the screen that gives me the option to put in safe mode

  • Vze6msi9 Mar 16, 2011

    This is it, thank you so much

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You can format from Windows Safe mode...
As the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

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