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When booting up your computer you can access this option before startup.
Right after turning computer on, before it even hits the boot screen logo with Windows,
Press Ctrl+F11
This should open up the menu for you to access system restore/factory setting reset.

Hope this helps! This solution may vary from computer to computer, so if it doesn't work for you, provide me with specifics and I should be able to find an exact answer.
Best of luck :)

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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1. To do a factory restore insert the restore CD then reboot the computer. When prompted, press any key to boot from the CD.


2. Select the option to "Reformat the drive to factory settings."

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the operating system and original software that came with your computer.

4. Once the Restore finishes, you can re-install all the programs that you added to the computer as well as restore your files.


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Some computers ship without a system restore, but your computer more than likely has it.
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http://book-lab.ru/pdf/DELL-INSPIRON/service_manual_for_DELL_Inspiron_1525.pdf

Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration
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1 Restart the computer. To do this, click Start → → Restart.
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3 Press <Down Arrow> to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced
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4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
8 Select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory
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9 Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
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