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Just want to get rid of every thing on it reset dell inspiron 531s to factory settings with no disc

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As soon as you press power, keep tapping F8 until another screen comes up. Select reinstal windows / operating system or restore factory settings from the list given.

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PS this way you do not need a disc it reinstalls the OS that is already installed on your hard drive.

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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Unfortunately you can't do this without no disc to reset or reimage You can wipe the HD with any utilities but you will not be able to reimage the HD without origional OS disks

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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Hi,

I understand your frustration. Do you have a "recovery cd "(Operating system disc) ,which came along with your computer . if you have the same please, put the disc in the CD drive and restart the computer. you need to select boot from cd option and then follow the on screen instruction.


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