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Restoring factory settings on Dell 1501

I read the answer you had with to do this action, and I saved the "regdefault.reg" and now I am unable to do anything with it. My laptop has a problem that will not allow it to download ANYTHING and so now I dont know how to run this program to restore the laptop to factory settings. Any suggestions? Thank you so much for your time

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Resetting a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the Dell Latitude to the original operating condition as if it was just taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.

Step 1: Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...

Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.

Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.

Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.

Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.

Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.

Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...

This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory setting.

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You can run a system repair with the recovery or operating system disc to get it back to the factory settings. A repair will reset the system, and leave any of your files, pics, and programs that you've put into the machine. If you want to clear everything, and go back to the factory settings, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system.

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In order to reset your computer to Factory default settings without the disc, you can follow the instructions below.

1. Turn on your computer. Once you see the DeLL Logo Press and Hold the CTRL button then while holding CTRL button, press F11
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  1. Step 1 Turn your computer on. As soon as you see the Dell logo appear on the screen, press and hold "CTRL" and "F11." This starts the Dell PC2_bing.gif Restore by Symantec application.
  2. Step 2 Click "Restore" on the first screen that appears.
  3. Step 3 Click "Confirm" when asked to confirm whether you are sure you want to restore your computer to factory settings. The process takes about 6 to 10 minutes to restore your Dell.
  4. Step 4 Click "Finish" after the Dell has been completely restored.
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really hate when people start talking bs without knowing all the facts.. there IS a 5 min factory reset magic button or buttons

restart your computer when you see the dell screen press CTRL+F11 follow the steps mine too about 3 minutes


if your computer is older then 4 years I think its F8

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restart your computer when you see the dell screen press CTRL+F11 follow the steps.

if your computer is older then 4 years I think its F8

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Regdefault.reg


Hello Wirgiekay,

To run a registry file, just right click on the registry file and click on merge. Click on Yes on the prompy which you get. The registry settings will be set as the registry file you have.

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