I want 2 reset my entire dell d630 laptop How do I do this I don't have any of the passwords
I hope when you say that you wish to reset the system you mean you need to go to the factory settings. If you wish to go to the factory settings and even if you do not remember the password, there is still a way to do it. But in order to do it you need to have the OS disc from Dell. You have one, you can perform the following steps. It works for Vista:
HOW TO RESTORE DELL LAPTOP TO FACTORY SETTINGS USING DELL OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS VISTA DVD
1. Insert the Dell Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive, and then restart the computer.
2. During the startup process, repeatedly press <F12>.
3. In the Boot Device Menu, press the <Down Arrow> to select *Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive,
and then press <Enter>. If the Boot Device Menu does not appear, restart the computer. (You
might not get Onboard or USB CD-rom Drive in that case if you get any option that says
anything about CD or DVD, select that option)
4. When the Press any key to boot from CD or DVD screen appears, immediately press any key
to start the computer from the Windows Vista DVD. For example, immediately press the
<Spacebar> when the Press any key to boot from CD or DVD screen appears. If you do not press
a key immediately, the computer may not start from the Windows Vista DVD to do image
restore. Instead, the computer may try to start the currently-installed copy of Windows
Vista operating system. If this situation occurs, restart the computer, and then repeat
steps 2 and 3.
5. When Windows Vista starts from the Windows Vista DVD, other screens may appear during the
startup process. If other screens appear, accept the default options, and then continue to
the language settings screen.
6. On the language settings screen, click the appropriate language in the Language to
install list, click the appropriate time and currency format in the Time and currency format
list, click the appropriate keyboard layout to use in the Keyboard or input method list, and
then click Next.
7. On the lower-left corner of the Install now screen, click Repair your computer.
8. If the Windows Vista Setup program detects any problems on the computer, click No when
the program displays the following message:
Windows found problems with your computer's startup options.
Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer?
9. In the System Recovery Options window, under Operating System, click Windows Vista (TM) Version, even if this entry is already selected, and then click Next to display the Choose a recovery tool window.
10. Click on Command Prompt
11. Type path d:\windows;d:\windows\system32 and press <ENTER> key
12. Type d: and press <ENTER> key
13. Type cd tools and press <ENTER> key
14. Type PCRestore and press the <ENTER> key and Dell Factory Image Restore window will appear
15. Click on Next and Confirm Data Deletion dialog will appear
16.Place a check mark beside "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition" for the final confirmation & click on Next when ready
The restoration process takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes; the format bar will run back and forth (See Image
17. Click Finish to reboot system
Jun 25, 2009 |
Dell Latitude D600 Notebook