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Rebooting my Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop

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I have a problem, I want to reboot my inspiron 6000 laptop to its original state (when I first bought it). It did not come with a boot disc i had to make one using the dell os recovery option. However, the problem is that when I insert the disc, I only get options to reinstall windows rather than reboot my laptop, and also windows asks for a serial code which, to as far as I can remember, did not come with my laptop, as windows was pre-installed. Is there anyway of solving this? Also is there a way of rebooting my laptop without the disc?

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  • strida Aug 15, 2008

    Will reinstalling windows recover my laptop back to its factory installed state? If not, how do I do it because my laptop didnt come with a reload disc, I had to make, when I did, a message window said I can use it to recover my laptop, but all the disc does is provide an option to reinstall windows.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    i want to rebbot my labtop to its originall state

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    i reformatted my dell ispiron now i can't get any internet. wireless icon has gone and i can't find how to get internet back

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    i 4got my password but i just wanna clear everyting off my laptop anyway......... how can this b done?

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Rebooting a laptop means turning it off then on again not to it's original state, your are using a recovery disc which will reformat your drive the reinstall windows, loosing any documents or files you have saved.

The serial or product key code for windows is always on the underside of the laptop

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    andrew pester Aug 15, 2008

    it will recover it to it's original state, although this will mean reformatting it automatically, therefore losing any installed programmes, unless they came originally installed and were in the back up process, all documents will be lost

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