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How do i restore my dell dimension c521 to the way

How do i restore my how do i restore my dell dimension c521 to the way it was when it was new

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This is done 1 of three ways depending on how your restore information is stored. 1. After you push the power button start pushing the F8 key and when you get the option screen select restore to previous or restore to factory settings. This method works if your system has a special restore partition still. If you received System Restore Disk insert the CD in the CD player and reboot the system. It will boot from the CD and present the Restore menu for you to make a selection from. Your third choice is to select System restore from the system tools sub menu under the Accessories menu in your program list and chose to restore to factory settings.

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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SOURCE: my usb ports do not workon my dell dimension c521

1 rollback your drivers, 2 check device manager , Install origional that worked. Also windows updates for hardware drivers.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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SOURCE: My dell dimension C521 has number 3 & 4

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimc521/en/SM_EN/tshoot.htm#wp1064555
This gives you a list of every possible fault on this machine! It looks like you will have to contact DELL directly on this one!

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to restore my dell dimension c521 back to

as soon as you turn the computer on hold down the CTRL key and press F11 try this

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I restore my Dell Dimension C521? I am

You need the C521 recovery disk, from Dell. Set the BIOS to boot from CD and start the system.

If it gives you the option of "Complete Reinstall" or "Repair", choose Complete Reinstall.

If it does not, or if it does not work - i.e., it always reads the disk and tries to maintain as much data as it can, you need to first wipe out the hard drive; there are many "Disk Wipe" utilities out there. I'd suggest using a boot disk such as DBAN (www.dban.org).

Posted on May 07, 2010

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SOURCE: wireless network card for dell dimension c521

a standard pci, or pci-express card will work...or you can always go usb

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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I have a dell dimension c521 and I don't have the disk to restore it to factory settings, I have tired the F8 and its not working. Any other options?


you can try CTRL+F11 at start-up- but that only works if there is a recovery console stored on a hidden partition

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mcdevito75 here, I would use the restore feature, either thru start, then help and support or simply type restore computer in search from your home page.

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How do I restore my Dell Dimension C521? I am


You need the C521 recovery disk, from Dell. Set the BIOS to boot from CD and start the system.

If it gives you the option of "Complete Reinstall" or "Repair", choose Complete Reinstall.

If it does not, or if it does not work - i.e., it always reads the disk and tries to maintain as much data as it can, you need to first wipe out the hard drive; there are many "Disk Wipe" utilities out there. I'd suggest using a boot disk such as DBAN (www.dban.org).

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I think it's F12 or F10 on boot up will restore it to factory, beware it does put all setting and folders back to factory settings to, so any data will be lost, it will be just as it came out of the box.

Hope this helps

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Unable to boot my Dell C521 and want to restore factory defaults


http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=6C9BD953D22BB334E040AE0AB8E14D96&docid=336966#restore1_task3

Please follow the link above and ensure that u select the correct operating system to have the right procedure.....

PCrestore might not work in cases when the system has been reinstaled earlier via CD or if the restore partition is correct ...the above link also directs u to the manual reinstallation process

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Reboot


If you are running XP CNTL+F11 after the Dell Splash Screen

Here is a Dell Document on how to restore your system for factory defaults:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&dl=false&l=en&s=gen&docid=3E48AE3870775D64E040A68F5B2877D4&doclang=en&cs=


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