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Windows 7: Trying to resinstall my dell inspiron to original factory settings.

15 Jul 2014   #1
Marnmarn76

Windows 7 inspiron xp n5010
 
 
Trying to resinstall my dell inspiron to original factory settings.

Hi, I'm trying to start up my dell inspiron with windows 7, but everytime it's leading be to a blank blue screen.
I'm currently trying to restore it to it's original manufacture settings, but the f8 or cntrlf11 isn't working. Is there another way to do it without the cd? My toshiba would do it I just pressed 0 l, is there a similar way for inspiron?


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15 Jul 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Pulled from the web.

For Vista or Win 7

If your operating system is VISTA / Win 7, press the F8 key when you see the Dell logo. It will take you to the advanced boot menu options, which include 'Repair your Computer'. Select that option and enter your password if asked, then you will see a list of options like 'system restore' and 'command prompt'. The last option says 'Dell PC restore', or something along those lines. Select that option and follow the instructions on the screen.
If in both cases, the Factory default doesn't work, then your laptop's factory image defaults partition has vanished (i.e., been corrupted / deleted). In this case you will have to reinstall the operating system with the CD or DVD shipped along with the laptop. Follow the link below to install windows XP Pro on your own.
Start the computer.
As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Press the down arrow to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, then press Enter.
Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

And this.

http://www.dell.com/support/troubles...40AE0AB7E107E3
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16 Jul 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the is a Valuable diagnostics suite on F12 menu under Diagnostics and Utility Partition which is worth preserving even if you decide to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so read the Special Note to Dell Owners at the end if you go with that.

Otherwise:
Dell Windows 7 PC Restore
Dell Recovery Partition - restoring F8 link
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