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Windows 7: Cant Restore

29 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Cant Restore

I have a dell studio xps 8100 and I can't find the restore option when starting up. When it starts up all i have are these two which do not give me anything.
F2 - Advanced Menu
F12 - Boot Menu

I want to reinstall my whole computer, wipe everything and restore it to factory settings.
Please help!
I have a
Dell Studio XPS 8100
Also I have
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You need to tap the F8 key repeatedly at boot. Dont just press and hold, concentrate and keep tapping till you get the Advanced boot options. Then choose repair my computer, in the next screen there should be dell restore option.

FYI, you can also do this via datasafe. Open dell datasafe via start menu- all programs-dell datasafe. Click on Restore, then choose the option that lets you factory restore.

Make sure you back up critical data before doing all this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

All my data has already been backed up. Also I jam the F8 key at least 30 times at the boot menu and nothing happens.
Any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

What about dell datasafe, you tried that? Also, if you have created recovery disks, just boot from those, they'll take you through recovery.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Nevermind, I got it to work! Im posting from my other computer.
Right now it just finished applying the backup image, and now it will restore, woot!
Thank you Bill2.
+++Rep for you

Edit: Its done!
That was really fast, just like 5 minutes!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2011   #6

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

what did you do to fix it ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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