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Windows 7: Trying to restore Dell to factory settings, but F8 not working

02 Jun 2017   #1
SpaceJunkie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Trying to restore Dell to factory settings, but F8 not working

I've tried holding down f8, tapping it continuously, holding ctrl f8 and fn f8. I managed to get the advanced menu once, where i actually saw the "repair my computer" option, but when i selected it, windows just continued booting up normally.

I don't have any kind of windows or restore disks, unfortunately.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!


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02 Jun 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you can boot windows post a screenshot of disk Management if it's MBR you can set the recovery partition active which will boot into repair
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02 Jun 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Try to see if you can launch Factory Restore under BIOS settings.
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02 Jun 2017   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Borrow my recovery media.

Boot it up, and you should be able to set your oem restore partition active. Then you should be able to boot directly to the restore process.

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02 Jun 2017   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is also a good idea to see if Dell have a recovery image download, in case you need it in future.

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