Keep my files: This option will remove apps and settings, but keeps your personal files. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 1 Apr 30, 2019 1 Mar 29, 2019 1 Feb 17, 2019 2 Feb 2, 2019 2 Jan 31, 2019 5 Jan 25, 2019 0 Jan 19, 2019 5 Jan 14, 2019 1 Jan 9, 2019 1 Dec 23, 2018 1 Dec 21, 2018 2 Dec 15, 2018 3 Dec 13, 2018 1 Feb 22, 2018 3 Jan 23, 2018 1 Sep 23, 2017 2 Jan 11, 2016 6 Jun 25, 2015 4 Jan 2, 2015 1 Feb 19, 2014. Sign onto the system as an administrator. That can't be good, right? From the Boot options it says hard drive, then Network, then removable devices, and then seomthing else but it disappeared before I got a chance to look at it. Thx for the tips and help. Instead of trying a password I just hit enter. It usually takes about 10 minutes or so.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration. I have manually erased all the programs, etc. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer. Backup and Restore Hi, I'm trying to start up my dell inspiron with windows 7, but everytime it's leading be to a blank blue screen. Hi jtbess, There could be an issue with the hard drive, because of which you get the hard drive not found message.
My toshiba would do it I. Thats more than I paid for this piece of junk!! I have a dell inspiron 1545 and would like to restore it back to factory settings i have switched my laptop off then turned it on and pressed f8 several times it takes me to the advanced boot options i then press repair my computer i select my keyboard setting and log in then it takes me to the restore tool options and it doesnt give me this option which i need Dell DataSafe Local or dell factory image restore or anything and i dont have any discs could any one please help. Thanks for your post James, it really helped. Then, I copied the Killdisk files to the flash drive. However i'm struggling to establish how to run a factory restore on the.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer. If I rename that to like, Your Name Here, won't that screw a lot of paths up? But i was hoping to keep the discs that came with the Netbook sealed because the item will be more likely to sell if most of it can be listed as unused. Without administrative privileges, you will be unable to perform the system restore. The administrator account is the account created the first time the computer was turned on. Press the down arrow to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, then press Enter. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer. Traces of your activity are all over the system, so manually removing them is just not an option.
You need to power the computer from its mains adapter, and not the battery for obvious common sense reasons. Click on Next to go on. Turn on or restart your Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook. Also having a problem with the wireless network connection. May I just explain how far I got: after hitting F8 several times when the dell icon appears in the boot-up process I got to a screen where there are many choices such as start windows normally etc. Be sure to press them simultaneously and release them simultaneously.
It would be good enough for me, if that means anything. I have tried just holding these two down and nothing is working. Click Dell Factory Image Restore. Please backup important data before proceeding further. I will use these tips! Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
This should be free since the documentation is incorrect. Restart the system once the reset completes. When all things are ready to go, click on the Reset button, this will begin the resetting process. Below is a link to Dells support website where you will get a phone number for them. Of course these are not factory so they are not what I am looking for. However, when i was prompted for the user name and password for the administrator I did not have the information.
Please reply if you have any questions. If you want to be ultra-safe, you should probably wipe the drive completely. I have no F11 on my keyboard because it's a Netbook so it only goes up to F10. When it's done, you should receive a message that states the system recovery process was successful. While restarting, keep tapping F2 key multiple times twice every second at the Dell splash screen. I cannot go into safe mode, ctrl +11 what a joke.
So, if you have set a password for your administrator account, and , you won't be able to reset the computer to factory settings. If you are going to sell a computer, I wouldn't do it without wiping the drive. You should find it easy to use and Dell's customer service are very helpful. The F2 key is the one with a transmitter icon, just above the number 2 key. Keep it, or break the seal. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Hi, My laptop Dell Inspiron 1564 - Windows 7 Home Premium slowed down a few days ago and I decided to restore the system to Dell Factory Image.