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#1 steve g

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 10:34 PM

Hi, I have done it a long time ago but I dont remember how.....

what i want to do is a factory restore, at least i believe it's called that, there is a command you have to hit on the keyboard once the Dell Logo screen appears on a restart. what is it???

i looked online but for some reason im having trouble finding any info on it, any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 11:21 PM

Press F2 at startup on a Dell and it takes you to the BIOS. Press F8 til the boot screen goes away and you will be at the Safe Mode Boot Menu.
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:16 AM

Hi, I have done it a long time ago but I dont remember how.....

what i want to do is a factory restore, at least i believe it's called that, there is a command you have to hit on the keyboard once the Dell Logo screen appears on a restart. what is it???

i looked online but for some reason im having trouble finding any info on it, any help is greatly appreciated.


I'm guessing that you meant you want to do a system restore, if this is the case try this

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 07:14 AM

Dell's are a bit funky when it comes to restoring the OS (not System Restore). I'd suggest checking the Dell support site for further info.
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:00 AM

thanks for the replys however, it is not a total system restore, it simply wipes the hard drive and boots up to the 1st stages you went through when you first turned on the computer (like comp. name, etc.)

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:04 AM

Hi steve g,
Try here, which should help with your problem.
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 04:10 PM

thanks for the replys however, it is not a total system restore, it simply wipes the hard drive and boots up to the 1st stages you went through when you first turned on the computer (like comp. name, etc.)



You sound like you want to clean all your information off the drive and leave it with just the flashing _ . Is that what you want? If so run Active@KillDisk-Drive Wipe Utility. This will destroy all data on your drive. The data will be unrecoverable.
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