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How can i fully restore my Dell Inspiron 1100 to its factory setttings and programs.?

2006-08-02 18:23:43, Category: Programming & Design
How can i do this. I've done a full system restore on another computer,but on my dell i can only restore the OS (which is one the disk Windows XP Home Edtion SP1.)Is there a way where it deletes eveything and restores ONLY the factory settings and programs. I ONLY have a Windows XP Home Edtion SP1 OS restore disk, Dell inpiron 1100 Device drivers. I do not have any other restore disks. Also i did get this straight from dell! Current Specs: Dell Inspiron 1100 2.4Ghz Intel Pentium 4 Windows XP Home Edtion SP2 CD/RW and DVD-ROM Optical Drive. Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 Windows Media Player 11 Beta Linksys devices used.

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  1. tekGeek

    On 2006-08-02 18:34:57


    contact dell, or reinstall windows, that will reformat your hard drive to the factory settings, but all data on the drive will be lost
  2. Adrift

    On 2006-08-09 01:06:35


    You cannot restore XP SP1 on a computer that has already been upgraded to SP2. You need to call Dell to get an updated OS CD. Alternatively, buy a new harddisk (similar to the existing one), replace old HD with the new one, and run Dell restore on the new HD. It should work. I've done it before on a non-Dell PC. But should anything go wrong, simply swap back to the old harddisk.
  3. rojoe_58

    On 2006-08-02 18:31:08


    you need to insert the restore cd into the cd rom while computer is on...restart the computer and at welcome screen pick option to do a complete restore..follow onscreen instructions from there