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hello sir/madam, i would like to help you, please let me know when you are ready.
to be able to restore a dell inspiron to factory condition, can you please turn off your computer and turn it on again and then press the f8 key (F8) repeatedly. you will see the startup options. from these options please select REPAIR MY COMPUTER option and follow on-screen instructions carefully. if something goes wrong, please let me know. we can go step by step and fix it together.
can you try this:
(password XXXXX XXXXX; there is no password, just press enter to skip it )
can you select: system restore.
what is the options now ?
can you select system image recovery
what happens ?
yes, can you start your computer (login to windows)
in windows, can you go to start button > all programs > dell )
ok, can you please insert the first one and turn off your computer and turn it on again .
your dell will start reading your cd. it should display a text like this:
PRESS ANY KEY TO START FROM CD.
if you see a message like this please press a key (press enter) and continue.
can you restart your computer and press f8. and access the repair your computer section.
as you remember, there was a section called system image recovery. now you will be able to access that since you have the cd.
do you know which cd is number 1 and which cd is number 4 ?
can you try again
probably at that time it was unable to read the cd properly
can you select:
let's go step by step. what is the first option you see?
you can add this page to your favorites(when you come back you can open this page from your favorites)
can you select SELECT A SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP
what is the next option ? what do you see ?
were you able to try SYSTEM RESTORE again?
dell data safe restore
can you select Factory image 6/11/2011 and continue.
what are the options ?
correct. can you select:
-restore without preserving,
ok, can you follow on-screen instructions carefully.
if something goes wrong, i will still be here.
correct. you are welcome,
i just noticed that you already accepted on 1/1/2012 at 2:11 PM
so you don't need to accept again.
happy to hear that
if something goes wrong i will be here anytime.
happy new year.