Restoring Dell Notebook to Factory Settings.

Posted on 2006-03-21
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
How do I restore my Dell Inspiron 3800 with Windows XP OS to it's Factory Settings.
Question by:yavenptah
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi yavenptah,
    > Factory Settings

    If you are thinking about bios settings enter in the bios (<F1> or <F2> or <F12>) and set restore to system defaults.

    About Operating System, backup your data and use the dell recovery cd's to re-image the system.

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    Assisted Solution

    if you did not get your CD's from dell and your contract with them has expired, they will not send you the restore cd's.

    some dell's have a recovery partition.  your OS files may be in there.
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    Assisted Solution

    This is a great guide for reinstalling on a Dell:  . .

    Depending on when it was purchased, you may have a recovery partition . . this guide will walk you thru that also

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