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I have a dell inspiron n7110 that I want to restore to factory image

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I just want to restore to factory image and when I follow dells instructions my option are preivous image or do I have windows 7 disk.  I want to use the recovery partition
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"To restore your computer to the original factory installation, follow these steps:

•Turn on the computer, after the Dell logo press F8 key repeatedly until the
    Advanced Boot Options menu (Advanced Startup Options).
•In Advanced Boot Options, highlight Repair Your Computer and press Enter.
•Click Next and logon to the administrator account in the computer.
•Click Dell DataSafe Restore and Emergency Backup and DataSafe Options.
•Choose Restore without preserving new or changed file. Click Next to continue.
•Choose Yes and click Next to continue.
•Progress status will appear. Click Restart to initiate the restoration process."

However - you did not say WHY you wanted a factory restore
if the disk has problems - best test it with a disk manufacturer diagnostic - i use UBCD for this :
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD

go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP : http://cdburnerxp.se/

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
 
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/                        ultimate boot cd
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html             download page

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick
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