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Joew

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    Factory reset
    « on: August 03, 2016, 12:55:43 PM »
    Well.... Ill make this short lol.
    I want to factory restore this desktop & its jist not happening
    I press f8 on boot and it brings up additional options but none help restore. I have no install discs either. Simple quick fixes?

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    Re: Factory reset
    « Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 12:57:55 PM »
    What is make/model of computer?

    Joew

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      Re: Factory reset
      « Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 01:01:58 PM »
      Dell inspiron 531s

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        Re: Factory reset
        « Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 05:01:02 PM »
        The Inspiron 531s did not ship with a restore partition.
        Source: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19335211
        Jesse from Dell

        To double check try this from the manual, which also says
        NOTE:  Dell PC Restore by Symantec (XP) and Dell Factory Image Restore (Vista) may not be
        available in certain countries or on certain computers.


        Windows Vista: Dell Factory Image Restore
        1 Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several
        times to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options Window.
        2 Select  Repair Your Computer .
        The  System Recovery Options window appears.
        3 Select a keyboard layout and click  Next .
        4 To access the recovery options, log on as a local user. To access the command
        prompt, type  administrator in the User name field, then click  OK .
        5 Click  Dell Factory Image Restore .
        NOTE:  Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select
        Dell Factory Tools, then Dell Factory Image Restore.
        The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears.
        6 Click Next.
        The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears.
        7 Click the checkbox to confirm that you want to continue reformatting the
        hard drive and restoring the system software to the factory condition, then
        click  Next .
        The restore process begins and may take five or more minutes to complete.
        A message appears when the operating system and factory-installed
        applications have been restored to factory condition.
        8 Click  Finish to reboot the system.

        You can download the manual from the link in the 2nd post here
        http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/326447-resetting-to-factory-setting-with-no-disk/