Wednesday, 9 June 2010

How to Restore Dell Mini Netbook to Factory Settings

I have done this successfully and want to share how to Restore Dell Mini Netbook to Factory Settings.

Remember that this process will reformat the hard drive of your Laptop and restore system software to the factory condition. I.e the image of the Operating system and any other factory supplied software as it was before it left the factory and before you completed the setup. Therefore you will loose all data and all software you have already installed. Try this will care.

This will only succeed if the image partition still exists. This will not work if that has already been destroyed it a previous format or corrupted.

The following steps have been tried successfully on Dell Inspiron Mini 10 with Windows 7. It may also work for Windows Wista.

1. Start or Restart your computer if it is already ON.
2. Press the F8 key when you see the Dell logo to display the Advanced Boot Options menu.
3. Select Repair Your Computer option and press Enter
4. Specify the Language Settings that you want on the next screen, and click Next.
5. Enter the Login username and password (if any) on the next screen.
This user must have administrative privileges. Click OK to continue
6. On the next screen, select Dell Factory Image Restore.
7. Click Next on the next screen
8. Select Yes on the next screen
Remember that this process reformat your hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
9. Click Next to continue the factory restore.
10. The restore process might tak several minutes. After it is completed, click Finish to restart your Laptop.

The next startup will start the Setup process again as it did when it came from Dell.

1 comment:

BeachyBaby said...

Thank you for the information, I was not sure what the image thing was now I will use it and hopefully it will finally be restored to factory setings.