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Bkm564

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I have an Dell 8300 with XP. I would like to dump everything and get it back to the origional factory specs. Do you know how?
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Hello Bkm564.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)

I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible.
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The key combination is CRTL + F11 pushing the keys at the same time at the the dell screen during post. Once you push them then you want to release them. It should go into the recovery partition so you can do a system restore.

Let us know if this helps you.
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Easiest way would be to reinstall everything with a Repair/OS CD that may or may not be supplied by your computer's manufacturer.

Edited by Randomlygeneratedusername, 07 September 2009 - 02:01 PM.

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Most laptop manufactured in the last few years do not have the recovery cd's anymore.
There is a recovery partition installed by the manufacturer on the HD.
Every manufacturer suggests that the first thing a owner should do is create the recovery disks before anything else when first running the system.
As stated by the OP in original post

I have an Dell 8300 with XP. I would like to dump everything and get it back to the origional factory specs. Do you know how?


This is the direction we are assisting with per the OP's request.
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Before you do a Factory Restore, be sure to back up your important data. The restore will wipe the drive and all user data will become unrecoverable. Please be aware of this.
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