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I Want To Restore My XP To Factory Settings


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RIVERAJACOB

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I want to restore my computer to factory settings. I don't have any recovery disks.
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Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional(5.1, Build 2600)
System Manufacturer: Intel
System Model: D845GBV
BIOS: Bios Date:06/05/02 12:32:34 Ver.08.00.00
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.70GHz
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Hello RiveraJacob.... Welcome to
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First try and see if there is a recovery partition on your system. If you can get into windows then do the below instructions.

Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply

If you can't get into windows then we can try the recovery partitions instructions.

Dell:

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.
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Nope you don't have a recovery partition on your drive that I see.
You will have to either borrow a XP OEM installation disk of the same type you have installed...Home, Media or Pro to do a format and fresh install.
Before doing that I would suggest going to the manufacturers website and downloading all the original drivers so you have them after the fresh install.
The other option is to contact the manufacturer in your case would be Dell and see if they can sell you a set of original Recovery disks which in most cases should be less then 30USD
This will include your original OS and all drivers along with any original software that was installed when the system left the factory brand new.
On the bottom , back or side of your system there should be a sticker with the original OS installed along with your reg key. You will need this if borrowing a disk from someone. Please understand that a retail disk will not work with the reg key on your system.
If you get the set of disks from Dell your reg key will work with no problems.
BTW the model number you gave me was for a motherboard.
Is this a pavilion, inspirion or what make and what model number?
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