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donthaveaclue

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my dell inspiron 5150 crashed...i manually installed the OS....but i want to restore to factor settings and its gone...i know i deleted it up...but is there a way to get it back to factory settings after being wiped clean....
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Explain Factory settings? You mean for the OS?
If you formatted you drive, then its almost impossible to get it back to its original state. One of the things you have to live with.
Any Other suggestion?
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if during your reinstall you formatted the hard drive completely (i.e. removed all partitions...especially the one named recovery) then you're stuck. if you DIDN'T do that, then during the bootup process press f8 repeatedly untill you see the boot options menu (safe mode, last known good configuration, etc...), if it's there choose "repair my computer", it'll have you log on and such, once you're connected to that you should see an option for either dell factory restore or possibly dell backup and recovery manager (depends on the system), choose that option and it will restore to factory settings. that option IS NOT the same as restore from a previous image or backup. if you DON'T see either of the dell options, then you're stuck.
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