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factory reset on dell vostro 1000


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I am trying to factory reset my dell vostro 1000 laptop that runs windows vista and Ubuntu seperatly. I have tried multiple combinitations of keys to get to factory reset the closest I got was alt F11 which brought me to a screen that I have been unable to recreate could anyone help?
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According to the Owners Manual:

Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration

The Dell Factory Image Restore option allows you to restore your hard drive
back to its original factory configuration as when you first purchased it from
Dell. This option appears on Dell computers that were originally pre-installed
with the Windows Vista® operating system and does not include computers
purchased through the Express Upgrade promotion or computers that were
upgraded to Windows Vista from a previous version of the Windows®
operating systems.

NOTICE: When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all
data on the hard drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up
personal files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost.

1 Restart the computer. To do this, click the Windows Vista Start button
→ → Restart.

2 As the computer restarts, press <F8> until the Advanced Boot Options
menu appears on the screen.

NOTE: You must press the <F8> key before the Windows logo appears on the
screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the
Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the
Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until
you see the menu on the screen.

3 Press <Down Arrow> to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced
Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.

4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.

5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.

6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.

7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next

8 Select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory
condition check box.

9 Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.

10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the
computer.


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