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How to restore to factory settings without CD


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rbondy55

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Ok, so I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 and very little computer knowledge so answers in simple terms are necessary =P

I've tried pressing F8 went booting, taking me to Advanced boot options, then selecting repair computer and trying to do a system image recovery, but i dont have the recovery disks or an image saved from a previous time.

Also I live in the UK so can't get replacement disk off Dell without having to pay for them and i dont really want to do that

Any ideas?
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Hi :welcome:

Can you boot windows? If so can you post a screenshot of disk manager showing all the partitions on the disk?
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could only boot it in safe mode. i think this is what you wanted. thanks

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could only boot it in safe mode. i think this is what you wanted. thanks


Yep no recovery partition. What was the Operating System installed originally on the machine?
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windows 7
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windows 7


Does the machine have the Windows COA attached with the Windows 7 Key?
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yeh
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yeh


In that case you can download Windows 7 full ISO using the links on this page.

Select the Windows 7 edition according with the information you have on the COA stick.
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