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    Default Inspiron 6400 - Back To Factory Settings

    Hi,

    I am running vista, and can't seem to find the option to return my laptop to its factory settings.....can anybody help with this?

    I am not interested in this restore system that goes back to certain dates....I want a fresh start so to speak.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Inspiron 6400 - Back To Factory Settings

    You could format. But make sure to read up!

    It was a hastle i had to endure. Not reading.

    All is well now

    You'll be able to get all your old programs back by going to the dell support site.

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    Default Re: Inspiron 6400 - Back To Factory Settings

    if you want to reformat to factory condition (with all the bloatware), then press ctrl+f11 at the part at start-up when the blue bar comes up with "dell.com" on it. if you miss it then just let it start up, then restart and try again
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    Default Re: Inspiron 6400 - Back To Factory Settings

    Thanks for the reply - however, it never worked. Ctrl + F11 didnt activate anything.

    Don't suppose you have any other suggestions that may be of help? Alternatively, whats your thoughts on my other post in this section of the forum, its titled "PROBLEMS!!!"

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    Default Re: Inspiron 6400 - Back To Factory Settings

    You have to start doing it as soon as it says "www.dell.com" on the blue bar at the top of the screen. Hit Ctrl+F11 repeatedly and eventually you will see a message about DSRCheck.

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    Default Re: Inspiron 6400 - Back To Factory Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by shinji257 View Post
    You have to start doing it as soon as it says "www.dell.com" on the blue bar at the top of the screen. Hit Ctrl+F11 repeatedly and eventually you will see a message about DSRCheck.
    ^ ^

    ya sry thats what i meant to say: that you have to press it repeatedly
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    Default Re: Inspiron 6400 - Back To Factory Settings

    i deleted the dell partition, no chance of it working now right? lol
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    Default Re: Inspiron 6400 - Back To Factory Settings

    nope......
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