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how to perform dell vostro 1310 system restore???

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by tienaussie123, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. tienaussie123

    tienaussie123 Newbie

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    ern....i mean some operations like pressing f11 or sth like that..

    does anybody know that?

    thx very much~
     
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    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Do you have Vista? If so you need to boot into Vista's "advaced boot options" screen. To do this, turn the computer on and press F8 repeatedly until the screen appears. When it appears, use the down arrow on the keyboard to select "repair your computer" and hit Enter. Log on as an administrator after choosing your language and then click Dell Factory Image Restore. Then you can follow the steps in the wizard.

    If your using Windows XP, you turn on the computer, then hold down the Ctrl key then the F11 key. Release them both at the same time. This will launch Dell PC Restore by Symantec. Follow the steps in this wizard to restore.

    Hope this helps, Ricky :)
     
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    masterg Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a problem and I need help asap!!! I have windows vista and i am going to restore my computer back to factory and everytime i go to the Advanced Boot screen, I have no option that says "repair your computer" All it has is a bunch of selections consisting of running in safe modes and other stuff. I need help!!! thanks



    -btw im new to vista
     
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    Are you using a recovery disc? I received a full set of install discs - XP, Vista and the Driver and Application discs with my Vostro? (Or don't Dell supply discs in every country?!)

    If you have the discs you can just reinstall from them - just a matter of hitting F12 when you see the BIOS screen flash up and then select to boot from the CDROM. Pretty much just follows a standard install then.

    Then it is just a matter of installing the drivers from your Driver Disc. This returns your machine to the 'factory' settings.

    Of course this only helps if you received the discs (I still don't know why Dell wouldn't ship discs with a system to every country it sells to)
     
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    nah i dont have any driver cd...the onlly cd included was the vista cd. I got my laptop from college and everything was preloaded on it. Is there a place that i can maybe download drivers or buy them.

    Thanks a lot for your help geekgirl!
     
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    Thanks im downloading the drives now and then going to burn it to a cd. so all i need to do is just place the drive cd in and then at the boot menu press down on the arrow key till cd-rom and click enter and it will begin installing the drives? Afterwards will I need to load vista?
     
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    Nope, You'll install Vista first. The drivers tell Vista what hardware your computer contains and allows it to communicate with said hardware.
     
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    alright and doing so will wipe out anything i previously had on my computer correct?


    -also the drives are being downloaded in zip format, do i need to change the format such as .iso or will that work?
     
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    Yes, by installing Vista again, you will lose all data and programs, so make sure you save anything you want to keep (documents, pictures, etc.) to a CD/DVD

    Nope, just put the zipped drivers onto a CD, and burn it like you normally would:

    Insert a writeable CD or DVD into your computer's CD or DVD recorder.

    In the dialog box that appears, click Burn files to data disc.

    In the Burn a Disc dialog box, type a name for this disc, and then click Show formatting options.

    Click Mastered, and then click Next.

    An empty disc folder opens.

    Open the folder that contains the files you want to burn (the downloaded drivers in your case), and then drag the files into the empty disc folder.

    On the toolbar, click Burn to disc.

    BTW, here's the order that Dell says drivers should be installed (very important-Work from top to bottom. You might have trouble determining which driver is which, just go ahead and double click on one of them, a description of the driver should appear at some point. )



    Desktop System Software (DSS) or Notebook System Software (NSS) - A vital utility that provides critical updates and patches for the operating system. If you are reinstalling Windows or updating all drivers, it is important that this software be installed first. This is located under the System and Configuration Utilities Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.
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    Chipset - Helps Windows control system board components and controllers. This is located under the Chipset Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.
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    PCMCIA/Smartcard controller located under the Security Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.
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    Intel Storage - Intel Matrix Storage Manager located under SATA Drives on the Drivers and Downloads page (only for Intel chipset computers).
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    Audio Adapter - Enables and enhances the audio controller. This is located under the Audio Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.
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    Video Adapter - Enhances video performance. This is located under the Video Adapter Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.
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    Network Interface Card (NIC) - Enhances the network controller for Internet or network access. This is located under the Network Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

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    Dell Quickset - Controls power management and the ambient light sensor. This is located under the Applications Category on the Drivers and Downloads page (Quickset is not applicable to Latitude E-Family laptops. Use Dell Control Point instead).
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    Wireless Network Card - Enables and enhances the wireless network controller. This is located under the Network Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.
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    Bluetooth® Module located under the Communication Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.
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    Touchpad, Pointer, Track stick, Mice, and Keyboards - Enhances the pointing device features. This is located under the Mouse & Keyboards Category on the Drivers and Downloads page.

    Modem

    Good Luck

    Ricky :)
     
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