Windows Vista Forums

restore to factory settings

  1. #1


    Join Date : Jun 2009
    Posts : 3
    vista home premium 32bit
    Local Time: 13:13

    restore to factory settings

    ok im tryimg to restore my dell inspiron 1525 laptop to factory settings.(also i run vista home premium 32bit). I have tried the f8 advancted options and people say i should see a command to restore to factory settings but it dosent show up for me. can anyone help me out

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2
    SIW2's Avatar


    Join Date : Jul 2008
    Posts : 2,714
    VISTA HOME PREMIUM X64/ 7 x64 / 7x86
    Local Time: 20:13


     

    Re: restore to factory settings

    Hi ZAPP,

    Backup any data you need to keep first.

    Here are the instructions :

    Dell - Support

    If they don't work for you, you have two options:

    1. Boot the Dell dvd and reinstall using that ( if you have one)

    Or

    2. Mark the Recovery partition active ( sometimes called Flagged On ) and restart. The recovery program should start .

    To Flag On the recovery partition , you would use a bootable partition manager, GParted is a free one here:

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=683279

    SourceForge.net: GParted: Files

    It downloads as an .iso file.

    Burn that .iso to a cd - do not format the cd.

    Use this .iso burner :

    Burn CDCC.zip

    Boot the cd you just made -it will load into memory and show your Hard drive.

    Rt click the recovery partition ( it will smallish 6-10GB) and select Flag On , then click Apply.

    The recovery partition should now say "boot" next to it.

    Remove the cd and restart the pc.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3
    kavita's Avatar
    Join Date : Apr 2009
    India
    Posts : 276
    Windows 7 7600.16385 64bit
    Local Time: 00:43
    india

     

    Re: restore to factory settings

    when you press f8, select Repair Your Computer and press enter.
    after entering username and pswd, you will enter Windows recovery environment and select Dell factory image restore option.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Join Date : Jun 2009
    Posts : 3
    vista home premium 32bit
    Local Time: 13:13


      Thread Starter

    Re: restore to factory settings

    thanks siw2 i found my operations disk and got my computer back to what it was but now i have another problem. my computer will not let me get on the internet and some of my drivers have a yellow ! by them but it will not let me reinstall them or anything.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5



    Join Date : Apr 2009
    Southeastern CT, USA
    Posts : 1,364
    Vista Ultimate x64; Win 7 x64 and x32
    Local Time: 15:13
    usa us connecticut

     

    Re: restore to factory settings

    Using another computer, go to Dell - Drivers and Downloads and enter your service tag number to access the drivers for your system.

    Download them to a CD/DVD (or a flash drive), then put that in your computer and install them. If any yellow !'s or red x's remain, let us know what they are and we'll try to come up with drivers for them.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6
    SIW2's Avatar


    Join Date : Jul 2008
    Posts : 2,714
    VISTA HOME PREMIUM X64/ 7 x64 / 7x86
    Local Time: 20:13


     

    Re: restore to factory settings

    Hi zapp,

    How do you mean it won't let you install them?

    Do you have the driver installers on a cd ?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Join Date : Jun 2009
    Posts : 3
    vista home premium 32bit
    Local Time: 13:13


      Thread Starter

    Re: restore to factory settings

    thanks for all yalls help i got my computer running perfect again

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8
    SIW2's Avatar


    Join Date : Jul 2008
    Posts : 2,714
    VISTA HOME PREMIUM X64/ 7 x64 / 7x86
    Local Time: 20:13


     

    Re: restore to factory settings

    Hi ZAPP,

    Glad it's working for you now.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

restore to factory settings

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Restore to Factory Settings?
Alright, I wish to know how to restore my computer to factory settings. It is a vista home premium 32bit. I don't have the disc but I know it is...
General Discussion
Need to restore Gateway to Factory Settings
Hi guys, I need to do a complete factory reset on my Gateway. The restore discs that Gateway sent me no longer work (I've had to factory reset...
General Discussion
320 330 error trying to restore to Factory Settings
Had few crashes on my Sony Vaio with Vista HP 32 bit. Possible registry problems. Went to do a full restore to Factory defaults. Did perform...
General Discussion
Restore Factory Settings
I have an Acer Aspire 7730 laptop ever since lastweek it's alot slower than usual i've been thinking about restoring it to factory settings for a...
General Discussion
Restore from factory settings
Hi, my laptop was accidently restored to the factory settings and everything is gone. Is there anyway to recover any of my files from the...
General Discussion
Restore computer to factory settings
I need to restore my computer to the factory settings, it is Vesta home premium how do i do this.
General Discussion
HELP! Restore to factory settings
I am using a HP Pavilion dv6000 running Windows Vista Home Premium. My computer has numerous problems: it won’t load certain websites, windows...
General Discussion