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Dell Optiplex GX150 Factory Settings Restore Partition...

\015 I own a Dell Optiplex GX150. I am trying to access the system partition\015\012that will allow me to restore back to my factory settings. This\015\012computer was purchased back around 2001 and did not arrive with any\015\012"CD's". \015\012\015\012My issue is that I have too much junk filling up my computer and need\015\012to erase my hard drive without erasing my system files that it needs to\015\012operate. As I don't have the CD to restore Windows XP this is a severe\015\012problem I am encountering.\015\012\015\012 I read that restarting the computer and pressing Ctrl + F11 would\015\012access that partition and allow me to revert to these factory settings.\015\012I tried it but it didn't do anything.\015\012\015\012 How do I restore my Dell Optiplex GX150's factory settings without\015\012erasing my necessary system files that it needs to operate? Please\015\012help.\015

Answers :

This is from the Dell support site. You were correct in pressing ctrl+f11 but perhaps you did not press at the correct time. If in following these first two steps you do not get the recovery console, it may not have been installed on your computer.



1 Turn on the computer.
\015\012\015\012\015\0122 When the Dell\015\012splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and\015\012hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys\015\012at the same time.
\015\012\015\012\015\0123 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
\015\012\015\012\015\0124 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
\015\012\015\012\015\0125 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received. \015\012
I have a Dell xp professional and my restore is blocked out so that I can not restore it to a previous date or restart in safe mode what do I do?
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