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18-Aug-2009, 10:42 PM #1
PC Restore Dell CDimension 1100
Hi,
Im trying to do a PC Restore on a Dell Dimension 1100. It says to press Ctrl F11 when it boots but ive done this about 10 times and nothing happens. Im using XP.
Can anyone help?
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, it is is can you please tell me where to post this?
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18-Aug-2009, 11:45 PM #2
Has the hdd ever been changed?
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18-Aug-2009, 11:58 PM #3
D o you just want to do a system restore or do you want to set it back to the manufacturer settings when it was new? If you just want to do a system restore, click start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore>click on restore my system to an earlier point and pick a day and time to restore to. If you want to set it back to the manufacturer settings when it was new in the box, then hit ctrl and F11 when you see the blue bar on the top that says WWW.DELL.COM This bar will appear during the bootup process but you will have to watch for it because it will not be there long. As soon as you see it hit ctrl and F11.
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19-Aug-2009, 12:02 AM #4
But do you have a recovery disk with you to be used to restore the computer?
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19-Aug-2009, 01:07 AM #5
Hdd has never been changed.
I want to set it back to factory settings.
Im still trying and there is no blue bar that appears. Nothing that even flashes up. Ive tried Ctrl f11 more than a dozen times now and the computer just boots.
My computer didnt come with a recovery disk.
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19-Aug-2009, 01:53 AM #6
It sounds like your restore partition is hosed up. If you go into disk management what does it show?
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19-Aug-2009, 02:02 AM #7
See if this Inside the DellRestore Parition is of any help. Scroll down to "Troubleshooting the Restore Process".
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19-Aug-2009, 02:08 AM #8
How/where do i go into disk management?
I read the inside the dell restore partition, but its a bit beyond my knowledge
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19-Aug-2009, 02:11 AM #9
How old is the pc...may have never had a recovery partition..
i bought a dell desktop XP few years ago that didnt have one
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19-Aug-2009, 02:14 AM #10
Control panel
admin tools
computer management
storage
disk management
send a screen shot
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19-Aug-2009, 02:29 AM #11
Hi,
Thanx everyone for your help.
The pc is about 3 years old. The Dell manual tells me to use the Ctrl F11 option.
I could paste the screen shot here, so i tried to add as an attachment, not sure if it worked.
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19-Aug-2009, 02:37 AM #12
i cant open the attachment
did you see a small partitiion a few gigs in size?
if you want to resend the attachment save it in paint
and then save as jpeg
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19-Aug-2009, 02:54 AM #13
Hope this works
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19-Aug-2009, 02:58 AM #14
Thats what I was looking for
I do not see a recovery partition.

Do you have a windows disk
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19-Aug-2009, 03:03 AM #15
Yes, I have my Windows XP CD
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