Need help restoring to factory settings!

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Jaketehsnake

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Recently I used subinacl to help me enable jscript. I used it to give me admin on all my registry files. I rebooted and clicked My Computer, but then it said i didn't have enough memory. So I read up on some things and it said I should do something to the permissions on Regedit. Well, now I could care less because every single file on my computer doesn't work, the links are broken, I can't access explorer...

I want to restore to factory settings and forget about whatever I was doing before.

So I have a Dell Inspiron, 1500 something... I don't have a boot CD, and i can't access system restore or control panel. I started it up (and i read that you had to hold Ctrl-f11) so i did, nothing happened and it continued to load windows in the same way. Then somewhere I read you had to press alt-f10. I did and it came up with a sort of prompt. it said...
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Edit Windows boot options for: Windows 7 Home Premium

Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Partition:3
Hard Disk: 75349890

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I could type in between the brackets and press enter to load windows. I've goofed around with it and I don't even know if i'm at the right menu. I'm considering taking the computer to a repair place, but it's expensive. :confused:

Help. I might not respond since I need to have a CT scan done in about an hour. Please help.
 

TerryNet

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I bet Dell "hides" that information of how to boot to the Recovery partition in one of their manuals--paper with the computer and/or on their web site.
 

TerryNet

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That would not only be illegal but also violates our policy of restricting help to here on the public forum.
 
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Dell uses F10, F11 or F12 to boot to recovery mode - no alt or ctrl key needed.
this will delete everything on your drive except the recovery partition and recreate drive partition C: (better known as CLEAN install) so get your data off if you can.
 
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