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Need to do a factory reset without cd

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by danisawred, Aug 24, 2009.

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  1. danisawred

    danisawred Thread Starter

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    I need to do a factory reset without using a cd (as that drive has also gone down the tube for the moment). I have Windows XP Home Edition on a Dell Inspiron 530 and I've been trying to use Ctrl + F11 at the splash screen to access the PC Restore function but it's not happening. I don't know if my timing is off or what, but any suggestions would be fantastic.
     
  2. Megabite

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    This option is not on all Dell models usually it is an option on laptops
     
  3. Rick_in_Fla

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    If it has a restore partition try repeatedly pressing Ctrl + F11 at start up. If the computer can still boot to Windows XP then go into disk management and see if you can see the restore partition.
     
  4. danisawred

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    disk management isn't even showing anything. literally nothing.
     
  5. aka Brett

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    do you have some of the default services disabled
     
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