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trying to do a factory reset and cant

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by lavalw79, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. lavalw79

    lavalw79 Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2013
    trying to do a factory reset on my old dell dimension e520 and the only I am getting is command prompt window" x:\windows\system32>wpeinit" someone please help me because I really want and need to restore this computer.:confused::confused::confused::confused:
  2. monckywrench


    Nov 28, 2007
    Dell restore disks are sold online. (Google for vendors.)

    You will need the product key off the sticker on your Dell. The Dell site shows where to find those.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Here is the support and downloads site for the Dell Dimension E520 desktop.

    You might want to add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.


    Here is the on-line owner's manual for that desktop.

    Click the + in Troubleshooting Tools

    Select Restoring Your Operating System

    You will then see the various options for doing it.

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