How to restore a Dell Inspiron Mini to factory settings?

September 2017




Issue


I'm trying to factory reset my Dell Inspiron Mini notebook to factory settings. I've tried a number of key combinations at start-up, but I can't access the Factory restore menu.

Solution


To perform a PC Restore:
  • Turn on the computer.
  • During the boot process, a blue bar with "www.dell.com" appears at the top of the screen.
  • Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl> + <F11>. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, you will need to repeat the operation (restart your PC).


Thanks to xpcman for this tip.

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Published by aakai1056. Latest update on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM by deri58.
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