How to restore a Dell Inspiron Mini to factory settings?

September 2016




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.

Related :

This document entitled « How to restore a Dell Inspiron Mini to factory settings? » from CCM (ccm.net) is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.