i am having problems putting my latop back to factory settings (( dell inspiron 1545 )) back to factory setting I have tried the thing were you click ctrl and F11 on the start up menue to get to the boot up menu .. and that doesnt work.. HELP !!
i need to revise my last answer when you tap F6 to open the directory menu you need to push F8 to open the advanced menu and then it will give you an aray of options this is something the manufacturers do not want you to know and this is how computer techs make all there money feel free to send me an E-MAIL.
I have dell inspiron 1545, keep hitting F8 and on menu which appears, select first option which says Rerpair Computer. It will lead you to recovery console and there you can recover to factory swttings. Please note that your data might loose.
It is bit tricky to reset to factory default a Dell Inspiron 6400, Ctrl+F11 or F10 do not work as hot keys, so If you do not have restore disks you can follow the instrustions using recovery partition
here how I twist it
1. Make bootable CD which contains Norton Ghost or other disk image software
2. boot your system using bootable CD with Norton Ghost software, u can use Hiren's CD ISO image. if u dont know about hiren just google it.
2. Once you boot up , open Norton Ghost click LOCAL-> PARTITION->FROM IMAGE
3. now "look in" for "[DellRestore]FAT drive" and select this drive (this is recovery partition)