How do i restore my dell to factory settings?

mindy - Aug 15, 2009 at 08:42 PM
 hilogirl64 - Aug 16, 2010 at 01:09 PM

i have a dell dimension 5100 with windows xp on it, i'm trying to reset to factory settings after backing up necessary files onto an external hard drive. I pressed f8 when starting the computer, but my option was to return computer to state when last worked. I actually want the factory settings. the computer works, but is so slow I want to throw it out the window. can you tell me how to get factory settings?


2 replies

when the computer start keep hitting ctl+f11 untill u see the screen to factory settings
tried that but still nothing. Shouldnt it be cnt alt f11?
closeup22 Posts 8924 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,108
Aug 16, 2009 at 06:21 AM
hi there,

use your recovery cd