How do i restore my computer to its factory

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Thes are Dell instructions for factory restore
Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP
Before You Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a problem with a
newly installed driver, first try using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback (see page 94). If Device
Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore (see page 97) to return your
operating system to the operating state it was in before you installed the new device driver.
Solving Problems 99
NOTICE: Before performing the installation, back up all data files on your primary hard drive. For
conventional hard drive configurations, the primary hard drive is the first drive detected by the computer.
To reinstall Windows XP, you need the following items:
• Dell™ Operating System CD
• Dell Drivers and Utilities CD
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD contains drivers that were installed during assembly of the computer.
Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to load any required drivers.
Reinstalling Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP, perform all the steps in the following sections in the order in which they
are listed.
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After you reinstall the operating
system, you must also reinstall the device drivers (see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on
page 94), virus protection program, and other software.
NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options can
overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall
Windows XP unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection software installed on your
computer before you reinstall Windows XP. See the documentation that came with the software for instructions.

You can download the Dell users manual from this site
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insxps/M3551A02.pdf

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What if you can't access your administrator function because the computer no longer recognizes your password?
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It's different for each Computer Manufacturer. Please tell us the make and model of your PC.