Restore dell inspiron 1545 to factory default

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madmartha Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday October 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 1, 2014 - Oct 1, 2014 at 04:38 PM
Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Oct 1, 2014 at 05:43 PM
okay have my original set up cd's was going real well and the windows verification number did not match.. Why the heck not got the code off the enevolpe. This is not the first time I done it with another dell laptop before we had this one..
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madmartha Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday October 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 1, 2014
Oct 1, 2014 at 05:28 PM
I AM BEGINNING TO WONDER IF DELL GAVE ME A OPERATING SYSTEM WITH THE WRONG CODE ON IT. I FOUND WHERE I NEEDED TO LOOK IN THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT TO FIND THE PROPER CODE TO GIVE DURING THE REINSTALL.. NOPE WRONG CODE.
MAD MARTHA AGAIN...
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Oct 1, 2014 at 05:43 PM
Dear Martha,

If you write in capital letters, in computer language, it is equivalent to yelling. Do I deserve to be yelled at? I am not responsible for the problem. As I mentionned, be nice and kind, I am a volunteer trying to help you.

I don't believe that you were given the wrong code, but you may have used the wrong windows disk.

Anyhow to restore a Dell Laptop with Windows XP, on the onset, you need not to use any CD.

The procedure is:

If your operating system is XP, press the CTRL and F11 keys simultaneously when you see the Dell logo after turning on the laptop, and follow the instructions on the screen.

Turn the computer on.

When the Dell screen appears, press and hold the CTRL and F11 key simultaneously on the keyboard, then release them both at the same time. The Dell PC Restore by Symantec window appears.

Click the Restore button or press the key to highlight Restore and press enter.

A caution message appears, advising that all data will be lost.

Click the Confirm button, or press the key to highlight Confirm and press enter.

The Progress window appears. Once the process has begun, Dell PC the restore usually takes only 8 to 10 minutes to complete. When the restore is complete, the message 'The system recovery process was successful' appears.

Click the Finish button or press the key to highlight Finish and press enter
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