I have an Inspiron 15 3421 laptop, I have been working like crazy to get the thing to restore to factory - every media set I have made fails. After a while the system restore option box will appear on the screen. The usual at startup does not seem to be running the Dell factory restore tool. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen. Choose Other system backup and more options, and click on Next.
If your Dell has neither of these options, you can use a Windows installation disc instead. But, there are instances that your installer disc cannot be recognized or cannot be read from a disc drive. If the guide works for you, please mention the laptop model name and number in the comments after the post. You have no idea about this; you can go to its official site or contact support team for help. Make sure that you have a Windows installation disc. Luckily, you can reformat your Dell computer without even needing the System Restore disc. Here are a few instances when formatting is essential.
This is usually simple to do, the partition gets wiped and Windows is installed after following the usual 'language' and 'keyboard' settings. It may take a couple of attempts in order to access the System Restore screen. Turn on the laptop and as soon as Dell logo appears on the screen press on the F8 key. You can then reload all your important software, applications and backed up data on to your systems. On most Dell computers, inserting a Windows installation disc will prompt the computer to select the disc as the boot option.
As the computer restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen. As soon as you see the Dell logo appear, begin repeatedly tapping the F8 key. Finally, if your laptop is running at a sluggish pace, you can use formatting to. I want to reformat my hard drive and wipe everything off and then install windows 10, not sure how to do this anymore. Now follow the instructions that come up on the screen.
Hi Guys, We've recently started to dabble with Windows 10 Pro in preparation to deploy to our environement which is currently Windows 7. If you're using outdated versions, that could be the problem, so you would need to install the updated versions. There are other free and paid disk deleting programs available for downloading online. This will take you to the Advanced Boot Options menu. Experts advise to periodically format your hard drives to. It will walk you through the steps, then do multiple wipes to make sure every trace of data is gone.
Step 1: On the Sign-in screen, click on the Power button. I have got Laptop Dell Studio 1458 which came installed with Windows 7 64 bit edition. Finally, you can see Windows logo with some drop-down boxes. Step 1: Press power button on your laptop and Windows starts to load. Anyway I have the full version of windows 10 on a usb drive, just downloaded it last night from Microsoft, I have my original key number. Any and all data files that you created will be gone so you should back them up to a different location prior to reformatting.
To protect data security, formatting hard disk is a good option. Make sure that it is the right device. But I've forgotten the password. Select the right factory image, and then click on Next to start to reset system to factory settings. You should get a screen with advanced boot options.
This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Select your name from the drop down menu you have to know the administrator password. I hope this post will help you do it yourself. Image: © Vector1st - Shutterstock. The format command is a line of direct command that is typed in to an interface command prompt and run on the system. Start or restart Dell laptop. Click on the Dell Factory Image Restore option in the next box.
I never did understand why people think they need to reformat the computer every 3 weeks. Select the current partition, which is usually C:. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart computer, then watch for a message on the screen which prompts a specific key such as Del or F2. This will erase all of your own files, but it will restore the computer back to the way it was when it shipped from the Dell factory. Save changes and exit Bios, then computer restarts again. You will also need and. You can format each drive by right clicking on them and then 'format' option, by this way you can format each drive except the drive in which there is operating system.
It is faster and safer to format your hard drive within an hour than to waste days over fixing every error manually. If you do not have a system backup, all you can do is formatting and reinstalling system. Wait until the installation is completed. Then click the Dell Factory Image Restore option. If your computer is running outdated system, you may want to upgrade it to Windows 10, and latest versions on installed applications. Once you delete all the data on this partition, you will set up a new file system to reconfigure the entire working system of your laptop.