johnmac72
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Dell Dimension 2400 - Restore to factory settings

Hi. I have the 'above' desktop surplus to requirements. I wish to restore the factory settings, however, the disks that came with the PC only seem to be for reinstalling the software etc and this makes me a little nervous incase I screw up. What is the best way to do this safely?

 

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Mary G
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 - Restore to factory settings

You can't restore to factory settings by using PC Restore unless you have the Recovery Partition intact--doubtful on an old computer. You should do a manual install. support.dell.com/.../document

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johnmac72
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 - Restore to factory settings

I have tried putting the Windows installation disc into the drive to load on boot up, but drive doesnt seem to 'autoplay' the disc. How can I boot straight up from the disc? Is that what I should start with?

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shesagordie
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 - Restore to factory settings

johnmac72

See if THIS can help, scroll down to 'Configuring Your Computer To Boot To The CD Drive'.

Bev.

 


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