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How do i do a system restore back to the factory settings (XPS420 and Vista)

Like the title says how would i go about doing this if i wanted to.
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helmecj01
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Re: How do i do a system restore back to the factory settings (XPS420 and Vista)

Hi
Read this
 
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?docid=28C0548D825EB65DE04...


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My computer
Dell Dimension 1100
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP 2
512 MB of Ram
Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 256MB
Intel Celeron CPU 2.53GHz
HDD WDC WD800BB-75JCO 80GB C:
HDD Samsung SV2042H 20GB F:
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Dell Dimension 1100
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
2GB of Ram
Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 256MB
Intel Celeron CPU 2.53GHz
Dell E196FP
HDD WDC WD800BB-75JHCO 80GB C:
HDD Samsung SV2042H 20GB F:
TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C D:
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S E:
Linksys Wireless-G WUSB54GS With SpeedBooster
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 90
Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007

 


My Security Software
Avanquest SystemSuite 9 Professional
Windows Defender

 

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Re: How do i do a system restore back to the factory settings (XPS420 and Vista)

or page 95 of the owners manual...

XPS 420 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit - Q6700 - 8 GB 800 MHZ Mushkin RAM - 2 500 GB Samsung - 425 Watt PSU

Nvidia 8800gt - 24" Gateway LCD

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demon646
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Re: How do i do a system restore back to the factory settings (XPS420 and Vista)

hello there.. It's 2011 now Smiley Happy  That makes this post about 3 years old.  Your support link doesn't work anymore Smiley Sad

 

I wanted to restore my Dell XPS 420 also.  I can see the recovery drive D:, but I'm not sure if an actual image exists.  The windows folder is 1.01 GB, and the rest of the directories combined are only about 10 MB

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D:\>dir
 Volume in drive D is RECOVERY
 Volume Serial Number is 9864-51FB

 Directory of D:\

11/12/2008  06:29 PM    <DIR>          dell
01/19/2008  06:05 AM    <DIR>          Program File
01/29/2008  12:56 PM    <DIR>          sources
11/12/2008  06:29 PM    <DIR>          Tools
01/19/2008  06:05 AM    <DIR>          Users
01/03/2011  01:28 PM    <DIR>          Windows
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               6 Dir(s)  14,966,587,392 bytes free

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When I hit F8 and select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, I go through the prompts and login, then it says it can't find the image.

 

Any ideas?  Did or do I need to do something to create an image?   My only options are to choose a network location or add a driver.

 

What is it looking for?  Was I supposed to make this 'image' file myself?  What would I have used in order to make it?

 

Thanks for any help or thoughts.

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RoHe
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Re: How do i do a system restore back to the factory settings (XPS420 and Vista)

That folder doesn't sound large enough to contain the Image Restore factory image in it. So it sounds like the image may not have been put on the drive.

If you must reinstall Vista, you'll probably need to do it manually.

And since it is 2011, why did you post your question in a 3-year old thread, instead of starting a new one?? Duh!

Ron

Ron

Forum Member since 2004
I am not a Dell employee

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