Ok I have looked into this quite a bit and yet I still get nothing. My Dell Inspiron 1525 has become very slow and I would like to just do a full system restore to set back to factory settings. I checked on the dell site and followed the instructions as to restart the computer and before the windows load screen comes up I press F8, I then get the advanced boot settings where I press enter on 'Repair my Computer'. After that I get no other options my computer just starts up normal like I've done nothing. If anyone knows what I can do to restore my computer to factory settings even though this F8 function isn't working a reply would be great. Thank you.
how can i fix my dell inspiron n5010 back to recovery setting it is in black screen can your help me out thank your the battery light up but the screen donot come on when it do it is black screen
You have a hardware problem you need to solve first - before you can reload anything.
Remove the battery, unplug the system and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Try powering up again - if the system won't, remove and reinstall both memory modules. If that doesn't solve the problem, you have most likely a faulty system board.