I have a Dell Inspiron 1200 purchased summer of 2005. I am in need of instructions on how to restore the notebook back to original factory settings.
I do have several CD’s that came with the notebook as noted below, will I need these or are they outdated?
Reinstallation CD MS Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Reinstallation CD for Cyberlink Power DVD 5.3.102 Software
Reinstallation CD for Sonic RecordNow 7.3 LE Software
Drivers & Utilities CD for reinstalling Dell Inspiron System Software
Drivers & Utilities CD for reinstalling Dell Wireless WLAN Card & PC Card
Corel Word Perfect
Thanks for help Denise
Thanks Cally Lily for the link. It is informative, although a bit over my level. I still find it informative enough that I will ask questions before I blissfully click away.
Ro_lie, I have a concern about where I am heading.
I have read there is this magical Dell/Symantec restore was installed on all comps after July ’05. I purchased my daughters 1200 online direct from Dell 7-25-05.
Just this a/m I fired up the 1200, I did see the blue bar a top of screen with the www.dell.com logo. I was excited. Yippee, a couple buttons & away I go.
Then sitting here basking in my alleged ease, prior to doing the F11 thing, my mom calls.
Mom has an Inspiron 1000, purchased 7 months before the 1200 and she has some NB woes.
Off to moms to investigate. First thing I notice is: The 1000 also has the blue bar a top of screen with the www.dell.com logo when starting NB. Hmmmm, after poking around, I have confirmed that both NB’s have in the Add/Remove Programs an item titled Dell System Restore. Now I am wondering is this the magical button?
In a nut cliché: I am a bit unsure about what I am ding here. Can just hit a button & make it all right. (Like a pair of Pradas in my virtual closet ) How do I know if I have the magical Dell Symantec PC Restore on my computer? Is there like a specific file name or location?