myshipp
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Restore factory settings problem (Inspiron 1525)

I want to restore the factory settings on my Inspiron 1525. I followed the instructions on this site by pushing F8 at startup, and the Advanced Boot Options did appear, but "Repair your Computer" was not an option on that list.  What now?

Incidentally, these are the options I was given:

Safe Mode

Safe Mode with Networking

Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging

Enable low-resolution video (640x480)

Last known Good Configuration (advanced)

Directory Services Restore Mode

Debugging Mode

Disable automatic restart on system failure

Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Start Windows Normally

 

"Directory Services Restore Mode" sounded promising, but it just took me to Safe Mode.

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Re: Restore factory settings problem (Inspiron 1525)

You won't be able to do a quick restore - you will need to install using your Vista DVD.

 

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myshipp
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Re: Restore factory settings problem (Inspiron 1525)

Thanks for the response--

I did put in the Vista disc earlier, but I wasn't sure what to do from there. I didn't get any prompts or anything. Do I have to do the F8 thing with the disc in?

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8 Krypton

Re: Restore factory settings problem (Inspiron 1525)

Press F12 and boot from the CD/DVD drive.  Then follow the prompts.

 

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Re: Restore factory settings problem (Inspiron 1525)

gosh im going through the same thing was wondering if you could help me any help would be so much appreciated tx, sonya

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