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noenn1312
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Factory Restore won't work

The internet on my Inspiron 530s wouldn't work no matter what I've done so I've been trying to factory restore it to see if that would help. I've tried pressing F8 during startup to get to the Advanced Boot Options, but the "Repair your computer" option to factory restore it isn't there. I also tried to restore it from an earlier point in time, but every time I try it says that it was unsuccessful. I don't have the manual or any CDs it came with either. I don't know much about computers, but I heard that maybe reinstalling my OS (Vista) would do the job (but I don't know how to do that.. if you know, please tell me!). Is there any way to restore my computer back to it's factory settings? 

Thanks in advance!

Desktop: Dell Inspiron 530s
OS: Vista Home Basic 32-bit

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ZAGuru_Hoov
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RE: Factory Restore won't work

According to the user manual for the 530s

To use PC Restore:
1
Turn on the computer.
During the boot process, a blue bar with
www.dell.com
appears at the top
of the screen.
2
Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
If you do not press <Ctrl><F11>
in time, let the computer finish
starting, and then restart the computer again.
NOTICE:
If you do
not
want to proceed with
PC Restore, click
Reboot
in the
following step.
3
On the next screen that appears, click
Restore
.
4
On the next screen, click
Confirm
.
The restore process takes approx
imately 6–10 minutes to complete.
5
When prompted, click
Finish
to reboot the computer.
NOTE:
Do not manually shut down the computer. Click
Finish
and let the
computer completely reboot.
6
When prompted, click
Yes
.
The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating
state, the screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the
same ones that appeared the fir
st time the computer was turned on.
Troubleshooting Tools
99
7
Click
Next
.
The
System Restore
screen appears and the computer restarts.
8
After the computer restarts, click
OK
.

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