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Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

I am not able to Factory Reset my Dell Inspiron 15R 7520. I used recovery media and copied the factory image to USB and when trying to restore it , i get error saying "A required device isn't connected or cant be accessed

Error Code : 0xc000000f

please help me out!!!

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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

Hi vigneshprabha,

Have you tried the USB device on a different port? What is the operating system installed on the unit?

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Harish M
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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

Harish,

              yes i tried.and getting the same error. windows 8

thanks

vignesh

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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

Hi vigneshprabha,

What is the reason for a factory reset? Is the system booting normally now? Have you tried with Reset option within Windows 8? You can find the steps below for Windows 8 Reset.

1) Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.

(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)

2) Under PC settings, tap or click General.

3) Under remove everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.

4) Follow the instructions on the screen.

Note: You'll be prompted to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data far less likely.

Also refer to the below link for more information.

http://bit.ly/13IEsXz

Thanks and Regards
Harish M
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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

Harish,

i am still getting the same error.

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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

Boot error: status: 0xc000000f - winload.exe missing or corrupt

indicates a corrupted restore partition OR an attempt to CLONE the drive and do

a factory restore which is not possible because the recovery partiton is encrypted.


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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

how to resolve this? i need help on that.

Thanks

Vignesh

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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

Hi vigneshprabha,

This requires a reinstallation of the operating system. Kindly provide the system service tag through a private message. I will check what best can be done.

To send the system service tag through a private message, click on my Forum username and then click Start conversation.

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Harish M
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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

Hey! Mines been doing the same thing. I need a step by step way of rebooting my whole computer. Thanks, Alex
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Re: Factory reset 15R Inspiron 7520

Hi aleeexjolley,

Please click on the below link to Restore Your Computer to the Factory Settings.

http://dell.to/17wH2BQ 

Please click on the below thread for Windows 8 Dell Backup and Recovery options.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4677/t/19471699.aspx 

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Harish M
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