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    factory settings- how to

    For the life of me, i cannot find how to restore a dell 1737 studio laptop!

    I really need this back to factory settings- no restore points are good enough.

    Any help please! : (

    Its running on vista

    Thank you

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    Ctrl + F11 on startup when the blue band appears across the top of the screen

    Original Poster

    I have about 5 cds that came with it, how do i use them?

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;6355685

    Ctrl + F11 on startup when the blue band appears across the top of the … Ctrl + F11 on startup when the blue band appears across the top of the screen



    then what?

    Original Poster

    snarff;6355891

    here,s the … here,s the infohttp://itfixed.blogspot.com/2009/06/restore-dell-studio-1737-laptop-to.html



    Thank you!!! xxx

    Original Poster

    when i go to press repair my computer and then enter, it takes me through to a normal load up :-/

    is this the one u want to sell?

    getting rid of photos:thumbsup::thumbsup::whistling::p

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    jasonrat;6356203

    is this the one u want to sell?getting rid of … is this the one u want to sell?getting rid of photos:thumbsup::thumbsup::whistling::p



    Yes and yes lol:thumbsup:

    so i assume u want to wipe you hard drive
    will return to factory settings do that?

    if uve still got start up and windows discs i would use this

    killdisk.com/

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    jasonrat;6356322

    so i assume u want to wipe you hard drivewill return to factory settings … so i assume u want to wipe you hard drivewill return to factory settings do that?



    no, would take about 5-7 deep formats to clear the drive. Dell restore will just be a quick format and make it extremely easy to recover her naked photos

    lumoruk;6356431

    no, would take about 5-7 deep formats to clear the drive. Dell restore … no, would take about 5-7 deep formats to clear the drive. Dell restore will just be a quick format and make it extremely easy to recover her naked photos



    damn u told her:p:p

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    jasonrat;6356450

    damn u told her:p:p



    let the highest bidder win :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    jasonrat;6356450

    damn u told her:p:p



    naked photos. . .?

    well i dunno what to do, i try to do a restore, and press repair my computer and it boots up normally!

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    *katie*;6356464

    naked photos. . .?well i dunno what to do, i try to do a restore, and … naked photos. . .?well i dunno what to do, i try to do a restore, and press repair my computer and it boots up normally!



    you tried snarff's 2nd link?

    support.euro.dell.com/sup…htm

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;6356461

    let the highest bidder win :thumbsup:



    pfffttt :whistling:

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;6356502

    you tried snarff's … you tried snarff's link?http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xlob/dtg/en/software.htm#wp1109809



    Yep, and like it says i try the repair your computer button and press enter and it boots normally without the next screen coming up!

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    *katie*;6356520

    Yep, and like it says i try the repair your computer button and press … Yep, and like it says i try the repair your computer button and press enter and it boots normally without the next screen coming up!



    how about I just pop across the border and sort it for you :thumbsup: :?

    try putting in each of the restore disks and booting up, the one labelled disc 1 might be your best bet

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;6356541

    how about I just pop across the border and sort it for you :thumbsup: :?



    ok :whistling:

    if u want to sell your laptop i would do more than a system restore

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    *katie*;6356561

    ok :whistling:



    taken to pm :w00t:

    Original Poster

    jasonrat;6356580

    if u want to sell your laptop i would do more than a system restore



    why? nothing is wrong with it, and i want a factory setting restore

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    *katie*;6356614

    why? nothing is wrong with it, and i want a factory setting restore



    If you don't format it properly and enough times the buyer could recover your photos, documents and passwords well everything

    I was bored and did it to a hard drive I bought off here lots of er interesting stuff on it...a member on here is into S&M btw

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;6356666

    If you don't format it properly and enough times the buyer could recover … If you don't format it properly and enough times the buyer could recover your photos, documents and passwords well everything



    o great, well most is off, but i want to do a factory restore! It just won't blimmin work! :x

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    *katie*;6356675

    o great, well most is off, but i want to do a factory restore! It just … o great, well most is off, but i want to do a factory restore! It just won't blimmin work! :x



    Deleting it just makes marks it as hidden and makes the space available for the operating system to use.
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