NOTE: If Dell DataSafe Local Backup is
not available on your computer, use Dell
Factory Image Restore (see "Dell Factory
Image Restore" on page 66) to restore your
You can use Dell DataSafe Local Backup to
restore your hard drive to the operating state
it was in when you purchased your computer,
while preserving the data files.
Dell DataSafe Local Backup allows you to:
• Backup and restore your computer to an
earlier operating state
• Create system recovery media
Restoring Your Operating System
Dell DataSafe Local Backup Basic
To restore your operating system and the Dell
factory-installed software while preserving the
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Disconnect all the devices (USB drive,
printer, and so on) connected to the
computer and remove any newly added
NOTE: Do not disconnect the AC adapter.
3. Turn on your computer.
4. When the DELL
logo appears, press <F8>
several times to access the Advanced Boot
NOTE: If you wait too long and the
operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft Windows
desktop; then, shut down your computer
and try again.