Starting Dell Factory Image Restore
1. Turn on the computer.
2. 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.
3. Select Repair Your Computer.
The System Recovery Options window
4. Select a keyboard layout and click Next.
5. To access the recovery options, log on as
a local user. To access the command prompt,
type administrator in the User name
field, then click OK.
6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore. The Dell
Factory Image Restore welcome screen
Restoring Your Operating System
NOTE: Depending upon your configuration,
you may need to select Dell Factory Tools,
then Dell Factory Image Restore.
7. Click Next.
The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears.
NOTE: If you do not want to proceed with
the Dell Factory Image Restore, click
8. Select the check box to confirm that you
want to continue to reformat the hard drive
and restore the system software to the
factory condition, then click Next.
The restore process begins and may take
five or more minutes to complete. A message
appears when the operating system and
factory-installed applications have been
restored to factory condition.
9. Click Finish to restart the computer.