NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup may
not be available in all regions.
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 operating system.
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 the Dell factory-installed software
while preserving the data files:
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
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.
5. Select Repair Your Computer.