Dell Inspiron 9100 factory restore

By MasterLocke
Sep 21, 2008
  1. Anyone knows how I can restore my DELL laptop to its original factory settings?
    The windows XP restore only bring it back about 2 months.
    It did not come with any CD that say "System Restore".

    I have had this laptop for about 4 years and it's starting to be slow.
    Thank you
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Just about all newer latops don't come with CDs either

    They have a hidden partition accessed by pressing a certain function key (like F6 or F10 or some other key on system startup)
    If you have one of these hidden partitions (and therefore a startup screen prompt) select the key that starts the System recovery.

    Or chat with Dell, if yours has that option:
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