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...to the internet and it crashes regularly. I want to factory restore it but It didnt come with a restore disk, and CTRL f11 doesnt do anything (i think it was reformatted before it was sold on) What can I do? can i reinstall XP using someone elses...
11/28/2007  |  (Forums)

If yours is Pro and they have a Pro CD it will probably work. I don't think whether it's a basic XP Pro or one with XP Pro SP1 or SP2 will matter.

The person you bought it from should have included the Operating System CD (other drivers can be downloaded from the Dell downloads).

IÂ think i know someone with dell laptop with xp. Mines running XP pro, is that all i need to know or are there various editions?

ctrl + F11 doesnt work. F11 isnt even assigned to anything on my logitech keyboard.

Thanks for the quick response, but if you check my previous post you will see that ctrl + F11 doesnt work either. Tried about 20 times, all at different stages of the boot sequence, as per Dell's journal. I have been working on...

What was the main cause why it wont allow you to format your c: drive? If PC Restore(Ctrl+F11)doesnt work, you really need to do clean reinstall by using OS CD...

I have a recovery partition .I have tried almost everything..the ctrl+f11 doesnt work.Pressing F8 does not give the option of "repair your computer".. Please help...
8/9/2011  |  (Forums)

i dont have the cds and ctrl F11 doesnt work any other way to reboot it
2/24/2010  |  (Forums)

...factory settings, I've tried CTRL F11 and it doesnt work, the computer just continues to...posts and I've tried pressing F11 repeatedly and that doesn't...suggestions? I saw somewhere that F11 does not work on some Dells, is that true...
3/22/2008  |  (Forums)

...not working propertly i need a new install. the ctrl + F11 key doesnt work. becauz i think the original owner did a windows XP installation. and it doesn't work anymore. the laptop hardware is working good and...
3/26/2007  |  (Forums)

...neither are working. So far I have tried: Â -The F11/CTRL: Doesnt work -Booting from Vista Upgrade DVD: pressed F12...how 4 partitions ended up on the drive as I always work off of one. I am aware the Dell ships the systems...
1/27/2008  |  (Forums)

and yeah, ctrl+f11 doesnt seem to work too wel either

... I've tried the reinstall guides ie power up CTRL and F11 - This doesnt work. Tried just booting the PC with the XP disk and goes through loading but doesnt go as far as getting to what partition to format...
6/7/2006  |  (Forums)

...year old Windows XP is getting a bit tired now) CTRL + F11 on startup doesnt work, though the partition is there. So. I've...understand why everything Dell has given me to help doesnt work. Any ideas would be greatly received.
3/26/2009  |  (Forums)

I have a dell 4600. It freezes when I start it up. I tried the ctrl+F11 thing that doesnt work. Tried to boot in safe mode but now its stuck on the blue windows screen saying windows is starting up. Would like to restore factory settings at this point. Any ideas?
12/14/2007  |  (Forums)

...a Precision M90 back to factory settings. I've read that there is a partition that I can access holding ctrl + F11. It doesnt seem to work for me though. Â does this apply to the model I have mentioned? Â thanks for reading ...
2/24/2007  |  (Forums)

...there i have checke approx 6gb space of partions used. Â Now Dell techinal staff tells me to press CTRL and F11 but this doesnt work i have tried it whilst resarting, whilstd dell.com logo is there i have kept it pressed i have tried...
10/19/2007  |  (Forums)

...installed XP Pro on my 700m and now the modem drivers for LAN and wireless are not ther so I tried the CTRL+F11 restore but it doesnt work cause the www.dell.com screen is no longer there, if there is a solution to access the restore partition...
9/28/2005  |  (Forums)

...know if I even got one with it, as I normally am very good at keeping hold of things! I have tried the CTRL + F11 thing and it doesnt work, so I assume it's too old for this function. Can anyone tell me how to recover my original settings...
9/19/2010  |  (Forums)

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