clean sweep

  YAMA 18:47 30 Aug 2010

hello all you tech's,I need to do a clean sweep of mydesktop pc, it is playing up no end, so I need to get it back to the begining, clean out and re do all so it is like new, so where to begin and what to do, i do need to keep please reply as quick as you can.thanks yama

  Strawballs 18:56 30 Aug 2010

1 :-What Operating system
2 :-what make and model of machine
3 :-Do you have a windows disc or system sestore disc?

  Strawballs 18:57 30 Aug 2010

Make that restore disc

  rawprawn 19:01 30 Aug 2010

In that case you need to re install your operating system which you haven't mentioned.XP? Vista? W7?
A) do you have a Disk
B) Is there a recovery partition on your computer.
Let us know and we can help

You say "i do need to keep anything" I assume you mean that you do NOT need to keep anything

  YAMA 19:22 30 Aug 2010

ok here go's dell vostro 200 win xp pro, got it 10/07/2008. and yes i do not need to keep anything i just want it back like new dic I have ----Dell drivers and utilities--dell application for power dvd dx 8.0software-----dell works microsoft 9-------roxio creator &mydvd 9.0de---installation tft lcd monitor----aol install disc----ok thanks yama

  YAMA 19:24 30 Aug 2010

oh by the way i am using my laptop to tex to you all ok yama

  Strawballs 20:45 30 Aug 2010

Try pressing ctrl + F11 during bootup to start restore to factory settings

  YAMA 00:34 31 Aug 2010

try no good ctrl+f11. what to press on start up to go into safe mold, thanks yama

  Strawballs 02:02 31 Aug 2010

One of the CD's you have must be the the restore one. F8 safe mode

  lotvic 11:48 31 Aug 2010

You did hold down the Ctrl key whilst tapping the F11 key about once per second ?
How to restore Dell XP
click here this gives step by step on both methods, Restore partition and from CD's

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