Trying to wipe out my system & restore it to factory

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Trying to wipe out my system & restore it to factory

  • I got a new computer.  I decided to restore my old one (dell) to factory settings.  I was told to just put in the Service pack 2 & click on install.  Well it went through the whole thing but when it finished the screen resolution is not right & I can't change any of the settings.  I am not a computer wizard so I don't know what to do.  It won't let me restore.  I tried.  HELP!!!

  • Sounds like instead of a factory restore you did a complete reinstall. If that is the case you will need to reload your drivers You can find out about the order to reinstall the drives HERE

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  • That did not help.  My brother told me it is as if it is in sleep/safe mode???? Not sure what that means.

  • I encountered the same problem when I reinstalled the operating system over the original one. The desktop had shrunk to half its size! When I tried to change the Settings in the Control Panel only one setting was available for Color Quality. You might have success by rolling back to the original driver. I would recommend this, not sure if it will work for you, but it might help:

    Right-click on Desktop, click on Properties.

    Click on Settings

    Click on Advanced.

    Click on Adapter.

    Click on Properties.

    Click on Driver tab.

    Click on Roll Back Driver Button.

    That worked for my system. Hope it works for you.

    Mrpips

  • I don't have a roll back driver button.  when I get to that page it says: 

     VGA SAVE

    SERVICE NAME: VGA SAVE

    DISPLAY NAME: VGA SAVE

    CURRENT STATUS: STARTED

    START UP TYPE:  SYSTEM

                                     AUTOMATIC

                                      BOOT

                                      DEMAND

                                       DISABLED

  • That means your video driver is not installed and the card is running in basic VGA mode. Did you reinstall your video card driver?

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  • WHICH ONE IS IT???

  • Go HERE enter your service tag choose the orginal configuration tab. This will produce a list of all things that were in your system, which would be nice to know the model, then we can help you get the right one.

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  • I'M NOT ON THAT COMPUTER BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS NOT SET UP ON IT YET.

  • Besides the Service Pack disk you should have one that says Drivers and Utilities. Try inserting that disk in your old computer and see what happens.

  • angelbeliever

     

    I'M NOT ON THAT COMPUTER BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS NOT SET UP ON IT YET.

     

    First of all... please stop typing in CAPITALS!

    Secondly...enter your service tag, and download the drivers from the computer you are on Idea

     

    angelbeliever

     

    WHICH ONE IS IT???

     

    How are we supposed to know which specific drivers you need, when you haven't mentioned what model system you have, or what OS you're using????

     

    Finally... show some appreciation for the help Dave has offered you!

    Your replies have all been very brief/curt, with no indication that you're even the least bit grateful for the help/advice he's offered Confused

    Frustrated or not, other members are far less likely to offer their help/advice, if you're not going to acknowledge/thank them for that help!

    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

     

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  • I'm truly sorry if you found my answers offensive.  I certainly didn't mean for them to come across that way.  I am very new to this.  I have tried all the advice that was given but to no avail.  I really do appreciate any help I recieve.  I just thought that by asking which driver it is someone more expecienced than myself might know right off the bat,  the reason I told you I was not on that computer is I didn't know if that mattered,  As far as the capitals go I didn't realize I had hit caps lock.   Someone told me it was the video driver but when I put in the "Drivers & Utilites" CD it said that was already installed.

  • angelbeliever

    No offense taken. However please edit your post to remove the service tag as this is a violation of the Forum TOS and can get this thread deleted.

    Please download and install this DRIVER for your video card.

     HomeBuilt SandyBridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 ghz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
    Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 7 Pro

    Forum member since 2003

  • Sorry I didn't know that about the service tag.  Can I download & install it if I don't have the internet on that computer?  As I said that is not the one I am typing on.  Honestly, this is like brain surgery for me.Tongue Tied The one I am currently is not a Dell

  • Hey no problem dont sweat it

    Yes you can download the driver onto your current system and either burn it to a data CD or use a thumb drive to transfer it to the other system.

    What I would also like you to do is open device manager and in the listing let us know if you see any listings with either a ! or X next to them.

    To open device manager press and hold the windows key then press the Pause/Break key. This will open the system window.  Select the Hardware tab and then the device manage button.

     HomeBuilt SandyBridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 ghz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
    Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 7 Pro

    Forum member since 2003