cannot PC restore Inspiron E1705

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cannot PC restore Inspiron E1705

  • I have attempted to PC restore my laptop, but whenever the Dell logo pops up during restarts, I try to hit Ctrl + F11 to get to the restore screen, but the computer just continues with the re-start.  I've tried so many times that i've lost count, with many different methods (hitting the keys quickly, just once, holding Ctrl down and hitting F11 several times, etc.), but it just won't go to the screen.  has anyone had this problem, and is there any other way to PC restore?
  • Did you ever do a manual reinstall of Windows, or repartition the drive in any way?
  • For XP, it's Cntrl-F11, but for Vista it's F8.
     
    What OS are you using?