I have an Inspiron 1545 and I recently got a virus on my computer and after I got it off my computer I cannot put anything on my desktop. I was wondering what you have to do to go back to how the computer was when I first bought it. I am pretty sure I still have the CDs it came with but I am not sure which ones I need to do this. I greatly appreciate any help I can get.
Ctrl+F11 for Windows XP
F8 for Windows Vista or Windows 7
my Dells:Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3Precision M6300 - Windows 7
And this will erase everything and it will be like a "brand new" computer?
It should be to factory settings. If you want to ensure there is nothing left over (and probably achieve slight better performance) follow my guide below a clean install of Windows Vista/Windows 7. Wipe with DBAN (left as an optional step) to ensure nothings left behind).
Thanks to everyone who answered I will try to get it done this coming weekend.
So I tried the F8 and it brings me to a menu that has none of the above on it. What do I do now?
None of *what* on it????
Two screens like this, tap F8 repeatedly should take you to here.
Then when you select repair my computer, you should have Dell Factory Settings/Dell DataSafe option at the end: