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I need to format my dell inspiron 1501

Last response: in Windows XP
September 8, 2009 2:20:12 PM

hi, i need to format my dell inspiron 1501, i do not know the procedure to do it, this is the first time can you help me pls?
September 8, 2009 2:36:48 PM

Do you have a restore partition or restore discs?
September 8, 2009 5:25:49 PM

Make sure you backup all your important doc, photos, and files to another hard drive or to pen drive before formatting.

you can do a complete restore if you have your dell restore discs. or else you can use another windows installation cd and follow the instructions.

Do u want to format using windows cd or with dell restrore discs?
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September 8, 2009 10:46:20 PM

alright so if you have a CD for your operating system then just during boot time, boot from the CD, and there will be a an easy-to-follow self explanatory wizard to guide you through. Depending on your OS, procedure will vary.
September 8, 2009 11:24:10 PM

Reboot the computer, right after your see the Dell BIOS spalsh screen, hold down the control key and tap the F11 key. It should boot the Dell System Recovery program.

October 1, 2009 12:07:20 PM


Just keep tapping the F11 by holding the CTRL key if its XP and select dell image factory restore...But if in case if vista is installed on the system u have keep tapping the F8 while booting and the select the option Repair ur english...then system password and finally select the last option in the list Dell image factory restore.....

if this doesnt work u have to reinstall with the OS disc by booting from the disc while start up.