How to Reformat My Dell Inspiron 6000

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How to Reformat My Dell Inspiron 6000
Reformat your Dell Inspiron 6000 using "System Restore." (laptop image by martini from

The Dell Inspiron 6000 is a notebook released by Dell in 2005 that runs on Windows XP. If you are experiencing problems with your Inspiron 6000 due to age or just purchased a used one, it is easy to reformat the notebook back to factory settings.

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Things you need

  • USB drive

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  1. 1

    Plug the USB drive into your computer and open its folder.

  2. 2

    Drag any important files, such as word documents and photos, you wish to save into the USB drive's folder. Then eject the USB drive.

  3. 3

    Restart the computer.

  4. 4

    Press "Ctrl" and "F11" when the Dell logo appears in the computer's start-up. Then release both keys. The "Dell PC Restore by Symantec" window will appear.

  5. 5

    Press the "Tab" key until "Restore" is highlighted. Then click the "Enter" key.

  6. 6

    Press the "Tab" key to highlight "Confirm" and press "Enter." Your computer will then reformat itself to its original settings. Press "Tab" until "Finish" is highlighted once the process is over and hit the "Enter" key.

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