How to Reset My Dell Latitude D505 Laptop Back to Factory Condition

Written by david clair
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The Dell Latitude D505 is a personal laptop computer with a 1.2 GHz processor and a 15-inch display. The system is equipped with a System Restore utility that reverts the hard drive back to its factory-configured state. Running the System Restore deletes any applications and data that have been installed by the user since the computer left the factory.

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  1. 1

    Turn on or restart the Dell D505 computer.

  2. 2

    Press the "F8" key repeatedly as the system is starting up. Stop pressing the key when the "Advanced Boot Options" screen appears.

  3. 3

    Click "Repair your computer." Click "Next."

  4. 4

    Click the icon next to "Factory Image Restore." Click "Next."

  5. 5

    Click the check box on the confirmation screen. Click "Next."

  6. 6

    Click "Finish" to restart the computer when the restore process is complete.

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