Dell Inspiron Recovery

You may need to eventually perform a Dell Inspiron recovery. Laptops often get sluggish with time. This may be caused due to a lot of unwanted programs or malware issues. A viable solution is to format your laptop and reset the laptop to its factory settings. Most virus issues are resolved by this method. Dell Inspiron laptops have an in-built recovery program known as the DataSafe Local Backup 2.0. This is a safe and easy procedure that can be used in case of a system failure, slow programming or frequent errors.

Backup all your data in an external storage device before formatting your laptop; the DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 wipes off all the data from the hard drive. Formatting your laptop might also be necessary before reinstalling the operating system. Below is a step-by-step guide to format your Dell Inspiron laptop.

Dell Inspiron Recovery

Steps To Perform A Dell Inspiron Recovery

Step 1

As mentioned earlier, it is important to backup your important data to an external storage device before beginning the recovery process. The DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 can only be accessed while the computer is booting up; therefore, shut down your laptop after saving the data.

Step 2

Power on the laptop again and wait for the Dell logo to appear on your screen. As soon as you see the logo, press “F8” to enter the setup.

Step 3

This will take you to a black screen with options. Highlight “Repair your computer” using the up and down arrow keys, and hit “Enter” to select.

Step 4

The next screen will prompt you to type your administrator name and password. Fill in the details and press “Enter” to go to the next step.

Step 5

From the options, select “Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe Options”, and follow the on screen guide to format your hard drive.

Format A Dell Inspiron Computer Using Windows Recovery System

Step 1

Power-up your computer and press “F12” at the start-up screen to bring-up the one-time boot menu.

Step 2

Place your Dell re-installation disk in the optical drive.

Step 3

Coming back to the screen, highlight “CD-ROM” from the options and hit “Enter”. Press any key when prompted to boot from CD/DVD.

Step 4

The setup might take several minutes to begin. Wait till you see the “Welcome to Setup” screen, then press “Enter” to begin the installation.

Step 5

Press “F8” on the next screen to agree the license agreement. Press the “Escape” key to continue installing a fresh copy of Windows.

Step 6

The next screen will show the list of hard drive partitions. Choose the partitions you wish to format using the arrow keys. You can also delete all the partitions to wipe clean your computer.

Step 7

Create new partition(s) and continue to re-install your operating system following the instructions.

It is advised to save all the data on your computer before formatting as the lost data cannot be recovered later. Follow the instructions with caution.

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  1. TorQuilla says:

    I cannot restore my dell inspiron 1545 back to factory mode I have no recovery disc. and when i press f8 and dell factory it just tell me my parameter is incorrect. what do I do I really need help

    • Dave Dave says:

      So you hit F8 and get to the advanced boot options and the recovery link tells you the parameter is incorrect? If that is the case, I think your best option is to contact Dell for a set of recovery disks for your model. There will be a small processing fee, but it’ll be cheaper than buying a copy of Windows.

      • sat says:

        Hi Dave

        I have a dell inspiron n7110. Iwant to restore it back to factory settings. I tried to hit F8, it took me to the advanced boot options i selected repair computer and it goes to black screen which says ” windows is loading files….” And it stays like that until i hit ctrl+Alt+Del.I left it like that for the whole night, it was the same.

        I need to restore my computer back to factory settings urgently. I will really appreciate if you can guide through the process.

        Thanx in advance.

  2. Hi, I use this technique all the time on older Dell’s. It just works…Thanks for sharing!

  3. Bev says:

    Tried to do a full recovery on my dell laptop 15 r and I press. F8. Go to repair click on it, then it asks for home user$ but it asks me for a password and I have no clue what it is is there a common password to use tried administrator and it did not work