How do I restore my computer to factory settings?

by on August 21, 2010

Q: I have a Dell Dimension 3100 which is about 4 yrs old and runs like a dog. I think I need to nuke everything on it and reload – there seems to be an F11 option that I tried and didn’t work, so do I just need to reinstall using the XP re-installation CD that came with it? And before I do that do I just do a format C:? I have no idea so any help would be fantastic.

One Response to “How do I restore my computer to factory settings?”

    Dell has a complete set of in depth instructions talking about the different methods that may be available to you.

    Follow the instructions on their site completely: