How to Wipe Out a Dell Inspiron Computer?
The factory reset will remove everything that has been done since the machine was purchased. It will revert to its original configuration, including all graphics and settings.
Backup Your Files
Consider using a cloud storage system to store all of your important data. Google Drive and Dropbox are two well-known cloud storage services that provide free accounts. However, once you’ve reached a particular storage limit, you’ll have to pay for further storage. You can also use a USB drive or a larger physical backup drive to store files.
To make a backup of your files, go to your control panel and find the folders you wish to save. Simply copy and paste the folders into your storage folder. Physical storage will appear with the other folders in the control panel for easy copying and pasting. A cloud drive may ask you to download the folders through their system.
After you’ve completed a backup, double-check each file to confirm it was saved correctly. You will not have another opportunity to save the files, so double-check that everything is in order.
Factory Reset Instructions
To get a list of alternatives, go to your computer’s search function and type Reset. Alternatively, you can use the control panel to access System Settings. To force a reset, select the Reset this PC option. Under Advanced startup, select the Restart Now option.
This will open a window with some options. Select Troubleshoot, then Factory Image Restore from the drop-down menu. A screen with a sequence of steps to accept will appear. Repeat this process until the computer restarts. Because everything is deleted and reformatted to the original settings, it takes some time to complete.
Your computer will be returned to factory settings and will function as it did when it was first turned on.
Push Button Wipe
The computer will restart with a new hard drive after the operation is completed. This is the easiest way to wipe a Dell Inspiron’s hard disc.
Older Operating Systems
When the present system fails, it is often necessary to restore the factory settings. Dell gives step-by-step steps for restoring a machine that isn’t booting up properly.
Reset or reinstall Windows 10 on your Dell computer
Follow these steps to do a System Restore:
- Then type Control Panel in the Start SLN297920 en-US 1WinKey box.
- For recovery, go for the Control Panel.
- Select Recovery > Open System Restore > Next from the drop-down menu.
- Select Next > Finish after selecting the restore point that is relevant to the faulty program, driver, or update.
Reinstall Windows 10 to the Dell factory image using recovery media
Note: For information on creating recovery discs for your Dell computer or downloading an image online, go to the Media Backup page.
- This step does not apply to devices with less than 2 GB of RAM and/or less than 32 GB of storage when they are shipped.
- This procedure erases all data from the hard drive and formats it. Before you begin this task, make sure you’ve made a backup of your files.
- Depending on the format you chose to create the recovery media, insert it either a USB port or a DVD drive.
- Turn off the computer.
- Turn on the computer. Tap the F12 key many times at the Dell logo screen until the Preparing one-time boot menu appears in the top right corner of the screen.
- Select the device that matches your media type under UEFI BOOT at the boot menu (USB or DVD).
- Choose a keyboard language.
- Select Troubleshoot from the Choose an option screen.
- Choose Recover from a Disk.
- To complete the reset, follow the on-screen prompts. It will take some time for your computer to restart after this.