formatting dell inspiron mini 10

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I have a Dell inspiron mini 10 running windows 7 starter 32 bit operating system i think. the computer is extremely slow to boot up. so, i want to format the computer but theres no dvd/cd drive to insert my oem os dvd. also, i dont have an external cd/dvd drive or the os saved on a flash drive. what are my choices? the cheaper the solution, the better. this is just a computer for me to use in the interim. I plan to buy a laptop later.

ive already backed up all my files elsewhere. so, im ready to begin formatting the computer.


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Thanks a lot! i dont have the computer with me now but when i get a hold of it, i think Ill refer to:

"Solution to Restoring Dell Mini 10 to factory settings on Windows 7 Starter

Restart the computer and press F8 when you receive the Dell loading screen and keep holding it till it the computer beeps , then release it and you’ll find
that you get into a Windows loading screen it gives you a variety of options – select the “Repair your computer” option by highlighting it using your arrow
keys and press enter.

You’ll now be asked to login to your machine, you’ll need to use the same username/password that you use to access Windows normally.

Now, instead of accessing Windows you’ll get a screen with a whole variety of options at the bottom, of that list you’ll find a hyperlink that allows you to
select “Dell Factory Restore Image” – select this and follow the on screen instructions."

thanks again skibum43

which option is "repair your computer"? my list of options is in chinese and i cant read it.


It should be at the top with a decent spacing separation between it and the other choices.

Here's a screen shot someone posted:

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