How to Factory Restore a Vostro 1500 With XP


The Dell Vostro 1500 is a laptop computer designed for business use. The Vostro 1500 is equipped with a system-restore utility that reverts the computer to its factory condition. This deletes all data placed on the computer by the user. Back up your computer to external media or otherwise save your important data before restoring your computer.

  • Restart the Dell Vostro 1500 computer, or turn the computer on if it is not currently running.

  • Press the "F8" key as the computer starts up and the "Dell" logo appears.

  • Press the "down" arrow key on the "Advanced Boot Options" screen to select "Repair Your Computer." Press "Enter." Click "Next."

  • Enter your username and password if prompted. Click "OK."

  • Click "Dell Factory Image Restore." Click "Next."

  • Click the box next to "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system to factory condition." Click "Next" to proceed.

  • Click "Finish" when prompted to restart the computer.

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  • "Dell Vostro 1500 Owner's Manual"; Dell Inc.; 2007
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