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Dell Desktop Restore Original Settings


How can i restore my dell desktop to its orginal settings? I have a dell desktop. It's not old, but it's not new, i've been using it for a few years, and it suddenly got the "blue screen of death", and my mom was fiddling with it and i don't know what she did with it but. Once i turn it on, it goes right to a black screen and says. "Strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility". I clicked f1, and it just says it again and makes a little beeping noise. I also clicked f2 and there was really nothing in there that would help me i don't think. How can i somehow boot my computer and then get it so i can re-install windows xp again and get it to work?

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