How to Reset a Hard Drive on a Dell D630

by Steve Lander
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Dell's Latitude D630 and D630c computers are laptops that use Intel Core 2 Duo processors. In the event that you need to reset their hard drive to their original factory configuration, you can use the disks that come with the computer to reinstall the operating system and drivers as they were installed by Dell at the factory. This will wipe out any software that you installed or any data that you saved on the computer.

Step 1

Insert the Dell Operating System disc into your computer's CD drive with its label-side facing up.

Step 2

Reset your computer. The easiest way to do this is to turn it off then turn it on.

Step 3

Press your keyboard's "F12" key at the exact instant that the "DELL" logo appears on its screen.

Step 4

Use your down arrow key to highlight the "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" option, then press the "Enter" key to select it.

Step 5

Press the "Enter" key again to have your computer boot from the CD.

Follow the prompts in the installation software to finish resetting your hard drive.


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About the Author

Steve Lander has been a writer since 1996, with experience in the fields of financial services, real estate and technology. His work has appeared in trade publications such as the "Minnesota Real Estate Journal" and "Minnesota Multi-Housing Association Advocate." Lander holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Columbia University.

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