Dell :: Latitude D600 Recover Back To Factory Settings
Feb 23, 2009
I have a Dell Latitude D600 which i bought a few months ago second hand, It came with charger and thats it. No recovery disk or nothing. Laptop worked perfect and is a really good laptop. However I have so many viruses on my laptop, I have ran all types of AVG's, adware scanners, and much more. Its cleared alot of the viruses but still the laptop is not working properly.
I would like to restore the laptop back to its factory settings, i have backed up all my data on an external harddrive so its all good. I checked on google and it says something about Pressing F11 + Ctrl or something like that and it has a recovery procedure in the laptop allready. I dont think D600 has that feature and guessing i need a recovery disk. I have looked on ebay and cant find any, Im not even sure what type of recovery disk to get because i found a few, prices were ranging from £30-35 and i cant afford that as i am a student.
Is there a way where i can download some sort of recovery software for dell and burn it onto a disk or something, I looked on google but there is no detailed sources telling me about this,
how i can restore my dell latitude D600 back to its brand new settings without having to buy the recovery disk.
I bought a y400 in feb 2013 and it worked perfectly. Then i faced some SSD issues and the system would hang and needed to force restart .I had to install Ubuntu to work.. I sent it back in feb'14 under warranty and they replaced motherboard ,SSD , HDD , re imaged ,etc . Now i got it back and everything seemed to be ok but was facing display driver issues (tried everything to fix this) and¬† ended up disabling my graphic card to make the system work seamlessly . ¬† Having read on internet somewhere that windows 8.1 may fix the dispaly driver issue , I upgraded to 8.1 from the windows store . After downloading the update I had to restart to install windows 8.1 and it was stuck at 49 % at setting up on lenovo logo screen¬† for about 2 hrs and I had to force shutdown.¬†
After starting up again as expected it crashed. Now I cannot Safeboot nor can I use OKR .
After the booting up its landing lenovo logo screen for a while then jumping to select language screen ENGLISH US -> Advanced Options -> cannot find¬† startup settings (to safe boot)¬† any option i select for example system restore it then asks me for windows 8 setup or windows 8 OS¬† when i select any one of them it hangs (blue screen)¬†
Same happens when i use OKR .It loads the files and then boots to the same language screen . Since Recovery image is stored on separate drive all I need to do is format the C drive but how can I do it ?
I have HP Probook G2 G6W28EA#ACB. When I did off of my laptop I had a problem. It is not off up to the end ( key lights was on).I swithed off it only by taken out battery.I recovery OS from boot sector SSD HP ( by F11). After that on the client security screen I found all recovery logins. After last recovery I do not see any logins on the client security screen? but see in BIOS ( by F10 in BIOS). How to go back to factory settings of Bios and delete from Bios all informations about users.
I was checking my email then all of the sudden, I got Dell's BSOD. I restarted it, when I got into desktop, BSOD again. So I decided restore (clone, I used it 2 times before this happened). The restoration was successful, but when I boot it up, after Windows logo, nothing, blank screen. So I did it again, restoring it. But again, blank screen. Then I decided to do a fresh clean install of XP, but when I tried to delete that partition, BSOD. I booted up again from the XP CD, I found it had been deleted. So I made a new partition, and format it (NTFS - slow method), but when it got into the middle of copying the files, it said it can't copy the files.
In the moment, I am formatting the hard drive into massive one, instead of two partition. I doubt it that it will work.
What's the problem with my Dell Latitude D600?
Do you think that's the hd?
Just FYI, before this happen, I was thinking of upgrading the hd into bigger hd.
Edit: Yup, it failed. Btw, my D600 is at least 5 years old, original hd.
I ordered as a replacememnt drive a 'Dell ND6650A cdrw/dvdrw' Manufactured by NEC off Ebay which according to Dell is compatible with my D600 Latitude - they still have the driver updates on support etc.
I receive the package this morning and it aint going to fit in a million years !! So my question is, is there a fitting / adapter kit for this model to fit my D600
The unit does not power ON using the AC adapter, no LED lights. I tried using a different working AC adapter from a 600m and didn't work either.
Then I installed a charged battery pack from the 600m into the D600 bay and it power on just fine.
I googled the issue and one suggestion is that the DC power jack could be toast, so I bought a new one over at DCpowerjacks.net I have it replace by a professional, and after I reassembled the machine the problem persists.
Does anyone know why my Latitude D600 won't play back-up (burnt) dvds, but it plays the original disc? When I put in the burnt disc I hear a clicking sound, but nothing else happens.
I have been trying to use burnt -R discs and dual layer discs; these discs play on other dvd players. Should my laptop plays these discs? And if so why doesn't it? I believe it still has the original drive in it; I bought the laptop second hand.
I just got BT Infinity and whenever I download something or run speed test (speedtest.com) my computer disconnects from the internet and shortly after connects again. How do i fix this? I am running a dell latitude d600 with windows xp. Before bt infinity i just had a normal bt home hub and that worked fine. I don't think this is happening on other computers connected to the network but i can't be sure. I am using Wi-Fi, not ethernet and i haven't tried connecting via ethernet yet but the hub is in a different room and i cant move anything from room to room because of the set up.
A previous answer i got was to re intall my wireless router. I thought this had worked, but it only suspended the time before the disconnect for about 1 min. Then it just went back to disconnecting straight away again.
I just bought a dell latitude d600 and I have never had a laptop before. Is there a way to tell if it is charging when the ac adapter is plugged in? I bought it for parts or not working and I,m trying to put it back together. I also have been looking for an ide hard drive for the caddy. I didn't know if you could change that to s sata drive or not.
i have a number of Dell D600 latitude laptops in the organisation,all identicial. Strange thing is that one of them will not work with the docking station, any Docking station¬†to think of it. this is the error message i get " Your power adapter does not supply enough power to run the attached docking station" press F1 to shut down
There seems to be a bug in the A06 BIOS update for the Latitude D600.¬† The power supply that shipped with the machine is Model AA22850 for the PA-12 family.¬† This power supply charged the battery fine when I received the computer.¬† I updated the BIOS recently to A06 version and then started receiving a BIOS error upon boot up saying that it did not recognize the power supply.¬† I replied to the error message and went into the BIOS setup and sure enough the battery status was not showing as charging.¬† There green charging LED no longer was lit up and upon going into Windows and looking in the Power options in control panel the battery was not showing charging as well.
We happened to have a power supply for a Latitude D800 at the office and I plugged it in and it started charging the battery immediately.¬† I also did not receive a BIOS error on boot either.¬† That power supply is for the PA-10 family and has more current output.¬† Evidently this new A06 BIOS is looking for that power supply.¬† So....I have to get a larger power supply to have my system now charge.¬†
Can I recover MS Office Home & Student 2007 Trial Edition from the factory backup I did when I get the laptop, but without recovering anything else?
This is an Aspire 4530 running Vista.
The trial version expired and I wanted to uninstall it and install my own copy of Office 2003. But if course it would not uninstall - probably because I wasn't the real "Administrator" at the time. I followed the MS guide for forceably uninstalling and deleting the product, but that failed also.
The only recourse seems to be to re-install it from the 3 factory backup DVDs that I made when I got the laptop. But I have a feeling that all I can do is recover (overwrite) the C drive from the recovery DVDs - either all or nothing. Is that correct?
I don't have the option D2D listed in the BIOS >> Main - so I can't turn it on :-) and going to F10 while booting has no effect.¬†When I examine the disk (out of the computer) I do see drives C: and RECOVERY(Y
I don't use it very much; it's more a backup machine and the occasional Skype to grandkids. Been having a problem with being unable to use windows update; keeps getting an 8007005 error.
Googling reveals a lot of folks with the same problem, some different fixes, and mixed success stories. I've tried several of the fixes with no luck and probably made things worse than they were before (now Defender won't update).....
I got rid of multiple malware problems, but I still don't have sound when going to youtube e.g., as well as can't install anything. Therefore I think the best thing to do is to reset the computer to factory settings.