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hallmonitor1116 hallmonitor1116 is offline
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Default Is there a way to hit Ctrl F11 at startup on Mini 10 (1011)? - 02-23-2011, 04:12 PM

My Dell Mini 10 doesnt seem to take action on Control F11. I think have to hold down Ctrl, and to get F11, I need to hold the blue Fn key and the one with the blue f11 on it. I am really holding down 3 keys, at startup, when Dell is on the screen before Windows Startup screen appears.

Do I need to plug in a USB connected full keyboard for this to work?

Any help would be tremendous!

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Default jjthebo - 02-23-2011, 08:45 PM

Hi, you should be able to access the factory restore files on the mini 1010 by hold the ctrl + F11 at the same time but timing is the key, if your mini starts up with the words "DELL" in the circle then watch the progress bar and as soon as it gets to the end push the two keys mention above and hold them, if your timing was right then you should hear the beeps as it goes into the next screen(there maybe a few second's delay) Normal it says something like booting into pbr description 2 but if your timing is right it says description 3. If the master boot record has not been altered then this will work, it works on my mini 1010 and my Inspiron 700m and should work on the 1011. You may have to try several times but it will work( I even missed the first time to make sure I had this correct)......Hope this helps........james

Dell Mini 10 (Obsidian Black 1010) Windows Xp, 2gb RAM, 1.6ghz 533mhz FSB (Z530) processor, A10 BIOS, 500 GB 7200 rpm seagate, Intel GMA 500 Integrated Graphics, TV Tuner, Bluetooth 2.1 module with EDR, 1.3mp Camera, 1366x768 HD Screen, Wireless 1510 b/g/n mini card, 6 cell (56WHr) Battery..every upgradable option - GPS, TV Tuner

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