From: Daave on
Megan123 wrote:
> Oh okay. It's a Dell Inspiron 700m.

According to the Owner's Manual:

.... your laptop has something called Dell PC Restore (which "restores
your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the

All you need to do is follow the instructions on pp. 52-53:

1. Turn on the computer. During the boot process, a blue bar with appears at the top of the screen.

2. Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>. If you do
not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish restarting, and
then restart the computer again.

NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in
the following step.

3. On the next screen that appears, click Restore.

4 On the next screen, click Confirm. The restore process takes
approximately 6�10 minutes to complete.

5. When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.

NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the
computer completely reboot.

6. When prompted, click Yes. The computer restarts. Because the computer
is restored to its original operating state, the screens that appear,
such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that
appeared the first time the computer was turned on.

7. Click Next. The System Restore screen appears and the computer

8. After the computer restarts, click OK.

From: Megan123 on

Thanks for Daave, smlunatick, and bj!

The Dell System Restore worked like a charm and I downloaded the
Windows updates. Thanks for all the help guys.