...Repair Your Computer", Select "US" on keyboard layout, and log in as Administrator. At this point, I get the System Recovery Options; however, there is no "Dell Factory Image Restore", in fact, no Dell options at all...just Windows options...(Forums)
So? What is DELL doing? The Alienware x51 hard drive is loaded with the recovery software that cant be utilize Angry WHY IS LOADED THEN IF IS USELESS????
...the systems, using the Backup System option. This required using a blank spare SATA drive as it would use it as bootable recovery media. This proceeded as all the instructions showed, writing/recreating the installed HD. Upon reboot, system came up...7/24/2011 | (Forums)
...thing that puts me off is the lack of a recovery disc. I don't like Vista at all and...replace Vista with that, BUT as the recovery to Vista is on the hard-drive that...available!! So, can anyone advise me if a recovery disc can be created or even purchased...2/19/2009 | (Forums)
...factory settings from the restore partition is a feature I would like to...know that I can dump the restore partition to blank DVDs, but that is time...out that I lose access to my recovery partition. A related question, does someone...3/8/2010 | (Forums)
...haven't received any Windows XP Restore disk so I start some investigations...DSR (Dell System Restore) partition. So, first of all, I want...Precision M2400) has a DSR partition that should be accessible... Next if it has a DSR partition, I must understand why I...3/30/2010 | (Forums)
...all my other backups are made of a "recovery" hidden file and a ".exe" file next...and backup for Dell Datasafe. On my recovery Ghost-Drive the ".exe" file has...Factory State Backup. The rest of the recovery drive is intact but I need the ".exe...8/2/2012 | (Forums)
2. When Laptop were received, production keys were already activated in factory fitted os or activate manually after receive machines. What is correct? 2. Can I activate above factory OEM Os product key to another dell machine with a OEM CD purchase from a reseller?9/24/2012 | (Forums)
can I use my friends OS disk if I already have a dell, I just don't have the disk anymore! Please let me know ASAP, so that I can reinstall the OS and hopefully get rid of all of these darn problems I've been encountering! Thank you8/7/2012 | (Forums)
Hi, I am trying to restore my Inspiron 1720 via the CDs as there is no restore patrition on this particular laptop (CTRL+F11 doesn't work). I have the OS CD but not the resources/driver CD.3/23/2012 | (Forums)
...Everybody... I have a problem when i want to create recovery dvd's with Dell Datasafe Local Backup... ...Do i use another aplication to write the recovery partition data in dvd's...???4/3/2012 | (Forums)
Help please? I cannot access the factory restore partition to return my laptop to factory specs. It is there unmolested...I had to reload Windows 7 from my 5030 Dell factory restore disks but there is no shortcut so I can use my original software...12/12/2013 | (Forums)
...root kit and a large number of and variety of trojans so was forced to kill all bootable partitions including the recovery partition. I am now trying to install the Windows 7 that came with the laptop but it does not see the hard drive. Down loaded...6/6/2012 | (Forums)
...dual-boot Vista and Ubuntu linux on different partitions. Partitions are D:\ recovery, C:\ OS, the main ubuntu partition and the ubuntu swap file partition. First Question: Will using Dell's system restore (f8 at startup, advanced...12/4/2011 | (Forums)
The link suggested for ordering a set of Discs from Dell doesn't work true for me. Please check it again.
But if you have already tried pressing the Ctrl and the F11 key at the same time during boot, and you do not get the restore option, I suggest that the image is corrupt and can not be fixed.
...I tried a fresh Windows install, it won't go to Windows recovery or allow a fresh install. I tried a new hard drive, same...work. It now appears that it is a BIOS problem and that the recovery partiton is missing/corrupted. I removed the battery and...2/8/2011 | (Forums)
Thank-you. As I was unplugging, I noticed that the power light of the charger was not on. It turns out that the wall outlet was turned off the whole time I was re-installing the operating system, so the battery was drained.
I have two questions or problems first if I have two Inspiron 8600 can i format one hard drive? and How? then hook up the second and copy the intire hard drive onto the one I formated and have mirror computers?(Forums)
...order that this week but really was hoping to do this from the partition and wanted all the original software/drivers etc... to...or two to get the CD. Any ideas on how I can get to the partition and from there be able to do the full system restore since...12/18/2012 | (Forums)