...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)
...install Ubuntu, I tried to partition the factory made C Drive using Partition Magic(Software).While...it asked me to alter some partition tables,I clicked 'yes...yes completely . Lost that RECOVERY(D) drive too. Now...8/8/2011 | (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)
...is for SP2, and to contact you guys. There is no restore partition on this laptop. The owner told me that he had a virus three...drive and re-loaded Windows, thereby taking out the restore partition. Is there anything you can do? The owner is a bus driver...10/11/2011 | (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)
...Changed from X: to C: drive and did a full (not quick) format of C:, to map any possible bad sectors - Went into System Recovery Options and selected Dell Factory Image Restore - “Reformatting Hard Drive” Quick Format stage completes successfully ...(Forums)
I have dell vostro 3500 series laptop with windows 7 OS. And I am facing some problems with . WHen I turn on my laptop ., I am getting the following error message
...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????
...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)
...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)
...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)
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)
Inspiron 1525 screen goes black. It starts up to the point of resuming windows then nothing else. The blue lights are flashing but can't see anything. I can feel it running. Please help me.9/13/2010 | (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)
...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)
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.
...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)