...was to start from scratch and do a PC Restore. That's where my big problem came from. I started the Symantec PC Restore with no problems, but my computer...just hangs. If I try to run the PC Restore again a box pops up that tells me...6/13/2009 | (Forums)
...Barracuda 320 GB drive on my XPS720 Desktop seems to be on the verge of crapping out but I wanted to try a PC Restore before I got rid of it for a new...However, my question is - will the PC Restore also destroy my data on my secondary...8/7/2009 | (Forums)
...inspiron 9400 laptop and had some issues so I wanted to restore it back to it's original state. I followed all of the...can't go any further. Is there a way to restart the PC Restore process or am I just out of luck? Thanks in advance...3/26/2010 | (Forums)
Thanks for the reply. I did read Dan's page - I think I may have parts of it memorized. I ran the DSRFIX and it came up error free looking like it's supposed to. No alerts. Just because I had nothing to lose I ran the fix and it said there was nothing to fix.
I want to perform PC restore on my Dell Studio. I have drives C:\ (Operating System...drive after i received the laptop. My doubt is... Will the PC restore delete data on the E anf F drives giving me only C: and D: after...7/28/2009 | (Forums)
...to be the right place. After completing a PC Restore using the Dell DataSafe Local Emergency Backup...options for restore points there was an option to restore the computer to before the PC Restore. This should not be happening. The believed...(Forums)
Hi, Hard drive passed Dell's diagnostic utilities after PC Restore but keeps cycling back to Loaking DRMK Version 8.0 and never loads PBR descripter 2 or 3 before doing the DRMK. Partition...2/21/2009 | (Forums)
...ergonomic keyboard, but I'm just guessing. Any thoughts would be appriciated. Just to answer a few thoughts, I've never partitioned the hard drive or done anything other than add the usual software products to the PC. Thanks a bunch, PB2/25/2009 | (Forums)
...original Reinstallation CD, and then tried to use Backup to restore the old HD image on the new HD. Backup complained that critical...that's where the Backup utility got confused. How can I restore an exact image of the old HD on the new HD (the new one is...11/22/2010 | (Forums)
...it opens up Norton Ghost 10. I click restore to dell factory settings and it then it...Norton Ghost 8.2 and says unable to restore need later version of Ghost. Ive tried...why the file isnt loading and how i can restore my computer...why can Dell just give...7/26/2009 | (Forums)
...reinstall the OS, so I should have the ghost image of the factory configuration. However, I can't ctrl+F11 to the access the restore utility. I tried to use godells dsrfix, but the laptop didn't read the boot disk (CD) correctly. It came up with...2/16/2010 | (Forums)
Symantec PC Restore on Dimension E 310 said it was successful, loaded the first PBR descriptor then hung on the loading DRMK 8.0. I need to know if I should turn off the system as it hasn't moved since last PM or should I insert a Dos boot...(Forums)
i want to restore dell's factory setting from the hidden partition disc i couldn't do it through instructions because i couldn't get to...12/28/2009 | (Forums)
The PC Restore function on a Dell 4700 will not activate to reset the factory settings for Windows XP. The std CTL and F11 during startup will not activate it...... any suggestions?11/25/2009 | (Forums)
Greetings I have a Dimension 9150 running on XP With all the excitement of Windows 7 i tried...partition in my “C” drive would make my Symantec Dell factory restore not work anymore. Unfortunately no one mentioned it in the instructions...10/9/2009 | (Forums)
When I reboot and press F8 the journal says I should see Advanced Boot Options. I don't. Reboot. Nothing. Another journal says to press CTRL + F11 at Dell splash screen. Nothing. All I want to do it re-install my laptop to factory load. Nothing to save. Just reinstall. Any ideas?3/6/2010 | (Forums)
...re-partitioned your hard drive, it is possible to restore the Ctrl-F11 access to the Dell PC Restore partition. Go here: http://www.goodells...htm. Read the section "Troubleshooting the Restore Process". Dan Goodell's DSRFIX program...
I bought my Dell Dimension 4700 Desktop 4 years ago. It came with Windows XP Home edition. Recently...I have a back up of all my personal data. But will the "PC-restore" partition still be available even though I have formatted...7/19/2010 | (Forums)
...Home would be the Windows partition and the Recovery Partition, but that gets a little tricky using Dan Goodell's DSRFIX to restore access to the Recovery partition. Cloning keeps the correct format for the three partitions. As I mentionned earlier...
My 5 1/2 year old XPS 400 had the same problem. I tried everything on every forum I could find and nothing worked. After much experimenting HERE IS WHAT FINALLY WORKED FOR ME: Put the Dell OS CD into an external USB CD or DVD drive. The computer will recognize that.