recovery disc Inspiron 9300

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recovery disc Inspiron 9300

  • I accidently format my hard drive, and I realize that there is no recovery disc come with it.
     
    can any one suggest me where can I find the recorvery disc or who can make a copy for me!
     
    thanks in advance!
  • Read the manual. There is a restore partition on the hard drive which will restore the unit to a "As Shipped From Factory State".
  • I format all hard disk, so I have nothing left.

     

  • IF you didn't re-partition the drive the recovery/restore partition is still there. Press Ctrl+F11 when the system first boots.

    If you did wipe out the partitions then your out of luck. Ah maybe you should of checked to see IF you had a OS CD before you did that.

    Message Edited by Ed C on 08-16-2005 10:35 PM



  • Ed C wrote:

    IF you didn't re-partition the drive the recovery/restore partition is still there. Press Ctrl+F11 when the system first boots.

    If you did wipe out the partitions then your out of luck. Ah maybe you should of checked to see IF you had a OS CD before you did that.

    If the OP formatted only the C partition, then the restore is still there but it will NOT work with CTRL F11 as has been documented. 

    Systems shipped after July 15, 2004 came with Symantec PC Restore. This utility restores the computer to an "as-shipped" condition. If you haven't reformatted, repartitioned, or otherwise modified the master boot record, it should work. Click here for instructions about Symantec PC Restore.

    If the Symantec PC Restore utility won't work, but still resides on your computer, a Dell customer has figured out some ways to get it to work again. Note - If you removed this partition, it is not recoverable, cannot be downloaded from the internet, and cannot be shipped from Dell. Click here for ways to fix Symantec PC Restore. Users have also reported that the partition can be restored with Ghost 2003, and Ghost 9 using the '03 capabilities of it. If you boot to the Ghost 9 CD, select Advanced Recovery Taks, select Utilities, then Restore Legacy IMage it should work - but you want to verify the image before attempting the restore. It's in a folder called IMG.

    Systems that shipped beginning in early 2005 may ship without Windows XP. There SHOULD be (but sometimes isn't) a utility on your computer to run and create the Windows XP CD, unless your computer shipped after 7/15/05 in which case you have to call Dell and beg. This is a RUN ONCE utility. Click here for instructions to create your Windows XP CD. Some users have reported needing to reboot a few times to get this utility to show up on the menu. You can also contact Dell and request a CD and wait for it to ship, see the link at the bottom of my signature.

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