I'm only posting this as I'm at the end of my tether!
How on earth do you restore the factory.wim file??????
Each time I try to run the software from the D drive it fails to format (I guess as the OS drive can't be I just have no idea how to just restore it!
I've sold the laptop (Inspiron 1520) and now need to use the recovery software to "re-seal" the laptop.
If anyone can assist me on this ASAP I would be very grateful
Power on, press F8 and you'll see the option in the boot menu.
Hi Thanks for the reply but not quite so simple as that.
It was a case of scouring these forums until I found the answer.
Basically boot from Windows Vista DVD, goto repair options, command prompt.
Then from d:\tools directory run Imagex /Apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\
So Job done
Only thing is I had to run it twice as it doesn't automatically format the drive :smileyhappy:
It is normal that show [INFO]xxxxxx during the Progress?
Progress 78%, ....
[Info] xxxx [Restore Sec. Descriptor: (seq.25) -> SACL is going away (acecount==1)] (GLE = 0)
Progress 79% ......