my partition was deleted on my inspiron b130 so i cannot restore to factory settings...restore disks available?

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my partition was deleted on my inspiron b130 so i cannot restore to factory settings...restore disks available?

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So about a year ago i did the f11 reboot with the partition that enabled my computer (Dell inspiron b130) to restore to factory defaults.

 

Somehow that is now gone, and i would like to get a restore disk with the OS and drivers on it that came with my computer when i recieved it from dell, my computer is no longer under warranty :(

Is this possible!?!?!

 

any help, or pointing me in any helpful direction would be greatly appreciated!! If Dell offered this option for under 300 or so i would totally be willing to buy it from them, my computer is not in the best shape lately!! i blame a faulty OS installation from last time.

 

thanks guys!

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  • Sure that's possible. Just click on the link below my name and request a set of backup disks.

     

    After you get the disks, then remember to go to drivers and downloads, enter your service tag(DO NOT POST SERVICE TAG here or your post will get deleted, since it contains your personal information), and install these drivers in this order.

     

    Desktop System Software or Notebook System Software
    Chipset or SMBus driver
    Processor Driver (if applicable)
    Video
    Audio (sound)
    Input Drivers (keyboard/mouse)
    Modem
    Network Card

     

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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  • PudgyOne

     

    Sure that's possible. Just click on the link below my name and request a set of backup disks.

     

    To my knowledge PudgyOne... the OP won't be able to restore the system back to factory settings - even with a backup disc, without the 'Recovery' partition?

     

    Backup discs don't include a 'recovery' disc, which can be used to restore the laptop to its factory settings.

    The OS disc they'll send is simply that - a disc with the OS on it - albeit one created by Dell. 

    It can either be used in conjunction with the 'Recovery' partition - to restore the laptop to its factory settings, or for a 'clean' install of XP/Vista.

    Without the 'Recovery' partition, I reckon the only option which will be available, will be a clean install?

     

    I stand to be corrected of course, and... for the OP's sake... I hope I am Big Smile

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  • After you get the backup disks,

     

    Put the Operating system disk in the computer and restart.

     

    Press any key to boot from CD

     

    Choose install

     

    Do the agreement

     

    Now choose repair. You'll be able to repair the Operating System back to the way it was when you got it from the factory. Since it's a Dell, you shouldn't lose any files and folders. But If you feel safer, please ALWAYS make backup copies of any files and folders that you cannot afford to lose.

     

    Please remember to get all your Windows Updates again.

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • AshleyRose,

    If you have not 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.net/dellrestore/index.htm.  Read the section "Troubleshooting the Restore Process".  Dan Goodell's DSRFIX program is not really that difficult to use, and it works.  Let us know if you need help using it.

    Tony