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  • Forum Thread: Urgent O/S Key Issue

    I was asked by a friend to look at his Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop, as he suspected he had a virus. It seemed to work, except it was unable to access the Internet. The laptop had XP Home, SP3. Upon examination, it had the rootkit.zeroaccess infection, that was partially cleaned by his antivirus program...
  • Forum Reply: Re: registry file failure for a dell Inspiron Mini 10v (1011) no cd drive

    Dell brings very good softwares and hardwares and you should knew this great option that Dell has a recovery partition on the hard drive accessed by (for Windows XP) CTRL/F11 at boot. This forum has a lot of threads about this feature. So with a little searching you could find your answer without a lot...
  • Forum Thread: HELP -Recovery drive full-i think i added unneccessary files

    My Recovoery Drive is full. I have a Inspiron 530 with Windows Vista. I am a computer novice and I think I must have transferred files to it thinking I was backing up my files. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I am in need of detailed intructions....Here are the files that are listed in my Recovery...
  • Forum Thread: repetitive rebooting

    Greetings... Have a Studio 1737 since 2/2009, <out of warranty> and I guess I blew up the HDD.. when I boot the laptop, it gets as far as Configuring updates 3 of 3 0% completion, Do Not Turn Off Your Computer... and hangs for an abnormal length of time.. 2 minutes maybe, and then reboots. Is...
  • Forum Thread: factory fitted OEM licences

    If I purchase factory fitted os, 1. It is already activated when machine will be received??? OR will I have to activate after delivery???
  • Forum Thread: How to restore my Dell Studio..the HDD is just plain blank now? Lost restore disks too...

    Hello,please help me to solve this issue..It's driving me nutz from many days! My Laptop: Dell Studio 1555 ,Win 7 Home Premium(64-bit) pre-installed ,Intel core 2 Duo,4 GB Ram.500GB HDD Problem: In order to make room to install Ubuntu, I tried to partition the factory made C Drive using...
  • Forum Thread: Boot Partition Lost, Cannot Boot to Windows 7

    I was recently installing a new OS (Linux) on my netbook (Dell Mini Inspiron 1012), and by mistake I did installed it into the Dell recovery partition that's at the same time has the boot files for Windows 7. So, after doing so I was not able to boot to my Windows 7 anymore. I tried first a Windows...
  • Forum Thread: bootmgr missing???

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium (64bit). Everything was well until I had some issues and decided to do an in-place-upgrade using the installation CD that I received from Dell. I received an error message during the "extracting files" portion of the install;...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Windows 7 Factory Recovery/Restore Problem - Windows requires existing user ID and password after full recovery? Why?

    I have a Dell Inspiron 580 desktop computer with Windows 7 Home Premium. I performed a full system recovery using the recovery partition on the hard drive first where it wipes all data and restores to factory condition. After the restore, when Windows is starting for the first time, it comes up to the...
  • Forum Thread: Vista upgrade - what to do about the recovery partition

    Hello all I've recently upgraded from Home Premium to Business on my XPS 1530. All was fine, although very time consuming to reinstall all the drivers patches etc, so if I have a major problem and want to reinstall Vista I'd rather not go through the same pain again. As the laptop was factory...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Factory Image Restore

    Hi all. This is my first post so be gentle. My son has a Studio XPS laptop purchased refurb 3/2010. It had Win 7 - 64 bit. Something happened to the hard drive and I have gone through numerous programs to fix it. In the end nothing worked and I ended up with a Bootmgr error. I got the Win7 CD and reinstalled...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Startup problems windows 7 - Studio 15 58

    When F8 IS working for you and your current windows doesn't work and you did nothing with the recovery partition, so why you don't restore the PC to the original factory condition? Do it and if you did nothing with the recovery partition it should works fine.
  • Forum Thread: Lost Factory Image - Inspiron 15R (N5010). Windows 7 64-bit

    Hello. Hope someone can help. I bought my laptop approx 18 months ago, a few days ago I carried out a factory reset (F8) however now I keep getting the below windows update failure - 1) - Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2739159) Installation status: Failed Error details:...
  • Forum Thread: Systems restore and recovery disc for Dell Optiplex GX260 SFF computer

    Hi I need to restore a GX 260 back to factory setting, Big problem is that I have no discs - so I have been looking around for discs with no luck - I don;t seem to be able to find any for the model either on Dell wedhub that I can be downloaded. I am running Windows XP pro (It has a valid COA Label...
  • Forum Thread: Want to try Vista, but...

    Hello Everyone, When I first purchased my Dimension 9200, Vista had not been released. Dell offered the Vista upgrade media for free and loaded XP on the system. Well - 2 years later and I'm still on XP :) I would like to give Vista a shake because I understand that Windows 7 will have the same...
  • Forum Thread: NEED MEDIA FOR FACTORY RECOVERY FOR A DELL INSPIRON E1505

    Hi everyone, I just bought a used Dell Inspiron E1505 and this laptop has tons of viruses. I need to get the CDs or what ever media it came with to do a factory restore. Can some one please help me? Thanks in advance. -David
  • Forum Thread: How do I create reinstall discs for Vista from my recovery partition?

    I have a Dell Studio 540 I bought in 2009 that came with Vista 64-bit pre-installed. I didn't get any Vista install discs but instead had a recovery partition (D). I didn't create any backup discs at the time. Now my hard drive is about to crash and burn (I'm getting "imminent failure"...
  • Forum Thread: installing xp from factory partition

    On my mothers inspiron b130 I ran Autoruns and found that dozens of ms programs could not be (signature)verified and rthe machine is running very slow, so I backed-up files. And got ready to restore to factory. After a while I found the ctrl+f11 hot key, but the recovery console(?) said something...
  • Forum Thread: E-5520: HD imaging problems in a (SATA - AHCI problem?)

    Dear all... Advice please! Is there an issue with I am helping impliment our montessori school with a batch of new Latitude E5520 laptops, identically built with Win7 Pro x64. I had the good idea to prep one with all the installs and then re-image to the other five (5) HDs. However, using three...
  • Forum Thread: System Image Restore

    Hey guys, I suppose, like an idiot, I tried to do things by myself. My computer was running really slowly and on the advice from a friend, reinstalled my operating system with the disc I received when I bought my laptop. My intentions were to reset the laptop to how it was when I first purchased...
  • Forum Thread: Dell DataSafe Factory .exe file missing

    Hi everyone, As the title states it, this is about Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Premium. This Program is supposed to have an pre-made "factory state" Backup. On my computer all my other backups are made of a "recovery" hidden file and a ".exe" file next to...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Restore to factory image from the utility partition on a Vista Professional Dell Dimension desktop does not work.

    Thanks. There were actual instructions on this site for the Vista environment where no disc is used besides the hard drive. If indeed as you imply, they are wrong, then they should be changed. I may need another disc. Do you know how much they are?
  • Forum Thread: Vista 32 to Win 7 64bit upgrade ?

    I am going to do the above upgrade with new WD 320 gb Sata drive. I have MediaDirect cd to load first. I see that Win 7 64bit has the restore feature. In loading the OS, will I have to partition for the Restore as "D" or will the OS do that for me. I have read the forum: Re: 1-TB RAID 0 on...
  • Forum Thread: Restore to factory image from the utility partition on a Vista Professional Dell Dimension desktop does not work.

    I have the Dimension E521. This site provides instructions for restoring the factory image on the hard drive, which instructions do not work. F8 at startup does not work. I reset the BIOS to factory defaults. Then F12 and then some other guessed F keys get me part of the way, but I still do not find...
  • Forum Thread: Dell back up and recovery media, text in program not showing

    Hello everyone, I've had this windows 8 xps laptop for a short while and the dell back up & recovery media is bothering me constantly. The problem is as following and I will add a screenshot to it as well so you understand it better. I have never had a laptop before so when in the...