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Default Broke my mini OS - how to use DellRestore partition? - 10-05-2009, 02:58 AM

my ghost image is corrupt so i've got nothing to use.
gonna have to do a fresh install and download all the drivers

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Cool 10-06-2009, 12:16 AM

didnt yours come with the applications disk and the drivers disk?

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Default 10-06-2009, 09:23 AM

Originally Posted by rrfranczak3 View Post
didnt yours come with the applications disk and the drivers disk?
Came with an XP Home cd and some drivers but thought it would be easier to restore to default with that partition.

Grabbed all the latest drivers off the dell site and reinstalled fresh so back up and running again.
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Default 10-06-2009, 10:38 AM

Hi there, following steps are copied from Dell official website:
(Dell - Support)
Notice: Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.

1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
NOTE: Some systems like Inspiron Mini 9 (910) do not support System Restore as they do not have <F11> nor any substitute.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

Good Luck!

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