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dell vostro 1400 recovery partition...actually all new dells

Q: dell vostro 1400 recovery partition...actually all new dells

How do you start up a recovery partition on a dell vostro
i tried:

alt + f4 , f4 , ctrl + f4 , f10...i cant find any info...

i saw repair my installation in a menu...when i didnt need to do this...now i do...
i had the same problem with a newer dell earlier today...

is the partition having a problem that it cant start..and no option is available

any help please

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A: dell vostro 1400 recovery partition...actually all new dells

On my dell a little over a year old is as follows
hit power start tapping the f8 key light and fast
A menu will appear
select repair my computer
select dell factory image

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password dell vostro 1400



A:help dell vostro 1400

read the FAQs please: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html

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Can you tell me that which Os is more stable on Vostro 1400 notebook.

A:Which one is best OS for Dell vostro 1400 ???

This usually ships with Vista basic - which is as much use as a chocolate teapot. You can upgrade to vista premium or bite the downgrade bullet and take it to an OS XP Home or PRo that is established with at least 3 service packs. You don't include any specs - so answers may be vague as a result. Give us PC info. and we may be ale to help.

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Hi i chose following customizable settings - Can u Comment and suggest !

It will be so nice off u if u contrast Specially on following things

-- Processor cache, RAM Size, maximum HDD Size, battery, wireless adapter type.


Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5870
2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHZ FSB

DOS Operating system ( NO CHOICE )

2GB (2 X 1024MB ) 667 MHZ Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

160 GB SATA Hard Drive

Internal 8x DVD+-/RW Combination with dual layerwrite capabilites

Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Black LCD Cover with Camera

Dell(TM) Wireless 1395 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

Floppy Drive - NONE

1year next business day onsite service

1year complete cover

9-cell 85whr lithium Ion Primary Battery

No case

90W AC Adapter

Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse

A:DELL Vostro 1400 - Best BUY ?

All the above is meaningless until we know how you intend to use it.
Are you buying this from Best Buy?
What OS do you intend to install?
Why not buy direct from Dell?
What's the price?

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I have a Vostro 1400 which runs with Vista Business.

It has stopped working properly all of a sudden. It starts up ok, I enter my password ok and it goes onto my desktop ok. But when I click on anything, whether it be an icon or the Start menu, it just freezes.

It's working fine in Safe mode. I've tried System Restore and CCleaner.

I have a feeling it might be when I tried to plug in a camera into the USB when it was shutting down (I didn't know it was shutting down). It might not be that, but that's when it started.

Help anyone???


A:Help with freezes on Dell Vostro 1400

The hard drive may have bad sectors. It is going to be hard to check it using Checkdisk, because you can't get to where the check is. Are there any drive utilities available in the bios or right before boot up?

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Hello guys & girls,

I'm unable to get the in-built bluetooth function working on Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. I have perused Dell forums to no avail. I have downloaded the machines bluetooth driver & have located a couple of patches via said forum but all to no avail.

I've uninstalled & re-installed the Widdcomm software too even via a direct route by drilling down to the folders in the OS in my case it's C:\dell\drivers\R140135\3100_216\Win32 & have even tried utulising the laptop's drivers cd to load bluetooth from that. Again no luck.

Anyway thanks for looking in & if there are some Dell engineers taking a look here then I appreciate any help you may have also.

Thanks in advance

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I'm in the process of replacing the screen on my old Dell Vostro 1400. However, as I would like to buy it used (for obvious reasons) it's hard to find the exact part number I want at the right price so I was wondering which part numbers would be a good replacement the part number on my current screen is LTN141W1-L09 (Dell Part Number: 0DM110). Firstly, I was wondering what the part after the hyphen meant in the model Number. Also, can I replace this screen with one with a lower resolution or different aspect ratio?

I've also noticed that latitude D600 series shares a lot of hardware with the Vostro 1400 would any screen from there be compatible?

Thanks for reading

A:Replacing Screen On Dell Vostro 1400

I would think that when you replace a screen it should be the exact same one as the original. you might find what you need on ebay as im sure someone might be selling one for parts or repair only.ive never replaced screens yet in my laptops because by the time they have gone bad it was more to fix it than the computer was worth.you might also check with a computer repair place they might have what you are looking for or tell you where to find the correct screen for that model.

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I have a Dell vostro 1400 laptop. I am running Windows Vista.

When I plug my power adapter into my computer, I get the error message:

The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation.

I am using the adapter that came with the laptop when I purchased it about 15 months ago. The laptop still runs off of the charger and so it functions when it is plugged in, but the battery itself is dead. My battery health is good and nothing is broken off of my charger. Please help me!

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I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro on my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Everything works fine except I can't hear any audio from my speakers. When I plug in the earphones then audio works fine. 
I previously had Windows 8.1 and the speakers worked flawlessly there. Now when I tried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU it threw an " Error: ExitError:Error=Device Object not present ". I tried uninstalling the current drivers, then reinstalling them but that didnt work. I think if I could get the Sigmatel audio drivers installed then my audio would be back but I wasn't able to fix this error.
If anyone has any ideas how to fix this I would really appreciate it!

A:No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.

Sorry for late reply -- must have overlooked your post.
MrAudioProblemtried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU 
That's an XP driver. Win10 is supposed to work with Win7 and 8.1 drivers, so Win10 might not be a good fit with the Vostro 1400. Try the Vista version, Sigmatel R171786. Download the driver package and extract the files (unzip or unpack and make a note of the name of the folder that is created) but cancel the installation process. Go to the folder on the hard drive to which you unpacked the driver files which should bec:\Dell\Drivers\R171786
Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.
If still no luck then I would advise you to revert to Win8.1.

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I am trying to restore the laptop to factory settings....
I tried Ctrl + F11 with no results.
I tried F8 and DID NOT see "repair my computer" option ?
Thanks for your time

A:Restore dell vostro 1400 to factory settings

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I have had a Vostro 1400 with a C2D cpu for about 1.75 years now and just today I started to get a high pitched whine from the back left (right where the fan is).

I've tried using compressed air to clear out the fan, no luck. The Whine is from the back left right at the air vent. (Vostro 1400)

I disabled popup and popdown, disabled c4, tried HLT.. no luck anywhere. Whine is not just in Windows, as soon as cpu starts the Whine starts. Thoughts?

Vistra froze thanks to RMclock, but when I restarted I noticed the Whine did not begin until I chose Boot Windows Normally, b4 that nothing.. Whine was almost immediate after

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I've been working on attempting to fix my girlfriends Dell Vostro 1400 notebook and I've been running into too many brick walls.

First off, the computers specs:
Core 2 Duo T5470 (1.6Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
1GB DDR2 667Mhz
128MB Nvidia Geforce 8400GS
120GB 5400RPM SATA
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
8x CD/DVD Burner w/ double layer DVD+ write capability
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

When I got the laptop from her I booted it up and there was no video, just a blank screen. It indicates HDD activity but nothing displayed. I then tested out the PSA boot method through the beep sequences. It came up with an optical drive error, which I can really doubt. I've unmounted the optical drive and thoroughly inspected it, but I couldn't imagine it being the problem here.

I then hooked it up through my PC external monitor, and got some video out of it. It goes through the boot start up and then hangs for a good 3-5 minutes before displaying an error message that reads:

***Hardware Malfunction
Call Your Hardware Vendor For Support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The System Has Halted***

I reboot and attempt to enter any of the start up options but none seem to be operational. It takes about 5 minutes to enter BIOS setup and as soon as it loads it just display nonsensical coding. The same goes for the other boot options, though some are slightly different in appearances. I've attempted a full power drain on the laptop which didn&#... Read more

A:Solved: No display on bootup (Dell Vostro 1400 notebook)

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Hi All,
I am brand new at your forum, and I would lie to share with you with my poor experience. Now I am having 2 Dell notebook, having the same problem, I took to all technician around and no luck to solve the issue.
The problem is when you switch on the power it does`t work, it just give red flash and then dead.
The model as stated on the topic above is Dell Latitude D610 and Dell Vostro 1400. Any one can help me out to solve the issue.

Pls Help to solve it!!!

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Dear Tech Guys,

I'm admittedly not great with computers but I'm trying to learn, so here we go:

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network in my new home using Windows Vista on a Dell Vostro 1400. Confounding factors:

1) My roommates are connecting without any problems
2) The computer will connect occasionally, but just as frequently disconnects so I'm using internet through the wireless in frustrating 5 minute intervals and I never know when it will decide to shut off or on again. It is incredibly spotty.

My boyfriend tried to fix it a few days ago and I'm not sure what he did or if it affected anything, but for the past few days the wireless hasn't connected at all, even for a few minutes like it was before.

3) The network sharing center shows me as being connected and getting great signal but it's clearly not. I tried all of the options it has given me---resetting network adapters, restarting the computer on multiple occasions, but it still gives the same feedback that "there is still a problem" basically.

I tried walking through some of this:
and from what I can tell, everything LOOKS fine. In the past I have connected to other wireless networks without issue, though things on my computer may have changed since then...but I doubt it.
I'm not sure what to do, I have scoured the internet but to no avail. Can anyone h... Read more

A:Wireless connectivity problems: Windows Vista on a Dell vostro 1400

We need to have information please.

- Make and Exact model of Router, Modem or router/modem combination
- can you connect using a cable rather than wireless to the router - just to see if that works OK
- The other machines working without any issues - correct
- Do you have a Firewall - if so it may be blocking access - what firewall / security program do you have ?
- If using wireless, do you have Encryption - if so, Remove any wireless encryption from the router, and try to connect - post back results
- Most laptops have a wireless switch - some a physical switch other use a combination of the FN key + one of the F key to toggle on/off - make sure this is on

Please post back the results from below - you may need to copy into notepad and save on your PC and then copy to a working PC to post here

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following i... Read more

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Small annoyance -

As the title says, I have Dell Vostro 1400 w/Vista Business. Using just the laptop monitor. I set the video resolution (as it was when it arrived) at 1200 x 800. Now, it changes to 1024 x 800 when the computer is put to sleep and the awakes. I can set it back to 1200 x 800 and it works fine. Anyone have any ideas? It is small so it drives me a little nuts.

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My 4 year old Dell vostro 1400, a carryover from my son's college days, has stopped reading and writing DVDs, though it reads and writes the CDs perfectly.

I replaced the DVD drive with a new Optiarc internal DVD writer. This new Optiarc has worked for about six months and then again same problem not reading and writing DVDs only.

Is the problem with the DVD writer or with the laptop? I am apprehensive to replace the DVD writer again.

By the way the OS is Windows XP professional.

A:Dell Vostro 1400 laptop internal DVD writer not reading/writing DVDs..

Normally it can be attributed to the laser burning out. The drive uses a different wavelength to do CDs than DVDs. They often don't burn out like a light bulb but just can't do the higher wavelengths.

Optical drives are notorious for sudden failure. On a desktop it's no big deal - a $20 repair. But a laptop is expensive to do replacements on. I'd be bumming too.

Curious (dealing with a similar issue with a laptop here):
When you go into Device Manager and check the properties of that Optiarc drive, is the name 'garbled'?

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I want to put Windows 10 on my Vostro 1400, after I replace the hard drive I see Windows 10 disc on Amazon for $around $60. Is that a good idea? I also see XP Pro (Is that obsolete) for around $10. Everything I need seems to work with my current Vista OS, but the hardrive is bad so I wouldn’t mind a little upgrade, without spending much. It’s an old computer.

A:New OS for old Vostro 1400

Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly this system is no tested with windows 10, we would not suggest you to force upgrade the system as you will not have the appropriate drivers for the same which will give you more issues.
We would suggest you to the install the same Operating system as it has been working fine with the system configuration.
Kindly Private message the service tag and email address.

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My old Vostro 1400 display goes black shortly after startup.  External monitor works fine, and the image is visible on the screen if I shine a bright light on it.  So, I conclude that either the lamp driver or the bulb is bad, am going to try repairing but don't know where to get these parts.  Options for my computers tag don't show these parts.

A:Vostro 1400 Display Failure

You'd have to try EBay - - or replace both the screen and the inverter together, which is likely the best option.
There was once a time when replacing the bulb or inverter made economic sense because of the cost of LCD panels -- it no longer does.  You can easily replace the screen and inverter for well under $100.

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Hello all, it is with great sadness that I compose this post from my mother's computer. My beloved Dell Vostro 1400 is maybe dying on me. Even after i shut it off and turn it back on I just get these lines. I've attached pictures below. The computer is about two and a half years old. I'm afraid that it's overheated and maybe something got fried.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, David.

Vostro 1400 --
-- Intel? Core蒂 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
-- [223-5514]
-- LCD Panel --
-- 14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Anti-Glare Display
-- [320-5564]
-- Memory --
-- 4GB
-- [311-7285]
-- Video Cards --
-- 128MB NVIDIA? GeForce蒂 8400M GS
-- [320-5563]
-- Hard Drive --
-- 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
-- [341-5536]

WELL...I CAN'T UPLOAD Here is the link...
Picasa Web Albums - David - junk

A:Vostro 1400 showing only lines

Most likely it's a video card problem, although it could be the cable to your monitor or the monitor itself.
Check to be sure that the fans are working and that there's not dirt/dust stuck inside (use canned air to blow it out - DO NOT use a vacuum or an air compressor, it'll cause damage)

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i upgraded my vostro 1400 and now the video driver cant be found

A:Vostro 1400 with Win 7 64 bit video driver needed

When you say you "upgraded" your Vostro 1400, what upgrade did you perform?  If you replaced the GPU (assuming it's removable in that system) or replaced the motherboard with a version that has a different GPU built in (assuming that system was available with more than one GPU configuration), you'd need to download and install the correct drivers for your new hardware. You can find them at support.dell.com, although I would manually select your system model rather than entering your Service Tag.

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Where can I get Vostro 1400 Audio Driver for Windows 7 32 bit.

A:Vostro 1400 audio driver for windows 7

Try installing the Sigmatel HD audio driver. There is not one for Windows 7 so you must use the Vista version and install using Vista compatibility mode.
Download the driver package using the browser, not Dell Download Manager. Extract the files (unzip or unpack) but cancel the installation process. Go to the hard drive to c:\Dell\Drivers\R171786   (This is the folder that is created when you unpack the download. It contains the driver files.)Right click on setup.exe and select Properties. Find the compatibility tab to select Vista.

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I'm running windows 10 on my vostro computer when the screen freezes. I have to (after a long time waiting) force shut it down and when I turn it back on 6 identical screens come up, even in the bios. after a few weeks of reinstalling the nvidia driver through device manager and getting it to work again, the driver fix I was doing the few weeks stopped working.HELP!
also in device manager it says windows has stopped this device, but i can't seem to fix it

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Can I do this when it has the os on it .I want a separate partition to store stuff .Its a 320 gb , i want about 80 gb partitioned .when I try it will let me use 10 mh of space only.

A:Solved: dell vostro 2520 partition hdd

Yes, you can partition the drive. If you have win7, it has a built in partitioning tool OR you can use a third party program to partition the drive.

In any case, make SURE you have a current backup of anything important before you mess with partitions.

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Hello guys I have a dell vostro 1500 ,its hdd recently gave the ghost I put a new hdd but I dont have dell recovery disk to put the drivers It needs, went to dell support and downloaded a few drivers but dont have audio,or blue tooth and its running too slow can someone show me how to get a recovery download for my laptop it is the only one i have and can't buy a new one right now, so can someone help. thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5270 @ 1.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Familia Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 118372 MB, Free - 55775 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NX907
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:How can i get free dell vostro 1500 recovery disk

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Windows 7 will not boot. My recovery USB stick will not give me the option to restore to factory settings. Diagnostics does not find any problem. So I need the Dell Windows Recovery Image to do this. But this is not available for my particular computer. Why the heck not? Have I been a naughty boy?
Now what? I have got the computer running using bootlegged stuff to make a bootable USB drive. But I'd rather be legit and actually have the computer working properly.
I was able to copy the factory.wim from the D Recovery partition to an external drive. But I have failed to find out whether I can, or how, to use it to reset my system.

A:Need Dell Windows Recovery Image for Vostro 3700

I think you have to boot specifically to the Recovery partition in order to restore the factory image.  Sometimes that's an option under the F12 one-time boot menu, and with other systems it's triggered via a dedicated key combination (I think Shift+F11 was used once?)  You can't directly recover from that image using a generic Windows 7 installer. If you're comfortable using the DISM command-line tool, however, you could PROBABLY boot into generic Windows Setup, press CTRL+F10 to call up Command Prompt, then format your current C drive, and finally use DISM to apply the image contained in the Factory.wim file to your C drive, but having never looked at the Factory.wim file I'm not sure if this would work.

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I recently had to reformat my PC because of some mistake.
I just realized that I am missing my RECOVERY partition.

I have just reinstalled my drivers and Media Direct.

But is there anyway I can get that partition back.

I am on an Dell Inspiron 1525 and Windows Vista Home Premium 34bit.


EDIT: Oh forgot one thing, I bought my laptop at Best Buy and upon reinstalling Dell Support Center it no longer has anything about Geek Squad or such.
Not really necessary but I would like my laptop's default stuff back.
Also in the Welcome Center there are nothing from Dell when there once was.

A:Dell Recovery Partition

1) What let's you know that you don't have a recovery partition? Have you checked in diskmgmt.msc for it?
2) Dell's usually come with some DVD's to restore the OS. Do you have those? If so, what are they labeled?

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When I bought my dell 4700, it did not come with the OS reinstall discs. Instead they put the OS recovery on a serparate partition on the hard drive. I would like to get this put on to cds because I heard when you do a OS reinstall, this gets erased. How do I do this? What programs do I use. Thanks

A:Help with Dell Recovery Partition

There should be some software already installed for making recovery CDS. Look on the Start menu>All Programs>Dell Accessories.

The only way that partition will get deleted is if you repartition the drive using a retail XP installation CD. If you use that partition to reinstall XP, it will not erase itself.

I do recommend you make the recovery CDs, though. If the harddrive ever fails, you'll have to either buy another copy of XP or try to get Dell to send you the disks...which may or may not be free but will surely cost at least shipping and handling.

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Ok so a few days ago I had to reinstall windows because I was getting a bluescreen everytime I boot up, and could not even boot up in safe mode, so I had to reinstall windows 7, because I could not recover from my dell recovery partition.. because it has the windows vista factory.wim image.. , is there a way I could replace that one with the windows 7 image? please help me.. it would be easier to recover :/ that way

A:Dell Recovery Partition Help..! :(

Quote: Originally Posted by yadielfeliciano

Ok so a few days ago I had to reinstall windows because I was getting a bluescreen everytime I boot up, and could not even boot up in safe mode, so I had to reinstall windows 7, because I could not recover from my dell recovery partition.. because it has the windows vista factory.wim image.. , is there a way I could replace that one with the windows 7 image? please help me.. it would be easier to recover :/ that way

Personally i dont use Windows Back up,seems buggy but maybe im not trying hard enough.
Download Partiton Wizard Home Edition (i advise downloading the bootable disc and burning it incase you need it,very useful tool)
Free Download Partition Wizard

Format the Recovery partiton via PW.Click Apply
Delete Partiton.Click Apply
Expand the nearest Partiton (Right click Partiton>Resize) with the deleted space.Click Apply

Then you can use Paragon Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition - Overview
Make a back up disc (it will fit on the one disc) and just update the disc as you see fit,it leaves you with more room on your hard drive.
I have and will again use the recovery CD,and to this day i have not had 1 problem.

Just an option.

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I am working on a machine for someone and i can't access the dell recovery partition. The machine is a Dell Inspiron i519 running vista. Does anybody have any ideas how to access it??

A:Dell recovery partition

You can chat (among other things) with Dell here for free: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html

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My Aunt recently gave me her old laptop, it's a Dell XPS M140 with Windows XP media center edition & i'm trying to figure out how to access the recovery partition just incase i need to reinstall windows since my aunt lost the reinstall cd that came with it. I read on dell's website the startup command for the recovery partition is CTRL+F11 so i tried it when i first turned on the computer & it didn't work because windows booted normally. About 5 years ago when windows crashed it had to be reinstalled using the cd that came with it & i read on other sites that could have made the recovery partition inaccessible. I was wondering if that's why i can't access the recovery partition now.

A:Dell Recovery Partition

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My stepson has a Dell laptop on which the HDD is giving indications that it is about to fail. It has started to freeze and when I have run the Dell diagnostics it has failed 3 of the HDD tests. Research indicates this shows imminent HDD failure. Anyway I have purchased a new HDD but, as this laptop has the Dell Recovery partition, I am not sure how I can re-install the OS on the new HDD. I understand how to use the recovery partition if I was repairing the original OS installation but as I am installing a new HDD I am unclear how to get the OS on the new drive. I have a sinking feeling that I should have created some recovery disks when we first got the laptop and then could use thesed. Is this right? If so can I create then another way. For example I can connect his HDD to my own PC using a USB connector an can access the Recovery partition. Is there any way I can create the necessary disks this way.

With thanks....

A:Using Dell Recovery partition

Dell replaced for free the last time I used ithttps://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...n/backupcd_form

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I have a Dell Inspiron running Windows Vista that I know has been infected recently, and while all scans show it as clean now, I'm not totally comfortable with relying on that. I'd like to reinstall from scratch, but I'm not sure if the Dell recovery partition can be considered reliable anymore. Specifically, wouldn't it be possible for a virus to include itself in there, too, so it would survive in the event of restoring from the recovery partition?

Has anyone ever seen this, or is there any way to verify that the recovery partition is secure?



A:Dell recovery partition: Can it be infected?

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i have a dell laptop with preinstalled windows 7. i want to install windows 8 also, i.e. dual boot.
the problem is, it already has 3 primary partitions, OEM, Windows7 & Recovery and 1 logical partition.
how can i install windows 8 now???? what does OEM consists of??? please help...

A:Dell recovery partition advice

what does OEM consists of???Click to expand...

Is it the ~100 MB system (Active) partition containing the master boot record? How large is it. What is its position (1st, 2nd, etc.) on the hard drive?

how can i install windows 8 now????Click to expand...

After you install another OS you will not be able to boot to the Recovery partition, so one suggestion is to make sure you have your set of Recovery DVDs or other way to get Window 7 back, and then reuse the Recovery partition.

To me it's pretty expensive to purchase another operating system for a computer that already has a pretty decent one.

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Hi, i just wonder if its safe to delete 10GB Dell recovery partition? Im OK with loosing the ability to reset to factory installation. But Im worried if I may loose F12 functionality or F12-Diagnostics. I presume this is BIOS thing, but I rather asks before doing smth stupid. Thanks.

A:Dell Recovery Partition - Delete?

Once you've made a set of recovery media, you can delete that partition with no problem.

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Hello guys:
This is going to be my first post, so please execuse any errors

I was just curious about how to make a seperate recovery partition using norton ghost, so you can boot from it, and restore your pc to it's original state (or the factory default), in case your system crashes. These days, pretty much all of dell systems come with recovery partition included in them. I foud this tool very useful comparing to clean installation of windows.

Now that I am building a complete new system, I thought it would be very useful to include this kind of partition in my system. I thought it will be a good idea to find a little more informatiton about this, before I by the norton ghost software .

A:Recovery Partition In Dell Systems

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I was messing around with my partitions to free up space and I deleted the Dell recovery partition and the dell recovery tool no longer works that is supposed to restore your pc to factory defaults. How do I get the utility back on here?

A:Deleted my dell recovery partition!:(

see if dell will supply a disk,or buy an xp disk and don't worry about the dell partition

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I received my dell slim studio about a month ago.
I always use the vista dvd to reinstall the OS. Can i delete the dell recovery partition?
Can I just back it up on an external hard drive or on a dvd?

Thank you

A:can I delete dell recovery partition?

Yeah you can delete it as long as you think you wouldn't use it

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The laptop was dropped and failed to boot, even to safe mode. The laptop isn't under warranty any more and there isn't a recovery disc. There is a recovery partition.

I did some things but couldn't fix it so I booted to a file manager from a CD and now I have everything off it that I want.

The Dell Factory restore option isn't there in the Repair options when pressing F8 and so I did some things which resulted in me deleting the Windows 7 partition. This was a stupid move in hindsight but it's done and can't be undone.

I still have the recovery partition and I've been reading about some imagex thing whereby I can use the recovery partition to do it's thing anyway.

I was thinking along the lines of booting from a disc which has the AIK on it and then using the imagex function with the recovery partition files but after doing some research I'm at a loss of what to do next and figured I'd made enough bad decisions on my own.

Can anybody help?

A:[SOLVED] Dell Recovery Partition

If the drive was damaged to the point the recovery won't boot I doubt you'll be able to retrieve the image intact.
The best way maybe to order the reinstall discs from Dell> Dell - Support

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I have a Vostro 200 tower and also a Vostro 200 slim.  I am not using the slim version and I would like to know if the memory from the slim can be used in the tower?

A:Dell Vostro 200 Slim and Vostro 200 Tower

the memory is the same in both versions.

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Can some body here suggest how to perform a safe manual restore from the Dell Factory Image Partition. The problem is that i dont have the inbuilt option in the RECOERY MENU OPTIONS PAGE because i performed a fresh install of Windows 7 using the Resource DVD that shipped with the system

The recovery partition is intact as the Fresh Install worked only upon the OS partition C:. The contents of the Recovery partition are visible in Command Prompt. In the Explorer it contains the following:

1. Recovery(Folder)
2. Info(Application)

Clicking on the "Info" opens a screen pop up which says: "Warning, This is dell recovery partition. Its contents must not be altered."

The contents of the Recovery folder are hidden in the command prompt, but using

dir /ah

I can see the contents and it contains some of these folders and files as i am seeing it right now:

1. Autorun.inf
2. Desktop.ini
3. info.exe
4. A long list of "Protected.arabic" and like files
5. system 32 (dir)
6. windowsre (dir)

How can i restore the Factory image? After reading a lot of pages in different forums, i feel that it is possible to do a manual restore from this Recovery Partition. I think it will be possible using some bootable Disk and command prompt.

All sort of help is welcome.

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A:Manual Restore from Dell Recovery Partition

What you need to is this
To access the recovery partition on your Dell computer for recovery, follow the steps listed below.

1. Power on the computer
2. At the Dell logo, hold the Ctrl key and press the F11 key simultaneously.
2. The Dell PC Restore screen will come up.
3. Select Restore or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
4. if you wish to continue, click Confirm, or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
5. When the utility is finished, click Finish, or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.

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Hallo, auf meinem PC sind 4 Primäre Partitionen vorhanden:
1. OEM Partition (Boot)
2. Primäre Recovery Partition
3. Primäre Betriebssystem Partition (OS)
4. Erweiterte Partition enthält mehreren logischen Partitionen
Mein Betriebssystem ist zur Zeit Windows 7. Ich möchte dazu parallel Windows 10 installieren, wofür ich eine freie primäre Partition benötige.
Wenn ich die für mich nicht benötigte Recovery Partition lösche, um eine primäre Partition für die parallele Installation von Windows 10 freizumachen, startet anschließend Windows 7 nicht mehr.
Was muss ich machen, damit nach dem löschen der Recovery Partition Windows 7 weiterhin wie gewohnt von der Betriebssystem Partition startet?
Vielen Dank für Problem-Lösungs-Antworten.

A:Dell Inspiron 660 Recovery Partition löschen

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I'm trying to help my friend fix his computer, which was FULL of viruses. I think I managed to delete somewhere around 96. So his Dell Inspiron e1505 laptop, (vista sp2) now boots and works. BUT the viruses wrecked havoc on the OS. All the short cuts on the start menu are gone, the administrative tools are missing, internet settings are messed up, and things like System Restore, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall are completely gone. I checked, and his laptop has a recovery partition left by Dell to fix windows if there was a problem. Well, there is, and since I can't be 100% every single virus is gone, and windows is so beat up, he decided to have me reinstall Vista for him...

PROBLEM: I can't get into the recovery partition. The method on Dell's website isn't working. I know its there and I'm pretty sure it still has the windows files, but I just can't access it to fix it.

Aside from calling Dell and requesting a disc (which I think would be like $40 or so), is there a way to fix this? Thanks

A:Help accessing Dell's Vista recovery partition?

I assume he didn't bother making his own set of Recovery DVDs. Having him order them from Dell is probably best. If you have available or can borrow an installation DVD of the same version (OEM, Home Premium or whatever) you may be able to install that way and use the Product Key that should be on a sticker on the PC.

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I tried to delete the partition using Acronis Disk Director. It goes through the motions of rebooting and working in DOS but it doesn't delete the partition.

I tried to delete it using the Vista Disk Management tool and get the message that the partition is currently in use.

A:Solved: Can't delete Dell recovery partition

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Hi Guys can I ask for a little help please
My Dell Vostro laptop was running Windows 7 (64 bit) professional but a few months ago I made a backup of the windows partition with True Image Plus 2013 as a back-up, I then upgraded to windows 8 all was working ok for a while but I decided Windows 8 was not for me and decided to use the true image backup I had made of windows 7.
I booted my computer with the true image boot cd and selected the relevant backup image file, all was ok until One second from completion and then true image said the restore had failed.
I then tried to boot my computer but the MBR was missing I then tried to use a Windows 7 system dvd to repair the MBR but it would not work.
I then found out that when the restore failed it had destroyed my windows partition and my factory recovery partition, and a partition I had my data stored on, so now I am unable to restore my computer with the factory restore option.
Fortunately I had made some rescue dvd and I have my computer working again but I would like the recovery partition back working if I can
I you look at the disk management screen shot I have attached you can see that I have a partition with a size 750.0 MB and 750MB free.
But now I am using Macrium to make my backups and when I run a back-up it reports that a partition is called Recovery and it is 750.0 MB with 212.0MB used and 537.0 MD free please see second screenshot
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A:Lost Dell factory recovery partition

The 750mb partition contains the files needed to boot windows. It is quite large because there may some oem tools on there as well.

You don't have an actual recovery partition containing the files needed to reinstall.

You can make one easily enough. It doesn't need to be a separate partition , you could use your data partition for that and still keep all your stuff on there.

I would use the latest installation media for that.

You can get it from here: Windows 7 Direct Download Links - HeiDoc.net

Or you could use what is on your recovery discs if you really want.

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I have a Dell XPS L502x. It have Recovery partition with Windows 7 Factory image. I have upgraded to Windows 8. Dell Datasafe Local Backup doesnt recognise the recovery image. F8 key is not working at boot.
So I decided to remove Recovery partition since i wont need it. I want to get back 20GB from Recovery and add it to 'C:'.
Disk management says it is active system partition. So i couldnt delete it.
Help me delete it.

A:How to Remove Recovery Partition in Dell XPS Laptop?

Partition 1 - 102MB - Healthy (primary partition)
Partition 2 - 19.53GB - Healthy (System,Active,Primary Partition)
Partition 3 - 250GB - Healthy (Boot, Pagefile, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
Partition 4 - 429GB - Healthy (logical drive)

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To All
Had to "Factory Refresh" a few day old Dell XPS 8700 (my error) took a long time to get to 95%, then an error window popped up asking for a CMD.EXE disk to be inserted in D: drive, didn't have a disk but tried to click on "retry" but mouse and keyboard were dead...Refresh got to 98% then sat for about an hour then finished, over all it took about 4 hours for a simple refresh. Is it possible that there is a error in this recovery partition from the factory? Have never had something like this happen recovering other system. Have contacted Dell but they are still thinking!!   Any Ideas?

A:Dell win8 recovery/restore partition

From what i read you were able to restore? If everything is ok now it should be fine, but just in case i would manually make some recovery discs for your system so that if you needed to restore ever again, you will always have those to use instead of your recovery partition. The recovery partition can very easily become corrupted, having those created discs will make sure you always have a path back to the factory state

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