factory Restore Dell inspiron 3700 can this

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
March 14, 2011 at 13:46:39
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1gb
looking to preform this is possible without a factorey restore disk ive heard there is a hidden partition that this can be done from.would like to know how

Davidw


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#1
March 14, 2011 at 13:56:05

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#2
March 14, 2011 at 14:27:53
What if f8 isnt working does not have recovery partition

Davidw


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#3
March 14, 2011 at 14:29:39
if pressing f8 doesnt do anything to get me to advanced startup menu does it not have a restore partition

Davidw


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#4
March 14, 2011 at 15:26:50
If you are not using the original keyboard that came with the Dell then revert back to it in order to get F8 to work. Start tapping continuously as soon as you start the computer. The link below is the same as the one above. Describes how to restore depending on age and model.

http://support.dell.com/support/top...


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#5
March 14, 2011 at 16:05:12
its dell 3700 laptop so i am using riginal keyboard.so if f8 doesnt work am i out of luck.or does this mean there isnt a backup at all

Davidw


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#6
March 14, 2011 at 16:34:57
F8 should bring up a menu with the restore as ONE of several options. F8 is also used to boot into Windows Safe Mode. Have you been continuously tapping F8 as soon as you start the laptop?

You didn't respond to my questioning of why you don't have a restore set? Worst case is you may need to purchase a set from Dell.

Do you see any instructions on the screen when you first start the laptop?


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#7
March 14, 2011 at 17:38:47
i dont have the restore set because i was given this laptop as part of some stuff my friend aquired that they were throwing away yes i continually am tapping f8 and it goes to boot menu with boot options but restore isnt a option

Davidw


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#8
March 14, 2011 at 18:25:25
is what you seeing, look like this?

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/...

larry


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#9
March 15, 2011 at 02:14:56
yes like the one for windows 98 but still no option for restore

Davidw


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