need quick help with Windows 7 reinstallation

Dell Studio laptop with intel core 2 duo...
January 30, 2011 at 05:48:10
Specs: Windows 7, core to duo/3 gb ram
i am using dell 1555 with windows 7. Now i have problem and i need to reinstall the operating system.The problem is my dvd drive is not working. I tried to reinstall os with external dvd drive but external dvd drive is not showing in boot sequence. Please tell me any other way to reinstall the windows 7. I look forward to hearing from you guys. Thanks in advance.

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#1
January 30, 2011 at 06:06:48
save all your files.
1 reboot
2 As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Note:
You must press <F8> before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.


3 Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
8 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
9 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

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Step 4: Restore your personal files and data from backups

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#2
January 30, 2011 at 06:16:30
the problem is, i installed windows xp some days before, is it possible now to go back to factory settings.

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#3
January 30, 2011 at 07:12:31
Anybody like to help me.

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#4
January 30, 2011 at 07:36:29
If you did not format the hard drive, but just C drive, you still should be able to follow the instructions above. If not you will need to purchase from the manufacturer a recovery DVD to reinstall. You will need to go into your BIOS set up and make sure you can set up Boot to USB drive and put it on your boot menu. If you can do this, you are all set, if you cannot, you will need to replace the internal drive in order to reload windows.

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#5
January 30, 2011 at 07:43:33
i only formated the C drive but i can not see the advance boot options when i click f8. I also have the re installation windows 7 dvd but the problem is my dvd drive is not working. Please Please tell me the solution

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#6
January 30, 2011 at 17:21:55
I believe on most Dells. the F2 key during start up will get you into the BIOS set up screen. There you will be able to see IF you have the options to 'Boot from USB device' and if you can do that, if you can put that device into the top of the boot order. (as I mentioned earlier) If the F2 does not work (it must be repeatedly tapped during boot BEFORE the system attempts to access windows, if you miss the opportunity, restart) look at your manual or at the downloaded manual from Dells site for the correct key or keys to press.
If you cannot boot from the USB drive AND you cannot access the recovery partition on your hard drive then your ONLY remaining choice is to replace the DVD drive with a new one for around $40.

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#7
January 30, 2011 at 23:07:36
when installing the XP, i gather you formatted the C; drive, in which cas you probably formated the drivers for the cd, you should have a cd for the drivers for your machine, try coppying the drivers to a usb and reinstalling from there.
it may also be that you need to hit different F keys for the hidden partition, check your particular model on the manufacturers website.

however it sounds like your only option will be to send the machine back for reimageing.
\of course if you know someone with the exact same model you can do a bit for bit copy of their drive onto your drive, which should provide you with a new hidden partition and OS.

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