Reformatting dell 1546

April 23, 2010 at 20:37:34
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB
Hi Guys / Gals,

I am trying to reformat my dell laptop. Only got it new and a so called Idiot from dell.. Wouldn't like to describe whoever it was a professional in the field because they should have this job has divide the hard drive into 60 GB on the C Drive and 400 on the D drive.. Makes no sense at all. SO I 'm trying to format it.. The issue i'm having is when I Re-boot and try go to boot options it does nothing. I am wondering is it something to do with the F12 button as I have to push FN + F12 and its just sitting on the original boot screen..

Whats going on ladies and gentlemen.. Does anyone know my next step

Please and thanks very much..

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April 23, 2010 at 22:07:34
you do not need to format it to change the partition sizes, richt click on my computer, choose manage/disk management, click on the d; delete then enlarge the c: with new space as much as you want.
if you have formatted the whole drive then you have probably also formatted the hidden partition and you will not longer be able to load your system to its original state from the hidden partition, so you will have to take it back to dell and blame thier technicians for the error.. 60 gb is quite sufficient for "most" c; drives..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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April 24, 2010 at 00:55:53
Cheers for your reply.

I finally got it done. 60GB isn't good enough for what I doing and software i'm using on the laptop. Need it for the Paths as they need to be on the primary drive. Format went good and everything and i enjoy having a go at dell as well for two things:

1. Making a ridiculously small primary hard drive and no advice on it. 60 GB is silly small when the hard drive is 500 GB big.

2. For making function buttons not FN + F12 when you get to the boot screen. heading wrecking.

Laptop is brilliant though. No complaint other then the hard drive thing..

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