wireless and Factory image restore

Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop (intel pentium...
May 15, 2010 at 13:21:41
Specs: Windows Vista, 3 GB
Previously I said that Windows update was causing problems, and I was suggested to reinstall the OS
well I had to anyways because it ended up completely messing up my computer in the end

SO now I have a new OS installed, only problem is that the wifi no longer functions
So I figured do the Dell Factory Image restore
That refuses to work, it gives me an error and won't reformat the disk ("disk full while accessing tools\dp.sc")
So I am officially stuck thanks to windows update

I have backed up most of my items and have nothing on the computer of real value, so I just need to get network adapter working again


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#1
May 15, 2010 at 23:36:41
Alright, So I eventually figured out how to get wireless back up
and there was 4 other things that needed to be reinstalled
Glad it was in my C drive, because my computer didn't come with ANY disks (and it came from Dell too)
except that crappy word perfect thing I will never use

anyways, I think this whole "Not the original OS installed" on my computer thing is messing with my computer more
Firefox is acting up and refusing to follow it's setting and won't store any of my passwords
and a few other Windows settings are gone (Little things bother me)
Long story short, I think it's still a good idea to have the option to Restore the Factory image settings at some point or maybe now...
(Always thought it was "Restore Factory Defaults")

Any help would be appreciated

p.s. Incase anyone else had this problem
the solution I used:
Get on to device manager (Don't ask me where, I can never remember)
Select properties on the non-working device and first option is "Reinstall" or something right under the description
I searched my entire C drive and it eventually found the info it needed and started working again (took about 1-2 minutes each, but then again I was being impatient too)


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#2
May 16, 2010 at 00:22:05
... Step 3:Dell Factory Image Restore in Windows Vista


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#3
May 17, 2010 at 13:01:52
"So I figured do the Dell Factory Image restore
That refuses to work, it gives me an error and won't reformat the disk ("disk full while accessing tools\dp.sc")"

I already tried that, I need help to fix the problem, not to find out how to use Factory image restore


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#4
May 18, 2010 at 12:51:25
For some reason I can't get into the repair menu anymore
When I try (By pressing F8) it logs me in normally and skips the repair menu options

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#5
May 18, 2010 at 15:24:29
"...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..."


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#6
May 21, 2010 at 16:18:49
You really need to at least Read my comments, I know how to access Advanced Boot Options menu and how to start dell factory image restore, which was implied above when I said I started it before.

To clarify I have 2 problems here:
1. Repair computer options will not appear (computer skips options entirely, it access Advanced Boot Options menu perfectly fine)
2. Before I had that problem, Dell factory image restore would not work because it refuses to format: "disk full while accessing tools\dp.sc"

3. I can not change topic title (Wireless was fixed)


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