can I restore f11 key dimension 4600 xp home edition need answer
Posted 09 April 2006 - 09:43 AM
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:42 AM
Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:53 AM
If so, the answer is likely no. The f11 key was accessing a hidden partition with a specially created master boot record. When you reinstalled windows, you wiped out that master boot record (though the hidden partition may still be present).
To recreate that, you would need to re-image the drive. Dell may have a restoration cd that can do it, but re-creating that mbr without Dell's help---I just cannot see you being able to do that.
If you could find another dimension 4600, you could possible copy the MBR to your machine, but whether or not it will work is up in the air. If you wiped out the hidden paritition, it definitely will not. If you did not, it might work...
One such mbr copy tool can be found here:
Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:57 AM
Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:21 AM
Hope this help.
Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:27 AM
Cool. I was going to wait until v10 to upgrade because v9 does not support my sata controller, but that is a nice feature that I was unaware was added
Posted 10 April 2006 - 09:07 AM