Windows XP System Restore
Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:35 PM
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:59 AM
ctrl + F11 is supposed to get you to the Dell recovery option where you would re-image the unit back to factory settings.
Keep in mind that a destructive recovery will wipe the drive and all data will be lost.
If you do not have back ups, then do them now.
The "restore" that you mentioned only restores to a earlier time. This is for getting a unit running again for times when you may have a corrupted program install.
Lets look at computer management to see if a recovery partition exists.
Go to start....
Go to run....
Type in compmgmt.msc and hit the ok key.
On the left click on disk management.
Expand the window to show all the drives.
Take a screen shot and post in your next reply.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:28 AM
If it is a retail cd you will have to manually find and install most of the Dell drivers specific to your machine yourself.
The product key you have is for your machine only and the oem cd that usually comes apart or installed on a recovery partition comes with all the Dell drivers for your PC slipstreamed onto it.
Unless you can find a copy of a Dell XP cd made for the exact model as yours then try to borrow a retail version of XP.
If you can enter XP try to look on your C: drive sometimes there is a folder with the Dell drivers, if you do you can burned them and use them after your fresh install of XP.
If not go to the Dell website for all your specific drivers.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:26 PM
Ok that was a very lame answer to a genuine post, jesus deli, I believe that u can take the product key code to a repair shop and they can burn a copy of the xp os for you but dont know what the cost may be so look around first Josh
Perhaps you should reread my post.
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