System restore without disc
Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:50 PM
Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:10 AM
From Dell's Alienware M11x User Manual:
Note: This recovery process will only be possible if the recovery partition on the hard drive is still intact.
To restore data:
Turn off your computer.
Disconnect all the devices connected to the computer (such as USB drive, printer, etc.) and remove any recently added internal hardware.
NOTE: Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and the power cable.
Turn on your computer.
When the Alienware logo appears, press <F8> several times to access the Advanced Boot Options window.
NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows desktop; then, shut down your computer and try again.
Select 5. Repair Your Computer.
Select 6. Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe Options and follow the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: The restoration process might take an hour or more depending on the size of the data to be restored.
NOTE: For more information on Dell DataSafe Local Backup, see knowledge base article 353560 at support.dell.com.
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 20 May 2011 - 04:13 AM.
Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:42 PM
Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:55 AM
I see you say it doesn't have a disc drive you can take that windows 7 disc and load it onto a usb thumb drive and reinstall your operating system that way.
Edited by gorham, 26 May 2011 - 07:57 AM.
Posted 02 June 2011 - 03:44 PM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:22 PM
I have a question. I am using Dell Alienware M11X. I created a WIN7 image on a USB drive. What about the other drivers? Can I download them directly from the dell site and install them? please advise.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:52 PM
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