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That's quite unfortunate.
There's a way to create a Windows XP installation CD from a working Windows XP installation, but it's a bit complicated and you need to have the i386 folder.
See this tutorial here :

http://www.howtohave...setupdisk.shtml

 
I'll be sure to check that out when I get the chance, thanks!
 

I don't believe that is a recovery partition marked as "new volumne". Its to big. My experiance is that they are marked something,
And besides, you won't be able to acces it through "my computer". Its protected so it does not get corrupt by people deleting/ installing stuff there.
 
Try again with the restore.
Reboot the laptop and hold the control key and continue tapping the F11 key. You have to hit the sequence just right.
My feeling is that there is no recovery partition. You also have a "unallocated" partition so that tells me that someone has been messing with the partitions.
 
I would also like you to take a look in device manager for any unknown devices. they will have red or yellow marks on them.
to get to device manager: right click on my computer and choose manage. click and open device manager.
Take a screen shot and post it here.

 
Hi 123Runner :)
 
I tried ctrl + F11 again, but now nothing happens when I press it. Here is a screenshot of my device manager.

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That's quite unfortunate.
There's a way to create a Windows XP installation CD from a working Windows XP installation, but it's a bit complicated and you need to have the i386 folder.
See this tutorial here :

http://www.howtohave...setupdisk.shtml

 
I'll be sure to check that out when I get the chance, thanks!
 

I don't believe that is a recovery partition marked as "new volumne". Its to big. My experiance is that they are marked something,
And besides, you won't be able to acces it through "my computer". Its protected so it does not get corrupt by people deleting/ installing stuff there.
 
Try again with the restore.
Reboot the laptop and hold the control key and continue tapping the F11 key. You have to hit the sequence just right.
My feeling is that there is no recovery partition. You also have a "unallocated" partition so that tells me that someone has been messing with the partitions.
 
I would also like you to take a look in device manager for any unknown devices. they will have red or yellow marks on them.
to get to device manager: right click on my computer and choose manage. click and open device manager.
Take a screen shot and post it here.

 
Hi 123Runner :)
 
I tried ctrl + F11 again, but now nothing happens when I press it. Here is a screenshot of my device manager.


You are indeed missing three drivers, and three important ones if I may add.
Would you like to install these drivers (I can link them to you) and that I assist you with taking that "New Volume" partition, delete it and expand your main partition (C:) with it to gain more storage space ? Or do you still want to do a Factory Restore ?
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That's quite unfortunate.There's a way to create a Windows XP installation CD from a working Windows XP installation, but it's a bit complicated and you need to have the i386 folder.See this tutorial here :http://www.howtohave...setupdisk.shtml

 I'll be sure to check that out when I get the chance, thanks! 

I don't believe that is a recovery partition marked as "new volumne". Its to big. My experiance is that they are marked something,And besides, you won't be able to acces it through "my computer". Its protected so it does not get corrupt by people deleting/ installing stuff there. Try again with the restore.Reboot the laptop and hold the control key and continue tapping the F11 key. You have to hit the sequence just right.My feeling is that there is no recovery partition. You also have a "unallocated" partition so that tells me that someone has been messing with the partitions. I would also like you to take a look in device manager for any unknown devices. they will have red or yellow marks on them.to get to device manager: right click on my computer and choose manage. click and open device manager.Take a screen shot and post it here.

 Hi 123Runner :) I tried ctrl + F11 again, but now nothing happens when I press it. Here is a screenshot of my device manager.
You are indeed missing three drivers, and three important ones if I may add.Would you like to install these drivers (I can link them to you) and that I assist you with taking that "New Volume" partition, delete it and expand your main partition (C:) with it to gain more storage space ? Or do you still want to do a Factory Restore ?

If you could link the drivers and help me expand the C: drive I would really appreciate it. :)
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That's quite unfortunate.There's a way to create a Windows XP installation CD from a working Windows XP installation, but it's a bit complicated and you need to have the i386 folder.See this tutorial here :http://www.howtohave...setupdisk.shtml

 I'll be sure to check that out when I get the chance, thanks! 

I don't believe that is a recovery partition marked as "new volumne". Its to big. My experiance is that they are marked something,And besides, you won't be able to acces it through "my computer". Its protected so it does not get corrupt by people deleting/ installing stuff there. Try again with the restore.Reboot the laptop and hold the control key and continue tapping the F11 key. You have to hit the sequence just right.My feeling is that there is no recovery partition. You also have a "unallocated" partition so that tells me that someone has been messing with the partitions. I would also like you to take a look in device manager for any unknown devices. they will have red or yellow marks on them.to get to device manager: right click on my computer and choose manage. click and open device manager.Take a screen shot and post it here.

 Hi 123Runner :) I tried ctrl + F11 again, but now nothing happens when I press it. Here is a screenshot of my device manager.

You are indeed missing three drivers, and three important ones if I may add.Would you like to install these drivers (I can link them to you) and that I assist you with taking that "New Volume" partition, delete it and expand your main partition (C:) with it to gain more storage space ? Or do you still want to do a Factory Restore ?


If you could link the drivers and help me expand the C: drive I would really appreciate it. :)


Let's do that then :)

I just need to know if you're running Windows XP 32 or 64-bits, can you validate it for me ? Right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties". It should be written 64-bits after Windows XP Professional if you're running the 64-bits version.
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That's quite unfortunate.There's a way to create a Windows XP installation CD from a working Windows XP installation, but it's a bit complicated and you need to have the i386 folder.See this tutorial here :http://www.howtohave...setupdisk.shtml

 I'll be sure to check that out when I get the chance, thanks! 

I don't believe that is a recovery partition marked as "new volumne". Its to big. My experiance is that they are marked something,And besides, you won't be able to acces it through "my computer". Its protected so it does not get corrupt by people deleting/ installing stuff there. Try again with the restore.Reboot the laptop and hold the control key and continue tapping the F11 key. You have to hit the sequence just right.My feeling is that there is no recovery partition. You also have a "unallocated" partition so that tells me that someone has been messing with the partitions. I would also like you to take a look in device manager for any unknown devices. they will have red or yellow marks on them.to get to device manager: right click on my computer and choose manage. click and open device manager.Take a screen shot and post it here.

 Hi 123Runner :) I tried ctrl + F11 again, but now nothing happens when I press it. Here is a screenshot of my device manager.

 

You are indeed missing three drivers, and three important ones if I may add.Would you like to install these drivers (I can link them to you) and that I assist you with taking that "New Volume" partition, delete it and expand your main partition (C:) with it to gain more storage space ? Or do you still want to do a Factory Restore ?

 


If you could link the drivers and help me expand the C: drive I would really appreciate it. :)

 


Let's do that then :)

I just need to know if you're running Windows XP 32 or 64-bits, can you validate it for me ? Right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties". It should be written 64-bits after Windows XP Professional if you're running the 64-bits version.

 

 

I am running the 32-bit version


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Thank you linings :)

Here are your drivers, just click on the "Download" button.

Ethernet Controller : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=NI
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI
PCI Modem : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=CM

Simply download the drivers and launch them. Follow the installation Wizards after. If it asks for a restart at the end, please do it.
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Thank you linings :)

Here are your drivers, just click on the "Download" button.

Ethernet Controller : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=NI
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI
PCI Modem : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=CM

Simply download the drivers and launch them. Follow the installation Wizards after. If it asks for a restart at the end, please do it.

 

No, thank you, Aura :) I'll do all that, and thanks for helping me!


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Thank you linings :)

Here are your drivers, just click on the "Download" button.

Ethernet Controller : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=NI
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI
PCI Modem : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=CM

Simply download the drivers and launch them. Follow the installation Wizards after. If it asks for a restart at the end, please do it.

 
No, thank you, Aura :) I'll do all that, and thanks for helping me!


No problem linings :)
Let me know if you come accross any issues while installing these drivers ! Once done, we'll get to the partition part !
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Thank you linings :)

Here are your drivers, just click on the "Download" button.

Ethernet Controller : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=NI
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI
PCI Modem : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=CM

Simply download the drivers and launch them. Follow the installation Wizards after. If it asks for a restart at the end, please do it.

 
No, thank you, Aura :) I'll do all that, and thanks for helping me!

 


No problem linings :)
Let me know if you come accross any issues while installing these drivers ! Once done, we'll get to the partition part !

 

 

I seem to be having a problem installing the Video Controller (VGA Compatible). When I open the installation wizard, it says that the installation has failed since one or more files required for the download are missing or corrupt. :( Is there a way I can fix this?


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Thank you linings :)

Here are your drivers, just click on the "Download" button.

Ethernet Controller : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=NI
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI
PCI Modem : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=CM

Simply download the drivers and launch them. Follow the installation Wizards after. If it asks for a restart at the end, please do it.

 
No, thank you, Aura :) I'll do all that, and thanks for helping me!


No problem linings :)
Let me know if you come accross any issues while installing these drivers ! Once done, we'll get to the partition part !

 
I seem to be having a problem installing the Video Controller (VGA Compatible). When I open the installation wizard, it says that the installation has failed since one or more files required for the download are missing or corrupt. :( Is there a way I can fix this?


Alright, right-click on the Video Controller (VGA Compatible) in your Device Manager and select Properties. Go to the Details tab and in the drop down list, select Hardware IDs. Take a screenshot of what you see and attach it to your next post.
Did the two other drivers install well ?
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Thank you linings :)

Here are your drivers, just click on the "Download" button.

Ethernet Controller : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=NI
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI
PCI Modem : http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=CM

Simply download the drivers and launch them. Follow the installation Wizards after. If it asks for a restart at the end, please do it.

 
No, thank you, Aura :) I'll do all that, and thanks for helping me!

 


No problem linings :)
Let me know if you come accross any issues while installing these drivers ! Once done, we'll get to the partition part !

 

 
I seem to be having a problem installing the Video Controller (VGA Compatible). When I open the installation wizard, it says that the installation has failed since one or more files required for the download are missing or corrupt. :( Is there a way I can fix this?

 


Alright, right-click on the Video Controller (VGA Compatible) in your Device Manager and select Properties. Go to the Details tab and in the drop down list, select Hardware IDs. Take a screenshot of what you see and attach it to your next post.
Did the two other drivers install well ?

 

Yes, the other two did install, but the Ethernet controller still shows up with a yellow mark beside it in my device manager...

 

Here is my screenshot of the hardware ids


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AH ! It's an AMD graphic card, didn't even notice there was this drivers on the download page of your laptop, there you go, this one will work :)

http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI

For the Ethernet Controller, can you do the same thing and give me a screenshot of it's Hardware IDs please ?
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AH ! It's an AMD graphic card, didn't even notice there was this drivers on the download page of your laptop, there you go, this one will work :)

http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI

For the Ethernet Controller, can you do the same thing and give me a screenshot of it's Hardware IDs please ?

 

Alright, I will, and thanks again!

 

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AH ! It's an AMD graphic card, didn't even notice there was this drivers on the download page of your laptop, there you go, this one will work :)

http://www.dell.com/...N&categoryId=VI

For the Ethernet Controller, can you do the same thing and give me a screenshot of it's Hardware IDs please ?

 
Alright, I will, and thanks again!
 
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Alright, try these drivers for the Ethernet Controller, straight off Broadcom's website :

http://www.broadcom....nxp_32-4.60.zip
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Sorry for all the trouble, but now I'm having another problem. I installed the file you linked, but now I don't really know what to do... Here's what I'm talking about:

 

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What do I do next?


Edited by linings, 14 July 2014 - 07:48 PM.

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