My son has a Dell Alienware X51 desktop computer running windows 7. The hard-drive is nearly full so he tried to restore to factory settings. He used the disc that came with the computer but somehow he managed to create a new partition instead of restoring the system. When you opened computer after this there were 2 hard disks ( C:OS and G:Recovery ) C: still shows a nearly full. Every time wee restarted the computer it booted up using G: with no programs installed and no internet connection. We tried updating hardware drivers but there are no files. We have deleted the partition to get rid of G: and are now left with just C: which is still showing as nearly full. When we open control panel and go to uninstall programs there are absolutely no programs. We can't get the computer to boot C:
We have looked on youtube where they tell you to use the Respawn program. I have managed to right click on C: and find the respawn program but when I tried to use it it tells me I need to be connected to internet but even though System info says the network adapter is installed I can't get it to work.
I've tried using the f8 key to restore and use the disc but am having no success.
The only thing showing on desktop is the recycle bin.
Everything is obviously still on the C drive but it is not starting.
Please can anyone help me to get this computer to work.