Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

How to make a recovery disk?


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Tonzurakoite

Tonzurakoite

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
Maybe I am way too old school, but I just got this new computer from dell with no software (recovery disks)... just the already installed... WT???? Anyway, before I can do anything with it I feel that I need to make a recovery disk before I(or my son) visit the wrong website! Please someone help me asap!!!!!

Thanks!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Murray S.

Murray S.

    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,513 posts
  • MVP
Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Have you contacted Dell?? As far as I know, Dell normally sends a Recovery cd with their systems..

Murray
  • 0

#3
gerryf

gerryf

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 11,365 posts
I think the Dell software install has become so large that they use a hidden partition on most computers these days.

When I install a new system, I tend to make my own recovery disks with a a disk imaging program like Acronis Disk Image

You can get it from New Egg for $30.
  • 0

#4
Tonzurakoite

Tonzurakoite

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
I spoke with dell and they say they no longer send recovery disks, I could speak to tech support for additional $$$$.
  • 0

#5
Murray S.

Murray S.

    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,513 posts
  • MVP

I spoke with dell and they say they no longer send recovery disks, I could speak to tech support for additional $$$$.


Did you ask about the hidden partition or option to make your own as gerry mentioned??

Murray
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP