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Windows 7: Dell Data restore windows seven home premium Dell inspiron n5110?

08 Oct 2012   #1

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Dell Data restore windows seven home premium Dell inspiron n5110?

Friends, I have dell inspiron n5110. It had geniune windows 7 home premium. There was dell data restore option in F8 boot menu option to restore my windows. a week ago i installed new windows 7. i didnt deleted recovery partition on my computer but there in no more option of dell data restore in f8 boot menu. Kindly help me to restore my windows. Plz help..... If there is any way to do it using comand prompt or any other way to restore that option in f8. Plz reply..

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08 Oct 2012   #2

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Hi,

Post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen.

Regards,
Golden
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08 Oct 2012   #3

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08 Oct 2012   #4

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Mmmm. Where has your System Reserved gone? I speak under correction, but I think thats where the F8 option was stored.

You need a bit more help than I can offer - I'll see if Greg is available to help.
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08 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

According to your screen shot you still have your hidden recovery partition. Does Dell have some recovery app to restore the computer to factory condition, like most retail makers do.
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08 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Dell datasafe local backup. I have installed it but still no option is there
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08 Oct 2012   #7
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As explained in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 in the Special Note for Dell Owners, when you clean reinstall to C it destroys the bootable hotlink to Factory Recovery.

There are two ways you can try to restore the link to Recovery now: try restoring Dell Recovery Partition F8 link or if you need to boot Recovery you can try to Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD.

I see two other things about your HD:

You have abandoned the 100mb System Reserved partition with the boot files being written onto C during reinstall. This may interfere with being able to restore the Dell Recovery hotlink to F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu - in fact you may have lost that menu as a result, so test it now. If so you can restore SysReserved by marking it Active in Disk Mgmt, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

You also deleted your Dell Diagnostics Tools partition so it cannot run from boot via F12 as it still will normally do after a Clean Reinstall. This can be run manually from it's download at Dell DIagnostics downoad following Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the.

Since you clean reinstalled you likely don't want the Dell bloatware anyway so after setting up your Clean reinstall following the steps remaining in the tutorial, we can help you delete and recover the space for Recovery and/or System Reserved using Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.

Or after studying the reinstall tutorial steps you may decide you'd like to start fresh by deleting the first three partitions during reinstall, create a new one there to get a perfect reinstall.
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08 Oct 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As explained in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 in the Special Note for Dell Owners, when you clean reinstall to C it destroys the bootable hotlink to Factory Recovery.

There are two ways you can try to restore the link to Recovery now: try restoring Dell Recovery Partition F8 link or if you need to boot Recovery you can try to Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD.

I see two other things about your HD:

You have abandoned the 100mb System Reserved partition with the boot files being written onto C during reinstall. This may interfere with being able to restore the Dell Recovery hotlink to F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu - in fact you may have lost that menu as a result, so test it now. If so you can restore SysReserved by marking it Active in Disk Mgmt, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

You also deleted your Dell Diagnostics Tools partition so it cannot run from boot via F12 as it still will normally do after a Clean Reinstall. This can be run manually from it's download at Dell DIagnostics downoad following Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the.

Since you clean reinstalled you likely don't want the Dell bloatware anyway so after setting up your Clean reinstall following the steps remaining in the tutorial, we can help you delete and recover the space for Recovery and/or System Reserved using Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.

Or after studying the reinstall tutorial steps you may decide you'd like to start fresh by deleting the first three partitions during reinstall, create a new one there to get a perfect reinstall.

My aim is to get geniune windows that comes with Dell machine. You have given a link for clean installation. Will i would be able to activate that windows with the product key that is written under dell machine on a sticker.
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08 Oct 2012   #9
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Yes. Please read the tutorial given for Clean Reinstall which explains everything before asking back any remaining questions.
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09 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Wao. Thanks alot it worked great. Windows is successfully activated. Now i am installing updates. If i get any problem i will post here again.
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