Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
If the diagnostic partition cannot be found then you can delete all partitions using the Clean command. Later the Dell diagnostics are available online from Dell PC Diagnostics | Dell US
Another way to access the Command Line is choose Repair My Computer on the second screen when you boot into DVD: System Recovery Options
If you cannot get the prompt to Press Any Key to boot Disk at reboot, try tapping the f12 BIOS Boot Menu key at boot, choose the DVD drive. Any prompt now? If not then burn another DVD from the link provided. If that fails try writing to flash stick, booting under USB, Removable or HD's. If that fails, unplug the DVD drive and try again.
Thanks for replying. Ok, I'll try the Clean Command. That worked (restarted the PC got a prompt to press any key), now I'm reinstall Windows 7 I have:
Disk 0 Partition: WINDOWS 7 Total size: 100.0 GB Free Space: 99.99 GB Type: System
Disk 0 Unallocated Space Total size: 198.1 GB Free Space: 198.1 GB Type: (Blank)
My question is I would like the whole HDD for Windows 7, b/c I plan to play PC games (The Sims 3). Should I do the the Clean Command again to change the size of it? If so, can you tell me the specific size it should be, please? I remember looking at it (before doing the Clean Command, that there was a partition for System reserve and another partition (I'm assuming it's was for Windows 7).
Sorry for the stupid question(s)! I appreciate you helping me so far!