Quote: Originally Posted by kf10
my friend has Dell inspiron 630m, which didnt come with OEM Win XP CD,
i believe it contains hidden system partition with original XP on it
how can i reinstall winxp from system drive
the laptop has Win XP Product key or serial number printed on the back of laptop
Is CTRL+F11 on powering on still working?
The Dell-specific Ctrl+F11 process is supposed to completely automate the restoration process, returning the hard disk to the state it was in when Dell shipped the computer. However, overwriting the MBR by using a boot manager, using the commands "fixmbr" or "fdisk /mbr", installing from a Windows installation CD, and assorted other tasks a user might do will inadvertantly break Ctrl+F11, rendering the system unable to boot the DSR partition. Furthermore, changing the partitioning by adding, deleting, or resizing partitions will cause DSRcheck to fail, so even if Ctrl+F11 works, the restore process will abort without attempting to restore the Ghost image