It seems your Recovery partition was damaged by the Win7 install as can happen. When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear: Dell link for Vista http: So here's my problem.
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Thanks again and I'll let you know how it all turns out. Barb, Dave reminded me of this sentence.
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Here are the recovery instructions from Dell. Ruslan Gerasimov 1, 1 8 About the Author Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since You don't need to have edll partitions to say a HD is partitioned. W 7 bit Ultimate.
Find More Posts by lllypa. And computers were the size of a small room!! Just a thought -- make your first backup before doing that in case you find later you were wrong and want them back? Also if "EHD" is a external hard drive, you don't need to partition it. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum dell datasafe factory image restore error hi, im trying to restore my dell laptop to factory image using its dell datasafe local backup, but everytime it restarts it comes up with a error message saying "windows failed to start.
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I'm not going to worry about restoring the backups until I at least know that I am backing up. If my hard drive crashes but when my hard drive crashes Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
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Page 1 of 4. There should be two partitions on the list.
I guess I have to somehow run it throught D: If I install Vista myself and try to "F8 - repair Why would windows installation touch any other partition, then the one it's installing on??! Urgent Customer Issues If you are experiencing an issue that needs urgent assistance please visit our customer support area: Never in a million years is what you suggested going to restore it to factory settings, which is what he asked.
Click Finish to restart the system. The Progress window will appear. DaveH Guru Norton Fighter So here's my problem.
But that's when it's going to be too late if your hard drive has crashed! It doesn't change and it's very small. However, if you want to replace or upgrade the OS on a Dell PP01L machine, preparing and formatting the drive requires a few aymantec steps.
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.