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but where do you type that command? when in the bios? or on the desktop? caus i tried that with my Dell Laptop that i got at school and it didnt do anything.
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but where do you type that command? when in the bios? or on the desktop? caus i tried that with my Dell Laptop that i got at school and it didnt do anything.
Right when the pc turns on, it will only work with pc's that have a built in partition, if your pc doesn't have a recovery partition this obviously won't work.
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While you are booting up from the Bios.
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Here is a pic that I took from the manual of your pc to restore factory setup.
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oh my, seeing that makes me quite happy, knowing i can actually do that.

sorry i probly should have looked at that before asking you guys.
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ok i tried to do this and for one thing i dont have a 'blue bar with dell.com' when my computer starts up.

also i tried ctrl+f11, f11 and ctrl+alt+f11 and nothing worked.

i checked that manual and the other thing it talked about was how to delete that partition from the hard drive to free up disk space and theres some DSRIRRemove.exe i do have on my comp which is what i found when i searched for DSR.

It said that if the partition doesnt exist then when i try to run DSRIRRemove.exe it would tell me in fact that the partition doesnt exist but when i try to start the program i get a "unable to load XML source file(-3). what the heck

see it doesnt actually tell me if i have the partition or not and i dont think theres any other way to find out
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post #17 of 18
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now also if i look on my hard disk and it says i have 72% free space and i have an 80GB hard drive but it says i only have 51.68GB free space and a capacity of 70.79GB is that a good indicator that i have a pc restore partition on the disk? because thers a good 9-10GB that i dont see at all
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anybody?
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