Hope some of this information I posted helps. I restarted the system but it would now not I then select the language and login with the administrative account, however there is no Dell Factory Image Restore option there.
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Be sure to run the Dell diagnostics by booting the Utility partiiton from the F12 menu at boot to see if they will diagnose the hardware to know its true state.
Thus, I need to restore it to factory settings. Locate the file name factory. I had to get to the L drive, but the little experience I have with using the command delk was keeping me from getting there. Find the Tools subdirectory.
My options are shown the image below: I have Windows 7 Home Premium Bit.
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I managed to get the advanced menu once, where i actually saw the "repair my computer" option, but when i selected it, windows just continued booting up normally. I decided to try the command prompt that is part studi the windows 7 install dvd that came with the computer.
Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Trying to idsk Dell to factory settings, but F8 not working I've tried holding down f8, tapping it continuously, holding ctrl f8 and fn f8.
Copy these folders to a USB drive. Check this link below which would helpful in doing the same: Hope some of this information I posted helps.
Make a note of the drive letter and path to that file. The time now is If anything, it will edll me later if I get into a similar situation where I have to revert back to the original factory image. On an Inspiron it is located in D: User Name Remember Me?
The computer booted off of the DVD. I found I had to take a bunch more steps. I would be thankful if anyone could give recovrry advise on how to restore the laptop to its factory settings using the recovery partition.
Dell Factory Settings isn't option - command prompt? The problem is I repartitioned the laptops hard drive originally.
Dell Studio 1555 - Hard Drive Failure - Factory Image recovery to new hard drive
I tried the imagex executable in the x86 directory but it didn't work. The Windows 7 Install Screen came up. I'll mark this reclvery reply as soon as I finish the process.
On a Dell, if some other OS was installed, the Dell "PC Restore" Recovery Partition is no longer valid corrupted and the only way to reinstall is with a Windows OS installation disc and then download whatever device drivers you need deell the Dell downloads.
Note that this restores Dell's Proprietary Master Boot Record so that in the future will be able to access the Factory Image by pressing F8 while booting up.
Dell Studio to factory settings,no Dell Factory Image option - Windows 7 Help Forums
Under it you will see four folders: Then I found this link which is really for Vista installs:. Since my original install was a 64 bit system of Windows 7 I thought I'd try the imagex file in the amd64 folder a try. I had to find the correct drive letters to be able to go to the right directory. I typed "exit" and pressed the Enter key. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build.
Type the following command: I received my new Dell Studio laptop today pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium and bundled with a bunch of other programs.