Try the following from http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op330/en/ug/software.htm#wp1108709 1. If Dsrfix's report shows no fatal errors and no alerts, the Dell-specific restore feature should be functional on your system. If you want Dsrfix to check the fourth partition instead of the third, use the /PBR4 switch. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds. 30 Day Free Trial Message Author Comment by:RSchierer ID: 344328092010-12-27 thanks for the fast responses. Check This Out
Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish. See More: XP install on a Dell Dimension 2400 Report • #1 SkipCox January 16, 2009 at 18:58:28 They just might have a recovery cd for you.http://support.dell.com/support/top...Why do you want to In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next. 8. How Do I Boot to DOS? https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-dimension-dsr-dell-system-restore-question.728595/
Log on to the computer as a local administrator. 2. Use Ghost to make the clone on> the new primary partition (which the OS calls a "local disk").> Adjust the boot.ini file in the clone system so that the> boot.ini file The Progress window will appear. Dsrfix cannot fix fatal conditions.
Dont know if all Dells have that or somebody else put it there. This prompt gives you access to the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'. Join our site today to ask your question. To make a DOS boot floppy: You will need a 1.44MB floppy disk and a machine with a floppy drive.
Old Rich, Jul 8, 2008 #4 rossmart34 Thread Starter Joined: Jul 7, 2008 Messages: 6 So you have used it then? Touchpad, Pointer, Trackstick, Mice, and Keyboards - Enhances the pointing device features. Indicators that you are probably looking at the right disk are matching boot code, matching partition tables, correct descriptor types, or correct labels. http://dell.to/2gag2n3 If you are reinstalling the operating system or updating all the computer’s drivers, it is imperative that this software be installed first.This is located under the System and Configuration Utilities Category
There are plenty of good instructions on the Internet about how to make a flash drive bootable. I just looked at the harddrive partitions in Windows computer management and was suprised tosee that an unknown 4GB partition exists. If you don't get the message then cancel the util's operation otherwise you'll delete the Recovery Partition. 0 LVL 48 Overall: Level 48 Windows XP 23 Storage Software 7 Message You can, however, if you absolutely MUST do it your way, setup XP from scratch, removing all partitions and formatting during the install.All drivers are available from Dell's Support site, just
Please do not ask me to evaluate your system if you're not going to bother sending that information. http://newwikipost.org/topic/GJkvxZWPJEfuxQ2cNqnHvXEUyWACJMPv/Dell-XPS-410-CPU-RAM-Upgrade-Question.html Be cool. I only use it for dual boot,> but i guess with the right commands it should work..> However, if boot.ini/Windows fails it doesn't work..>> Thanks,>> Nils Bolhoven.>Seems like a lot of Recreating all partitions on a new hard drive of Dell Dimension 8400 More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany
Dell Dimension DSR (Dell System Restore) question. his comment is here NOTE: If the partition for PC Restore does not exist on your computer hard drive, a message appears stating that the partition was not found. To prepare for the following steps, download the dsrfix.zip archive file and extract dsrfix.com or dsrfixcd.iso. I did what we do best, I got my butt into the client's office at 5am and found that they did have the restore disks hidden away in a filing cabinet.
If yes, you can have a clean install of XP by starting the Optiplex 330 with the Dell OEM XP Pro Setup CD. 0 LVL 95 Overall: Level 95 Windows You could try again do press
I did not create thispartition so I called a friend who also just got a new Dell desktop.She also had this same 4GB unknown partition on her new machine.I have contacted I'm waiting for my brother to call to ask if he's used his before. Pressing the Ctrl+F11 keys at that moment should divert the boot process to Dell's custom restore utility.
When used without the '/F' parameter, it does not write anything to disk and uses fairly straightforward procedures to read selected disk sectors, so should be safe to use. IF the restore CDs are nothing more than OEM images, then it may work fine. 0 LVL 48 Overall: Level 48 Windows XP 23 Storage Software 7 Message Active today If you don't have either of those, a very simple freeware tool that can do this is ImgBurn, which can be downloaded from www.imgburn.com. 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
How the image> is made? During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.comappears at the top of the screen. -Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press
After proposals have been queued, confirm whether you want Dsrfix to go ahead and write those changes to your hard disk. Seems Ghost didnt like them in my case. The heart of the restore process is recover.exe and the fi.gho file. Dsrfix tests three of the four partition table descriptors--the first two, plus either the third or the fourth but not both.
Click Next and the computer will be restored to the default factory configuration. 10. It's a hidden partition users can go to to easily set the OS (Windows XP in my case) to it's original "from the factory" state. Wish me luck. Use Ghost to make the clone onthe new primary partition (which the OS calls a "local disk").Adjust the boot.ini file in the clone system so that theboot.ini file (under the "[operating
For safety's sake, disconnect any additional disks so that the intended target is the only disk connected. Rerun Dsrfix again for a new report to check the results. Dsrfix then looks at the partition table following the boot code, and evaluates the partition-type indicators of the four partitions. These may include, but are not limited to, using cloning/imaging products like Symantec Ghost, PowerQuest Drive Image, Acronis True Image, TeraByte Image or BootIt-NG, and others.
You can't have multiple partitions using the same drive letter.The Dell Recovery Partition is very small and contains only what is needed to restore to Factory settings. Select a restore point to restore back to. This section explains how to fix the Ctrl+F11 and DSR process following repartitioning or OS reinstallation. 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