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Do a system recovery on to a specific partition other than C:\ (on the same hard drive)

I have a Dell Desktop running Windows 7. The hard drive has a partition with recovery software called DataSafe by Dell. I setup a partition on the same hard drive that I would like to install the ...
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Restoring Dell recovery disks while preserving Linux partition

I have a Dell laptop dual-booting to Windows 7 and Linux. I have through my own stupidity royally stuffed the Windows partition. I have the set of recovery DVDs that I created when I first got the ...
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Recover Dell Factory Restory Image on Secret Drive

I have an Studio 17, which has a secret 15 gigabyte partition with the original Windows 7 recovery image. Is there any way I can convert this into a recovery DVD so that I can delete the partition. I ...
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Accessing the recovery partition on a Vista machine that won't boot?

I've got a Dell Vista machine - Inspiron 1720 laptop specifically - which I'm 99% certain came with no media, just the recovery partition. It's now refusing to boot, saying the system registry is ...
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Dell XPS 15 L502X hard drive Partition

I have a situation here. I got my new Dell XPS 15 Laptop. The configuration of hard drive is as below : Volume 1: (OEM Partition): 133MB Volume 2: OS (C:): 685.25 GB Volume 3: Recovery : 13.25 ...
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Truecrypt volume header damaged after each reboot

I am currently setting up my new Dell XPS 15 notebook and created a truecrypt volume (partition) on my harddisk, the OS is preinstalled Win 7 Home Premium. After reboot, Truecrypt wants to auto mount ...
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Dell Vostro 1520 BIOS update failed - machine is out of warranty and Dell will not assist

During BIOS upgrade of my Vostro 1520 laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit) their update software failed to complete. In fact the software hung. Now the computer will not turn on, the BIOS does not come ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 and the Dell recovery partition on a new drive

I have a Dell Studio 1558 and just put in a new disk drive. I would like to know how to reinstall Windows 7 and the factory restoration partition.
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Vostro 1520 crash during bios update

My Vostro 1520 (P8700 C2D) originally came with BIOS A02. This bios version have known problems with VT, so I had to upgrade to A05. During the upgrade, the notebook crashed. Needless to say, it won't ...
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How to transfer a RECOVERY partition to a new HD of a DELL Inspiron 1420?

My HD is about to die, and I am going to buy a new drive and install everything from scratch. I will like to use the recovery partition on my original drive, but I don't know the correct steps to use ...
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Clone all drive partitions?

I've got a Dell desktop computer with a small SATA hard drive. That drive has got two partitions: C and D. The D:\ is a recovery partition that can be used to return the machine to its factory ...
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Dell recovery to new disk drive?

I've got a Dell desktop computer with a small SATA hard drive. That drive has got two partitions: C:\ and D:\. The D:\ is a recovery partition that can be used to return the machine to its factory ...