Based on the Dell machine I have.
The restore partition is a rather delicate thing.
It does not take much to "bork" it.
What you need is the restore media.
If you don't have such a thing.........call Dell.
Yes....it might cost a few bucks and you will have to wait a week or so.
Dell inspiron 580 running Win 7, I cannot access DFIR using normal keystrokes. When I hit "repair Computer" it loops me back to same screen. Is there any other way of retrieving this program? The handbook says it is on a hidden partition on the hard drive. Thanks!