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Dell Inspiron 1720

by ronstclair / July 14, 2011 7:05 PM PDT

Bonjour ! Since I have my Laptop ( Dell Inspiron 1720 > Windows Vista Professionel ) I always had problems but I always found a solution ( System Restore, etc ). Currently I have no more option " Dell Factory Image Restore " ( F8 Or Ctrl + F11 ) Somebody can Help Me ? I'm not an Expert ! Many Thanks to All from Belgium ...

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Re: Dell
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 14, 2011 7:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Dell Inspiron 1720

Ctrl-F11 should be pressed early in the boot process to boot into the recovery partition. That should work as long as there is a bootable recovery partition present.

F8 should be pressed somewhat later to boot into other than normal modes of Windows Vista. That should work if there's a somewhat running Windows on your PC.

That's about all that can be said based on what you tell.

Kees

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Thank You ...
by ronstclair / July 15, 2011 12:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Dell

Tank You Kess : I Try, I Try, I Try but always no solution ! Sad

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Which might mean something like ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 15, 2011 3:28 AM PDT
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- there's no bootable recovery partition (any more)
- Windows doesn't function at all

That makes it somewhat difficult. I'd start with booting from a GPARTED CD and look at the partitions of the disk.

Kees

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: )
by ronstclair / July 15, 2011 9:36 AM PDT

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> Merci Kess , I'il Try and NEVER again Dell !!! Please, see this LINK

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I understand the frustration
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2011 9:40 AM PDT
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But after some thousands of times over the years across how many makers, what's the common product name we are looking at?

Is the problem in Redmond?
Bob

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