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Dell PC System Restore

When I purchased my computer from Dell, it had a System Restore program pre-installed. I immediately contracted a virus and had to reinstall my XP system, which apparently whiped out the System Restore, although my computer states it is still there -- and I can start the system restore but get no results. Is there a way to resinstall the Dell PS System Restore or purchse the program so that I can reinstall it myself?
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with an XP Operating System. I also have the option of installing Vista.

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The cheap exit is

If dell will sell you the restore media. Try them first.

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Dell System Restore

I talked with Dell when this first happened and was told that I could not use the complete restore feature to wipe out the virus. I later learned that this was in error. Further, they told me that I could not reinstall the restore system. Frankly, I do not trust anything some foreiner in a far away land might tell me concerning correcting a problem, for I have been misinformed at least half the time I've tried to correct some problem. However, I will try them again. Maybe they will sell me the program. Thanks for your suggestion.

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That appears to be true.

About restoring the complete restore feature. That may be something only Dell can do at their factory. I have not heard of anyone selling that program. Only the restore media which is a lot cheaper than the alternative.
Bob

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