I didn't find datasafe to work that well so I went for other backup solutions.
Are you saying you have opted for no media or restore system beyond what's on the HDD? My guess is that you are new to PCs and haven't learned this hard lesson yet or consider the restore to be a non-issue. Wait for it!
I'm trying to restore a Dell Inspiron 1120 to the original factory image. The computer has the "hidden" RESTORE partition of approximately 14.6GB, but I cannot find the DataSafe utility anywhere on the machine. The original owner states that they did NOT reinstall the operating system (Win7). It's a netbook, with no CDRom drive, so I doubt it came with restore CDs. Can the DataSafe program be installed, or run externally, or booted into? Or is the RESTORE partition for Windows Restore files, and not for a factory image??? Any help or guidance would be appreciated.