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NTFS is corrupt. No Windows CD. Hope?

by MechaTama VII / October 20, 2006 9:16 AM PDT

A while ago my PC became unresponsive. I called dell and for about $75 they told me that then NTFS file system was corrupt and how to fix it. They told me how to reset it to factory settings but I forgot how. NTFS is corrupt again. There is no Windows XP CD (Dell no longer gives you one.) Im running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 with service pack 2. Anyone know how to factory reset?

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Recovery partition...
by John.Wilkinson / October 20, 2006 9:22 AM PDT

Newer computers come with a recovery partion, from which you can burn a set of CDs/DVDs that can be used to restore your computer. If you did not burn the disks previously, cannot boot to Windows, and don't see an option to launch the recovery system when you try to boot then your only option is to purchase a new CD, either from Dell at a nominal fee (~$30) or retail at full price (~$100).

Sorry.
John

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Already did it once...
by MechaTama VII / October 23, 2006 2:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Recovery partition...

I already did it once without a CD. I just dont remember how.

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according to this site
by lacsr / October 23, 2006 10:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Already did it once...
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Fixed. Thanks.
by MechaTama VII / October 24, 2006 5:29 PM PDT
In reply to: according to this site

Ok, i found that out about 6 and a half minuets before you posted it. But thanks anyways. Ill put all I needed to do here for future reference and for anyone who needs it.

1. Reset PC
2. When it says press F2 for something or F12 for something else hold Ctrl and hit F11
3. The rest is pretty much do what the compy says.

Strangely i now also have my TV tuner card working which hadnt worked priviosly. I'd look into it but id rather not jinks it.

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