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Reformatting Vista


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#1 tpm

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:35 AM

Hello
I have a dell laptop running Vista Basic. The computer has a Windows installation recovery partition (D drive) but it is inaccessible because of Administrator privilege errors. Is there a way to work around this??

Thanks

Ps. I had another post on this subject ~ IE in Vista errors

Pss. I do have the installation CD from Dell so maybe someone can give me a step by step guide for the repair option

Thanks

Edited by tpm, 04 May 2009 - 07:46 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:17 PM

Is there a way to work around this??


I'm pretty sure you have to be the Admin

As far as using the disks. Go into the BIOS and set your CD/DVD drive as the first boot device, insert the disk, reboot the computer, and away you go
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:55 PM

Thanks
I never did get the laptop to start from the disc but was able to access Dells factory restore option. Have it pretty well done but having some trouble getting the windows mail setup with Optimum. I use Outlook

Edited by tpm, 04 May 2009 - 02:56 PM.

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