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Can't Restore OS from Image Partition


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#1 waveplex

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

I am running windows 7 home premium, upgraded from Vista. This is a Dell inspiron 1525. I have a recovery partition on the hard drive (E). When I startup, choose F8, choose "repair my computer" I have no option to restore from the recovery partition. There is no "dell data safe / recovery" option. I have heard this is due to my upgrading to win7. Two questions: Am I right in believing that the problem was caused from the upgrade? (even though the recovery partition was untouched).....2nd Question: if I first format the C: drive will it cure the problem?

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#2 caperdog

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:19 PM

this from Dell says to enter Advanced Boot Options and then "repair my computer" .

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?&docid=DSN_353562&isLegacy=true

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:24 PM

I do that, but I do not have any option within there to restore from the image partition. It's as if the option is missing but all else is there (repair computer, system restore to earlier point, command prompt etc)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:48 PM

similar situation

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/135785-no-factory-image-restore-choice.html

you could try the command prompt idea




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