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Dell XPS M1530 Recovery Issue


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#1
sleepy3863

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Hoping someone can help me out here... Was just given a Dell XPS M1530 from a friend that just bought a Macbook. He doesnt have the disks that came with the lappie (he purchased secondhand from pawn shop), and I want to restore it to factory spec, as he has a TON of programs that I will never use installed... I eventually plan on upgrading to 7, but will settle for Vista now, mostly just as a backup in case my lappie dies, I did away with desktops... My issue is that when i F8 and select Repair My Computer, it just loads windows... 3 days now, and I cant figure out why it does that!!! I ran the bcd tool in cmd, and this is the output file contents:


Windows Boot Manager
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identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
description            Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                {globalsettings}
default                {current}
resumeobject            {7fdd6ac6-70be-11db-ba26-a0b016378059}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder      {memdiag}
timeout                30
resume                  No

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {572bcd55-ffa7-11d9-aae0-0007e994107d}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \Windows\System32\boot\winload.exe
description            Windows Recovery Environment
osdevice                partition=D:
systemroot              \Windows
nx                      OptIn
detecthal              Yes
winpe                  Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description            Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {572bcd55-ffa7-11d9-aae0-0007e994107d}
recoveryenabled        Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {7fdd6ac6-70be-11db-ba26-a0b016378059}
nx                      OptIn

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier              {7fdd6ac6-70be-11db-ba26-a0b016378059}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description            Windows Resume Application
locale                  en-US
inherit                {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice              partition=C:
filepath                \hiberfil.sys
pae                    Yes
debugoptionenabled      No

Windows Memory Tester
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identifier              {memdiag}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \boot\memtest.exe
description            Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale                  en-US
inherit                {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess        Yes

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier              {ntldr}
device                  unknown
path                    \ntldr
description            Earlier Version of Windows

EMS Settings
------------
identifier              {emssettings}
bootems                Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier              {dbgsettings}
debugtype              Serial
debugport              1
baudrate                115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier              {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier              {globalsettings}
inherit                {dbgsettings}
                        {emssettings}
                        {badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier              {bootloadersettings}
inherit                {globalsettings}

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier              {resumeloadersettings}
inherit                {globalsettings}



Any pointers, help, anything is greatly appreciated!!!

#2
Snuffy

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1st thing I recommend...
right click the MyComputer --> move down to Manage -->  open --> move down to Storage --> open Disk management -->
now look and see if you have "System Reserved".

2. If you have System Reserved - then you might still have the Factory Default Restore Options.

3. You need to boot into BIOs and turn on the Option to Do Factory Restore....

if nothing else recommend you go to DELL and DL the Service & Owners Manual that tells you how to do all this.

Then READ so you are familiar with the Laptop.

It tells the proper command  and sequence with which to use....

clue: page 127

Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration
The Dell Factory Image Restoreoption allows you to restore your hard drive
back to its original factory configuration aswhen you first ordered it from Dell.
This option appears on Dell computers that were originally pre-installed with
Windows Vista®
and does not include computers purchased through the
Express Upgrade promotion or computersthat were upgraded to Windows
Vista from a previous version of the Windows
®
operating systems.
NOTICE: When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all
data on the hard drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up
personal files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost


When all else Fails READ the Manual...



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sleepy3863

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thanks for the reply, but a few days after posting this, my house was broken into and the laptop was stolen...

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Sorry to hear that.. :'( :'(
.. do hope you still have a Merry Christmas..


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ComputerDoctor

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Better start changing all on line passwords, the previous owner's too!  That laptop could end up being quite valuable!

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