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Offline se224141

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I am unable to restore my computer from the recovery partition. When I
double click Tools\PCrestore I get the message below and nothing
happens.

"Access to \Tools\dp.sc was denied."

Could you please suggest me what I can do to restore this computer
from recovery partition?
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Re: Reformatting a DELL computer to factory setting (from recovery partition)
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 06:55:27 AM »
Hi...

This is something you have to perform before Windows is booted. Does the BIOS screen give you a key number to press to start the restore process?

Edit: It might be the F8 key. When starting the system tap on that key (when you see the BIOS screen) until you (hopefully) see a menu.

Best Regards...
« Last Edit: September 13, 2008, 07:53:47 AM by ardvark »

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Re: Reformatting a DELL computer to factory setting (from recovery partition)
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 03:45:10 PM »
If your using vista, Check the following tutorial:
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Re: Reformatting a DELL computer to factory setting (from recovery partition)
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 08:32:28 AM »
If your partition is corrupted or lost you can try partition recovery software.Few days back I have lost my partition and used Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery software.This software is very easy to use and its demo is free in which you can access the software recovery capability.You can download the  software from
http://www.stellarinfo.com/partition-recovery.htm