The problem i have is that I'm unable to get system restore to run. If i press the F8 key and then 'repair computer' it simply re-starts the computer and doesn't run the re-install. I tried with Dell Datasafe and that also had the same problem.
I tried to run a system restore via the control panel and this comes up "Failed to restart the computer. Windows cannot restart the computer into Windows recovery enviroment to complete the recovery operation".
If i put the Windows 7 disk in and re-start the computer, it doesn't run either.
I have no idea how to fix this, so any help would be much appreciated.
I tried to do the repair version, but the options were to do a system restore, but the dates were only from today, or a image re-install which i think i do have the disks for, but can't insert the disk when it asks as the OS disk is in the drive, an i only have the one.
I've now done the reinstall of the OS, i now need to do it again but through Dell Datasafe so i can get the Dell factory settings back on my laptop. I can't keep it with these current settings as parts of my computer like thr touchpad don't work.
When i try and re-install via Datasafe i have options to restore but this only alows be to restore the files from today, or a system image restore which i thought i have the disk to but it doesn't accept them.
Do you know how i can re-install completley again with the factory settings. F8 gives me the same options as the above.
Thanks for your time, you have potentially saved me £69