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Reloading Windows XP on Dell and the Cntrl F11 problem

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Anonymous
October 4, 2004 4:02:47 AM

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I have 2 new Dell computers. My son's 4600 works at bootup with Cntrl
F11.

My daughters computer does not. I did not remove the 2 small
partitions Dell installed but I was unaware of the Cntrl F11 feature when I
reloaded Windows XP on my daughters computer because she wanted the C drive
partitioned in 2 partitions. This was done so she could save things on the
2nd partition and not loose it due to reload of Windows XP. I can only
assume by doing so...something important partaining to the Cntrl F11 was
removed. How do I retify this and regain the Cntrl F11 feature of reloading
to Dell's original setup.

Please Advise,

Gary



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Anonymous
October 4, 2004 4:02:48 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I suspect you don't. Just like the utility partition cannot be restored, I
don't think the image partition can either.

Try calling Dell and asking for an image CD, but it is a longshot.

Tom
"Gary Avrett" <designer852@sbcglobal.net_nospam> wrote in message
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> I have 2 new Dell computers. My son's 4600 works at bootup with Cntrl
> F11.
>
> My daughters computer does not. I did not remove the 2 small
> partitions Dell installed but I was unaware of the Cntrl F11 feature when
> I reloaded Windows XP on my daughters computer because she wanted the C
> drive partitioned in 2 partitions. This was done so she could save things
> on the 2nd partition and not loose it due to reload of Windows XP. I can
> only assume by doing so...something important partaining to the Cntrl F11
> was removed. How do I retify this and regain the Cntrl F11 feature of
> reloading to Dell's original setup.
>
> Please Advise,
>
> Gary
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Anonymous
October 5, 2004 2:05:20 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Thanks, I took your advise and called Dell. Your are quite correct. When I
repartitioned the drive it changed the MBR(master boot record). Once this
happened it rendered the 3.49gb partition with the original Dell setup
useless. They recommended I just go ahead and delete the partition and use
the 3.49gb of space elsewhere...I deleted my 2nd partition so I could remake
it consisting of the original 12gb and the 3.49gb.
Thanks for the help,
Gary
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