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Wiping Dell Inspiron Hard Drive. No 'repair Computer' Option In Advanced Boot Options.?

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Wiping Dell Inspiron Hard Drive. No 'repair Computer' Option In Advanced Boot Options.?

Postby zed10 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:03 pm

That's very strange, maybe your restore partition has been mistakenly deleted.

If it came with Vista originally you should be able to restore to factory settings, unless it's the Inspiron mini, in which case there is no restore option.

Detailed instructions below, but doubt if they'll work as you've already got advanced boot options, but no repair option. Worth another try anyway.

THESE ARE RECOVERY DETAILS SPECIFICALLY FOR DELL INSPIRON, STUDIO OR XPS.

1 Turn on the computer, when the Dell Logo appears repeatedly press the key until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu.


2 From the Advanced Boot Options highlight Repair Your Computer with the arrow keys and press .


3 Click Next >

and login to your administrator account on the computer. The administrator account is the account created the first time the computer was turned on.


4 Click Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options and follow the prompts provided.
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Wiping Dell Inspiron Hard Drive. No 'repair Computer' Option In Advanced Boot Options.?

Postby Einhard » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:37 pm

you either have to use the original windows disk and boot to it, the go into the repair options for you have to install the "repair computer" part in windows, then restart.
google "how to install windows recovery console." considering you said "wiping," i'm assuming you formatted the harddrive.
did you delete the 2 partitions (windows and recovery) and combine them to 1 then format? if you did you lost the normally included recovery partition of the harddrive.
if you didn't and you're trying to use that recovery parttiion to reinstall windows, then hit f8 or f10 or f2 or del or what ever your computer tells you to hit, while its posting, to enter the bios.
poke through it, DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING if you don't know what it is, and find the section where you change the boot order of the harddrives, or in your case the partitions of 1 harddrive.
select the one that isn't the C:\, save changes and restart and your computer should boot to the revocery partition and you SHOULD be able to recover it.
after you do, go back to the bios and change the 1st boot device back to the c:\.


or call dell if its still under warranty..
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Wiping Dell Inspiron Hard Drive. No 'repair Computer' Option In Advanced Boot Options.?

Postby Jestin » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:48 am

i would recommend restoring it instead of repairing it.
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Wiping Dell Inspiron Hard Drive. No 'repair Computer' Option In Advanced Boot Options.?

Postby Westcot » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:20 am

Wiping Dell Inspiron hard drive or Repair Computer.....which one?

bootup the windows cd press f8 to agree to terms, press r to repair
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