[TriLUG] OT: Dell desktop, recovering boot and partition info
jeff at schornick.org
Mon Aug 31 21:19:17 EDT 2009
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 21:08, Joseph Mack NA3T<jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
> The whole first partition is 48M. The winxp install comes on a CD and I
> would guess then that it's about 600M, so the 48M can't be the whole
You're right. It's actually not a restore partition, but the Dell
...which isn't enough (at least on its own) to allow a reinstall.
> Is the 48M partition to boot the machine and pull down the Windows
> install from Dell?
Sounds unlikely -- I've yet to see Windows distributed that way from a
major manufacturer. It's been a while since I bought a new system,
but my last Thinkpad still used restore CDs which you had to request
from IBM/Lenovo. I wouldn't be surprised if Dell worked the same way.
Good luck with the rest of your restore.
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