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Invalid Partition Table

When I start my laptop it only shows one message: "Invalid Partition Table", I therefore can't do anything with this.

I bought this laptop (XPS 1330-Window Vista Premium Home 64 bit) from BestBuy 5 months ago but and didn't receice any Window Vista DVD installation so now I don't know how to repair this error.

Are there anybody help me to solve this problem?
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Now a day, no installation CD or DVD come with any of the new laptop anymore. you need to make a backup copy of the operating system when you first fired it up. if yu did. you still can make a backup from programs>accessories>backup.
but since the laptop is DOA. look for your receipt, the laptop should have one year warranty from best-buy. if not it should be have the warrant from DELL.
since you don't have the DVD. you can request one from DELL.

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