Can I back up data even if my laptop (Dell) won't start up???
Dell Inspiron 1505 won't start up. I want to do a pc restore but hate losing everything so I was wondering if I could save data w/out the laptop starting up? I've tried doing the chkdsk/r thingie and it keeps saying it's invalid and that I need to put the cd in but it IS in so don't know what that is. My only solution is to do a pc restore which I've done before but I will lose everything. Is there a way to back up your files even when your pc doesn't start up??? Thanks.
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Sure there is there is a neat little product if you have another computer that you want to transfer it to for now this is about the only way to do it which would mean removing your hard drive and then plugging it into a sata or ide to usb adaptor ushally about 20 bucks and works great then after that if you want you can actually get another hard drive and use it as a usb drive more storage why not.
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Unless your using a email program such as thunder bird or if it is a Yahoo or Gmail account I would not even worry about having to delete anything. Just send it back they cannot access private information without the password anyway. So send it back get it fixed and move forward with a new machine when it comes back? John
a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the
Dell Inspiron to the original operating condition as if it was just
taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.
Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data
and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an
external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...
Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop. Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear. Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'. Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account. Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'. Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...
process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the
Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory
In order to reset your computer to Factory default settings without the disc, you can follow the instructions below.
1. Turn on your computer. Once you see the DeLL Logo Press and Hold the CTRL button then while holding CTRL button, press F11 2. You should see the Dell PC Restore by Symantec application. 3. You can click Restore and Confirm the restoration. 4. It will take 10-15 minutes. Once your computer rebooted, it should already be in the default settings
To restore your laptop back to factory defaults you will need the restore cds that were supplied with your laptop.
Insert the cd (or the firs if is more than one) and restart your laptop.
When the message appears "Press any key to boot from cd" press enter and follow the wizard to reinstall the operating system and restore your laptop.
Please note that you should backup any data that you would like to keep before the above procedure.
There are several ways to restore your Dell PC to factory settings.
Are you looking to just undo something that happened a day or two ago and not loose any data?
You can try the windows system restore.
Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
The other option is to back up your data and pics then while your laptop is booting up hit Shift and F11 repeatly and follow the dell system restore prompts.
generally and indication that the system restore data files are corrupt. To fix, turn off system restore and reboot, then turn it on again and reboot, this purges the file and create a new restore point.
You can run a system repair with the recovery or operating system disc to get it back to the factory settings. A repair will reset the system, and leave any of your files, pics, and programs that you've put into the machine. If you want to clear everything, and go back to the factory settings, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system.