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Dell Vista MD extended partition table error

Deleted partition now will not boot up. MD extended partition table errors appears with the DELL MEDIA Direct screen. Help

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SOURCE: Dell "Drivers and Utilities" CD

Hi, the "No Diagnostic Utility Partition Found" is returned because your laptop does not find the recovery partition on C drive.
Easiest way to create partition is with dell recovery cd. You can buy CDs from dell, buy finding contact on web site or buy from one of the following.
Dell Restore Disk: XP Pro SP2 for ... $35.00 - DIMOSOL - Digital ...
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Buy recovery cd according to windows version on sticker at the back of your laptop.
With recovery CD you wont need drivers.

Alternative solution is downloading drivers posted by Maanita after installing Windows from a generic Windows setup CD.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop won't boot up

Hi,
Pleae reboot your system and when you see the Dell logo , press the F12 key a couple of times .
In the menu, select only HDD diagnostics and post the results back . If the harddrive fails, then the only solution would be to replace the same. If the hardrive passes , we may be able tp fix the system

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Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: deleted dell system restore partition

Dell usually supplies all the cd disks your computer was set up to use. the Win xp restore disk will reformat your hard drive with the original partition. I have a dell 4600C desktop and all my original stuff is on the burgundy win xp disk. the auxillary stuff is on the blue cd-s.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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SOURCE: dell latitude d600 not booting/blank screen

well what you have on your computer is the computer does not find your hard drive where you have the operative system thats why is asking you to boot from cd because the computer wants to instal a operative system may be your hard drive is damage ok lets do a test turn on your computer by presing the power botton and then press the key to boot on bios page can be (delete ,F1, F10 ) any of those every time you try to do the boot up if does not go to bios you have repit the same operation so when you get bios system display on you computer look for the hard drive and the boot order if there is no hard drive so your hard drive is damege and you have to reolace for a good one and instal the operative system

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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SOURCE: "Dell Media Direct" on Inspiron 1525

Make sure you do not have a bootable CD or DVD in the drive. If that does not resolve, then try holding the "home" (Media Direct) button while pressing the Power button on.

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* Reboot and press F12 to enter the Boot Menu
* When the boot device list appears, highlight Diagnostics and press Enter
* The computer begins to run the Pre-boot System Assessment, a series of embedded diagnostics that perform initial testing on your system board, keyboard, hard drive, and display
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Dell Factory Image Restore The Dell Factory Image Restore tool replaces PC Restore. Access it from the F8 boot menu while booting up.

Once you have all the options on the screen, choose repair your computer and follow the prompts to restore.


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This utility formats the operating system hard drive partition prior to restoring the factory image. This means data on that partition is deleted and cannot be recovered.
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This is a known problem my friend... The Dell Media Direct Software requires a different partition to work (except version 4.0) so here is what you need to do... You need to boot using the Dell Media Direct Disk n let it create a partition for itself... then go about reinstalling your OS n then once the OS is installed then pop the Dell Media Direct disk back in again n complete the installation....

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1.Turn on your computer.

2.Insert the reinstallation media (Dell Media Direct CD/DVD) into the CD/DVD drive, then restart the computer.

3. press F12 when the bios page comes up and then select CD/DVD drive from the boot menu.

"Option 1" from the menu if you wish to use all of the hard drive for you operating system installation. This is the most common selection and how is your computer was originally shipped to you, unless you specified an operating system partition size at the time you ordered you computer.

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4. Once you have prepared the drive and you have returned to the main recovery menu, remove the installation media and replace it with you operating system reinstallation media. Select the option to reboot your computer. If your computer does not automatically start the media, press <F12> to access the boot menu and select the Cd/DVD boot option.

5.Install your operating system, select the Primary partition when prompted. If you have two hard drives, select the primary partition on the same disk where hte media direct partition resides. Once the OS is installed and the necessary drivers are installed you can begin the reinstallation of the dell mediaDirect software.

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The message would be expected since there is no hard drive. Partition Table refers to information about primary partitions and an extended partition a 64-byte data structure located in the same sector as the Master Boot Record inside the hard drive.

This might be of additional help.

Hope that this be of initial idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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