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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 ...
Dell Latitude D600 XP System Recovery CD ... $18.95 - recovery-cds.com ...
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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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How do i restore my pc to factory condition without the disc, when i try and use the disk, there is a disk read error. I've already tried F11 and ctrl F11 at the boot menu.


Turn on the computer.

When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.

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