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Media Direct Problem witn more then 2 disk paritons.

I cannot use Media Direct button having more than 2 hard disk-partitions. If I do so. Comes out error messages with blue background, and I never can run window again until re-installetion.

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Usually Media Direct is pre-installed on a Dell Portable System. It is installed on a media direct partition. If you reinstalled windows and if you formatted yor hard drive then you may have to reinstall media direct in 2 different ways.

Media direct 2 requires to have windows installed first.
Media direct 3 requires to have the Media Direct CD run first.

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