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Hi. Problem with Dell Inspiron 1501 Model No PP23LA. I blundered into using the Operating reinstallation dvd & ended up deleting all partitions & installing XP media centre edition all over again, installing drivers & utilities disk but it's not the same as the factory image should look. Now how do I get the original factory restore image partition back on my friends 1501? Their must be a ghost disk from dell which they can ship out to me that just restores it to factory. Because now I have done it the old fashioned oem pc builders way, it's not the same as dells configuration. I only have c: partition with windows. Is there anywhere where I can purchase an Image disk which will put everything right factory perfect please?

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NO....
disk supplied by Dell will only help you restore in an emergency....that too if your system is enabled the restore option...before your blunder....
i suggest you re-do the full PC as per my adivse....

first u must make a backup of your critical data if u have any on ur pc on DVD disks....DONT use pendrive...
since ur laptop is in working condition u can do the following in this laptop itself....else u may have to use another PC....
1st go to my shared drive (link below) and download this application....
http://www.4shared.com/file/gTU7Zdj3/boot-cd-iso.html

this is a rar file, unzip this file with winrar....the folder that winzip will create will have a self burn software called "ISO-Burner"

insert a blank CD in the drive (i guess ur laptop has a CD/DVD writer) else u will need another PC to write a CD....

click on the ISO-Burner, it's a self create burn application...it will create a bootable CD with the needed applications....

to wipe ur disk....clean...

.... u must ensure that the CD drive is the 1st boot drive in BIOS ( i guess u know how to do it)
keep the boot cd in the CD drive...switch off and switch on again...and let it boot from the CD....wait...wait...
it will boot and load an application that will have some tools to make the disk factory fit....
select application KILLDISK...on the left panel...select F10 to wipe your disk clean....type in ..."erase-my-data"....and wait...wait...
the process will take aprox 5 hrs for a 100 gb disk....wait and have patience....so if you HD is 200 gb it will be more than 11 hrs to finish....
once done you can replace the cd with the WinXP disk, make partitions, format and create different drives as per you needs and make you machine as good as new...
for more info on how to format and use WinXP pls visit my site
www.sureshayyar.110mb.com

pls revert back and leave a feedback and rating for the solution....it will help me become a "Guru" here on Fixya....
all the best
regards....

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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http://www.fixya.com/support/t1498433-dell_laptop_inspiron_1000

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http://tinyurl.com/636evy
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