Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
I have Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook.
It came along with previously installed OS on a 250 Gb hard drive
Hard drive was not partitioned (I mean only single partition of 250 G)
so i tried partitioning using Partition Magic 8
Now suddnely my OS got erased from the hard drive, further i m unable 2 install new OS
as it says "an error has occured- no valiid devices were found on which to create new file systems.
please check ur hardware for the cause of ths problem"
what can be d cause of this problem and how can i fix it?
I tried installing XP Vista as well as Red Hat. It shows the similar error.
I think Partition Magic 8 screwed up the hard drive. I suggest, try a different hd, or if you don't have one, go to www.ebay.com and get like a 5 or 10GB hd and try that, cause if it works with a different hd, it proves that Partition Magic 8 screwed up the drive. Anything else, try a new IDE or SATA cable cause sometimes they go bad. try a different OS cd. Anything else I could say is bring it to a local computer store and see what they can do.
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
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Dec 28, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook
A persistent operating system error on your Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop requires more than just a system restore as there is a problem with a driver that a system restore cannot correct.
A full factory reset of the laptop wipes the hard drive clear of all data including existing driver settings and programs and installs the original operating system back to the hard drive.
Once cleared, previous computer files and programs are non-recoverable.
Press "Power" on the Inspiron 1525, and continuously press "F8" on the keyboard when the Dell logo appears on the laptop's screen.
Press the down arrow to highlight "Repair Your Computer," and press "Enter" to select the highlighted onscreen option.
Click your preferred keyboard layout, and click "Next" to continue with the laptop's restoration process.
Type "administrator" in the username field, click "OK" and click "Dell Factory Tools."
Click "Dell Factory Image Restore," and click "Next." Click the checkbox next to the hard drive reformat confirmation, and click "Next."
Click "Finish" to reboot the OS after the restore process finishes, which can take up to 10 minutes.
Hope this helps.
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