Question about Dell Inspiron 600M Notebook
Will I lose my software and data files if I do a clean install of the operating system?
Unfortunately, yes. If you have a burner, you can burn the data files to disc, but the software program files will have to be reinstalled. What I generally recommend is that when doing an operating system install, you create a separate partition on during the set up, this way you can transfer any data that you want to keep into this partition in case you need to reload the operating system. If you already have a partition you can transfer the data, if not this will be a good time to set one up. A partition can only be set up during an operating system install. You can also save driver and software program setup in this partition for future installs so you don'e have to search for drivers or discs. Kind of a long winded answer, but hopefully it helped. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 16, 2013 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook
To do a Windows Automatic System Repair for Windows 7, follow the instructions from this WEB site -
To recover your data before you install Windows - remove the hard drive from the laptop and connect it to the USB hard drive adapter then connect it to a working computer's USB port. This computer will see the USB hard drive adapter and hard drive as an external storage device, you can then open the folders and files on the hard drive and copy the data files to the computer and to backup your files.
Apr 13, 2012 | Advent Computers & Internet
f11 recovery tools: You can use the f11 recovery tools to recover your original hard drive image.
The image includes the Windows operating system and software programs installed at the
Restart the computer.
Hit F11 while the computer is restarting. Then follow the directions.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response
May 12, 2011 | Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Laptop
Mar 23, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop
Mar 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Mar 05, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook
Jan 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Nov 17, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook
Mar 08, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook
Jun 07, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook
22 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!