Less than one month out of warranty and my xps 8500 crashed badly.
After several attempts at carrying out the miserable automatic recovery process I gave up and decided to carry out a complete factory refresh.
This also fails with the error above.
Any suggestions ?
[quote user="Tergee"]Any suggestions ?
Which version of Windows is involved?[/quote]
Thread title says Windows 8. emoticon.Stickouttongue.title
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I am not a Dell employee
Indicates attempt to clone drive with encrypted recovery partition.
There is no resolution to this because encrypted ntfs partitions cannot be cloned.
Cheers. I've run the diagnostics and chkdsk from the command line. No errors.
Even if I bought a new drive I'm not confident I could reinstall using the recovery disks.
This leaves me with a possibly faulty disk/controller and without a working OS no way to test any components.
Though you did point me in the right direction 🙂 My partition table looks suspect (though I'm not expert on GPT)
Unfortunately I can't recover to my secondary drive as it's the wrong size ...
So my alternatives would seem to be
a) throw myself at Dell's mercy and try to buy media disks even though I'm out of warranty.
b) Buy a 2 TB disk and hope recovery works
Not everso confident in either of those ..
c) buy/download a new OS and write off the money I've spent as one of those things ...