I am working on Vstro 220 And getting a event 6001 Which is blocking me from Accessing one of my accounts. I would like to do a Factory Restore. If I can t do a Factory restore What drivers do I need for this desktop.
Step 2 HERE will show you how to restore the Vostro 220 to it's original factory state.
If you have any files, or folders you wish to save, then you need to back them up before the restore, to other media, either DVD's, USB flash drives, or an external hard drive.
After completing the PC Restore, you need to check for Microsoft's Critical updates and update your Anti Virus Definitions.
I have a vostro 220s, and it basically started hanging/rebooting at will.
When I tried to use the above steps to restore to factory, during formatting, it rebooted, and now I am without an OS, so I cannot get into factory restore again. My guess is there is something wrong with the hard drive. I have another drive that I can install the OS on, but I am wondering if there is any way to get the factory restore files onto the new drive, so I dont have to install vista from scratch? This will save me a lot of time and headache.
Is there a way to move the restore files (on the D partition) onto another drive and then somehow use them to setup windows?
WIN7 does not have a 2nd partition. It has a 16 Gig primary partition that looks like D: in explorer.
When the drive is dying is not the time to backup that partition. As soon as you get the machine is.
My 220s came with Windows Vista, not windows 7. It has a recovery partition D drive, which has windows, all the drivers etc. Since it is already a backup partition, why would I need to backup the backup partition?
Vista would be a Factory.WIM file.
Manual Recovery from a Dell Vista Recovery Image - Step-by-Step
The Dell Vista system can normally be restored to factory settings through a selection on the Vista Advanced Boot Options screen. To perform a factory restore, first try the F8 method, "Dell Factory Image Restore Option in the System Recovery Options Menu". If that doesn't work, next try the DVD method, "Run PC Restore From a Microsoft Windows Vista DVD".
Try the above two procedures first. If neither of those works, try directly accessing the factory image using the procedure below. Note this procedure assumes the Factory.wim file is still intact and has not been damaged.
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imagex /apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\When you press the [Enter] key, the ImageX utility will begin overwriting the C: partition with the contents of the Factory.wim image.
author: Dan Goodell
I hope someone can help me... When I'm trying to install Windows 7 I'm having the error "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. see log files for more information". I did all the steps on your guide and was able to see that the recovery partition driver letter was "(C".... I changed the driver letters using cmd promt command "diskpart" but when I restart the computer I'm still having the same error and this is because when I checked the driver letters (again) all the letters went back to the same wrong setup, I mean the recovery partition went back to letter "(D"....
What can I do!!? PLEASE HELP!!!!