Dell Dimension 1100
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
2GB of Ram
Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 256MB
Intel Celeron CPU 2.53GHz
HDD WDC WD800BB-75JHCO 80GB C:
HDD Samsung SV2042H 20GB F:
TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C D:
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S E:
Linksys Wireless-G WUSB54GS With SpeedBooster
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 90
Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
My Security Software
Avanquest SystemSuite 9 Professional
XPS 420 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit - Q6700 - 8 GB 800 MHZ Mushkin RAM - 2 500 GB Samsung - 425 Watt PSU
Nvidia 8800gt - 24" Gateway LCD
hello there.. It's 2011 now That makes this post about 3 years old. Your support link doesn't work anymore
I wanted to restore my Dell XPS 420 also. I can see the recovery drive D:, but I'm not sure if an actual image exists. The windows folder is 1.01 GB, and the rest of the directories combined are only about 10 MB
Volume in drive D is RECOVERY
Volume Serial Number is 9864-51FB
Directory of D:\
11/12/2008 06:29 PM <DIR> dell
01/19/2008 06:05 AM <DIR> Program File
01/29/2008 12:56 PM <DIR> sources
11/12/2008 06:29 PM <DIR> Tools
01/19/2008 06:05 AM <DIR> Users
01/03/2011 01:28 PM <DIR> Windows
0 File(s) 0 bytes
6 Dir(s) 14,966,587,392 bytes free
When I hit F8 and select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, I go through the prompts and login, then it says it can't find the image.
Any ideas? Did or do I need to do something to create an image? My only options are to choose a network location or add a driver.
What is it looking for? Was I supposed to make this 'image' file myself? What would I have used in order to make it?
Thanks for any help or thoughts.
That folder doesn't sound large enough to contain the Image Restore factory image in it. So it sounds like the image may not have been put on the drive.
If you must reinstall Vista, you'll probably need to do it manually.
And since it is 2011, why did you post your question in a 3-year old thread, instead of starting a new one?? Duh!