Can anyone here help me I have a Dell inspiron m5040 notebook that I would like to put back to the factory settings.
when I try to use Dell data safe from Windows it will just restart Windows normally and when I press F8 before boot the repair my computer option is missing from the advanced boot options
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance
We regret the inconvenience caused, as you’re able to get to the Advanced boot options this might happen if the partition is corrupted where you cannot use the Repair your computer option. Please insert the Windows 7 OSCD and restart the computer and tap the F12 which will take you to the boot options page, select the CD / DVD drive option to initiate the operating system re-installation.
Please click on the below link which has steps to install the Windows 7 OS on your computer
NOTE: Before performing a Factory reset or OS Re-Installation, please backup the data present on the computer
Please try these key combinations during startup and let us know your findings.
I am now able to get the repair my computer option in the advanced boot option menu but when I click on this the notebook will just start Windows normally.
I do not have the Windows 7 CD for this notebook as Dell don't provide one. I can see the recovery partition so it seems okay
how do repair the access to the recovery partition?
Thank you for your message, as you’re able to get to the Repair your computer option we cannot repair the recovery partition.
We will have to initiate a clean re-install the Operating system in order to create a new recovery partition and use your computer.
Since you do not have the Windows 7 OSCD, please provide us the Service tag of your computer on a private message so that we can see what best can be done. To send a private message, click on my user name and select send a Private Message and provide your service tag and contact information (as mentioned below) so that I may access your system records.
System Service Tag No:
Registered System Owner's Name:
Please provide us these details and let us know if this helps.
I also need to reboot my 5040 but there is not Windows 7 OS backed up on my hard drive.
No 7 OS CD came with my laptop.
How can I reboot?
Help. Having all kinds of problems with my M5040 and have backed up my data.
I ready to reload the Windows 7 OS but there is no OS on the drive. How do I reload the original 7 OS?