After deciding to give my old inspiron 6400 to my parents I formatted everything and installed win xp from the scratch. What I did not know was that I also wiped out recovery partition and media direct partition, so I am wondering is it possible for me to restore those without reformatting everything once again and it seems that I do not have anything but OS DVD (the black one). I mean these are not very critical for their use but if something goes wrong then it'd be handy to have the recovery partition/utilities and mediadirect may help them to watch dvds etc.
I'd be very glad if someone may help
If a clean installation of operating system was done on the computer, the registry path for the factory image would be lost.
If you find any operating system issues in future, you may use the Operating system disk to reinstall Operating system.
Refer the following link to install Operating system:
Awaiting your response!
Thank you for these steps, however, I am not sure how these steps help me with mediadirect/recovery-diagnostics utilities partition issues