Cannot create backup disks Inspiron 620
I purchased a new Dell Inspiron 620 desktop yesterday and I cannot create the system recovery disks today. When I look under Windows 7 disk management I can see that the 'hidden' partition is there, but the backup utility keeps telling me that it cannot be found or is corrupted. I tried to do a full restoration (using F8) but at startup the machine ignores the F8 and goes straight to windows. Is there an ISO image available for download? I don't want to continue without having the backup disk(s) created, but I cannot seem to create them myself. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.