emartelli's Posts

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This is the correct answer, thank you! Just be careful not to mispell by leaving out the "c". Thank you!
I have jammed and jammed on every function key. Right now I am going through the local datasafe backup process in hopes that once it has been completed it will access a recovery option. Makes little ... See more...
I have jammed and jammed on every function key. Right now I am going through the local datasafe backup process in hopes that once it has been completed it will access a recovery option. Makes little sense, is very complex, easy to complicate. The discs I burned offer no relief either. I am at a loss. I think the only other option is to pay premium prices for phone conversation. Hopefully they will not give me a run around.
F8 has no function for this particular model, whatsoever. F2 and F12 run boot priorities and advanced set-up, respectively. I have created 2 recovery dvd's and it only allows me to restore the comput... See more...
F8 has no function for this particular model, whatsoever. F2 and F12 run boot priorities and advanced set-up, respectively. I have created 2 recovery dvd's and it only allows me to restore the computer, not to recover or reinstall Windows. I need specialized expertise, not a generic .php. Can anyone offer this? Please help.
I have had my Dell for two years now. Recently, I decided that it was time to reset the computer back to the factory image. I began by using system restore to create the recovery disc using an extern... See more...
I have had my Dell for two years now. Recently, I decided that it was time to reset the computer back to the factory image. I began by using system restore to create the recovery disc using an external Lite-on drive. That went ok, twice. Every resource I reviewed online stated that I should press F8 at the BIOS startup. Well, there is not an F8 on this particular model, just an F2 for boot settings and F12 for advanced settings. So, I tried to boot from my recovery disc created. I received an error stating that a restore point was not found. Really, a restore point for a recovery disc? That was my thought. Then I tried to find a reset in the BIOS settings. No luck there either. Somehow, my computer does not show the recovery partition, but disk manager does. In addition, there is much online content and tech support about Dell Datasafe Local, but my unit uses Dell Datasafe Online. So, that is a waste. I think Dell needs to get there online resources and facts straight for ALL models. I am at a loss because the next step is to either have someone with specialized knowledge here help me, or pay a premium for tech support, whether or not I can recover my OS (Windows 7 32 bit). Does anybody know wtf I am not doing correctly? Btw, that hogwash of not supplying a recovery disc is yet another corporate plan to increase revenue through sales and service. Of course, unless everyone began calling, complaining, or boycotting products without recovery discs, nothing will ever get done. What is everyones thoughts on that?