View Full Version : FREE Wanted - Dell Recovery Disk

08-05-2011, 08:48 PM
looking to borrow or get a copy of a recovery disk for a DELL INSPIRON 1525 laptop. Model number PP29L

let me know if you have one.


08-07-2011, 03:37 PM

The recovery partition should be present on your disc. Did you press Ctrl + F11 during start-up to invoke the recovery procedure?

08-08-2011, 08:50 AM
Dell told me to use what Hans mentioned to set my computer back to the factory settings when all else failed. It worked great. I had to re-install all my own programs and files but Windows and all the Dell set ups were there after doing the Ctrl + F11.

08-08-2011, 06:40 PM
tried it - no luck!
comes back - BOOTMGR is missing.
press CAD to restart

c:/ has been reformatted

think i still need the dvd

i can see the recovery partition on my desktop when i took the drive out to reformat, but cannot do anything with it.


08-08-2011, 08:05 PM
I am going on a limb here, but if I remember the recovery partition is ghosted and they use a customized version of ghost to restore it.
You could get a free trial of norton ghost and see if you can use it to restore the data using the recovery partition.