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porsche944
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.

Thx

Hans
08-07-2011, 03:37 PM
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_3A1C590C9132AB20E040A68F5B28350B&isLegacy=true

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

Mimi
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.

porsche944
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.

thx

Hans
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.