Restoring a Dell (i know)
OK I know how dumb this is so I'll try to be quick......
The partition that does this automatically is gone so that's a no go.
I DO have both the driver recovery disk AND the windows disk that came with the computer.
How do I do a full "system restore" wipe everything and start over.
do I just go into "my computer" and format the hard drive, then boot from the windows disk, then install drivers from the dell disk?
I tried to boot from the windows disk already and it tells me that I should not install two operating systems on the same partition. so I tried to "repair" and it wants to know the installation number and then an admin password?????
will formatting and then booting from the disk as described above work?
Dell Inspiron 9300
Intel i7 920 (OC to 3.5ghz), Asus P6T Deluxe, 6G Ram, GeForce 285 Superclocked, WinTV-HVR 2250 TV Tuner, 1TB & 750GB WD Black, Windows 7 HP 64, 32" LG Display