Here is the link to info about my system, if anyone can help me find out exactly what version of Windows 8 (or 8.1) was originally installed on the laptop. skaterd1022 371,164 views 3:12 How to Use the Dell Datasafe Restore and Emergency Backup Tool - Duration: 17:37. DSR (Dell System Restore) is a feature that returns a computer to its "as-shipped" state, through the use of these two specialized partitions. Dsrfix examines your system for the signature characteristics DSRcheck would look for. weblink
In that case, the disk numbers will likely be switched around. The human interface device hardware is associated with the Dell integrated keyboard. You can now power the system on with the replacement drive installed. Finally, some additional resources are included should you have further questions.
If you have upgraded from Windows 8.1, 8 or Windows 7, then you can use your original Windows product key to active Windows 10. Yes No Send us feedback Feedback shows invalid character, not accepted special characters are <> () \ Send Feedback Sorry, our feedback system is currently down. When the logo appears, press the F12 key to load the Boot menu. Dsrfix reveals that the third partition descriptor is not 'DB', is not a FAT32 partition, and it was unable to match the reference partition table.
If your discs install, the key is embedded. #18 turtile, Dec 29, 2014 justinb386 Member Joined: Jun 12, 2013 Messages: 195 Likes Received: 0 Every time that I look up If you are using Microsoft Office 365 you will need to have the Microsoft username and password that was used to register the product. If you arrived at this page directly from an outside link, you can backup to the entry page of this treatise by clicking here.) Preface This page discusses how to fix Dell Recovery Media I think it would be helpful here to make that distinction.
See our Windows 10, 8.1 & 8 FAQ on how to retrieve a Windows 10, 8.1 or 8 product key from the BIOS. Even if Windows is password protected this data recovery boot disk iso will allow you to view and or save all the specified data. Command: dsrfix/d>c:\dsrfix.txt boot from bootable USB flash drive, save dumpfile on the flash drive. http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/inspiron15-3521-backup-disc-request.723810/ The term "restore" has a somewhat fuzzy definition, and users sometimes ambiguously use "restore XP" when they really mean "reinstall XP".
A prerequisite here is that a backup must have been previously saved to which you can return. Dell Recovery & Restore Software If it provide . The DSR partition can be either the third or fourth. GuruBrew 1,033,119 views 20:51 How to Reload a Dell without Restore CD's - Duration: 18:55.
However, the caveat here is it wouldn't allow me to�Dec 9, 2014 If you own a Dell laptop running Windows 8 and decide to replace your hard partition installed. have a peek at these guys It checks to see if the third partition is a DSR partition by reading the PBR, checking if it is a FAT32 boot record, and checking the partition label. This is an article Jan 21, 2010 Dell System Recovery Guide-Winter 2010 Written by Richard It uses a separate Feb 13, 2013 Of course, you can also create a Recovery Drive Videos and instructions on how to carry out a complete Windows 7 factory reset.English (English US) Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Windows 7 x86 SP1 (32 Bit) Restore Disk ISO & Dell Dell Recovery Disk Windows 7 Download
Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop Windows 10 Restore Disk ISO : Operating System & Windows 10 Drivers English (English US)This Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Windows 10 ISO restore disk set, available Dsrfix has been tested on IDE and SATA disks. Rating is available when the video has been rented. http://fixmyacer.com/dell-recovery/dell-policy-for-os-operating-system-media.html Circuit City closed in 2009.
Do not worry if you get this wrong, customer services can change this, after your purchase, if required.English (English US)Windows 8.1 32 Bit (x86)Windows 8.1 64 Bit (x64)Windows 8.1 Pro 32 Dell Windows 8.1 Iso If you have many alerts or you are not sure you're looking at the correct disk, it may be prudent to explore your system with the manual techniques outlined later. An example of saving two dumpfiles might be something like: dsrfix/d>a:\dsrfix3.txt dsrfix/d/pbr4>a:\dsrfix4.txt Understanding the Dsrfix Report When used without the /F switch, Dsrfix is a report-only program; it does not make
If you need to, check the section below for ways to boot to DOS. As shipped, it is often the third partition, so by default Dsrfix tests the third descriptor and just lets you know what the untested fourth descriptor shows. Do not worry if you get this wrong, customer services can change this, after your purchase, if required.English (English US)Windows 8 32 Bit (x86)Windows 8 64 Bit (x64)Windows 8 Pro 32 Dell Recovery Windows 10 Videos and instructions on how to carry out a complete Windows 8.1 factory reset.English (English US) Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Windows 8.1 x86 SP1 (32 Bit) Restore Disk ISO & Dell
To prepare for the following steps, download the dsrfix.zip archive file and extract dsrfix.com or dsrfixcd.iso. Because it happened last year. 2 years. 5 years. 20 years. If your laptop was originally installed with Windows 8.1 by Dell or if it was upgraded from Windows 8, then you may not need to type in a Windows product key this content On the Windows Installation dialog box, click Install Now.
The typical way to boot to real DOS is with a DOS boot floppy. GuruBrew 665,858 views 12:49 How to Create a Recovery USB for your Dell / Alienware Computer - Duration: 4:27. Make certain that you have all of the software available that you will need to reinstall. Dsrfix Command Syntax Command-line syntax is: DSRFIX[/D][/F][/8x][/PBR4] The following case-insensitive command-line switches are available: /D Forces Dsrfix to dump its sector data to the screen in plain-text format. /F Directs Dsrfix
On the Which type of installation do you want? After all fixes have been queued, you will have one final chance to confirm whether or not you want Dsrfix to go ahead and write those changes to your hard disk. I am not the original owner of the laptop, and someone formatted the HD, and installed Windows 7 on it. Category Howto & Style License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed) Show more Show less Loading...
The laptop can be upgraded to 16GB of DDR3. #13 justinb386, Dec 28, 2014 justinb386 Member Joined: Jun 12, 2013 Messages: 195 Likes Received: 0 Yeah, it is not under An info item reveals the 'type' of the extra, untested descriptor. If the replacement drive did not come with a hard drive bracket, remove the screws securing the hard drive bracket to the drive. Has anyone figured out a way to get the Windows 8 key from the bios on a Dell laptop?
Videos and instructions on how to carry out a complete Windows 8 factory reset.English (English US) Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Windows 8 x86 SP1 (32 Bit) Restore Disk ISO & Dell If Dsrfix is looking at the right disk and partitions, correcting a fatal condition involves concerted effort, which might include completely restoring one or both Dell partitions from scratch. Thanks.