This guide explains how to start factory OS image restore utility on a Dell laptop with Windows Vista.
Running this utility will erase everything from the hard drive and re-image it back to factory defaults.
In this particular case I’m restoring software on a Dell XPS M1530 laptop.
Let’s say your Dell came without recovery discs but you have to reinstall Windows because the operating system got corrupted or infected with viruses or spyware. What can you do?
There is a chance that your laptop has a hidden recovery partition and you can re-image the hard drive using files on the hidden partition. This guide may not work for all Dell laptops with Vista.
If the guide works for you, please mention the laptop model name and number in the comments after the post.
Turn on the laptop and as soon as Dell logo appears on the screen press on the F8 key.