Dell recovery partition software missing Studio 1555

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Dell recovery partition software missing Studio 1555

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I just recovered a Dell Studio 1555 to factory by starting the process from within Windows using some Dell software.  Now that software/program is not there.  What is the name of the program that allows you to start the recovery process?  Ctrl-F11 is not working which is not my question.



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  • CTRL/F11 at Power On is for systems that were delivered with Windows XP.  For Vista and Windows 7 systems, it's F8 at power on.  

    I don't know what program you used within Windows.  The Dell recovery partitions are not accessed from Windows.

    If the Pc was recovered by something other than the actual Dell recovery partition (PC Restore) or the boot loaded changed, the Dell recovery partition will no longer run and you will have to reinstall with discs.

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  • Dell Data Safe 2.0 is F8.   Symantec Ghost is CTRL F11.

    Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 is a backup application installed on Dell Inspiron, Studio and XPS computers as of April 22, 2009.

    Creating a Full System Backup Using Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

    1      Click  then click   All Programs, click   Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 and click   Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0.

    2      Click   Back up your files  then select Full System Backup.

    3      To backup immediately, click 

      Backup Now 

    To select the location to backup to, or to schedule regular backups, click  

      Edit Plan 
      and continue to the next step.

    4      Select the location to save your backup to.

    You can save your backups to your hard drive, to a rewritable CD/DVD using a CD/DVD burner, or to an external memory device like a 16 GIG or larger USB memory key or USB hard drive. If an external device you want to save to is not listed, make sure it is plugged in securely then click  


    Once your location is selected, click 


    5      To create a backup immediately, select   I will manually backup my system and click 


    To set a backup to be run at a later time, or to schedule a regularly occurring backup, click   Backup my system automatically (recommended) and specify the time and date(s) to run the backup then click 


    6      To change any selections, click 


    If you chose to schedule a recurring backup and would like to start an initial backup now, click   Start this backup now.

    Once satisfied with your selections, click


    Additional Information: Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

    Refer to the following links for additional information on Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0.

    What is Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0? Article ID: 353560

    Creating Your System Recovery Discs with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353561

    Restoring Your Dell Computer to Original Factory Installation with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353562

    Creating a Backup Using Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353563

    Restoring from a Backup Using DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353564

    Upgrading To Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Professional Article ID: 353565

    Frequently Asked Questions: Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353566

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  • Thanks for the replies.  The software that was installed during the recovery was Data Data Safe Online and for reasons I don't know, not Dell Data Safe Local Backup.  

    So now I need to find out where I can download it from.

  • I found the download link in this thread.