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    To restore from hidden partition ?

    Can't seem to figure out what key combo to use to get to the (DELL dimension FQVN3B1 b110) partition to replace to the starting XP home config to the very begging ?

    F12 & F2 didn't get there, suggestions please ?

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    Jag,

    If memory serves it's Ctrl+F11. HTH
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    I just tried that but didn't work but thx for the quick reply :-)

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    Thanks retiredgeek, i've started to re-install from a XP CD but thanks for your quick reply.

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    Another way to get into old recovery partitions that may have had the boot up key combo destroyed by dual boot or something, is to boot with a utility disc that contains GParted and use that to change the recovery partition flag to Active. Then it just boots right to that partition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.U.N. downtown View Post
    Another way to get into old recovery partitions that may have had the boot up key combo destroyed by dual boot or something, is to boot with a utility disc that contains GParted and use that to change the recovery partition flag to Active. Then it just boots right to that partition.
    That trick does indeed work with HP computers, but won't with Dell's XP-era computers. Doing so will lead to a boot failure or a "Cannot restore" error message.

    Sounds like the OP has already done a clean install so this is a little late now, but he would have found all he needed to know on my webpage here.


    Dan Goodell

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    Dan,

    Nice site!
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    Thanks, RG. During its heyday 5-7 years ago, that webpage was getting over 60,000 visits per month. With XP now 3 generations out of date the numbers have gradually ebbed, but surprisingly it's still around 10,000/month today. I guess that's indicative of how many people are still keeping XP going.

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