Restoring a Dell Laptop
Posted on 2014-04-11
I’m working on a Dell Inspiron N7110 running Win7 Home premium. It’s about 8 months old and won’t boot. I ran the Dell diagnostics from the diagnostics partition. It ran but found problems on the hard drive at the boot sector. I booted with my handy Paragon Partition Manager PE DVD which allowed me to recover all the documents on the old drive to an external USB drive.
I’m replacing a Samsung 750 Gig 5900 rpm SATA with a Hitachi Travelstar 1TB Sata600 7200 RPM drive
If I backup the diagnostics partition and restore it to the new hard drive before installing Windows from the Dell Installation disk, is there a special process I need to follow to make sure the Diagnostics process starts up normally as it did on the old hard drive?