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Old 19. Jun 2013, 11:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Given the point you've reached, I'm afraid that the only way out I see is for you to boot from your flash drive, back up all your data on another flash drive and do a fresh, clean Windows installation. That's what I'd do if I were in your shoes.

If you're not confident enough to back up your data yourself, maybe you could ask a friend to help you by connecting your HD to their system?
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Old 20. Jun 2013, 04:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you.
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Old 20. Jun 2013, 10:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The only other option I can think of would be to restore your computer to it's factory settings. Most Dell computers have a System Recovery Partition stored in a hidden partition on the hard drive, using that will restore the computer to the factory settings. I would search for factory restore for your Dell model. If F8 didn't get you to the Dell restore menu, you may have to reinstall Windows.
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Old 20. Jun 2013, 10:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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F8 normally boots your computer into Safe Mode. With Dell computers there's often an Advanced Boot Options menu that will take you to the Dell Factory Image Restore option by tapping F8 as the computer boots up.
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The only other option I can think of would be to restore your computer to it's factory settings. Most Dell computers have a System Recovery Partition stored in a hidden partition on the hard drive, using that will restore the computer to the factory settings. I would search for factory restore for your Dell model. If F8 didn't get you to the Dell restore menu, you may have to reinstall Windows.
I have to add caution here. Restoring the system to its factory settings will delete all the user data in there.. including files, settings, programs, everything. So, if you decide to go down that route... make sure that you backup your important data, files, folders, settings, photos, videos, and all.

Similar caution has been posted before by 26Dolphins in case of fresh Windows installation.
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Old 21. Jun 2013, 05:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Anupam,
Thanks for the reminder that factory restore puts you back to square one, and no personal data, programs you've installed or Windows Updates are retained.
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Old 03. Jul 2013, 03:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That answered my question regarding deleting files.
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