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I installed ubuntu alongside XP on a dell laptop which had a recovery partition for re-installing XP. XP and ubuntu both worked OK. Now I want to see the laptop so I need to restore the laptop to factory state but i can't access the recovery by pressing CTRL-F11 Any help will be appreciated. Hamid

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Did you erased other partitions to make room for Ubuntu?. –  Uri Herrera Jan 6 '12 at 9:39
You may consider to add the output of sudo fdisk -l (edit) so we can see if this partition still exists. –  Takkat Jan 6 '12 at 11:30
No updates...localized –  hbdgaf Apr 3 '12 at 5:11

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I'm not sure if this will help but I noticed a "Dell recovery" package in the Software Center. There's a review comment that it doesn't work with 11.10 but that might be a case of pilot error. In the Software Center page for the Dell package there's a "Developer Site Link" that goes to linux.dell.com. Perhaps you can find help that way.

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