Inside the Dell PC Restore Partition

An Exploration by Dan Goodell
Introduction Backup Image DSR Booting DOS-Type DSR PE-Type DSR Troubleshooting Appendixes
Screen Shots from a PE-Type Restore

The DSR partition will begin to boot when Ctrl+F11 is pressed at the black screen with the Dell blue line.

The Symantec Recovery Environment menu.

Two confirmation screens warn you that the XP partition will be overwritten.

The image is being restored, overwriting the disk's second partition.
author: Dan Goodell