How can I get a Vista boot disk for a Dell Studio 1737 with the SATA drivers for the hard drive controller? Answered
I have been asked to do a rebuild on friends Dell laptop, unfortunately the guy who had it before me formatted the drive so I cannot create a recovery disk set & owner has lost the recovery disk set I made her a few months ago.
To make matters worse the guy who formatted it also managed to delete the recovery partition.
The problem basically is that without the SATA drivers even though I can boot to a Vista disk I cannot access the hard drive as it keeps asking for the sata drive.
I have tried the Dell support web site but that was no help as I have tried ALL the drivers available there to no avail & a call to them by the owner was a waste of time.
I can get a replacement set from Dell but they don't really like to supply them & to be honest I would rather not have to wait weeks for them to get here before I can get the machine running again.
Any ideas folks?