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Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 8 x64 Recovery Disks: A Step-by-Step Guide


Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 8 x64 Recovery Disks: How to Create and Use Them




If you own a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop that runs on Windows 8 x64, you may encounter some situations where your PC fails to start or work correctly. In such cases, you may need a recovery disk that can help you troubleshoot and fix your problems, or even reinstall Windows if necessary. A recovery disk is a USB drive or DVD that contains a copy of your Windows environment and allows you to boot from it instead of your hard drive. In this article, we will show you how to create and use a recovery disk for Windows 8 on your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop.




Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 8 x64 Recovery Disks



Introduction




A recovery disk is an essential tool for the troubleshooting of a system with crashes and problems. When Windows fails to start or work correctly, the recovery disk gives you options to fix your problems. Some of the benefits of using a recovery disk are:


  • It can save you time and money by avoiding taking your PC to a repair shop or buying a new one.



  • It can prevent data loss by allowing you to back up your files before restoring your PC.



  • It can give you peace of mind by knowing that you have a backup plan in case of emergencies.



Some of the common issues with Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 that may require a recovery disk are:


  • Windows does not boot up or gets stuck on the Dell logo screen.



  • Windows crashes, freezes, restarts, or shows a blue screen error.



  • Windows is infected by malware or corrupted by faulty updates or drivers.



  • Windows is slow, unresponsive, or has performance issues.



  • You want to reset your PC to its original factory condition or upgrade to a newer version of Windows.



How to Create a Recovery Disk for Windows 8




To create a recovery disk for Windows 8 on your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop, you will need the following:


  • A working computer with Windows 8 or later.



  • A USB drive with at least 16 GB of space or a blank DVD.



  • The Dell Recovery & Restore software that you can download from here.



Follow these steps to create your recovery disk:


  • Connect your USB drive or insert your DVD into your working computer.



  • Type Recovery Drive into the Windows search field and click Recovery Drive. Alternatively, open Control Panel in icon view, and click Recovery > Create a recovery drive.



  • Answer Yes if Windows asks if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device.



  • When the Create a recovery drive window appears, - make sure the Back up system files to the recovery drive option is checked, and click Next.



  • Select your USB drive or DVD from the list of available drives, and click Next.



  • Click Create to start copying the recovery files to your USB drive or DVD. This may take some time, so be patient and do not interrupt the process.



  • When the process is complete, click Finish. You can now remove your USB drive or DVD from your working computer.



  • Download and install the Dell Recovery & Restore software on your USB drive or DVD by following the instructions on this page.



  • Run the Dell Recovery & Restore software on your USB drive or DVD, and follow the steps to copy the recovery partition from your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop to your USB drive or DVD. This will allow you to restore your PC to its original factory condition if needed.



  • Verify that your recovery disk works by booting from it on your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop. You should see a Dell logo followed by a Windows logo and a blue screen with options to recover or restore your PC.



  • Label your recovery disk with a permanent marker and store it in a safe place. You may need it in case of emergencies.



How to Use the Recovery Disk for Windows 8




To use the recovery disk for Windows 8 on your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop, you will need to do the following:


  • Connect your USB drive or insert your DVD into your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop.



  • Restart your PC and press F12 repeatedly when you see the Dell logo. This will bring up the boot menu.



  • Select your USB drive or DVD from the boot menu and press Enter. This will boot from your recovery disk instead of your hard drive.



  • When you see the Dell logo followed by the Windows logo and a blue screen, choose one of the following options:



  • Troubleshoot: This will give you access to various tools that can help you fix problems with your PC, such as Startup Repair, System Restore, Command Prompt, etc.



  • Recover from a drive: This will allow you to restore your PC from a backup image that you have created previously using the Dell Backup and Recovery software. You will need an external hard drive that contains the backup image.



  • Restore: This will allow you to restore your PC to its original factory condition using the recovery partition that you have copied to your USB drive or DVD. This will erase all your personal files and settings, so make sure you have backed them up before proceeding.



  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery or restoration process. Depending on your choice, this may take several minutes or hours, so be patient and do not interrupt the process.



  • When the process is complete, restart your PC and remove your USB drive or DVD. Your PC should now be working normally or restored to its original factory condition.



  • If you have restored your PC to its original factory condition, you may need to reenable Secure Boot on your PC. Secure Boot is a feature that prevents unauthorized software from running on your PC. To reenable Secure Boot, follow these steps:



  • Restart your PC and press F2 repeatedly when you see the Dell logo. This will bring up the BIOS setup menu.



  • Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Boot tab, and select Secure Boot.



  • Press Enter and select Enabled from the list of options.



  • Press F10 to save and exit. Your PC will restart with Secure Boot enabled.



Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to create and use a recovery disk for Windows 8 on your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop. A recovery disk is a useful tool that can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, or even reinstall Windows if necessary. By creating a recovery disk, you can save yourself time and money by avoiding taking your PC to a repair shop or buying a new one. You can also prevent data loss by backing up your files before restoring your PC. We hope that this article has been helpful and informative for you. Here are some tips and best practices for maintaining your PC and avoiding data loss:


  • Keep your Windows updated with the latest security patches and drivers.



  • Install a reliable antivirus software and scan your PC regularly for malware.



  • Avoid downloading or opening suspicious files or links from unknown sources.



  • Create a backup image of your PC using the Dell Backup and Recovery software or a third-party software of your choice. Store the backup image on an external hard drive or a cloud service.



  • Create a recovery disk and keep it in a safe place. You may need it in case of emergencies.



If you have any questions or feedback about this article, please feel free to leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you and help you with any issues you may have. Thank you for reading and have a great day!


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about recovery disks for Windows 8:


Q: Can I use the recovery disk on another PC?




A: No, the recovery disk is specific to your PC model and configuration. It will not work on another PC, even if it is the same model or brand.


Q: Can I use the recovery disk to upgrade to Windows 10?




A: No, the recovery disk will only restore your PC to Windows 8, the original operating system that came with your PC. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10, you will need to download and install it from Microsoft's website or use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.


Q: Can I create more than one recovery disk?




A: Yes, you can create as many recovery disks as you want, as long as you have enough USB drives or DVDs. However, you only need one recovery disk to restore your PC.


Q: What if I lose or damage my recovery disk?




A: If you lose or damage your recovery disk, you can create a new one using the same steps as before. However, if you do not have access to a working computer with Windows 8 or later, you may need to contact Dell support or order a new recovery disk from their website.


Q: What if I do not have a USB drive or DVD?




A: If you do not have a USB drive or DVD, you can still create a recovery drive on your PC's hard drive. However, this is not recommended, as it will take up space on your hard drive and may not work if your hard drive fails. It is better to use an external USB drive or DVD for your recovery disk. dcd2dc6462


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