I just bought this laptop from a friend. I have always been able to just boot recovery from the menu when the computer restarts. I guess with the Alienware laptops, this is not the case. My friend bought this laptop from his previous friend, and I haven't asked - so he may have the disk, but he's over 1 1/2 hours away, and I doubt he has it.
Is there any way to get the computer back to 'original factory settings'? I don't know what things these last two people have put on the computer, and I just want a fresh restart.
I tried booting from Gparted, but I don't really know whats going on with that, I have a 100MB partition, which I am assuming is the recovery partition - but Gparted informs me that it's already booting from the 100MB partition.
Not too sure what to do here... can anyone give any advice?