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Dell XPS and the loading DMRK infinite loop

The week end, I was thinking that it was time to see if there are some updates on the Dell web site. I saw 3 or 4 of them including a firmware update for a seagate hard drive. I have to confess right now that I have checked my hard drive model but as soon as downloaded the software I was thinking that waors t case, the firmware update will detect that there are no drive to update and finish there.
After downloading all the updates, I started install them. For the hard drive update, it ask me to reboot to complete the update. After the post (Dell Logo), the software lauch, detect and found no drive. Cool, that was expected. So reboot and then… the loading DRMK fires and the Dell diagnostic software appear wit honly 3 options (memory, system and exit). what ever you choose exit will reboot the system and go back to this utility.
This is because of the Dell diagnostic software installed as a partition.
I will post the how to I solve this soon, just as a reminder, her ea the important links:

ref : http://www.goodells.net/dellutility/recreate.shtml (see “Using Other Tools to Build a Utility Partition
ref: http://windows-seven-support.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-change-active-partition-in.html

I have been able to solve my laptop and recover my Windows 7 system bu simply make my Windows 7 partitoion active again and recover the boot loader. Be sure I will post the how to soon.


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