By AOMEI / Last Updated April 30, 2015

“My Dell computer crashes, and I want to restore Dell system recovery partition, but when I press hot key, the computer can’t work. I am sure there is a recovery partition, but I can’t access Dell system recovery partition. What would I do?” This is a thread posted in a forum. If you encounter such issue, you can read this article.

How to access Dell system recovery partition

Every Dell laptop has been installed Dell one key recovery program when it is produced, but there is no shortcut on desktop. If you want to access Dell system recovery partition, you must press some specific key to launch Dell backup and recovery program while computer starting. Of course, it will work based on the premise that Dell recovery partition is fine. There are some kind of situations that you won’t access Dell system recovery partition:

  • The size of C: drive or recovery partition has been changed. Some people may split free space from recovery partition to other one, but it will affect Dell backup and recovery.
  • Re-installing system will influence Dell backup and recovery.

When you encounter such issues mentioned above, you have to back up your system again. Actually, there is a solution that make your system recovery partition work, and it can help you create a Dell system recovery partition which is not affected by other factors.

create a powerful Dell system recovery partition

You can access Dell system recovery partition any time after you create it with AOMEI OneKey Recovery, you can follow the steps below to create a powerful Dell system recovery partition.

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI OneKey Recovery, and you will see the interface as the picture below showing. Please select “OneKey System Backup”.


Step 2. Choose the ways that you want to back up. There are two ways to back up system--Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition or Backup system to other location. Due to the fact that you want to create a recovery partition for Dell computer, you can choose the first option, and then, click on “Next”.


Step 3. choose a partition to create recovery partition. The partitions that have sufficient space in system disk will be highlighted, and you can choose any one of them to create a recovery partition. After choosing, you can click on “Start Backup”.


As you see, you can create a recovery partition for Dell computer with three steps. Once your computer crashes, you can press A or F11 to launch AOMEI OneKey recovery, and restore system image. Although Dell system recovery partition is created by AOMEI OneKey Recovery, but its function is more powerful than other branded recovery partition. It will not be affected by the size of C drive or recovery partition. Even when you re-install system, it will work, unless you delete it. You can access Dell system recovery partition that created by AOMEI OneKey Recovery anytime.