We have a small family of PowerVault 715N’s here at Crownhill. They’re lovely boxes, but reinstalling the OS on them is something of a black art

Admittedly it’s a long time since I ran a reinstall, but from memory, it must be done with a Windows 2000 client: XP just plain refused to work.

Dell’s article should cover everything you need to know.

Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.



THe restore CD has a Ghost image. It is PV715REC.NAS. This is a standard ghost file and can be restored using the ghostwo.exe file in the INSTALL directory. Once that is done, it takes about an hour once the drive is in the machine.

Shane Lindsay

Does anyone have the Reinstall and Resource CD for the 715n…I have one, but who knows what happened to the CDs…

Phil Wiffen

Shane, if I were you I’d ask Dell directly – possibly via your Account Manager. You’re more likely to get some sense out of them with a .mil address 😉

Alex Threlfall

I have a copy of the recovery disks – email me alex AT cyberprog DOT net.

Image File

I cannot find my recovery disk anywhere, if anyone can post an image of the CD I would be very grateful!


If anyone still has the restore cd’s I could really use a copy. The box has a valid COA I just need the media.

Thank you in advance,

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