Laptop not starting up
Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:48 PM
Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:11 PM
1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.
2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.
Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from
For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
A description of the Safe mode boot options in Windows XP
Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:55 PM
Posted 28 May 2006 - 11:55 PM
If no change, press F2 to enter set up and load BIOS defaults, press F10 to save, type T to confirm then press enter
Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:37 PM
Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:42 PM
Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:07 PM
a grey screen with blue and black writings
Options are Main, advanced, security, power, boot and exit on top
and Dell, bios version, system date, system time, diskette AA and other stuff below
Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:18 PM
under main, i see all the stuff i listed above and under advanced, i see I/O device configuration and below it is plug and play O/S, large access mode, external hot key, display device selection and disply mode.
Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:22 PM
Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter
You will need the XP product key to complete this
If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install
XP Repair Install
Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system
After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates
Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:28 PM
Edited by inheritedhornet, 29 May 2006 - 07:29 PM.
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:40 AM
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