My laptop will not start up
Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:23 PM
Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:57 PM
If not have you tried booting into Safe Mode With Networking?
Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:11 PM
Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:22 PM
Repair Installation Instructions
· Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM and then Restart your computer.
· At the first post screen start tapping the Del key to enter System Bios
· Find the Advance Options or Boot Sequence screen.
· You will need to change the boot sequence so that the CDrom is first and the HD is second.
· Press F10 to Save and Exit and then press Enter to accept.
· The system will now reboot
· When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
· When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER
· To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
· At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION.
· On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
· Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected and highlighted in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
· Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
You can also go HERE
to read a step by step tutorial with screenshots.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:25 PM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:33 AM
Dell Latitude D531
Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:53 AM
Since it has Vista on the sticker then that is what the original OS was.
You should have what is called a Recovery Partition on the hard drive accessing this will allow you to format and put the system back to where it was when brand new. Below is the instruction on how to access that partition.
To access it follow the instructions below:
The key combination is CRTL + F11 pushing the keys at the same time at the the dell screen during post. Once you push them then you want to release them.
It should go into the recovery partition so you can do a system restore.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:00 AM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:09 AM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:13 PM
A new OS installation disk will be about 150 USD
Edited by rshaffer61, 01 February 2010 - 12:13 PM.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:42 PM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:29 PM
It will make a difference on how we proceed from here. What exactly does it say on the disk?
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