After many, many attempts to boot holding down f8, f12 and other keys, I finally got it to boot up holding down the FN key with the on button. Then I did a restore to a few days before the update and all was well. This time I get no messages following an microsoft auto update of 5. I get only the fan and no screen at all. Then when I try holding down the on key at the same time I plug in, I get only the Dell screen but nothing else but the fan. No battery just AC. I am writing from a borrowed laptop. I do not have a recovery CD. Is there another way? I appreciate any help possible and thank you in advance.
Edited by Estevia, 20 May 2010 - 01:43 PM.