Dell Inspiron 6400 booting into Dell Media Direct
Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:02 PM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:14 AM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:22 AM
This does seem helpful however when the laptop is rebooting and I press F12 it does nothing - it simply goes straight into Media Direct. I cannot get into repair or recovery modes...
Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:13 AM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:54 AM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:41 PM
Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:54 PM
Thank you again for your help...
Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:17 AM
Edited by Spyderturbo007, 04 March 2011 - 07:18 AM.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:19 AM
Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:28 PM
Can you try that a couple times and let me know what happens? I will continue looking for a resolution in the meantime. I'm also going to PM a gentleman here that is really good with these weird problems and see if he can assist.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:01 PM
Did you use a program like Burncdcc to burn the image file to the cd?
If you did it as a data disk it will not boot from that.
Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:17 PM
I did not burn it as a data disk. Even when I try to use the Windows XP OS disks or recovery disks it doesnt boot from them.
Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:33 PM
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
Hopefully you have already put the XP cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over. Then follow the prompts or if you need assistance we will help.
Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:09 AM
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