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It isn't really but you are doing it the way Dell requires it to be done..  One more good reason to stay as far away from "branded" systems as you can !!

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Christmas presant from mom. :tazz:
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Are you following the EXACT directions - press and hold the ctrl key.. Keep the ctrl key down and press F11.. release Both at the same time !!

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??

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Yeah, I make sure both our pressed, and then I release both of them. When should I release them? I've been releasing them about a half second after they are both pressed down.

Let me try one more time.

Crap, I had my cd in so it tried to load that up. One more time.

yeah, didn't work.

Edited by nick_mi, 04 October 2005 - 02:55 PM.

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Strongly suggest you start reading and printing out..

"How Do I Install the Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System on My Dell™ Desktop or Portable Computer?"

or, call the vaunted Dell HelpLine and get them to step you through it !!

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Do you have any idea why this is not working?
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Is the first boot device in BIOS (setup) set for the cd-rom??

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It was as of last night, don't know if it resets itself, but I was trying to follow the guide you just gave me and I threw the CD back in, restarted and it did not load it up, so I am assuming no.
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Is your CD in the drive??? You have to have the CD in the drive for this to work...

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Is your CD in the drive???  You have to have the CD in the drive for this to work...

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The ctrl+f11 thing? I did it with and without the Cd in the drive.
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The link I gave you HERE tells you how to do this..

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K I am currently formatting the partition.
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omfuggle. I am <3 you guys. so many things to do now. I know there is a link somewhere on here to all of the programs as far as AVG, but I'm going to do some offline things before I hook up to the internet. What are some protective things I can download asap?
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Most things here

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/

http://www.filehippo...ware/antivirus/

http://www.filehippo...re/antispyware/
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I take it you got things all straightened out??

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Yeah, just kinda sucks that I lost everything, but oh well.

What firewall do you recomend? I play two battle.net games so firewalls often interfear with those( if you have any idea what battle.net is. =/)

Also, I'm getting a little beep sound evertime I'd hear a noise(SOmeone logs onto aim, or I send a message, etc). Do I have to load a driver for that?

Edited by nick_mi, 04 October 2005 - 04:49 PM.

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