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Getting into Dell 2400 Dimension desk top.

I need to restore the computer and all the disc I have say the version of windows on the computer is newer than the one that came with the computer.. I know if I get into bios I can change the boot sequence... How can I get into the bios for this computer..

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  • Ray L Nov 14, 2008

    I did the F2 to boot from the CD but it did not restore the computer . It left all the old information on the C drive.. Did I do something wrong?



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I guess there is a miscomunication here
i understand that you want to wipe out everything and install everything again
am i right ?
if yes
make the cd rom as first priority in the bios (first boot device )
make sure the bootable cd is in the top drive
than restart the system and than just for 5 seconds it will come up with a screen that would say " press any key to boot from the cd " that time hit the enter key
and than it will go in to the windows setup using the cd
and u will come accross two screens which will tell you to hit "R" but dont do that on the first screen hit enter and escape on the second screen and than follow the instructions on the bottom of the screen and just remember you need to delete the partition and than create it again
and than format it using the NTFS quick option and than just follow the onscreen instructions and the system will restart but when it does dont do anything just sit back and relax ... and enter information when asked and in 40mins to 60 mins ur system will be clean and have the clean windows

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F2 will get you into the bios settings, if you just want to restore the system boot into safe mode (press F8 after post screen) and perform a system restore

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 14, 2008

    you did everything right, its the cd/dvd disk which is faulty, this means you have to re-install the operating system, it sounds like you need some data from the hard drive, this has to be connected to another computer so you can recover the data and back it up. Then you can proceed to reformat the drive although you will have to go out and obtain a copy of xp or vista to perform the format



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