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Dell inspiron 6000 will not let me sign into windows at the sign in screen for windows.

When I re-boot the computer, windows opens and takes me to the sign in screen where my name and icon are located. I click on my name and it prompts me to enter a password. I have no password and never have. Once hit enter another prompt screen comes up saying to contact the administrator. The current screen that I am on is part of the diagnostics check. There is an error detected on the hard drive, the test that reports an error is the DST Short Status Test and the grey prompt box in the middle of the screen claims that, "No Diagnostic Utility Partition found. To run diagnostics, insert your Dell "Drivers and Utilities" CD, then select OK to restart the system and boot off the CD. OK or cancel." I do not have this CD. Is there another way to correct the problem?

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The diagnostic check is because the system didn't shut down correctly.
are your the administrator for the laptop?
The administrator password is the password that you put in when you install the operating system, if you did not give it a password, then the administrator password is blank. (Windows Vista requires a password).
you can try "Adminstrator" as password.

the choice is press F8 immediately after the BIOS start up. select "last good configuration" and press enter.
go to the following link and download the utilities if you need.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_6000&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

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  7. From System Recovery Options, choose Command Prompt.
  8. With Command Prompt now open, execute the following two commands, in this order:
    copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\ copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe To the Overwrite question after executing the second command, answer with Yes.
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  9. Remove the disc or flash drive and then restart your computer.
    You can close the Command Prompt window and click Restart but it's also okay in this situation to restart using your computer's restart button.
  10. Once the Windows 7 logon screen appears, locate the little icon on the bottom-left of the screen that looks like a pie with a square around it and then click it!
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  12. Close the Command Prompt window.
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  14. Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk! This is the Microsoft-approved, proactive step you should have done a long time ago. All you need is a blank flash drive or floppy disk and you'll never need to worry about forgetting your Windows 7 password again.
  15. While not required, it would probably be wise to undo the hack that makes this work. If you don't, you won't have access to accessibiily features from the Windows 7 login screen.
    To reverse the changes you've made, repeat Steps 1 through 7 above. When you have access to Command Prompt again, execute the following:
    copy d:\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe Confirm the overwrite and then restart your computer.
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  14. Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk! This is the Microsoft-approved, proactive step you should have done a long time ago. All you need is a blank flash drive or floppy disk and you'll never need to worry about forgetting your Windows 7 password again.
  15. While not required, it would probably be wise to undo the hack that makes this work. If you don't, you won't have access to accessibiily features from the Windows 7 login screen.
    To reverse the changes you've made, repeat Steps 1 through 7 above. When you have access to Command Prompt again, execute the following:
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Step 1: Please perform manual registry set up by following the below steps:

Please make a full backup of your registry files, particularly user.dat, system.dat, and policy.pol. If you make any incorrect entries, the backed-up registry files can be used to replace the corrupted registry entries.

Follow these steps to backup registry:

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Now make the following changes in registry:

1. Click Start and click Run(XP) or type Click Start and type regedit in search then hit enter(vista, Windows 7).
2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
3. Click the plus (+) sign beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
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5. Click the plus (+) sign beside Current Control Set.
6. Click the plus (+) sign beside Control.
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8. Locate the {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} key and click it.
9. On the File menu, click Export.
10. In the File name box, type savedkey and click Save. It is better
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11. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters (found in right
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NOTE: If this data type is missing, continue to the next
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13. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters (found in right
window pane) and click Delete on the Edit menu.
14. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
15. Quit the Registry Editor.

Step 2: Please uninstall the CD/DVD drive form Device Manager :

1. Click Start and select Control Panel.

2. Double-click the system icon. If the System icon is not found directly under Control Panel, click the Performance and Maintenance icon and then click the System icon.
3. The System properties Window opens. You can open the System Properties window directly by pressing the Windows key and Pause/Break key simultaneously.
4. Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager button.
5. Click the plus (+) sign next to the DVD/CD-ROM drives .
6. Right-click the driver listed under this Category and select Uninstall. In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.
7. Repeat step 6 until all entries under the device category are deleted.
8. Restart the computer.

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Regards,

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These are the steps to resolve the issue for the cd/dvd icon missing in the My computer.

Step 1: Please perform manual registry set up by following the below steps:

Please make a full backup of your registry files, particularly user.dat, system.dat, and policy.pol. If you make any incorrect entries, the backed-up registry files can be used to replace the corrupted registry entries.

Follow these steps to backup registry:

1. Click Start, select Run. In the "Open" field type REGEDIT
2. Click OK and click "File" in the menu bar
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4. Click the down arrow beside "Save In" and select "Local Disk (C:)"
5. In the File Name field type BACKUP.REG Verify that under the "Export Range", that the radio button is beside "All"
6. Click Save.

Now make the following changes in registry:

1. Click Start and click Run(XP) or type Click Start and type regedit in search then hit enter(vista, Windows 7).
2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
3. Click the plus (+) sign beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
4. Click the plus (+) sign beside System.
5. Click the plus (+) sign beside Current Control Set.
6. Click the plus (+) sign beside Control.
7. Click the plus (+) sign beside Class.
8. Locate the {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} key and click it.
9. On the File menu, click Export.
10. In the File name box, type savedkey and click Save. It is better
to save the "savedkey" to the desktop.
11. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters (found in right
window pane) and then click Delete on the Edit menu.
12. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

NOTE: If this data type is missing, continue to the next
method.

13. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters (found in right
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14. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
15. Quit the Registry Editor.

Step 2: Please uninstall the CD/DVD drive form Device Manager :

1. Click Start and select Control Panel.

2. Double-click the system icon. If the System icon is not found directly under Control Panel, click the Performance and Maintenance icon and then click the System icon.
3. The System properties Window opens. You can open the System Properties window directly by pressing the Windows key and Pause/Break key simultaneously.
4. Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager button.
5. Click the plus (+) sign next to the DVD/CD-ROM drives .
6. Right-click the driver listed under this Category and select Uninstall. In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.
7. Repeat step 6 until all entries under the device category are deleted.
8. Restart the computer.

After the notebook is restarted it automatically detects the drive and the drivers are installed.

Regards,

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These are the steps to resolve the issue for the cd/dvd icon missing in the My computer.

Step 1: Please perform manual registry set up by following the below steps:

Please make a full backup of your registry files, particularly user.dat, system.dat, and policy.pol. If you make any incorrect entries, the backed-up registry files can be used to replace the corrupted registry entries.

Follow these steps to backup registry:

1. Click Start, select Run. In the "Open" field type REGEDIT
2. Click OK and click "File" in the menu bar
3. Click "Export" from the drop down menu this will open a new box
4. Click the down arrow beside "Save In" and select "Local Disk (C:)"
5. In the File Name field type BACKUP.REG Verify that under the "Export Range", that the radio button is beside "All"
6. Click Save.

Now make the following changes in registry:

1. Click Start and click Run(XP) or type Click Start and type regedit in search then hit enter(vista, Windows 7).
2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
3. Click the plus (+) sign beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
4. Click the plus (+) sign beside System.
5. Click the plus (+) sign beside Current Control Set.
6. Click the plus (+) sign beside Control.
7. Click the plus (+) sign beside Class.
8. Locate the {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} key and click it.
9. On the File menu, click Export.
10. In the File name box, type savedkey and click Save. It is better
to save the "savedkey" to the desktop.
11. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters (found in right
window pane) and then click Delete on the Edit menu.
12. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

NOTE: If this data type is missing, continue to the next
method.

13. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters (found in right
window pane) and click Delete on the Edit menu.
14. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
15. Quit the Registry Editor.

Step 2: Please uninstall the CD/DVD drive form Device Manager :

1. Click Start and select Control Panel.

2. Double-click the system icon. If the System icon is not found directly under Control Panel, click the Performance and Maintenance icon and then click the System icon.
3. The System properties Window opens. You can open the System Properties window directly by pressing the Windows key and Pause/Break key simultaneously.
4. Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager button.
5. Click the plus (+) sign next to the DVD/CD-ROM drives .
6. Right-click the driver listed under this Category and select Uninstall. In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.
7. Repeat step 6 until all entries under the device category are deleted.
8. Restart the computer.

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Step 1: Please perform manual registry set up by following the below steps:

Please make a full backup of your registry files, particularly user.dat, system.dat, and policy.pol. If you make any incorrect entries, the backed-up registry files can be used to replace the corrupted registry entries.

Follow these steps to backup registry:

1. Click Start, select Run. In the "Open" field type REGEDIT
2. Click OK and click "File" in the menu bar
3. Click "Export" from the drop down menu this will open a new box
4. Click the down arrow beside "Save In" and select "Local Disk (C:)"
5. In the File Name field type BACKUP.REG Verify that under the "Export Range", that the radio button is beside "All"
6. Click Save.

Now make the following changes in registry:

1. Click Start and click Run(XP) or type Click Start and type regedit in search then hit enter(vista, Windows 7).
2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
3. Click the plus (+) sign beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
4. Click the plus (+) sign beside System.
5. Click the plus (+) sign beside Current Control Set.
6. Click the plus (+) sign beside Control.
7. Click the plus (+) sign beside Class.
8. Locate the {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} key and click it.
9. On the File menu, click Export.
10. In the File name box, type savedkey and click Save. It is better
to save the "savedkey" to the desktop.
11. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters (found in right
window pane) and then click Delete on the Edit menu.
12. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

NOTE: If this data type is missing, continue to the next
method.

13. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters (found in right
window pane) and click Delete on the Edit menu.
14. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
15. Quit the Registry Editor.

Step 2: Please uninstall the CD/DVD drive form Device Manager :

1. Click Start and select Control Panel.

2. Double-click the system icon. If the System icon is not found directly under Control Panel, click the Performance and Maintenance icon and then click the System icon.
3. The System properties Window opens. You can open the System Properties window directly by pressing the Windows key and Pause/Break key simultaneously.
4. Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager button.
5. Click the plus (+) sign next to the DVD/CD-ROM drives .
6. Right-click the driver listed under this Category and select Uninstall. In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.
7. Repeat step 6 until all entries under the device category are deleted.
8. Restart the computer.

After the notebook is restarted it automatically detects the drive and the drivers are installed.

Regards,

Shami

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Steps :

1. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then restart the computer.
2. Change Boot Options 1st Priority to Optical Drive.
3. When system booting up, if the message “Press any key to boot from cd” appears, immediately press Enter.
4. On Language Settings, Time and Currency and Keyboard Layout screen, just choose the correct settings then click Next.
5. On Install Now screen, click Repair. Note: Click No just in case you get the message: Windows found problems with your computer’s startup options.
6. On the System Recovery Options screen, under Operating System, click Windows Vista then click Next. Then select Command Prompt.
7. At the command prompt windows, type the following command then press Enter after typing each command:
c:
cd windows\system32
echo ~takeown /f %1 /r /d y > TakeControlOf.cmd
echo ~icacls %1 /grant administrators:F /t
ren Magnify.exe Magnify.old
ren cmd.exe Magnify.exe
8. Restart the computer.
9. On the Welcome Screen, click the Ease button.
10. Check Make items on the screen larger then click OK.
11. At the prompt, type the command then press Enter.

net user Administrator /active:yes
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Method 1:
Use the following procedure to repair the file system on the hard drive:
  1. Turn off the computer and wait at least 5 seconds with the computer in a full off state.
  2. Turn on the computer and press the F8 key repeatedly as the computer starts. An "Advanced Boot Options" screen opens.
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  4. Select a keyboard layout that matches your country/region and click Next.
  5. When the login prompt appears, select the user name with Administrator rights (not Administrator) from the User Name drop down. The user name with Admistrator rights is most likely the first user name that was entered during the initial computer setup.
  6. Type the logon password into the Password field and then click OK.
  7. A System Recovery Options window opens.
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A Startup Repair window opens and automatically scans for startup problems.
  1. Perform the actions suggested by Startup Repair: system restore, correct damaged or missing files, or other action.
  2. After Startup Repair has been used, try to open Windows.
    • If Windows Vista opens, you are done.
    • If Windows Vista does not open, perform the first portion of this section again to open the Startup Recovery Options window and continue.
  3. From the Starup Recovery Options window, click Command Prompt.

  1. Enter the following at the command prompt:
bootrec /fixboot
  1. Enter the following at the command prompt:
bootrec /fixmbr
  1. After the bootrec tool has been used, close all open Windows to restart the computer and open Windows.
    • If Windows Vista opens, you are done.
    • If Windows Vista does not open, continue using these steps.
  2. Perform a full system recovery using recovery discs. For more information refer to the HP support document Performing an HP System Recovery in Windows Vista .
If the recovery cannot be completed from recovery discs, replace the hard drive.


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