Laptop will not play games now after factory reset.
I did a factory restore on my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1501. Now it will not play quite a few of the games it used to play. I updated the drivers to the best of my ability , I also get an "error 17" when I try to start "Air Strike 2"
I have an ATI Radeon xpress 1150 video card.
What else is there that I could fix or update? Or what else is the problem.
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No laptop is trashed when a password is lost. It just takes a little time to find out how to get into the system. I'll assume it is running XP Home that was originally installed on it from the specs I saw when researching. I'll also assume the password is not the one necessary to get into the BIOS CMOS setup- that one can normally be cleared by removing the CMOS battery and letting it set for a few hours or longer so the information is lost. The OS password can be cleared by making a bootable disk for that purpose. I have a Unix CD program that I made from information I downloaded from the Internet. You can do the same if you have access to a CD burner on another computer, say a friend's or one at work. I can get you the program's name if that's the route you want to take.
In order to reset your computer to Factory default settings without the disc, you can follow the instructions below.
1. Turn on your computer. Once you see the DeLL Logo Press and Hold the CTRL button then while holding CTRL button, press F11 2. You should see the Dell PC Restore by Symantec application. 3. You can click Restore and Confirm the restoration. 4. It will take 10-15 minutes. Once your computer rebooted, it should already be in the default settings
Cardinal Rule 1
NEVER PLAY GAMES ON YOU MACHINE....
Cardinal Rule 2
If you insist to play games....go to a galeria and use the games video machine there.....
a few $ spent there will save your laptop....
Laptops are not ment for playing heavy games that require strong graphic card and heavy RAMs...
Restore discs for Dell and XP are OS with Dell help gui, Mostly online links to their site...look under support.Dell to find any and all drivers and patches. A Dell XP disc does not require you to enter a COA, so get one!!
You can run a system repair with the recovery or operating system disc to get it back to the factory settings. A repair will reset the system, and leave any of your files, pics, and programs that you've put into the machine. If you want to clear everything, and go back to the factory settings, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system.