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Windows Error Recovery

My Dell Inspiron 1521 won't load anything accept the 'Windows Error Recovery' screen and none of the security options (safe mode's etc) work.

Can anyone help?

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  • rimmer350 Dec 30, 2008

    I have tried a few of the discs that came with it, but none of them are being read, i just keep getting th same screen up.

    When i did a diagnostics test, the error code came up as: 2000-0146. Does that mean anything?

  • rimmer350 Dec 30, 2008

    Sure thing, i appreciate the help.

    No, i've never had the hard drive replaced, the error was caused by some software installation going wrong, but i can't get back in to delete it.

  • rimmer350 Dec 30, 2008

    Sorry, what does os mean? I'm not good at technical things.

  • rimmer350 Dec 30, 2008

    Oh right, it is Vista. No, the warranty ran out earlier this month.

  • rimmer350 Dec 30, 2008

    Cheers for the help, but none of these seem to be working. Every so often a blue error screen pops up, but it's so fast i can't read it before it's gone again.

  • rimmer350 Dec 31, 2008

    I've tried bootig off the disk and it starts to work but then it says that some of the files needed are missing or corrupted and i get an error code: 0x80070003

    I get a choice of where to save the new vista, which drive is best to save it in?



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Try booting with the disk that came with the computer and start over with a fresh install of windows

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Dec 30, 2008

    give me a little bit to research this i have not forgot just takes a little time in the mornings

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Dec 30, 2008

    Have you had this hard drive replaced recently or ever?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Dec 30, 2008

    sorry i forgot to ask but what os are you running?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Dec 30, 2008

    OS means operating system, like windows 98,xp,vista

    But that is not so important now. Is the computer still under warranty?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Dec 30, 2008

    This was somethig i found. Not too sure if it will work though. The command prompt should look like this C:\

    When i looked up the error code it just said that your drive has had errors on it before which made me think the drive was failing but now im not too sure this is the case. As for the code they are talking about below im not sure what yours is, This is some thing you are going to have to play with. Welcome to the headache of personal confusors

    This is the option of the last resort as it comes to salvaging your data and

    Turn the machine off, turn it back on and IMMEDIATELY press two keys: CTRL +
    F6. If you hear a distress series of beeps (around 5/sec) keep pressing for
    about 1 min. After that release F6 but keep pressing Ctrl for a while.

    At this point the MS Windows Boot Console should appear and offer you
    choices. Choose Boot in Safe Mode With Internet.

    Now, that combination Ctrl+F6 is maker specific. It worked for my DELL
    towers. Other manufacturers reportedly have other "secret" codes.

    You may try Alt, Del, PgUp, PgDn instead of Ctrl. Also F6 is not cast in
    concrete. You may try other function keys. Some machine may require only one
    key to be pressed.

    Every machine MUST have a code like this. It took me about 10 min to find

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Dec 30, 2008

    if you can get your hands on a actual windows disk. Boot off the disk and re install windows

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Dec 31, 2008

    your operating system gets installed on the c:\ drive since that is the drive your computer is set to boot off of and the boot drive needs the OS installed.



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