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Computer won't start

One day my system restore disapeared and then the next day I tried to turn it on and I got the blue screen that stated blah blah windows fatal error. Then it shut off. tried to turn it back on and it sounded as if it was starting and the lights (not the screen lit up) and thats all it will do. Tried to reinstall windows (without a screen, i don't know a friend tried it for me) and that didn't work... and now I have a paper weight.

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Check if the lock lights on top of the keyboard turns on or off when you press/toggle the capslock or the numlock key. If it does, you have an LCD or video card issue. Connect an external monitor to your laptop, if you have one. Turn the computer on. If both LCD and monitor dont have video, try pressing Fn F8 together once, twice or thrice. If you get video on the external monitor. the lcd screen may have loose connection or damaged. If no video on both, might be a bad video card.

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To restore your Dell computer to it's original factory settings, here's how:

To use PC Restore:
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During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.

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This should help.

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To use PC Restore:
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During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.

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If you do not press in time, let the computer finish starting, and then restart the computer again.
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Using Dell PC Restore by Symantec
NOTICE: Using Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications or
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1 Turn on the computer.
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2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
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computer again.
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3 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.
4 On the next screen, click Confirm.
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(http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/om/trouble.htm#wp1064167)

Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system. PC Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. Any programs or files added since you received your computer—including data files—are permanently deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC Restore.
To use PC Restore:
  1. Turn on the computer.

During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.
  1. Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.

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notice.gif NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
  1. On the next screen that appears, click Restore.

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  1. When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.

note.gif NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.
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The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the computer was turned on.
  1. Click Next.

The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
After the computer restarts, click OK.

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