Question about Dell INSPIRON 6000 CENTRINO 1.7GHZ,512mb,40GB,DVDRW,XP (086216118098) PC Notebook
I was recently attacked by multiple malicious virus' on my dell laptop. I tried nearly every spyware program out there but none of them would remove it without making me pay around 30$. My dad told be about an ability of dell computers to be able to reset to the factory settings one time. So I looked it up and found how to do it. Ctrl + F11 at the BIOS screen. So i did it and it worked....well i thought it did. It would start and then right after it said it failed....so i tried again a couple times....nothing. I found out my roommate has the windows xp reinstal disc. So I used that to reformat my hardrive and instal windows.... when windows opened up nothing worked....then i realized that the cd was meant to be used to restore as desktop pc.... so none of my laptop functions work....hibernation, standby, wireless, sound, and my screen resolution is all wrong.... the max i can set it to is 1024x768 when before (and what is should be for my widescreen laptop) it was 1280x800....
Does anyone know how to fix this? Is there a reinstallation cd i can download somewhere?
Installing windows is a part of the steps to get the laptop working
Here is the link to download all the drivers for your laptop.
Let me know if you need further help and also here is a OS reinstallation guide for reinstalling on Dell Laptops which would be of immense help for you.
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Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Reformatting drives cleans up your disc. Or shall we say when done reformatting, you started from scratch. That is if you install a fresh copy of Windows. Now, doing that, you should reinstall all the drivers needed for your laptop to have the functions working again. Your screen resolution matter, it can be 1280x800 again if you install the graphics driver of your laptop. To avoid this kind of problem again, you should install updated full version of antivirus.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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