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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Get a motherboard manual from Dell.com.
Look for jumper 1.
remove jumper 1.
Wait till PC powered on then power off.
this will reset ALL BIOS setting including password.
Please let me know if this helps.
Posted on Mar 14, 2008
This is from the Dell support site. You were correct in pressing ctrl+f11 but perhaps you did not press at the correct time. If in following these first two steps you do not get the recovery console, it may not have been installed on your computer.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.
The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.
When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
Hello, I highly suggest reinstalling Windows XP. Backup all of your files onto an External Harddrive. Then use a windows XP CD and reinstall windows XP. Its very simple. I suggest googling the instructions, and printing them. System restore is a very limited feature in windows. I don't suggest it anyways, it has a very low success rate. Besides, system restore does not fix a computer after a virus. It will simply restore a few settings, such as printers, and this and that.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
SOURCE: operating system will not load
If all the diagnostics have passed. This means the problem is more or less a software conflict and that too a driver issue. Two things you can do.
1. remove all the memory sticks from the computer
2. Reinsert only one stick of memory, if you have only one try it in a different slot
3. Then power on the system
Kindly post back the results
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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