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Windows not loading

I changed the display settings, then the computer immediately started freezing. So I restarted the computer. Windows never started, nor does the the Dell logo ever come up. All I see is a blue screen without any text. Anybody know where I can download a restore disk or know how to fix this problem? Any info is much appreciated.

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  • kenhill2004 Jan 13, 2009

    Thanks Rob but it's still unresponsive.

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I believe the boot key sequence is - CONTROL F11, should bring up a "boot from..." screen. from there you should be able to start a system restore. Personally it sounds as though your boot table got messed up.

Dell does have system restore disks available. Need model number, tag number, etc ... http://support.dell.com should be the right link to get that started. might take a couple weeks, each setup series of disks are specific to the make/model of the machine (so, generally non transferrable unless you know exactly what you are doing)

If you need more help, contact me through this site.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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    rcsnet Jan 13, 2009

    please visit http://rcs-net.org/servicerequest.html to exchange phone number so we can get some sucess and get your computer back to a healthy state. at this point there's some questions as far as boot process, if you are hearing any beeps, fan noises, hard drive noises, etc.

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