I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop, It had Windows 2000 on it, but I just installed Windows XP, during the install I deleted all partitions and then formated the hard drive. Well when I turn on the computer it asks me what operating system do I want to run Windows 2000 or Windows XP. I don't think that there are 2 opereating systems installed on the computer still, but I want to know how to get rid of that question on boot up. The windows XP install works just fine.
...go to control panel...double click system....click advanced....click startup and recovery setting....look to the system startup then uncheck "Time to display list of operating system"....then click OK and click apply.......that will solve the problem you have
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a Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop to the factory settings allows the user to restore the
Dell Inspiron to the original operating condition as if it was just
taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.
Before reset any Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, backup your all important data
and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an
external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...
Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.
Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.
Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.
Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.
Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.
Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...
process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the
Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory
Starbug1S1- This may have been something you have already checked but I will suggest anyways. You said you had control of your sound from other means - Sounds and Audio Devices properties was one- did you notice a check box that reads Place volume icon on the task bar. This may remedy part of your problem if you put a check in the box. Hopefully this helps. Thanks.
The 2000-0147 error is normal as you had no disk in the optical drive to be read during the test. Boot to the Vista DVD and select the repair my computer option (you may have to run the repair process several times depending on the issues with the drive) See if that helps. If no go, then a reinstall of Vista is likely
When Windows logo disappear on the I-INC, do you still see it on the Laptop monitor?
All laptops have function keys to switch the screen between the external monitor (I-INC) and laptop monitor. On your laptop, it is Fn+F8 key. Press them once and wait for 3 seconds, it will switch the image between 2 monitors (external monitor ONLY, laptop monitor ONLY, and both).
During start-up, do not close the laptop cover. Because it may put your laptop into a stand-by mode and turn off the screen. You need to modify this Power Option setting within the Control Panel.
First you need to determine what operating system was installed and what version. Let's say Windows XP Home Edition, you need to borrow that CD installer or even an OEM version. Soon as it is available, change your BIOS/CMOS setting to configure the laptop to boot off from the CD Drive. Pop in the borrowed CD installer and boot the laptop. The OS will install. If it were an original CD appropriate to your OS then all the drivers will be installed. If the CD is an OEM version, then you need to download from the Dell website the necessary drivers.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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