Question about Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

2 Answers

Bios post doesn't show at boot up

I have an Inspiron 6000 that has served me well for the past 4 years. For some reason, for some time now, when booting up it doesn't show the bios info or allow me to go to setup. I am having an impossible time getting it to boot from a cd. I believe it is still set to boot first from the cd in the setup because I had it there and never changed it.
Does anyone know how I might get this thing to allow me to reinstall the original windows setup, or any other later setup for that matter.
In the past two years, before I was denied access to the setup screen, I upgraded to Vista and ran this machine successfully for a year.
As this is a standby machine, I now want to install a different/beta OS but can't access the setup screen.
Any ideas?
Thanks for any ideas you might have.
Jim

Posted by on

  • jimpro Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestions...Unfortunately that's exactly my problem. I'm unable to enter the bios! I've tried the F2, etc. function multiple times. The screen never responds. In fact, now when I try the F2 (or any other F function for that matter) it simply stops responding until I do the Ctrl/Alt/Delete function; it then will complete to boot up to the existing OS installation. My question remains, how do I get to the point where I could even consider fdisk...
    Thanks again.
    Jim


×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 73 Answers

Try hitting F12 as soon as the computer starts to turn on. This should give you a Boot Selection Menu where you can choose which device to boot from.

To get into the bios, this machine requires you to hit F2 just as it starts to boot.

You do not need to rapidly press it, but do try several times until you get your menu.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 520 Answers

You could reset the bios or remove and passwords you may have ,program called spotmau will do this.
try to install xp ..if something happens though cant install it will be vista preventing it ..then if thats the case you need to fdisk drive ..
theres many ways to do this...

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My dell inspiron 6000 is having issue with the monitor not coming on. I am able to boot the system and go into the the boot menu. I am not sure what is going on, Please help advise me on what to do?


Firstly you can reset bios settings to default if you can find this option,use "tab" and arrow keys to navigate and "tab "or enter to select options .. Run through a few times to get to know the bios pages dont alter anything untill your sure you know what your doing --you will be given the option to save changes and quit

Sep 07, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron 600 - trying to reload, but not


You might need to go into the computer's BIOS and see if it's set to boot from a bootable CD or USB device. If it's set to only boot from the hard drive, it won't even look at other drives. Different computers use different ways to access the BIOS: you might try pressing the F12 key when the boot logo appears. Check your owner's documentation - it should tell you the procedure for your computer.

Mar 31, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

2 Answers

Bought my dell 6000 inspiron on e-bay, system lockout


well sounds like you may have bought a stolen unit... Thats unfortunate. Without the special "Key" it is impossible to "Crack" these as there is a "Chip" with that information soldered onto the Motherboard, unless the unlock code is provided, they are right it is a door stop. However there are places that for a fee will "unlock" then, you can also get BIOS password "Crackers" perhaps you may like to search for one of these options?

Mar 25, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that is not quite 4 years old. When I turn it on the scree shows the dell insignia, then the windows screen and then goes black. I don't know if the system is booting up or what...


Sounds like a definite no boot issue. Turn the system on to the diagnostics (Fn + Power) see if the diagnostics show a failure. If the hard drive passes diagnostics, then boot to the XP CD and try repairing the WIndows installtion

Jan 13, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

1 Answer

Blue screen on Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop


OUCH... Might need a new harddrive or motherboard. Does it even let you go into the bios? Maybe you can do a full reinstall to save you the dough.

Jan 06, 2010 | Dell INSPIRON 6000 CENTRINO...

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron 6000: No Boot Up after BIOS loads


You can download a small program called memtest 86 which is an ISO for creating a bootable cd that will test the ram. You can get it from: http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

Also the HD may be the problem even if the BIOS can see it. Pull the HD and try booting from the xp disk again.

Hope this helps

May 01, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

1 Answer

Trouble booting past the BIOS Screen


Remove the cmos battery and unplug comptuer for about 15 to 20 minutes. install battery working battery. make sure you didn't knock any cables loose

Check ram is seated
Check video and audio cards are seated properly

Then try booting pc.

Jan 22, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop wont boot


windows cant be bad, seems your laptop is not geting throught POST (power on self test)

I could probably fix or find the reason If I where near you but not much I can say from here.

Id take it to a professional for analysis, simple problem analysis shoudnt cost itself at all. so.

easyer on all of us that way.

Mar 27, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

3 Answers

Inspiron 6000 Dvd


did u try to boot up comp with xp cd does that work if so api driver are corepputed or sum registry keys

Jan 06, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook Logo

297 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Laptops Experts

Coss

Level 3 Expert

1043 Answers

Donna Sander

Level 2 Expert

193 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

921 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...