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Unable to boot up - NIC failure message appears when attempting to startup. Can't start in Safe mode

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  • jtibb Mar 04, 2009

    Thanks, we were able to re-boot, but we're not able to connect to the internet now. I'm wondering if we fried something.

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Try to change the boot sequence or set your bios to defaults. Restart the computer. tap f2 on the dell logo. Press alt and F together. press alt and B together. Press Y if you get a prompt to 'save changes and exit?'.

If it still doesnt work. go back to the bios. restart. tap f2 on the dell logo. go to 'Integrated devices'. disable the network interface card'. Press Alt and b together. then try to boot the computer. Pls post back if it works.

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Dont disable the network card, remove and /or replace it.

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hi dear

oh so sorry to hear that

this methode for windows Xp

and let try this

Microsoft Windows Vista users Tip: If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration. Additional information about this mode can be found on document CH000626
To get into the Windows Vista Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
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Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
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Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcment
Start Windows Normally
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when you cannot boot after installing a new device or driver.

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