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Blank screen Once I switch on my Inspiron 6000 notebook,it leaves with desktop screen without desktop icons and taskbar. When I pressed alt+ cntrl+delete it shows that task manager is in disable mode. Please help me out from this issue. Thanks Umesh

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As soon as you start the computer, keep pressing the DEL key, or the indicated key on the first screen it will say somewhere (at the top or bottom usually) 'Press ... to enter setup/bios' press that.

go through the menus and find something simular to 'boot sequance' and change the 1st to your HDD and 2nd to the DVD drive. save and exit (F10 key)

this should now boot using the HDD, if you have any other drives connected like a MP3 player, flash drive, phone or something that has storage space disconnect it.


if you get the windows load screen and then the flashing cursor, keep pressing the F8 key on startup, from the list select 'last known configuration that worked' and it should start up.


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Right mouse click on the desktop now show the desktop icons? was this ok?

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