Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
Due to the recent update from microsoft, the window vista seems crashed out. It has not been booting up and looping to restart since the recent update. I've even tried to reinstall the window by booting up the window cd from cd rom drive, however it has failed as well. The screen went completely black and I do not hear any cd rom running sounds at all.
Why would be the best alternative solution to fix booting my window when CD rom is not available?
Try to boot from safe mode it will work definately.and then try system restore to take your system to the previous state when it was worked fine.(select the date when the system works fine in the system restore).
Posted on May 14, 2009
First, power up your computer. next, press f12 on the keyboard. finally, press cd-rom device.
Posted on May 09, 2009
Basically you need to go to Bios to change your "Boot device pripority". Please follow these steps to do this.
Please follow these steps to install XP on your PC.
1. Please start your PC with power button. At the very first screen, at the left down corner, you will see the button to be pressed to go to Setup i.e. Bios of the PC. For most of the PCs , it is delete button. For some of them, it is F2 also. So, after starting the PC press Del to go into setup.
2. After you enter setup of the PC, please go to Advance bios setup.
3. There you select Boot device priority.
4. here the first boot device priority should be CD ROM, then the HDD. Please see the instructions given at right down corner and select this priority.
5. After you rightly selected boot device priority as given above, Press F10 to save the changes and then press F12 to exit.
6. Now the PC will restart again, but be sure that you put win XP cd in the drive before it restarts.
7. Now you will see a note that : press any key to boot from CD ROM, so please press any key.
8. The PC will boot from the CD ROM now , now you can follow the instructions given on the screen.
Posted on May 08, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Sep 01, 2012 | Dell Latitude E6510 Laptop
you might have to get rid of the virus or melware first
it sounds like you are on the path if the cd rom is being detected but not booting maybe it needs a clean place a couple of drops of liquid cd cleaner on top of a cd and run it
if still no luck
restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select the safe mode option
then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials
anti virus and malware
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
hope this helps
Aug 26, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
Jun 11, 2012 | Computers & Internet
Jun 02, 2011 | Dell Inspiron One 2305 Desktop Computer...
Jan 27, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet
Aug 21, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
Dec 27, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4100 (-JM0TB01) PC Desktop
Jan 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Apr 18, 2014 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
904 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!