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Dell inspiron problem reformatted hd installed fresh copy of vista when rebooted will not reboot.went to screen one time boot from cd to fix problem but it does not recognise cd drive

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As it boots hit F2 and enter the bios,there on the left hand side you should see an option for maintenance,select thatoption to default your computer.You may also try removing the power ,the memory,press and hold the power button down for twenty seconds.Once that is done reinstall all.Also remove the disk you have in the drive check for scratches make sure its clean use alchol to clean then try again.
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  • 2 reformat-dell-laptop-1.2-800x800.jpg Older flavors of Windows include a bootable floppy Set the boot order on the laptop. This tells the computer the order that it looks for a bootable disc. The default is the C: drive, but this can be changed by holding down the Delete key while booting the computer. If you're using a floppy, which is common with early versions of Windows, select the A: drive. If you're using the CD or DVD, then select that drive (usually the D: drive) by using the up and down arrow keys. Save your preference and exit.
  • 3 reformat-dell-laptop-1.3-800x800.jpg A software restore CD Insert the media (floppy or CD/DVD) into the computer, and then reboot. Select reformat and install, which will erase all the data on the drive and install a fresh copy of Windows.
  • 4 reformat-dell-laptop-1.4-800x800.jpg 2.5-inch internal hard drive Keep an eye on the process, as earlier versions of Windows often require manual intervention such as selecting options, or pressing the Enter key at certain times. More recent versions of Windows are typically autorun.
  • 5 reformat-dell-laptop-1.5-800x800.jpg Disk image utility Follow the prompts during the installation and after rebooting it. Use the restore CD to install any additional drivers and utilities. Run the Windows updates, and if you're planning on keeping the computer (or assigning it to another user), then install any necessary applications and data files, and configure the preferences, email and printers.

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    try booting from cd/dvd by pressing F12 on the Dell screen.

    - Select optical disk drive dvd/cdrw and press Enter
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