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My Dimension 4600 won't boot

My Dell Dimension 4600 won't start properly, I'll turn it on but then it will say "strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility", It just won't start when I try to do these things and I don't know what the problem is... can anyone help me please?

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Re: My Dimension 4600 won't boot

Strike F2 for setup utility and then find there "use default configuration or default optimized configuration" (something like that" then press F10 to save and exit.

Don't work?

Replace the CMO battery and then do the above statement.

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My dell dimensions e310 is having problems.. when i power it on it says Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-2 Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup.. When i press F1 it says NTLDR is missing... I...

1 . Insert your Windows installation CD. Reboot the computer. Your computer detects the boot media in your drive and asks you to press any key to boot to the Windows installation disk. Press the space bar on your keyboard. A blue installation window is shown.
2 . Press the "R" key to start the Recovery Console process. Press the "1" key to open the command line console. You are prompted for the administrator password. Enter it into the console and press "Enter."
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4 . Replace "e" with the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive. This command copies the NTLDR file from your installation CD to your hard drive
5 . Remove the CD from the drive and reboot the computer again. The Windows operating system should successfully boot.

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Heloo sir i have a problem with my dell 170l when i start it it shows ''strike F1 to continue, F2 to run the setup utility'' when i click f1 it show ''f1 to retry boot,f2 for setup utility'' plz help me...

Hit F2,look in setup to see if the hard drive is recognized and check that the date and time are correct.
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I have Dell PC Dimension 8300. Yesterday I have turned off computer and now I cannot reboot it back. It starts and then it stop and on screen is: strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility and cursor....

go to F2 and check the time and date if this is wrong you may need to change the COSMOS battery take off the side panel you will see a large watch type battery it is sprung loaded just replace it.
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Cant get 4600i started. powers up but will not get past intro screen. screen shows F1 to continue and when i press F1 it tells me to press it again to retry reboot, F2 for setup options.

you need to go to cmos or bios setup, set all the date and time and proper boot setting there save and exit, it is a cmos or bios failure that causes these problems try replacing the cmos battery if the message still continues

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Primary disk drive not found

Check the connection of your hard drive and make sure it's plugged properly On The Motherboard.

Is this a SATA drive? Has it ever operated properly? If worse comes to worse, you'll have to reload windows from scratch.

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Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

Please let me know what is the make and the model of the pc that you are using.. Also, go to the bios, under boot menu, make sure that you have hard drive as the first boot option.. For further queries please get in touch..

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Dimension 3100 Won't Boot

Make sure your HD Cables are all firmly plugged in, and that all drives are starting when you turn on the computer. You can tell with harddrives as they will slightly whine, and have a small, steady vibration to them. If they are all starting, and all cables are fully seated, check in your Setup utility that the drives themselves are Auto-Detect. If none of this fixes your issue, you may have to refer your computer to a computer repair shop.

Hope this helps!


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