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If it has the operating system on the outer casing buy a windows xp disk then fdisk system and do a fresh install if it fails validation ring microsoft and explain you had to start again there usaully quite understanding
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
What does the error say? You may have some bad hardware, either a HDD or memory most likely. If it was memory you'd likely get a blue screen when it hits the bad register, same could happen on a HDD but if it's just faulty, it may appear to work but then give a read error. Depending how new the laptop is, Dell may be able to help you under warranty, I'd check that first. Otherwise, if it's older might be time to replace it, unless youre handy with computers and can try swapping some hardware to pinpoint the failure.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
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Have you tried restoring the computer to the original factory configuration? If you did not have the problem when you first received the laptop, the restoration will fix it. (Page 70 of the Setup Guide -- Factory Image Restore).
If the restoration fixes it, that means that some configuration change caused the problem, most likely an update. If you keep track of future updates you can discover which one triggers the problem when it recurs.
If the restoration does not fix it and the computer did not originally have the problem, that means that a hardware problem has developed.
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