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My Dell Inspiron 1545 on Windows 7. After a system restore will not start. You switch on, The Dell logo appears, then the screen stays blank except for the cursor arrow which remains and can be moved around

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Power drain your computer, remove all the accessories connected on it, including battery and power cord then press the power button for 1 minute.
Connect the power cord then turn on the computer.

This is a possible Operating system corruption and it needs a complete reloading of your operating system or reformat your HDD and install the OS again.

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I need to know how to do a factory restore on my computer. i dont have anything important on it... as a matter of fact i kind of look forward to getting rid of all of it.


when you start the computer hit control and f11 then release them at the same time. In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>. When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, clickConfirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.
The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.
Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received

Jun 30, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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My brother has a Dell Inspiron 1545, running Windows 7, that he got this past Christmas. It will no longer boot. I get past the Dell logo to a blank screen, but in the top left hand corner is a blinking...


Usually you would use the OS installation disk to get into restore mode (be careful, you don't want to accidentally delete everything by reinstalling the OS).

It should still be under warranty!!! So if I were you, and if you need a little hand holding, call Dell Customer support at 1-877-293-1197. Have your model number, serial code (usually somewhere on the bottom of the laptop), and setup disks for that computer handy before you call them.

They may walk you through a few procedures to try first before resorting to restore mode, but just be patient with them.

Hope this help you. Let me know how it turns out.

Jun 15, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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I have a dell inspiron 1545 and i need to format the hard drive how do i do it


Hi there are 2 Ways to Do it. You Choose .If this is the first time you are trying to do it on this 1545 if it was never formatted in the past use Method 1 if it was already formatted once in the past then use method 2 because method 1 wont be available. Method 2 is lengthy process.

Method 1 : Restore the computer's software to original condition.
Using Dell Factory Image Restore in Windows Vista
new_notice.jpg Notice: Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 As the computer starts, press on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
new_note.jpg Note: You must press before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.

3 Press the on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press .
4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
8 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
9 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
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Method 2: Reinstall the operating system from the OS Setup Disk. For Windows Vista

1 Insert the Windows Install DVD into the DVD drive, and then restart your computer. When the message Press any key to boot from the CD or DVD ... appears, press a key to continue booting to the DVD.
new_note.jpg Note: If the computer does not boot to DVD, follow these instructions. If it does boot to DVD ignore this note.

1 Power on the system and watch for the Dell logo to appear.

2 When the Dell logo appears, press the key to load the Boot Menu. If the menu does not appear, restart the system and tap several times at the Dell logo screen.

3 When the Boot Menu appears, highlight the CD/DVD drive (listed as "CDROM", "CD/DVD" or "CD/DVD/CD-RW") entry from the list and press .

2 After Vista Setup loads, confirm the Language, Time, Currency and Keyboard Method settings are correct then click Next.

3 On the Windows Vista Installation page, click Install Now.

4 Review the terms and click I accept the license terms to proceed.

5 On the Which type of installation do you want? window, click Custom (advanced).

6 On the Where do you want to install Windows window, make sure the largest Primary Partition is selected then click Next. If the Primary partition has 0GB free, there should be a separate line for Unallocated Space. Select this unallocated space and click Next.
new_note.jpg Note: Your computer will restart several times during installation.

7 When the Setup window appears, select a user name, password, and picture for your user account.

8 On the next couple of screens, use the default or recommended settings prompted and click Next until you see the Time & Date screen.

9 Click to select your time zone then click Next.

10 After the Thank You message appears, click Start.


If you need more details go to this page Source from Dell support site
How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft® Windows® on a Dell™ Computer

Feb 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, i have a dell inspiron 1545. When i start my computer the dell logo comes up and then it says loading windows. then it freezes thats as far as i get. If i leave that screen on in about 5 mins, it...


Have you tried going into Safe Mode? (hit f8 key when the windows logo appears)

select command prompt and first type: chkdsk /f

then do sfc /scannow

else do a windows repair - you won't lose your stuff if your hard disk is not damaged

Jan 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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All i want to know is HOW DO YOU REBOOT A DELL INSPIRON 1545 TO FACTORY SETTINGS I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO TAKE IT IN.


Windows Vista: Dell Factory Image Restore
  1. Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press several times to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options window.

  2. Select Repair Your Computer.

The System Recovery Options window appears.

  1. Select a keyboard layout and click Next.

  2. To access the recovery options, log on as a local user. To access the command prompt, typeadministrator in the User name field, then click OK.

  3. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.

note.gif NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select Dell Factory Tools, then Dell Factory Image Restore.

The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears.

  1. Click Next.

Nov 09, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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How to reset to factory default without disc


Step 1. First you will have to restart your computer.

Step 2. During bootup, continuously press the F8 key and you will see the Advanced Boot Options menu.
note.gif OTE: You must press the <F8> key before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.
Step 3. Select the the Repair your Computer option and hit Enter

Step 4. You will be asked about language and to log on as an Administrator.

Step 5. You will then select Dell Factory Image Restore
Step 6. Select the checkbox for "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition"

Step 7. Click next and the computer will begin the system restore process which may take some time.

Step 8. When it is finished you will be prompted to restart you machine.

May 02, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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Blank screen on my Dell Inspiron 1545


if your getting your dell logo it means your disply is working fine

may be u r windows is not working properly just try to up-date your windows with any windows disk

Apr 25, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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I've just started up my Dell Inspiron, and for some reason the operating system looks like an old version of Windows 2003. It should be set up with Windows Vista, I've had this laptop for about 8 months...


Its not making sense. there is no Windows 2003. Unless you're referring to Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Office 2003? They're not related except Windows Server 2003 is also an Operating System. I suggest to run PC Restore. Just a reminder, PC restore will restore your computer to factory setting. It will delete all data store in the computer. So you need to back up your files first. To run PC Restore, press Ctrl+F11 upon turning on your computer(While you seee the blue Dell Logo). Hope this will help.
Regards,
Melgasbal

Feb 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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Laptop dell inspiron 1545..when I turned it on. the power is working and the dell logo still appeared on the screen but after that, display in the screen remained blank as if it's still reading for windows...


  1. Take out your battery and the power button for about 60secs.
  2. Start the laptop using the Adapter [without the battery]
  3. Lighten up your laptop...remove any external device attached [printer,scanner,pen drives etc.].
  4. It could also be a RAM problem,try changing the RAM if you have two start with one and exchange them.
After that when the system starts you can do the system restore START--ALL PROGRAMS--ACCESSORIES--SYSTEM TOOLS--SYSTEM RESTORE to restore it back to an earlier date when laptop was ok. THEN LATER ON PUT THE BATTERY BACK IN.
  • Try restarting after an hour gap.
  • If this doesn't solve your problem call the company people.Their might be a Video Card problem or any other internal hardware problem.

Jul 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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