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When I turn on my E1505 it goest to Dell Media Direct Express. It will not allow me to go anywhere else. HELP!!!!!

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If you have your Dell OEM XP/Vista disc, then boot up and insert it and shut down again. Push the start button and rapidly tap the F12 key until you're in boot selection. Select the DVD player and hit enter, then at he prompt "hit any key to start from cd" do so. Let Windows Setup take you all the way to where you have the option to hit the R key to repair. Do so. You'll be in a DOS environment so at the prompt, type FIXBOOT and hit enter. If this does not fix the problem, repeat the process and next time at the prompt type FIXMBR and hit enter(Master Boot Record). Either one of these may restore your default Boot sequence and get you out of being stuck in Media Direct.

Good Luck

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It may be temporary, or the HDD may have failed completely; the latter may be for multiple reasons: impact, overheating, induced electromagnetic field (like a cellphone put in immediate vicinity of the drive), or just bad luck.

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hey,
i have inspiron 6400 myself, with vista home edition installed.

your e1505 is the new version of my dell

spec and review here on e1505 http://blog.miguelovitch.dk/2007/12/18/dell-inspiron-e1505-replace-6400/

I can watch movies both online and 'offline'. DVDs, mpeg, avi, and wmv format and more.

I think you have some problems with your media player or codec.

Are you using xp or vista?

/michael

why pay for software?

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