Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
On boot press the key that will open your BIOS (usually flashes which key this option for a second or two on boot, or just press F1, F2, and the delete key on boot) and set the boot order to CD ROM drive first, then with the Windows CD/DVD in your CD's tray reboot and look for a prompt to press any key to boot to the CD and press a key. This prompt will only show for a few seconds, so you have to be quick. Once booting to the CD you should get to the format and partition screen where you can delete partitions, create new ones, and then format the one you want to reinstall your OS on and the rest should be easy.
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Jan 30, 2013 | Dell Optiplex 755 Minitower Desktop...
Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it
back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE
MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look
different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is
are in safe mode click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System
Restore and select a restore point (date and time) before you started
having problems. System Restore does not delete any data, documents,
music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed
after the date and time you selected).
System Restore does not work you can try the System Recovery that is in
the Dell Manual. System Recovery deletes everything and sets your
computer back to when you first purchased it.
It says to restart the computer and when you see the Dell Logo hit the F8 key repeatedly
The link to the manual is below.
If you can't get the System Recovery or System
Restore to work then you will need an Operating System Disk and
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