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some system on your windows has corrupted, it caused by a virus or bad disk you need to restore your system to fix this issue if your laptop build in windows xp and you have a restore disk just follow these steps 1. turn on your notebook 2.quickly press ctr and f11 simultaneously 3. click restore when "Dell PC restore" message appears 4.click confirm (it means you will lost all data in drive which contains your old operation system) 5.wait and click finish when the process of restore finish if your laptop build in windows vista you can follow these steps 1. turn on your laptop 2. quickly press f8 3. when "Advance Boot Menu" message appears just click repair 4. select language and click next 5. log in and click ok 6. click dell factory restore and click next 7. click yes on the box "format hard drive and restore the system" 8. when the process finish click finish if you don't have a restore disk build in your laptop you need a windows cd installer to reinstall your os
Dell.com supply "rescue disks" as do many sites on the net. I think that is possibly the only way to go. Errors on the hard drive possibly caused the error in the file system, or the master file table has been corrupted. Hope it helps.
off and reboot your computer. When you see the Windows flash screen,
depress "CTRL" and "F11". Be sure to press them simultaneously and
release them simultaneously.
Select "Restore" in the "Dell PC to
restore by Symantec" window and press "Enter".
select "Confirm" when the message shows that you wiill lose all data if
you continue. This will begin the restore process. It usually takes
about 10 minutes or so. When it's done, you should receive a message
that states the system recovery process was successful.
"Finish" to complete the process and restart your system.
Restore a Dell System Running Windows Vista
and restart your computer. Keep pressing "F8" until you see the
"Advanced Boot Options" menu. You must depress the keys before the
Windows Logo screen appears. If you wait until after the screen appears
and then press "F8", it's too late and you'll have to reboot the system
and try again.
Navigate to the "Repair your computer" option
the appropriate language and click "Next".
Sign onto the system
as an administrator. Without administrative privileges, you will be
unable to perform the system restore.
Select "Dell Factory Image
Restore" and click "Next".
Place a check in the check box next to
the text that says "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore System
Software to factory condition" and click "Next".
to complete the process. This will reboot your computer.
insert your original windows disk and boot from it when turning on the system...choose windows repair option from the menu you get NOT reinstall windows or you loose all your information on that drive...it sound like u have a corrupted windows file somewhere and need to replace or reinstall it...it may take up to an hour for repair to complete so be patient
I'd put ubuntu on it, if it's a inspiron 1000, should run ok. If you have the restore disks from dell, just turn it on, pop in the cd, then reboot, the pc should boot from cd, then just follow the promps, make sure you delete all partitions, format thorough (not quick NTFS), use the whole disk for windows