though the dvd rom works well.... i hav changed the dvd rom and tested it.... it works on other laptops well.... after booting into windows the dvd rom works well....
i tried changing the priority of boot devices in bios ... it dint work.... even i disabled hard disk drive in bios for boot devices.... then the message was not able to find boot devices.......what must be the prob?? can anyone help me??
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Power on your system, Press F2 on Dell logo. This would take you to system BIOS. Ensure that USB controller is ON, and USB emulation is also set to ON. Save settings and Exit. System would reboot now. Press F12 on Dell logo, and select USB ROM as the boot device. This should boot your computer through your External drive. If it still doesnt work, try switching to a different USB port. If none of these steps work, it may be a problem with the boot sector on your External drive.
first, check if the hard drive is detected on bios. if it's not then try reseating it. restart computer and enter advanced boot options (by pressing f8 upon restarting). select last known good configuration then press enter, if it still doesnt load windows, restart system and enter advanced boot options again and select safe mode. if it still doesnt boot then you need to reinstall windows.
you will need to get an external cd/dvd rom in order to reinstall windows.
you can try copying the windows disc content onto a flash drive and boot from it but that method is not guaranteed.
1. boot to cd/dvd rom using the dell resource drivers utilities. you need to test the dvd drive if it is working, if yes, we might have 2 problems it might be the dvd installer or the hdd. run a test for the hdd to isolate the issue or you can try to run the installer to a diff computer to test if dvd installer is not faulty.
Hi, Go to the following link, download the BIOS file and save it on the desktop.If you are running windows vista. Right click on the file and left click on Run as adminstartor. Follow on screen instructions and the BIOS would be updated. You would not require any external media for the job. http://tinyurl.com/2qk4u4
Points to remmber : 1. Disconnect all external devices from the laptop 2. Both AC adpater(power cord) and battery should be in the system 3. The system would automatically shutdown and restart the system. Donnot press button during this stage.
On personal note , i would suggest to redo your windows and all problems would be resolved.
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I had similar problems with my HP computer and i found either uninstall it through device manager the reinstalling it through new hardware wizaed in control panel. Or if that doesnt work try opening your laptop up and unplugging/removing the drive itself and restarting the laptop then turn it off again and put the drive back in the computer should then register it as a new device and reinstall it. that second option worked for my drive so it should hopefully work for yours