Question about Dell Inspiron 2200 PC Notebook
How can I sort this problem, as I don't have the original recovery CD to hand? Is there a way of going to factory settings manually?
use the following steps below:
Start your computer with the Windows startup disks, or
with the Windows CD-ROM if your computer can start from
the CD-ROM drive.
When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to
select the repair option.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select
the Windows installation that you want to access from the
Type the administrator password when you are prompted to
If no administrator password exists, press ENTER.
At the command prompt, on the drive where Windows is
installed, type chkdsk /f/r, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER to
restart your computer
But if you dont have the operating system cd, you will have to remove the hard drive connect it to another machine and perform the steps above and then connect it back and it should work.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 24, 2013
You will at least need a Windows installation CD to fix the BSOD 000000ED (unmountable boot volume)
This link shows how:
Do you by chance have a recovery partition on your Inspiron (pressing F12 when you startup up)?
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
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Insert the Recovery CD into your CD-ROM.
Reboot your computer.
Watch the text in DOS carefully. When prompted to boot from your CD, do so.
Choose System Restore and then follow the instructions presented. Once system recovery beings, it may take a few minutes. Once it's done, your system will reboot again.
Remove the Recovery CD from your CD-ROM and store it carefully. Your system has been reset to the factory default.
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