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F9 isn't the key you want to press, when your computer is booting up, you want to spam the F8 key. This will bring you to the Advanced System Option menu. From here you can either try logging into Safe Mode and performing a System Restore, or you can choose Directory Services Restore Mode.
If that doesn't correct the problem, put your Windows Vista DVD into your computer, go into the BIOS and enable your computer to boot from the DVD.
If you aren't sure how to set this up properly, I would suggest calling a friend who does, or bring the computer to a service technician. Setting something incorrectly in the BIOS Menu can severely damage your computer.
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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1 Insert the Windows Install DVD into the DVD drive, and then restart your computer. When the message Press any key to boot from the CD or DVD ... appears, press a key to continue booting to the DVD.
Note: If the computer does not boot to DVD, follow these instructions. If it does boot to DVD ignore this note.
1 Power on the system and watch for the Dell logo to appear.
2 When the Dell logo appears, press the key to load the Boot Menu. If the menu does not appear, restart the system and tap several times at the Dell logo screen.
3 When the Boot Menu
appears, highlight the CD/DVD drive (listed as "CDROM", "CD/DVD" or
"CD/DVD/CD-RW") entry from the list and press .
2 After Vista Setup loads, confirm the Language, Time, Currency and Keyboard Method settings are correct then click Next.
3 On the Windows Vista Installation page, click Install Now.
4 Review the terms and click I accept the license terms to proceed.
5 On the Which type of installation do you want? window, click Custom (advanced).
6 On the Where do you want to install Windows window, make sure the largest Primary Partition is selected then click Next. If the Primary partition has 0GB free, there should be a separate line for Unallocated Space. Select this unallocated space and click Next.
Note: Your computer will restart several times during installation.
7 When the Setup window appears, select a user name, password, and picture for your user account.
8 On the next couple of screens, use the default or recommended settings prompted and click Next until you see the Time & Date screen.
9 Click to select your time zone then click Next.
10 After the Thank You message appears, click Start.
If you need more details go to this page Source from Dell support site
How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft® Windows® on a Dell™ Computer
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