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Re: how do i reboot my laptop
You will need to use your recovery or operating system disc. At start up press F10 for the boot menu and select boot from CD. Skip the repair section of the set up and it will take you to the next section in which you can delete or erase the drive and install a fresh copy of the operating system.
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Sounds like a nasty virus. The only way to fix that would be to do a totatl reinstall of the operating system. When you do that though everything on the computer will be erased unless you hook the hard drive up to another computer and extract whatever you want to save.
If you still have the disk for your OS then the process is fairly simple. Insert the disc and reboot the computer. While the computer is booting hold down ESC or possibly F2, F8, or F12. A boot menu should open up before your operating system begins to load and you should pick to boot from CD Drive. When the setup loads, go through the menus until you get to the section of where to install the OS. Delete all the partitions on your computer and then reinstall the OS on the new one. This will delete everything on your laptop and just have a clean copy of your OS.
If you don't have the original CD you can download and burn this onto a CD and boot it from CD. This will securely wipe your hard drive.
Get an install disk for the operating system you wish to install (Make sure your computer is able to handle that operating system first), then put the disk in and boot to the disk. If your computer is not set up to boot to disk first then you will have to go into the BIOS, usually F2 of F12 on boot (whatever says press to enter setup), then change the boot settings from there.
Once you are inside the installer for that Operating System, it will give you an option to erase the hard drive you are wanting to install the operating system on, and restart new. Just so you are aware, this will reformat and ERASE EVERYTHING on that hard drive, so make sure that you have anything you want saved backed up somewhere else.
Once that is done, continue installing the operating system and then your hard drive will be erased, and the operating system will be reinstalled.
If you were just looking to erase a hard drive, then you can go to my computer, then right-click the hard drive you want to erase, then click format. THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING!
Do you know how to bring up the bios ? (try pressing del or f10, f12, f2 while the dell logo is showing at startup) usually one of these will open the bios. Now look for your "primary master" click on it and then click on populate when the option becomes available. As long as the bios can "see" your hard drive it is still good.
from here you have 2 options. the first is to pull out the hard drive and put it into a usb enclosure and reinstall your OS and software onto a new hard drive, while retaining access to your files and such on the external drive. the second is to use the recovery tools on the OS install disk to try and repair the MBR (master boot record).
Turn off the machine, remove the screws from the Memory Compartment door and check the Rams, if possible clean it (or them) using an eraser (pencil eraser) [clean the gold coating] and reinstall it/them. Now reboot the system before you close the door and check once again.
If you have two, then install one of them and check, or if you have only one, then you need to get a spare the try. In most cases, cleaning does the trick.
Go to device manager uninstall the driver for the web cam then after that download the latest driver for your web cam in the support website of dell. Then, install it if that doesn't work. Access BIOS of your laptop that will be f2 on the start up of your computer check if the web cam is detected. If it is reinstalling the application of the web cam can help, If it is not detected and after you've tried the all the things that I've told you it's either you end up erasing everything on your computer or replacing the web cam which is integrated in your LCD.
Insert OS cd in drive and start reinstalling by selecting repair mode
now once all files are loaded system will reboot when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10 this will give you access to your account also you can reset all passwords Now restart lappy and let the system boot normally without OS cd in drive now
you will come to old screen and previously configured desktop with all
intact aplication and icons on desktop and it will no more ask you for
password till you set a new one
when windows is loading try pressing F2 or F8 or F10 I don't remember off the top of my head which one will do it. But try to get to the system restore. (F2 i want to say) this will reinstall windows without erasing all your files.