Question about Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop
You cannot fix this without a Windows installation CD. Either borrow one from a friend or take the computer to a reputable local computer tech.
The usual fix is:
Make sure there are no discs in any of the drives, including the floppy drive if you still have one. If there are, remove the disc(s) and reboot the computer. If the drives are empty, set the BIOS to boot from the CD first. When you first start the computer you will see a message that says something like "Press F2 to enter Setup". Many computers also will say something like "Press F12 for a temporary boot menu". If you have that option, take it. Insert your Windows installation CD and, instead of Setup, take the immediate R for Repair. Assume any password requested is blank or, if you assigned a password to the built-in Administrator, enter that. Assuming your optical drive is D:\, type:
COPY D:\i386\ntldr C:\ [enter]
COPY D:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\ [enter] [a file that may also be missing] then rebuild the boot configuration boot.ini file by typing:
Attrib -H -R -S C:\boot.ini [enter] [if not found skip the next line]
DEL C:\boot.ini [enter]
BootCfg /Rebuild [enter]
When the process is finished, remove the Windows Installation disc and hopefully boot into Windows.
If this doesn't work, your hard drive or other hardware components may have failed.
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
If you have already taken a backup of your data or if you are ready to loose your data then I can give you steps to perform dell factory Restore which will bright your dell computer back to original settings when you first bought this computer.
If you are using Window XP then follow these steps:-
Turn off the computer by holding down the power button for 10 seconds>>Turn it on>>as soon as you see the dell Logo start pressing Alt+F11 so keep pressing ALT AND F11 together>>now you will have window xp recovery screen>>now follow the on screen instruction and click next and next and finally you will get your desktop back.
if you are using Window Vista or Window 7 for for these steps:-
Turn off the computer by holding down the power button for 10 seconds
restarts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen
Now click on the last option dell emergency backup/dell factory restore
now follow the onscreen instruction and click next, next and fianlly you will have your desktop screen.
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This problem may occur if the basic input/output system (BIOS) on your computer is outdated, or if one or more of the following Windows boot files are missing or damaged:
Boot.ini To resolve this issue, verify that the BIOS on your computer is current, and then use one or more of the following methods, as appropriate to your situation, to repair the Windows 2000 startup environment.
Verify That the BIOS on the Computer Is Current loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); Make sure that the latest revision for BIOS is installed on the computer. Contact the computer manufacturer to inquire about how to obtain, and then install the latest BIOS update that is available for the computer.
Method 1: Use a Boot Disk to Start the Computer loadTOCNode(3, 'summary');
Ntbootdd.sys For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 301680 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301680/ ) How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows 101668 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/101668/ ) How to use a Windows boot disk to prevent boot failure
copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.
NOTE: In these commands, there is a space between the ntldr and c:\, and between ntdetect.com and c:\.
NOTE: If you used Notepad to create the file, make sure that the .txt extension is not appended to the Boot.ini file name.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
SOURCE: computer wont boot
Hi buddy actually your window has become corrupt so either need to repair or reinstall the OS from your OS disk. To do this plz follow the below:
Is the CD-Rom you r using internal or external
if internal then --> You should go to (on boot)
hit delete key this gets you to the BIOS (some special machines use the F1 key) -->
look for boot sequence make CDROM first boot
When it boots up Reformat HDD to NTFS stay away from dos.
It should load all the way watch for first boot leave disc in.
you may be prompted to remove disc on last boot
I hope it will work and you will be able to enjoy.
Plz vote for me.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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Press any key to restart
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NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
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