Question about Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer
I have a Dell machine myself and if I remember rightly I think you press F12 to enter the Advanced Options menu. If you try to access this menu again when you turn on your pc you should see the following option safe mode. Try and get into safe mode if you can and this will load your windows desktop with minimum configuration. If there's absolutely nothing you can do to get into windows using these options then it may be a case of you trying to obtain and emergency boot disk. I don't know how old your machine is but the fact that it's a Dell is good. You should be able to contact Dell customer support and ask them whether they can send out the original disks to you for your system.
I called Dell when I purchased my Dell computer and they sent the disks out to me for free. Then it's a case of trying to reinstall windows using the windows installation disks. I have enclosed the link for Dell support below as follows:
What version of windows are you using, xp, vista, windows 7? The reason I ask is, failing the above options you can try to go for an emergency boot disk and the link is provided below. Do you have access to another computer, perhaps a friend whereby you can use the links? The link below provides an emergency boot disk but it only boots operating systems up to xp, there is a small charge but it's worth it if it means that you are able to get yourself out of problems later on. I think the best thing to do at this stage in anycase is to make contact with Dell. Good luck. Andrew
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 25, 2012 | Computers & Internet
Mar 28, 2011 | ASUS UX50VRMSX05 Notebook
Mar 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Apr 30, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook
Nov 30, 2009 | Acer Aspire One AOA150-1784 Netbook
Feb 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop
Sep 27, 2007 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...
105 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: