20 Most Recent Dell Latitude D400 Notebook Questions & Answers


Reboot the system and before Windows loads press the F12 key to get a boot menu. Choose the restore option. If that is corrupt or missing, try this:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6547558_restore-dell-latitude-factory-settings.html

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Sep 07, 2014


use usb bootable konboot to bypass user login then create admin account and delete existing one :)

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014


*******All of your data WILL be lost during this process so back everything up first**********

1. Power on the machine.
2. At the ACER BIOS screen, hold the "Alt" key and press the "F10" key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery. The window of opportunity is very small, so this may take a few attempts.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click "Restore to Factory Default Settings" (the password is six zeros, 0.0.0.0.0.0.).
4. Click "OK" to continue.
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore the factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press "OK" to reboot unit.

OR

1. Reboot, and press F8.
2. Select Repair.
3. Select Reinstall Windows and follow prompts.

OR

Running System Recovery from Windows

1. Click Start>All Programs>Acer Empowering Technology.
2. Select Acer eRecovery Management.
3. Select Restore (bottom of eRecovery screen).
4. Select Restore system to factory default (the password is six zeros, 0.0.0.0.0.0.).
5. Select Yes then Next, the system will reboot and start the recovery.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jul 05, 2014


Hi Steven,

Fn and F8 are the keys to press to cycle through LCD only, LCD and monitor, Monitor only. Pressing them again takes you back to LCD only.

Many thanks,

Jon.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jul 02, 2014


hold down Fn key and press F8 do it 3 times slowly til you see it on the monitor

Dell Latitude... | Answered on May 03, 2014


Is your system set up to boot from USB? What is attached? A flash drive or an external cd/dvd drive? If a flash drive, was the software on it created to be bootable? Is this the first time you are trying to boot from USB? Please provide more details.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Mar 01, 2014


Luis,
The Latitude D400 never shipped with a Factory Restore Image. You will need to format and reinstall Windows Manually. At the link below are instructions for reinstalling Windows on your system.
Manually Reinstall Windows XP
http://dell.to/1dLIxBq

Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Sep 26, 2013


OK, What is the question?

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jun 06, 2013


jmcabcd,

To Display The Volume IconBy default, the Volume icon is not displayed when you initially install Windows XP on your system.

To enable the display of the Volume icon, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Sounds and Audio Devices.
  3. Click Show volume control on the taskbar.
  4. Click OK.
When you have the new desktop features of Windows XP enabled, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Sounds, click Speech, and then click Audio Devices.
  3. Click Sounds, and then click Audio Devices.
  4. Click Show volume control on the taskbar.
  5. Click OK.
If needed you may need to reinstall the sound drivers back into the system.You can download the drivers for your system by clicking the link below.


Latitude D400 Sound Drivers
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/latitude-d400

Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Feb 12, 2013


How do you know that it shorted? Where did it short? Is this an OEM DELL replacement power supply?

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Feb 02, 2013


Unplug, remove battery, plug in, reboot, tap repeatedly the F-8

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Jan 20, 2013


If you mean Factory Recovery? Does your laptop have a Recovery Partition? Take a look at Dell support: http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&cs=&k=restore+dell+d400+to+factory&cat=all

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Dec 29, 2012


You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ http://67.20.82.163/

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Oct 18, 2012


restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting


If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.

Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.


select safe mode with command prompt


Then type at the C:\> prompt: type

DEBUG

and hit Enter. You'll see a dash (-) at the DEBUG prompt. Now type:

o 70 2e

which will show as -o 70 2e at the DEBUG prompt. Hit Enter. Then type:

o 71 ff

and hit Enter. Finally type:

Q

and hit Enter one last time to quit DEBUG back to the C:\> prompt.
Now you're ready to reboot your PC, and press the appropriate key or key
combo (look it up in your motherboard manual if you don't know it) to access
your BIOS Setup.


Youll notice the password is gone.


if this fails try typing


At command prompt type debug
you will get a - prompt where you can type the following (<enter> means press enter, not type enter*)

A <ENTER>
MOV AX,0 <ENTER>
MOV AX,CX <ENTER>
OUT 70,AL <ENTER>
MOV AX,0 <ENTER>
OUT 71,AL <ENTER>
INC CX <ENTER>
CMP CX,100 <ENTER>
JB 103 <ENTER>
INT 20 <ENTER>
<ENTER> just hit enter on this line
G <ENTER>
Q <ENTER>

Basic BIOS password - works 9.9 times out of ten

if this fails you will need to


Select safe mode with networking to download

you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password


http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.html


http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html

A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool

Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users. Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows. Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.


hope this helps

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Oct 10, 2012


There is no such thing as factory settings, it is not a cell phone. The only thing you can do is restore settings to earlier time.

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Oct 03, 2012

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