20 Most Recent Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook Questions & Answers


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 11, 2020

Hopefully, you have kept a backup of your data somewhere ...else.

Windows 7 Directions:
1. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD.
2. Select Repair my computer.
3. Select Command Prompt
4. From the command prompt enter the following command: Chkdsk /R C: where "C" is your boot drive.
5. Answer Y to check the disk the next time that the system restarts.
6. Reboot the system. After the reboot, Windows will check the hard disk and try to repair the damaged area.
7. If you still get the error after this process, repeat the process but try rebuilding the master boot record at the command prompt with the following command: bootrec /fixboot and then rebooting
If your system can be saved, you should now be able to boot back into Windows without a problem.

Obviously, you cannot boot any recovery partition Dell may have provided because your drive won't mount. You are going to have to try using tools you access from a USB port or
CD drive. Which means at some point you have to change the boot sequence to boot from these other devices rather than the hard drive. On power up, you press F2 until the Bios comes up and make the change to boot order there.

You can download and burn the hard drives manufacturer's diagnostics to a CD and boot them from there. Or burn the Ultimate Boot CD. It has many manufacturer's diagnostics upon it.

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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 10, 2017

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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 17, 2017

Turn off the computer. Hold the Fn key and power key to boot the computer in diagnostic mode. Follow the onscreen instructions to see if you have any hardware issues. This sounds like bad sectors on the OS boot partition.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 03, 2017

Question is somewhat vague, but make sure you have the latest chipset drivers installed. This usually contains USB drivers that allow your laptop to recognize USB devices. Go to Dell.com and under "support" you can distinguish the drivers you need based on your laptop model (and even your service tag).

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 24, 2015

check screen saver settings

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 16, 2015

If the Computer is turning off randomly without any error message then the issue may be with the power supply unit.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 11, 2015

Do a hard re-boot, hold down the power button until the lap top turns off. Then re-start and check to see if everything is ok.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

for windows xp start your laptop and press ctrl +f11 and then follow the instructions and if you are using windows vista or 7 then go to bios by pressing "F8"
As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
* Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
* Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
* Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
* Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
* In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
* Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
* Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
* When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 06, 2014

use google drive or skydrive (hotmail),

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 19, 2014

You will have to get microsoft or whoever you ought the computer from to do it for you. unless you have administrative privledges, you cant log on.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 14, 2014

if you are running XP it's Ctrl + F11 on start up.

if it's Vista onwards try tapping F8 on start up to give recovery options

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 24, 2013

I think this is ur os problem just format and enjoy

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 27, 2013

XP Pro! Now there*s your problem Mythbusters would say. Hence its going to become obsolete of security service after 4/2014, its not that MS is going to make it easy to install "new bastardo ones" into the system...

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 30, 2013

unplug, take out battery then hold power button for 30 seconds then plug back in and turn on
if the3 laptap gos on without the battery you need a new battery

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 14, 2013

Check your bios and see if you can see the hard drive. You may have dropped / knocked it and it may have came loose or damaged. If the hard drive shows up in the bios, it sounds like a mother board issue.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 11, 2013

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