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#1 ac83080

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:44 PM

I went to reinstall my vista on a dell computer with my disk and it only came to the dell logo with the F2 F12 info and stopped. Yikes. It will not reboot nor start. Can you please let me know what to do? It just sits. goes nowhere? I cannot even get it to boot using F12 without the dell disk in. Can you help?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:48 PM

Hi

It sound like your PC is still trying to boot from the hard drive.
Have you set up your BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD Drive?
If you need to do this, you will need to enter Setup where you will find the boot options.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:52 PM

Thanks Steve

It just appears stuck. The dvd is just sitting not spinning.....I cannot get into setup. It appears to be completely froze up. Any suggestions on what to do?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

Hi

You haven't said if you have set up your PC to boot from the CD. Have you done this?
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:14 PM

What make and model is your Dell?
Does it have the 4 diagnostic lights on the back? If so, what color(s) are they?
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:38 PM

Hi John~

Dell Inspiron 530MT

I do not see any diagnostic lights that you are referring to. There is one green light at the top under the power cord. I see no other lights.

Thanks so much for trying too help me.




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