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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:43 PM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 08:34 PM
Posted 21 October 2005 - 07:38 PM
to BC PeterG.
I'm not really familiar with that laptop but it seems to me there are two posibilities:
1. The laptop is booting but the display is redirected elsewhere - check the manual for turning on and off external monitors.
2. There is a boot sector corruption in which case you will need to boot from the Windows CD and use the Recovery Console. The Exact process depends on which operating system you have.
Reboot the laptop and press F2 or the Del key to enter the BIOS and check you can boot from CDROM/DVDROM (it should come before the Hard Drive in the Boot Prioriy, if not change the order). Don't change anything your unfamiliar with. Follow the prompts to exit saving changes.
Let us know where your at.
Posted 21 October 2005 - 10:09 PM
- shown in the Dell online manual.
Video Display Device Allows you to specify whether video is visible only on the integrated display (LCD Mode), only on an external monitor or projector (CRT Mode), or on both the display and an external device simultaneously (Simul Mode, the default).
Press <Fn><F8> to change the video display device when Windows is running.
Restoring Setup Defaults on the Inspiron 1100, 2500, 2600, 2650, 3000, 3200, 3500, 5000, 5000e, 5100, 7000, or 7500
Follow the appropriate steps below for your system:
1. Restart your computer.
2. At the first text on the screen or immediately after the Dell logo appears, press the <F2> key every three seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
3. When the System Setup screen appears, press the <F9> key.
4. Press the <Enter> key to confirm that you would like to load the defaults.
5. Press the <F10> key to save changes and exit.
Your computer restarts.
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