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Dude I got a Dell Problem


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#1 Blayman

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:32 AM

I'm new to using forums.

Running Windows XP SP2
Working on a friends Dell Dimension 5150. First it would not turn on, did some poking around and looked like the computer had been dropped. The ram had disconnected, fixed that Starting cleaning up the thing (history, viruses, malware all that fun stuff) When I went to reboot it, it seems XP was corrupted. The taskbar had reverted to what windows 2000 task bars looked like. Yet it was below the viewing space. No start button at all up able to drag the task bar to make it larger. Can't open IE. The only I can make the computer function is through Task Manager.

Some areas of Concern I have is...
When I boot the computer it informs me that the Floppy Drive is not found F1 to continue F2 to try again.

After I get past the Floppy seek bios pops up with 3 options...
1) Windows NT 6.X
2) Windows NT 5.x
3)GRUB4DOS (it defaults to this option, when I select 1 or 3 it tries to boot but doesn't.)

Also at one point in the booting process I'm prompted with the text {{{{ " Urr! wee..."}}}} <<<<< Just like that. I've never heard of that.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Any help is greatly appreciated,
Brad

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:06 AM

Do you really need to multi boot on this system (Grub4dos) ?
Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:06 AM

Sounds like the GRUB bootloader is askew...this is not a Dell problem :), it appears to be a possible situation created by attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu on a Dell.

Possibly worth reading, http://agnipulse.com/2010/08/dell-inspiron-ubuntu-woes/ .

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