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Dell inspiron n4110 factory restore problem! please help


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#1 acerts04

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:08 PM

hello everyone, i just joined the forums and this is my first post. my cousin gave me a dell Inspiron computer running windows 7 64bit home preminum. it was loaded with a bunch of stuff so i went ahead and did a factory image restore, everything completed without error and it told me to restart. when i restarted it flashed a BSOD and sent me to startup repair. startup repair could not fix the problem so now i am unable to boot up at all. safe mode/safe mode with networking both do the exact same thing. i cannot boot into windows at all. i dont understand when the computer was running fine just an hour ago. now after a factory restore it wont boot into windows. i just ordered discs from dell to try and boot windows 7 from the cd, other than that i am all out of ideas and any input would be appreciated.

 

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:10 AM

Hi alex,

 

You can boot into the BIOS and try setting that to factory defaults as well. If that doesn't work, you might want to try the factory image restore one more time.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

Hi alex,

 

You can boot into the BIOS and try setting that to factory defaults as well. If that doesn't work.

 

All this will do it set the CMOS setting back to the default settings.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

Alex, can you boot into the Advanced Boot Options?

 

I you can, click on the Repair Your Computer option and then press the Enter key.

 

Click on the Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe Options button to start up the recovery partition. Follow the instructions to restore the Dell to factory settings.


 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

 

Hi alex,

 

You can boot into the BIOS and try setting that to factory defaults as well. If that doesn't work.

 

All this will do it set the CMOS setting back to the default settings.

 

Really? Thanks for the tip!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

Any time. :thumbup2:


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

Any time. :thumbup2:


Hmm, I was just wondering what would happen if someone had made BIOS setting changes (such as overclocking the CPU or RAM or making inappropriate voltage changes, etc) that might cause the unit to experience some instability at times and if that might have any effect when trying to do a factory image restore (without errors)?

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

hey guys, thanks for the input. i received the discs from dell and did a clean install of windows 7 and then installed the drivers via the disk. i got it working just like new! i still dont understand what happened when i did the dell factory image restore and windows wouldnt boot. maybe a file got corrupted and messed up the OS? either way its just like new! thanks again


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

Glad to hear the good news. :thumbup2:


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