Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:44 AM
Having trouble with an Inspiron3000 laptop that was loaded with Win95. When I turn the computer on, if I don't use F2 to enter setup, it just goes to a dark black/greyish screen and the cursor blinks in the upper left but the keyboard is unresponsive.
If I use the F2 option, I can get to the CMOS screen, but it has disabled the diskette drive and won't allow me to change that -- the cursor just skips over that selection. I could not find the original diskettes so went to bootdisk.com and downloaded the boot disk for win95 but as it won't recognize the diskette, I also burned it onto a cd, but it won't recognize it there either. I am unable to boot at all as it will not recognize any drive. If I choose to use the default settings, when I press enter nothing happens, except it goes back to restart and ultimately gives me the blank screen again with the blinking curser.
If anyone can help I would appreciate it. I also tried to put a copy of win98 in the cd to install it but nothing happens.