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What do you mean clean, delete and reboot? Are you trying to re-format the whole hard drive? If yes then follow this. 1. Prepare the Windows OS disc. 2. Use ac adapter on laptop. 3. Power on laptop then immediately keep tapping on F12. 4. Boot menu will appear use then the arrow keys highlight on onboard CD/DVD-ROM then insert the windows OS disc then press the enter key. Just wait until it loaded the windows setup. Just follow the prompt on the screen on deleting the partition. Windows has its instructions during the process.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Mar 31, 2010

when you sign in, it pops up but if u close the popup then they are all deleted.


Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010

That LED error generally indicates a RAM error during the power on self test. Try reseating the memory modules. If no change try them one a t a time one slot at a time, see if any change

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

Please perform the below steps to configure settings on your computer:

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab .
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:

1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove. Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight thee SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Feb 25, 2010

If you want to get it back to the original settings without the latest patches, turn on the computer and hit <Ctrl> and <F11> together when the blue bar displays with www.dell.com during the boot sequence. If you miss the timing, let the computer boot-up then shut down again and retry. This will restore from a compressed partition on your hard drive. Thus anything you have added (programs/files) will disappear. Do not power down during the Restore sequence or you could end up with an unusable machine.

Use the Windows System Restore if you just have a bad driver.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Feb 17, 2010

Here is what you do, go into the BIOS setup, usually you press the DEL key OR F2 or whatever your one is, IT should say on screen as it boots up.... it says "Press YOUR- KEY Key for SETUP". So, get into setup, using your manual ensure it is set correctly. Then SAVE SETTING and exit All should be good now.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010

you should of not done that i could of damaged it

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Feb 01, 2010

hi there, the program isn't necessary, if your computer is capable of burning DVD's, you can try obtaining some DVD burning software, you don't have to get the memorex burning software, you can try different software from different sources .

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

Have you burn a disc before with this computer??? if so, make sure the disc is new, no scratches, also, you can clean your disc tray with a dvd cleaner disc, not expensive and needs to be done after every 10hrs of use, keeping it clean will save you alot of heartache.....hope this helps.......

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Jan 06, 2010

OUCH... Might need a new harddrive or motherboard. Does it even let you go into the bios? Maybe you can do a full reinstall to save you the dough.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Jan 06, 2010

your cd drive might just be jammed. on the front of the drive there is a little pin hole. find yourself a safety pin or paper clip and insert it in the hole. push the pin in and it will unlock the drive door. with the door open restart your computer.

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Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Dec 25, 2009

click here

click on above link then select your computers model number then download vga driver for your operating system.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Dec 18, 2009

If it is asking for a password, then you will have to enter the password. Othewise, you won't get past it.
If you have Windows XP, you can start in safe mode and log on as administrator--chances are it's not password protected. Most people forget to put a password on it. Then you can change or remove your password.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Nov 23, 2009


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Restore the PC to original condition with the HP Recovery Manager If the computer cannot open to the Windows desktop, follow the steps below to use the f11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager and return your notebook to its original factory condition.
  1. When the notebook is powered on, press the wireless button to turn ON the wireless switch.
  2. Turn the power off and on to restart the computer.
  3. Press the f11 key to launch the HP Recovery Manager. NOTE: If the HP Recovery Manager cannot access the hard drive to fix the system errors, use the personal recovery discs to recover the hard drive to its original condition.
  4. When the Welcome to HP Recovery Manager windows displays, click Next .
  5. When prompted to perform a Microsoft System Restore , select No , and then click Next .
  6. When prompted to perform a System Recovery , select Yes , and then click Next .
  7. When prompted to Backup Files , select the desired option.
  8. When prompted to perform a Recover your computer to original factory condition , select Next and allow the system recovery process to complete.

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Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Nov 18, 2009

no only with disk you have lost the restore part of factory restore

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Oct 17, 2009

I would suspect your hard drive has failed especially if you were hearing strange noises coming from the drive. ook in the Bios and see if the hard drive is being recognized, and is #1 in the boot order and listed as Master. If not, it has probably failed or the power cable is loose. Check all internal connections. You added Ram a month ago and possibly a cable is loose. You could try the hard drive in another computer, or remove it and have it tested at a computer shop. You could borrow another hard drive and try it or buy a new one. If it is a very old computer you may just want to buy a new one. If you decide to buy another one, wait until after Oct 22 and buy a Windows 7 OS. Windows 7 which I have been testing it superior to Vista.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Oct 15, 2009

did you try a + Dvd?Can you format the disk or add data to it ?

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Oct 04, 2009

You can contact Dell Technical Support and see if they will send you a new XP CD. All the drivers can be downloaded at Support.dell.com for that system. If you can't get Dell to replace the CD, try Ebay. Here is an Example:

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Sep 30, 2009

Inspiron 15 is a good choice

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Aug 15, 2009

For the most part yes. Sounds like there is a short in the USB ports, causing the notebook to shut down. You can get around this by setting up a 'wireless print server' for your printer, which is about 120 bucks. if the laptop is already wireless compatable, which it should be. If Dell parts are running like they used to, they're probably quoting you about 700 for the part, and another 250+ for the labor. The print server will solve the printer issue, but other usb devices will not be usable on that machine without a new motherboard.

On the flip side, you can probably find a motherboard/cpu combo for that laptop on ebay for about 300 bucks cheaper then Dell wants for it, But unless you know how to change them out, you're still looking at about 200+ for labor depending on where you live. Don't accept a quote longer them 2.5 hours from a tech, it won't take longer then that if you don't have him reinstall your OS for ya.

Oh ya, new motherboard means windows won't boot properly, it's a piracy protection issue, and since SNs on the CPU will change, windows will have to reinstalled. most likely resulting in total loss of stored data with backup not being possibly unless you have another machine to network it to, since all external HDD and Flash Drives are USB.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Aug 11, 2009

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