Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop ?

Computer Still Down (Bad PBR)

\015 When this computer was originally bought it didn't come with a startup disk or a recovery disk. At this point I really don't know what to do anymore. I tried all that I could within the power of not having the xp disk. Are there any other fixes that someone could suggest. I really need to get this thing back working. I just purchased 750 or a TB drive and I would like to actually use it in my Dimension 4700 but I don't know what will happen. I got my plate, looking for food for thought served with a few chips. I'll have just a bytes......\015\012\015\012just froze one day had to hold power button to turn off now it won't go past the windows power up screen won't load to main startup where tool bar and everything else is i have all the disc's that came with it but no manual all i can get to now is the screens that come up when f1 and f12 buttons are pushed but when i get to those screens i am lost as to what to do and when i try to put driver disc or windows disc in tray the light comes on for a second then nothing can anyone help thanks\015

Answers :

The reason why you didnt receive any back up discs because your computer has a recovery partition. To access it,restart your pc,tap ctrl+f11, select "restore".It will format your hard drive and will load factory imag that has your windows and dell apps..if that didnt work,you can request back up disc here, support.dell.com/xpscd
Hello,

You problem how to boot your computer in installation disc. you can do this by pressing F12 you can directly got to bios set, try to find out " F2 or Delete or maybe F12" your directed to bios setup.

in bios setup look for priority boot or boot sequence something like that. and then select the "CD ROM" first to boot. and then save and exit the setting. Or refer to your manual for the bios configuration. Manual can be search here:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_8250&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Installing windows is here: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1435

may this help,

melnavz


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