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Laptop wil not start. Dell Inspiron 8600

\015 The battery ran out and now there is an error: system cannot restart from previuos location because restoration image is corrupt.\015\012Delete restoration image data and proceed to system boot menu. I tried F 8 and also f 12 and neither worked. How to I get back on line?\015\012\015\012Thanks,\015\012Gerard\015

Answers :

Insert a Windows XP CD into your CD/DVD drive.
\015\012Restart your computer.
\015\012It should now be booting off your Windows XP disc.
\015\012If it doesn't boot off the CD. Follow the steps below:
\015\012 Change boot order in BIOS\015\012
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  • When your computer is starting up tap the Del key and until you enter the Bios, when in Bios click on Boot order and change it to : \015\012
      \015\012
    • CD/DVD
    • \015\012
    • Hard Drive (HDD)
    • \015\012
    • Floppy
  • \015\012
  • Then save and exit Bios (Your computer should now be restarting)

\015\012While it is booting off the disk you should get a prompt to Press R to enter recovery Console, Press R.
\015\012
\015\012Press 1 to log onto Windows then press Enter. You will need the administrative password to get into to command prompt. If the administrator password was blank press enter.
\015\012
\015\012Type into the command prompt : chkdsk /r and press Enter. When the Disc Check is complete type in Exit and press enter. Remove the Windows XP CD.
\015\012
\015\012Windows should start up normally now.
\015\012
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