I have a Dell inspiron 3800; recently I when I opened my laptop I see a message that says:
Windows no se ha podido iniciar. El siguiente archivo falta o estŠ daŮado WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM
It ask me to introduce the CD-Rom original; but I buy this laptop 5 years ago with all the papers but without this CD; what can I do in this situation? Also I'm not sure what version was instaled on the laptop.
I am having a problem on my Inspiron 17R SE. I accidentally wiped out the mSATA partition with Disk Management.¬†After trying to recover the partition(failed), I am thinking maybe I could re-format the mSATA SSD and reinstall Windows on it.¬†I have not shut down the laptop and I have backed up all my files. What can I do next?
My Dell Vostro 3450 (windows 7) had been running slowly for a while and after a virus scan didn't work, I decided to reinstall my operating system. I used the OS reinstall disk that came with the computer and that seemed to work pretty well. However, when it came time to install the drivers, I hit a roadblock. I put in the drivers disk and tried to go through the list of what drivers to install first (DSS, then chipset, etc...) but each time I installed something, it didn't seem to do anything-- I would go through the whole process for each one, but the little check mark wouldn't appear next to it in the "My System" list.... See below:
My computer can't connect to the internet either by ethernet or wifi, and can only input info through the cd drive.
Came to a point when I should completely restore the OS on my Acer Aspire 4752. Neither through Alt+F10 nor through eRecovery am I able to get around a Notice with the following "please complete operating system setup process before doing system recovery". There is only one option of this notice, that is to ok it and then the current Windows 7 Home Premium OS starts and I am not able to get out of this viscous circle. The OS works and is completely set up, so I do not understand what am I prompted to do. I see a number of postings out there, but no solution. Local Acer does not seem to know anything about the problem nor it's existence.
After rebooting my system I now come to a screen to enter system password. Only thing is.. I never set this and there is no way around it.I have tried the take battery out reset CMOS trick that used to work in desktops to no avail. ¬† This is the message I get after too many password attempts. ¬† system disable key 92931076
On my Pavilion dv6, a file (mobogenie/nengenie.dll) belonging to the Windows 7 system has been blocked by the anti virus/malware programn due to malware infection of this file. That is as it should be. However, pc peformance¬†has been decreased (resources run out after 1 hrs use, lagging) as a result. ¬†What do I do? Do I have to recover Windows 7 or have clean up of my hard disc, and how?
Well I need to format my XPS 16.. Any idea where I get the X-Fi MB suite to redownload? I called tech support and they kept insisting it's included with the IDT drivers and had no real clue what it was. Then they said to download it on the driver page... Well you can't as it's not a driver. They have the X-Fi mb listed, but it's only for the patch.
after cleaning a malware trojan horse from my system, I need to reinstall my OS (Win. Xp). After repartitioning and reformating will I have to install all the way back to dos and an earlier version of windows and then upgrade to xp? I have dos disks and win3.1, and upgrades disks for 95, 98 and xp? I have a dell inspiron 1545.
Today I will get my XPS M1730 (warranty replacement for my Gen2). I'll get it with Vista Home Premium 32bit and I have a few questions.
1. Is the installation by dell "bloated" with unnecessary stuff? 2. If it is, I plan to reinstall Vista with a retail Ultimate DVD my friend has bought. Can I use the serial on the backside of my computer for this installation to get a clean Home Premium installation? 3. Will I need to activate afterwards, like call MS or something...........
I did a clean install of Vista on my Studio XPS 16. This, of course, blew away the applications that came on the machine, such as PowerDVD. Is there a way to get them back somehow or am I stuck without them?
I finally fixed all my problems (kinda) I have sound, wireless card, can go stadby hibernate, ethernet device works etc etc, Don't know how I did it because I went to so many different sites and google it thousand times!!!
I've noticed that sometimes you can't get the right drivers from dell even with the service tag number, I got some drivers from dell, but not from my specific model drivers download page!
The only problem I have now is that my hotkey: fn+esc don't work, it doesn't put my computer into standby like it should, the other hotkeys work just fine, Anyone know why? I also would like to get an older version of quickset because the new version that I got now I don't like it, its 7.1.8, I've been looking for the version that came with my computer from the factory but I don't know what version is! I liked that one better.
My wife has a 3-year old Vostro 1500 running Xp Pro, Sp3, and it was somewhat messed up (wouldn't accept Windows updates, the Firewall stopped working, and couldn't be turned on even with administrative tools, stopped being accessible on the network, etc.).
So, I backed up everything 3 times, including a drive image, and wanted to reinstall XP using the Dell XP SP2 disk.
I removed the Dell Mediacenter partition, but left the first (small) partition. I reformatted the remaining partition as NTFS, and installed XP. Despite the fact that the Dell disk contained the SATA drivers, when I looked in Device Manager, I found that the HD was seen as an IDE drive, and not a SATA drive .......
I just got a 1730 and if i use the operating system disk that came with it it locks up on the part of the install that says "completing installation" and If I try using a copy of vista ultimate that I have it will install and the first time i reboot the computer I get a quick flash of a BSOD then it restarts and keeps doing it.
I've been reading threads and guides (1, 2) on how to format and reinstall, but I have one more question:
My friend owns an Inspiron but lost his recovery DVDs. In order to format his C: and reinstall Windows from the recovery partition, he should hit Ctrl+F11 at Dell logo and follow instrucions to format?
As result of completely frozen laptop when trying to copy a very large file (~17GB) - a georeferenced raster image - to an external HDD (connected to USB 3.0 port), I had no other choice than to shutdown. After reboot, I discoverd that some Windows services are not working and boot time is over 20 minutes.
I went to the IT store from which I bought the laptop ( the 2 years warranty is available till november this year) and they reinstalled the system. Of course, they did not reinstalled all Dell system applications.So, because the end of warranty is close, I want to know which are the steps for completly (fresh) reinstall of Dell XPS L702X laptop (windows, driver and Dell applications). I always reinstalled 5 times my desktop ( Win XP Pro) with no errors encountered so I think I might have some skills.
And another question : after this problem, I discovered over the Internet that is a "Reinstallation DVD DELL XPS 17 L702x 6.1 Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 X64" that I did not find in laptop case when I bought it (only drivers CD was in the case). In fact it was a 15" case, not the origina 17" case....what can I say.... Romania......So, I have this driver CD and Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 DVD. Is is enough for clean and complete reinstallation? What are the steps ?
Had an online chat session to get IE to work.¬†¬†¬† By the end of the session all the unit would do is cycle in safe mode.¬†¬†¬† Indicated I should reinstall factory image.¬†¬† I have done that twice without success.¬†¬† It begins to reload and still only gets into safe mode and the system cannot do the initial setup in safe mode.¬†¬† How do I get this thing to boot normally at this time?
Windows XP/Vista Reinstall Guide for Dell 17" Laptops
Specifically made for the XPS M1710 Also works for the Inspiron 9400/E1705, 1720, XPS M1730, Precision M90 and M6300, see *NOTE* below
Guide Version 1.20 (Last Updated: 5-20-2008)
I've gotten probably about 15-20 requests on a guide with the drivers I personally use for my XPS M1710 for reinstalling Windows, since I have both an XP-dedicated M1710 and a Vista-dedicated M1710. So... I finally got around to posting it for everyone to see, and it includes some things that some people don't know about... It was originally going to be just what drivers to use, but instead, I morphed it into a full reinstall guide, as there are some things in here alot of people don't know about.
I'm splitting this guide into two parts. The first being for Windows XP, and the second being for Windows Vista. Both are similar in ways, but its better to do it in 2 different sections, to avoid any confusion. I'm not posting a guide for Windows x64, as I unfortunately do not have a copy of it in either XP or Vista form, and most people on the forums don't use it, so this guide is sticking to the 32-Bit versions of the respective OSes.
*NOTE*Inspiron 9400/E1705 - Exchange the Gigabit Ethernet drivers outlined below for the Broadcom 10/100 drivers on the Dell Downloads site for the Inspiron 9400/E1705.
Inspiron 1720 - Exchange the Gigabit Ethernet drivers outlined below for the Broadcom 10/100 drivers on the Dell Downloads site for the Inspiron 1720. Also, exchange the Modem drivers for the one specifically for your laptop. If you have a Webcam, add that software in as the last "driver" installed before moving to the next step.
XPS M1730 - Exchange the Modem drivers for those specifically for the XPS M1730. If you have a Webcam, add that software, along with the "Logitech GamePanel" software, in as the last "driver" installed before moving to the next step.
Precision M90 - Procedure should be the same as that for the XPS M1710, including all drivers.
Precision M6300 - Exchange the Modem drivers for those specifically for the Precision M6300, and also add in the fingerprint reader software (if wanted/needed) as the last "driver" installed before moving to the next step
For the newer (Inspiron 1720, XPS M1730, Precision M6300) model laptops, you MUST DISABLE AHCI (change the setting from AHCI --> ATA) in the BIOS in order to proceed with installation of the Operating System without issues, otherwise the installation WILL FAIL......................