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Trying in restore a laptop sounds simple NOT!!!!

By Edjones22
Jun 14, 2006
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  1. I have a dell inspirion 1150 laptop. I am trying to restore the os with the dell cd. i set the bios to cd boot first and it is still not doing it. it did it sometime but not all the times. I need help please. I have researched everywhere and nothing. please give me some help.
  2. allsigns

    allsigns TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Hi edjones22

    sounds like if it reads it some times your cd could be faulty or need cleaning, or your cd is damaged, have you tryed to get hold of another backup cd?

    :wave:
  3. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 540

    anyway.
    you don't need to boot from cd.
    can you get to dos? (the command prompt?)
    if not, do this:
    get a win98 boot disk from here:
    www.bootdisk.com
    start the pc with that disk
    go to dos.
    put the windows cd in cd drive
    navigate to d:\i386 folder (if the cd drive is d:)
    type winnt32.exe and enter
    this will start install
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