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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by patel_p9, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. patel_p9

    patel_p9 Thread Starter

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    My Dell laptop does not boot properly. It loads, says Dell in blue, and then the screen goes black and says BOOTMGR is missing, press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart.
    I have tried pressing F8 to go into options, when it says Dell, but that does not work. All I can press is F2 and F12.
    I have been told that my OS might be corrupted, and may need to re-install my Vista installation CD, which I do not actually have.
    What can I do from here? I do not mind retoring my computer to factory settings but I just dont know how to!

    And it is out of warranty so I can´t contact Dell.
     
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    When you see the "www.dell.com" in blue on your screen, you can press Ctrl+F11 to get to the full system restore routines and area that is in a hidden partition on your hard drive.
     
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