Press Enter on 'Add Boot Option'. About What the Tech Tom Coyote Wilson started this site as TomCoyote. You can like posts to share the love. Please reply if you have any questions. If you have Windows, boot your computer and immediately press on the F8 key repeatedly until your computer displays the boot menu. He has published numerous articles in both national and local publications, and online at various websites.
This is useful if you're trying to install a different operating system on your computer. This is basically the firmware option you can choose to boot your device. All bootable devices supported by you Dell computer will be listed when scrolling down Boot Device Priority. Just follow the on-screen instructions. My dad has an old Inspiron 4100 that had the motherboard replaced with one from a Latitude C610 installed. Select Restart now under Advanced startup. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in journalism at Clarion University.
Hope this is of some help, 'Bob p. The computer will start at the top of the list and check the device for bootable information, and if it finds some, will boot the computer using that device. For about three weeks or so, the laptop was left alone. I do not care which operating system, so long as I can get one installed. It prevents a new system from being installed over the original factory installation and it is not possible to create other partitions in this mode. With it you can easily repair Dell computer crashes by yourself even if you have zero knowledge about computers.
When you turn on the computer, it goes through the following steps. Looks like you're enjoying the discussion, but you're not signed up for an account. The system freezes when loading agp440. It may be obvious to some but I'm confused. I've worked on many laptops since 1993, and never seen anything like this one. Press F10 to save and exit Setup.
And then let the Windows installer do what it wants. About the Author Shawn McClain has spent over 15 years as a journalist covering technology, business, culture and the arts. Hi jack1320, Thank you for sharing the information. Change the Legacy Diskette A: setting from Auto to Disable. I've still yet to try out anything else diagnostically, but buying a new laptop is not currently an option.
Hopefully this works for you. See the operation keys on the bottom right. When you start your computer, check the boot-screen for setup key. Select Advanced Bios Features on the coming up screen. I worry we can't remove the hard drive because of bios-internal passwords non-changable, set from the factory. I am going to bed for now, but something I thought of that may work is trying to reinstall the drivers for the disc drive. You also get notifications, here and via email, whenever new posts are made.
Please reply with the information, will take it further from there. . Please open your own topic, so that our volunteers can gather information, and then hopefully diagnos and suggest a solution. My only goal was to use this for programming as I cannot always work on my desktop. You can hold the Shift button and click Restart to quickly enter Advanced Options. Highlight each item to select it. Hi all, I'm currently trying to restore a Dell Latitude C600.
I cannot recall exactly but it might be that the Dell Mini does not use F2 key for bios or F12 key for boot device and there is a substitute key combination. On the home screen, click on Administrator. And press shift+1 to enable that option. The laptop was also booting from the drive when I got it, but it isn't now for some reason. Use the Arrow key to select Boot from the menu bar and hit Enter to open sub-menu.
Just leave the boot order as is. Press F10 to save and exit. After pressed F2 at startup and navigate to the Boot tab, I did not see the 'Add boot option'. Select the Hard Disk Drives, hit Enter. Select Legacy Diskette A: 3. Press F10 to save settings. Choose Safe Mode using the arrow keys and press Enter.
I read around the net and get all 3 answers. This key may also be a different key. You are worrying about this too much. Your computer will restart from the bootable disc automatically. I've also tried using F12 to boot directly from the drive, but neither will work.