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Dell will not start

by kristaylor / February 27, 2009 11:12 PM PST

I re-formatted my hard drive (Dell Dimension E520 with Win XP) after a virus killed it. The issue is, I did it with my laptop windows version. Now the computer does display anything on the monitor. Without the monitor working, I don't know what to do or how to fix it. The monitor works when plugged to my laptop, power is on. How can I turn on the monitor to download the proper driver or boot the computer? Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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by Jimmy Greystone / February 28, 2009 12:10 AM PST
In reply to: Dell will not start

Simple, just format it again using the restore disc for the desktop. If you don't have this anymore, contact Dell about getting a replacement.

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by kristaylor / February 28, 2009 3:10 AM PST
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Thank Jimmy. But how do I get the computer to boot off the CD again? It is not using the CD to boot.

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