Solved how to reboot a dell lap top

March 26, 2015 at 12:54:20
Specs: Windows 7
Message on laptop saying, boot mgr. missing,
Tried pressing the three keys but still comes back to same screen.
I do not have the disc, lap top was my late farther.
Hope some one can help
Thanks.

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#1
March 26, 2015 at 13:50:33
Will it get into Safe-mode... - Press F8 after the splash screen... Although with the message as posted I'm inclined to feel it won't...

What model laptop is it (actual model - as we know it's a Dell).

With that info may be possible to effect a recovery routine of sorts; although the typical one would wipe all personal data on the hard drive in the process. So if there's anything you might wish to recover before any kind of reset/recovery to Factory status - post back. There are relatively simple ways to do that; even though operating system itself won't boot.


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#2
March 26, 2015 at 14:32:09
Hi the make is a dell inspiring 1750
It will not go into safe mode.
Only thing showing on the screen is
BOOT MR missing and the 3 keys to press.
Iv taken all the info I needed before this happen
At the time with my dad.
So all ok to do anything needed to reboot.

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#3
March 26, 2015 at 14:58:40
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BOOT MR missing and the 3 keys to press.

What are the keys to press shown in the screen/error message?

Meanwhile... while waiting for that info...

These links may help explain the "how to reset/restore it to a factory sate" routine; and as above all data will be deleted in the process. There are some systems that may allow a partial recovery - one which preserves data etc; but they're not that common...

http://tinyurl.com/pw2tncr

http://tinyurl.com/5tm5mn8

http://tinyurl.com/ozppkeo

But as you can't actually boot up enuff to get to to the F8 screen options... you may need to download a Dell recovery disk...? This link goes through that routine.

The Dell tag (useful/helpful at this site/link will be on the base of the laptop (along with the Windows 7 key) - barring the unforeseen?

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...

Once you have that disk... you boot up with that disk, and follow the on-screen prompts.

But do post back with the info re' the 3 keys referred to above in your reply just prior, they may allow other possibilities; although I tend to suspect not - as with no boot.mgr that is pretty final and usually requires a windows disk (full or recovery version) to resolve...?

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#4
March 26, 2015 at 15:18:45
Hi sorry the three keys are ctrl+alt+del

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#5
March 26, 2015 at 15:43:55
OK that's the restart/reboot routine; and presumably when you do that combination things don't improve...

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#6
March 26, 2015 at 15:53:27
Hi. That's right screen go black the dell logo comes on bottom right of the screen
You can F2 reset. And F12 options tried both no joy,
Will have to find a boot up disc.

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#7
March 26, 2015 at 16:04:20
Mmm.. The Dell media link is likely your best option st this juncture...

Which having said..., one other possible route...

Borrow a full version cd of windows-7, ideally an OEM version as that's likely the nature of the installation on your Dell, but a standard/retail will probably work as well. Boot up with and try these options (the two longs are essentially discussing the same approaches):

http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...

http://tinyurl.com/3lmej65

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#8
March 26, 2015 at 16:10:00
Also verify that there is nothing connected to any of the usb ports in terms of disks, flash drives. And if you can access bios settings check the boot order is hard drive first, then cd/dvd - which is how most systems are set. Personally I prefer cd/dvd first then HD (in the olde days it would have been floppy first, then HD).

When you boot with CD it's useful to have the cd/dvd set as first boot device.


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#9
March 26, 2015 at 16:19:08
Some pholks here are more familiar with this Barts disk than I am; I've not used... But it may also allow you a way to repair your current crippled system.

http://tinyurl.com/oygvmae

As I understand it, it allows assorted repair options, one of which may do what's required without using a full version (OEM or retail) disk? Worth to check out at least? As best I know it's a free download/use etc..


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#10
March 26, 2015 at 16:52:23
- Shutdown the laptop completely
- Unplug the AC adapter & remove the battery
- Press & hold the power button for at least 20 seconds
- Re-install the battery & reconnect the AC adapter
- Press the power button & immediately begin tapping the F8 key - hopefully the Advanced Boot Options menu will come up
- Select Repair Your Computer & then press Enter

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#11
March 26, 2015 at 16:59:14
It will be nice if that fix by riider does work, as it's a lot less hassle... Certainly worth a try, although I do have my doubts on this occasion.

But it has been known to resolve all manner of weird, unexpected boot up problems!


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#12
March 27, 2015 at 11:38:04
Hi thanks for all you very quick response, I'm still trying to get hold of a disc, sorry rider tried your quick fix still no good for me.
My help others.

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