HI! I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY VOSTRO 220,WHEN I TURN IT ON,THE DELL LOGO APPEARS THEN NOTHING HAPPENS--- WHAT I SEE ONLY CURSOR BLINKING,WHEN I PRESS F12 BUTTON TO BOOT MENU DIAGNOSTICS OPTION IS WORKING BUT NOTHING ELSE,WHEN I SELECT BOOT TO CD-ROM,IT IS NOT WORKING,WHEN I SELECT BOOT TO UTILITY PARTITION IT IS NOT WORKING,WHEN I PUT OS CD TO CHANGE THE INSTALLATION,NOTHING HAPPENING,I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.WHAT IS THE REMEDY TO FIX THIS?
ANYBODY CAN HELP ME I WILL APPRECIATE REALLY.
Can you run the Diagnostics? IF so what are the results?
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WHEN RUNNING DIAGNOISTICS,RESULT SAYS THE SYSTEM HAS NO PROBLEM,ALL TESTS PASSED.
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Since there are no hardware problems, you seem to have a corrupted operating system. The normal fix for this is to boot to your Windows reinstallation disc and try a repair installation. The instructions here will show you how to boot to your operating system disc.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
When I choose to boot from CD-Rom in Boot menu,next screen shows Boot Priority.....34,then countdown to 00,that is it.
then blinking cursor.I used MS vista disc to re-install but nothing happening.
Test your hard drive using your Dell Drivers and Utilities disc:1. Reboot your system. When you see the Dell logo, hit F12 to enter the boot menu.2. Insert the Dell Drivers and Utilities disc in your CD/DVD drive.3. Pick the option to boot from the CD/DVD drive.4. You will be prompted to hit any key to continue booting from the CD/DVD drive.5. You will be prompted to hit 1 to run the Dell diagnostics. You may see two such menus.6. Select Test System.7. Select Custom Test.7. Use the arrow keys or mouse to select your hard drive.9. Click Run Tests.10. Write down any error messages.
unfortunately I have no Dell Driver disc.Is there any way I can get the drivers ? Right now my CD-rom can't read any cd. I understand now my OS is corrupted and all the drivers gone.In this situation what should i do to revive my desktop at least I can run MS os in the CD -rom drive.
If you are in the US, go here to order discs. Otherwise, call tech support for help.
If your CD drive doesn't work, you'll need to install the operating system from a flash drive. You can Google the procedure.