Then you can repartition and format the disk quickly. Instead of booting Win 8 from the hard drive, the computer freezes and does not respond to any keystrokes. If you time this correctly, you should see the Advanced Boot Options screen appear. You can also choose to install the network driver and get the drivers from Internet. Disable it before changing your boot order settings. So the machine does not actually follow the boot sequence. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
It will then give you that option,works everytime for me. Dell computers use Windows operating systems and therefore have the luxury of accessing this boot menu anytime. Note: Some devices may not function properly if the drivers are installed out of order. Touchpad, Pointer, Trackstick, Mice, and Keyboards - Enhances the pointing device features. If you do not have a system backup, all you can do is formatting and reinstalling system.
As for factory images for a specific model. . When vendor logo appears on screen, press Boot Option Key repeatedly until Boot Option Menu appears. Before reformatting your Dell, consider to an external hard drive, as everything on your computer's hard drive will be erased when you format it. Only devices that are preceded by a number are bootable.
If you made a Windows restore disk you probably find out it destroys your computer. The resource disk holds all drivers beloging to your computer. Formatting computer is an easy and fast way process, which helps clean up disk, remove virus, keep system healthy, etc. To create this article, 9 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Windows and Linux installation discs, as well as many computer utilities, are configured to be bootable. This may be required to install a new operating system, boot into a separate operating system or run diagnostic utilities. Step 4: Choose Boot in sub-menu.
Many computers are set to boot from the hard drive first, which means Windows will always load when you reboot your computer. The process is a little different on newer Windows laptops. Watch the screen and repeatedly press the key you see on the screen, and the key might be F8 or F11. Followed the steps to format the C: drive, re-installed the operating system. Everyone seemed to be giving the same advise so I must be the only person having this issue. Then follow steps in the first Answer. On most Dell computers, inserting a Windows installation disc will prompt the computer to select the disc as the boot option.
Moved from Win 7 to Win 8 - Hamluis. Then reboot the system and install the rest of the drivers in the correct order. It contains option such as Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Command Prompt. After some time, I would be restoring to a factory state from possibly years before. Mis Dos Centavos, Darrell Gadfly at large Helping Dell Customers here since 1998 My systems.
Thanks, G This is Doug, the original poster of this question. If you want to permanently erase data, you should take extra steps to wipe a hard drive. So at this point, I cannot use the bootable recovery disk that I prepared. Shown as follow: Step 5: Press F10 to save the setting and Exit. Make sure that you have a Windows installation disc. If System has a + sign in front of it, you can click on the + sign to unfold the options for it. In addition all the data would be lost and although backed up there would still be some labor to reinstall.
This article has also been viewed 208,339 times. I would need to reinstall the Win 8. The problem is that the drive is not showing on the list when I hit F12. With the laptop off, removed one screw from the back, slid the optical device out. This enters the setup program.
Step 7: Once the hard drive is formatted, you can repartition the disk and install system following the Setup disc. If your computer came preinstalled with Windows 8, 8. After some time, I would be restoring to a factory state from possibly years before. If the disc is not a bootable disc, you will be taken back to Windows. Because formatting cannot repair bad sectors.
Step 7: Press F10 to save changes and exit. I called Dell and they had me change the bios start-up order , but that made no difference. Install the following software and drivers in the order listed below. Entered the service tag from the laptop, and downloaded the drivers that were on the system when originally manufactured. I just got in a new Dell E7470 and tried to boot off my flash drive. I have an Inspiron 1300 that I am giving to my brother.