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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron n5050, missing options in F8 boot menu

03 Jul 2014   #1
ziffel

Windows 7 HP 64bit, SP1
 
 
Dell Inspiron n5050, missing options in F8 boot menu

Hi, I'm trying to do a factory restore on an Inspiron N5050, and the F8 menu does not have the 'Repair Your Computer' option, nor other expected items, such as last known good config. All it shows is the 3 safe mode options, and the boot windows normally option.

Dell's F12 menu is also missing an option to repair/restore.

I can boot the laptop to normal windows 7, but it's a black screen with a movable cursor. I get the same thing in Safe Mode, black screen, cursor.

I'm trying to figure out why the F8 menu is so limited. I can boot a Hiren's CD and get to a Mini XP desktop from there, and it works fine (no black screen).

Any help would be appreciated.


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03 Jul 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Do you have a Restore disk, or image??
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03 Jul 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

See this Tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7

If you don't have a Win 7 install DVD, see this not in the tutorial:

Dell Inspiron n5050, missing options in F8 boot menu-win7ddlink.jpg


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