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Forum: General Discussion 12 May 2012
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Posted By Nathc
Hi All - Thanks for taking the time to respond to...

Hi All - Thanks for taking the time to respond to me. I need to summarise exactly what I have done

Currently, when I press the power button on my Laptop, the power light comes on and the dvd...
Forum: General Discussion 11 May 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,193
Posted By Nathc
Unfortunately I cannot even make the splash...

Unfortunately I cannot even make the splash screen let alone enter the BIOS. When I turn on, the power light is in, and nothing else. I don't think the motherboard is kicking in, which suggests a...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
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Posted By Nathc
Here is where I am: After 69% screen turned...

Here is where I am:

After 69% screen turned off and left only the fan turning. I left it approx 1 hour before removing the power and attempting to reboot.
Plugged in another monitor to ensure...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
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Posted By Nathc
Well it has got to 69% and the laptop has turned...

Well it has got to 69% and the laptop has turned off again. The fan is running. No keys that I press are having any effect whatsover
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
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Posted By Nathc
How bizzarre. I removed the battery and left it...

How bizzarre. I removed the battery and left it for a few minutes. I then plugged the AC power cord, without the battery attached, and it has just sprung to life. It seems that maybe the install was...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
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Posted By Nathc
Thank you so much for your time. Will post back...

Thank you so much for your time. Will post back later
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
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Posted By Nathc
......Nothing but a completely blank screen when...

......Nothing but a completely blank screen when I turn it on. The power light comes on. I have spoken with the guy who installed from the same disc on a Vista and an XP system, and he is up and...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,193
Posted By Nathc
I'm in work now and have taken it with me. I have...

I'm in work now and have taken it with me. I have tried what you have suggested, with no luck. It will just not budge from the original blank screen. The hard drive may be turning over - but i'm not...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,193
Posted By Nathc
Right, I have turned the system on and I cannot...

Right, I have turned the system on and I cannot even access the BIOS. I need to wait for the dell logo screen and then press the f key. Screen is blank from the moment I turn it on. Doesn't budge at...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
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Posted By Nathc
Brilliant thanks. I was thinking I couldn't get...

Brilliant thanks. I was thinking I couldn't get intp the BIOS
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
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Posted By Nathc
Thanks again. One last thing (I hope), how do I...

Thanks again. One last thing (I hope), how do I allow it to boot from the dvd if I can't change the boot order. Remember, all I see is a black screen. For others reading this thread, only buy a...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,193
Posted By Nathc
Ok thanks. If I buy win 7 (probably will) I...

Ok thanks. If I buy win 7 (probably will) I assume I just put it in the dvd drive and start up from there. Does it matter what version of win I buy?
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
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Posted By Nathc
I'm thinking I may need to get a windows recovery...

I'm thinking I may need to get a windows recovery disc, but would I get a vista or a win 7 disc!
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
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Posted By Nathc
I put the disc in last night before bed, and once...

I put the disc in last night before bed, and once it got to the installation part of the process, where it says the system will randomly restart during installation, I went to bed. When I checked...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,193
Posted By Nathc
When I turn the laptop on with the disc in, the...

When I turn the laptop on with the disc in, the drive does kick in and the read led flashes a bit before turning off
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
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Posted By Nathc
I have added my spec, do you need more? Not syre...

I have added my spec, do you need more? Not syre I can get any more info as I cannot boot up lol!
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
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Posted By Nathc
Ok will do. I admit a bit risky, but as I said...

Ok will do. I admit a bit risky, but as I said earlier, the install took off ok!
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
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Posted By Nathc
Oh, the version is for Ultimate

Oh, the version is for Ultimate
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
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Posted By Nathc
The disc I believe is a copy with a corporate...

The disc I believe is a copy with a corporate company key allowing multiple users. The dvd has been used by a few others with no issues, hence I thought I would try it. I only backed up my desktop...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
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Posted By Nathc
Hi yes have the disc and I have restarted with it...

Hi yes have the disc and I have restarted with it in. Completely black with no attempt to Boot. The install started fine with no issues, except I had to uninstall I tunes and acrobat reader following...
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,193
Posted By Nathc
Windows 7 upgrade, black screen

Hi, please help! I read that the upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 could take a while, so I opted to leave it overnight. When I checked my Dell laptop this morning, the screen was black, with the fan...
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