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Unhappy Please help - 10-05-2010, 08:59 PM

My Dell mini inspiron 910 won't boot past WELCOME. I have a recovery disc that came with it but there's nowhere to put it. How can i fix this?
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Cool 10-05-2010, 09:42 PM

you need either an external CD/DVD drive or need to load the recovery DVD onto a USB Flashdrive, make sure your BIOS is set to boot from "Legacy USB" if you take the Flashdrive option...

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NOTE: doesnt your Mini have a pre-installed Recovery Partition on it?

you can access your Dell’s recovery partition by pressing Ctrl+F11 when the machine is first turned on. The appropriate time to do this is almost immediately after the power button is pressed. A small message is usually displayed that offers to let you enter the BIOS (usually F2 on newer Dells) or go to the boot menu (F8 or F10, I think; it displays the appropriate key to press).


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Default 10-05-2010, 11:53 PM

910s don't have recovery partitions.


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Default 10-06-2010, 04:49 AM

then he has no choice than to use the external DVD drive or USB Flashdrive


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