PC startup problems

Hello,
My Dell won't reboot. I did a system restore. It did not work. I had only one restore point to choose from.

I tried to repair the OS from the factory CD. Is been running a start up repair for hours going in cicles.

I tried to reboot from a rebootable CD. I set the BIOS to boot from a CD, but when I restart and press F12 the USB option is not there. I need help to start up my PC.
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  1. enk2 said:
    Hello,
    My Dell won't reboot. I did a system restore. It did not work. I had only one restore point to choose from.

    I tried to repair the OS from the factory CD. Is been running a start up repair for hours going in cicles.

    I tried to reboot from a rebootable CD. I set the BIOS to boot from a CD, but when I restart and press F12 the USB option is not there. I need help to start up my PC.


    How old is your Dell ? It could very well be that your HDD is dead (in which case doing restore will not complete).
  2. 18 months old, and is Dell Studio XPS
  3. enk2 said:
    18 months old, and is Dell Studio XPS


    Try running the Dell hardware test if you have that option at startup (may have to dig around in the bios).

    ALso, download a copy of UBCD (for free), burn it to a CD, boot up from it, and do the appropriate HDD tests for your hdd (depending on the maker of your HDD).
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