How can I get my laptop to start working?

I have a Dell Widows Vista which according to my friend is a developers laptop or something like that.

At first I thought it was a virus but then I asked my friend about it because he is a genuis when it comes to computers... Well... Pretty much anything...

And he said that it is probably the internet and not a virus because of the make of it.

But I cannot go off of a screen that comes up whenever I log on to it which is a error page you can get sometimes when you go on the internet.

When I press F2 it comes up with the setup:

System - System Info, Processor Info, Battery Info, Battery Health, Date/Time, Boot Sequence.

Onboard Devices - Integrated NIC, External USB ports, SATA Operation, Flash Cache Module

Video - Brightness, Brightness (AC)

Security - Admin Password, System Password, Internal HDD PW, Password Change, Password Bypass, Wireless Switch Change, Wi-Fi Catcher Change, Computrace (R)

Performance - Multi Core Support, Dynamic Acceleration, HDD Acoustic Mode, SpeedStep Enable

Power Management - USB Wake Support

Maintenance - Load Defaults, Service Tag

POST Behaviour - Adapter Warnings, Fn Key Emulation, Fast Boot, Keypad (Embedded), Numlock LED, USB Emulation

Wireless - Internal WPAN, Internal Wi-Fi, Internal Cellular, Wireless Switch, Wi-Fi Catcher

When I press F12 it says:

Internal HDD


Onboard NIC

BIOS Setup


Which one do I go on to reformat my laptop? Or is there another way?


Dragonite64, I am able to ask this question because my phone lets me go on this site and ask questions

3 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Can you remember the error screen ? Is it a blue screen with lots of text like this :, If that is the case then it could probably be a driver issue or a hardware failure.

    What is your computer make and model ? Some computers have a recovery partition from which you can restore the operating system to the factory installed state. With others you’ll have to use DVDs that came with your laptop to reinstall windows.

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    WAIT...if your computer isnt working than how did you ask this...are you a god/witch/wizard/troll/demon/owl/pillow/sorcerer

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