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Why is the schools crappy compy doing this?

post #1 of 12
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I am at my school right now, trying to get one of thieir computers to work.
It is a dell optiplex GX110
It starts up fine and goes to the loading screen, loads, then restarts and continues this process.
I have tried:
1. Resetting the bios (I cannot access it because of a pass so I tried to reset it and that still didn't work).\\
2. Safemode.


What else can I do?
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post #2 of 12
Pop in the xp cd and do a repair. (Install like you were going to do a fresh copy and it will say "oh you have a copy of windows already on here") Click repair and let it run through.

If it still doesnt work fresh install.
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2 key words in the topic title.

"school's crappy".
    
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post #4 of 12
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Yeah I thought of that, but then it occured to me that I am in school I don't have a CD of XP here atm. Is there any other way? Could I just do a restore (can't think of the right word atm), without having to boot into windows.
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post #5 of 12
Try F8 at startup, select "Last known good configuration," unless the admin was that much of an arse to disable it
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post #6 of 12
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Musta been an arse...no go.
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post #7 of 12
Have your instructor e-mail the helpdesk... jeez.. students!

(Works at school helpdesk)
    
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post #8 of 12
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We don't really have one. All we have is basically classrooms and a main office. No fancy help desk. Oh well, maybe some other smart kid can fix it
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um talk to the network/computer admin

they will be able to get you everything to reinstall windows, and set up whatever school network crap you guys have.
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post #10 of 12
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Well I was going to do that If I couldn't get it to work.
I mainly wanted to fix this for experience. I just wanna know whats wrong so I can know for when I become and awesome computer fixer lol
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