8100 dell inspirion

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Hello my name is chris and i have a question, i own a dell 8100 inspirion and when it starts to load it loads to, safe mode or windows but from there it wont let me do anything. at first i tough it was windows. so i try programing windows again i try xp and vista but none was successful i connected my harddrive to another computer to see if it was the drive, but it work perfectly. do you think is the cpu that is not loading windows or what can it be..... thank you

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Dear Sir,

If you had Vista originally Installed and if you want to install Xp,

You will have to change the SATA operation on the BIOS settings before you start the installation

Enter Bios, Press F2 when laptop starts,
Go to onboard devices,

Enable the flash cache module,

Then go to Sata Operation > change to ATA

Then save and exit

Thanks
Hi Chris,
I have a 8100 in the spare room that my grandson uses and although we have not had that problem on the Dell I have had the same problem before and the cure is to completly format the computer and reinstall your windows programme again. I'm 100% sure that will fix your problem and you will smile again.

Regards Robert
How long does it normally take fro the hard drive to reformat?