Unable to perform recovery in dell inspiron 1521

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sarkis510 Posts 3 Registration date Saturday June 15, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 17, 2013 - Jun 15, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 - Jun 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM
hello there.
i have inspiron 1521 laptop,it's windows vista but I had upgraded it to windows 7.
it got effected by a virus.& it wont let me run the windows CD that I have & it wont let me run the recovery steps by clicking f8 or f11..
any help please.
thank you & much appreciate it

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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Jun 17, 2013 at 07:12 AM
Hi sarkis510,

Try the below mentioned steps and check if you are able to boot with the disc:

1. Press <F12> when the Dell logo appears to initiate a one-time boot menu. Select "BIOS Setup".
2. If the above step doesn't work restart the computer and press the <F2> key when the keyboard LEDs first flash to enter System Setup.
3. Select "Optical Drive" as the "First Boot Device" in the "Boot Sequence".
4. Insert the Windows 7 disc and restart the computer. Wait for the computer to boot to disc.

Do reply with results.

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sarkis510 Posts 3 Registration date Saturday June 15, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013 at 03:30 PM
hi again. & m really sorry to bother u..
ok,i tried the steps u told me about,but when I click on the "Boot Sequence"
all it does is the show a number(4) or take it off..
some how I manege to run the windows cd,but it's telling me that I don't have enough space..what to do ?
again m really sorry & thankful for ur time & help
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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Jun 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM
Hi sarkis510,

No problem, I am here to help you. If you can still boot to the existing Windows 7 Operating System I would like to see the structure of the partitions in your computer. Please follow the steps below to send a screenshot of the "Disk Management" window:

1. After the computer boots into Windows Operating System, press and hold Windows key in the bottom row of the keyboard and then press R.
2. This will launch the Run Dialog Box. Type "diskmgmt.msc" and hit "Enter".
3. Maximize the window that opens.
4. Take a screenshot of the window and upload to https://authentification.site.
5. Add the link to the uploaded file in the reply.

To know more about Dell's products, services and drivers & downloads, please go to http://dell.to/YBlak6
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