Dell Inspirion 510m Owner's Manual: Dell Diagnostics

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Click Next.
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The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
After the computer restarts, click OK.
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Enabling System Restore
If you reinstall Windows XP with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space available, System
Restore is automatically disabled. To see if System Restore is enabled:
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
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Click Performance and Maintenance.
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Click System.
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Click the System Restore tab.
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Ensure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked.
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Dell Diagnostics

CAUTION:
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions at the
beginning of this document.
When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in "Solving Problems" on
page 81 and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance.
NOTICE:
The Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell™ computers.
The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.
NOTE:
If your computer cannot display a screen image, contact Dell.See page 127
Shut down the computer. See page 39.
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If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation
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that came with your docking device for instructions.
Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
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Turn on the computer. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
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NOTE:
If you cannot see anything on your display, hold down the mute button and press the computer's
power button to begin the Dell Diagnostics. The computer automatically runs the Pre-boot System
Assessment.
NOTE:
If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell
Diagnostics, from your Drivers and Utilities CD.
If you wait too long and the Microsoft
see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer through the Start menu and try
again.
®
®
Windows
logo appears, continue to wait until you
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Solving Problems

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