unable to acess the bios on a dell inspirion 5150 using the f2 command any other key reboots computer?
Posted on 2008-06-14
Windows did a update when my computer rebooted I got an error message \windows\system32\config\system. I cannot get into my bios on a dell inspirion 5150 I use the f2 command and i just keep getting the above error message. any other button on the keyboard reboots the computer including the f12 which should be a diagnostics button for dell.
This is what I have tried so far with no success. I removed it from my laptop put it in my main computer scanned for spyware and virues which there were none. I ran chkdsk no problems detected. I removed the battery and removed one memory module still no good. removed the other memory module replaced it with the other module still no good. checked the keyboard cable to make sure it was seated right still have the same problem.
I would like to get into the bios to boot from cd rom drive. to either repair windows or reinstall but I am having no luck. any help is greatly appreciated.
I don't think I can put my laptop harddrive in my main computer to repair it. If I am able to please let me know how to go about that. I have the 2.5 to 3.5 adapter which is how I was able to do the virus and spyware scan and chkdsk.