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(Solved) - Dell 1555 problem, help needed please.

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Travis299
Posts: 133

My problem is with a Dell 1555 laptop that has a defective HD & I have ordered a new one. I do NOT have a backup of the HD but I do have all of the legal SW product keys for WIN 7 PRO 64 bit and OFFICE 2010 stored on another PC. I need the steps to make this replacement HD work but I don't know how to get started. I would appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction to get this PC fixed for my grandson. I also don't have a rescue type CD to get the PC up far enough to load anything. I also have a large external HD that I could load with the WIN 7 PRO 64 bit but how do I get it and then transfer this SW to the new HD.

Thanks for all of your help as I really appreciate it.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

Here's how to take out the Hard Drive
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/.....55-laptop/

Drivers for the Laptop found here
http://www.dell.com/support/dr.....tudio-1555

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit found here,
http://www.mydigitallife.info/.....tal-river/

You will need to burn the ISO to a DVD using this http://www.microsoftstore.com/.....vd_dwnTool
You can also use this tool to load to ISO to a USB Key if you have one, needs to be over 4GB though!

Installation instructions of Windows 7 found here
http://www.computerworld.com/s.....geNumber=1

Is the Hard Drive totally defective?

Posted 1 year ago
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Travis299
Posts: 133

The PC will not boot with the HD installed. When I remove the HD I am able to boot the PC with the CD. I assume that the HD is broke but unable to prove this as I do not have a replacement yet but one is on order. Thanks for your response as I really appreciate it.

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Ruja
Posts: 230

Try pressing F12 during the Dell boot screen to boot from your CD/DVD drive without removing your HDD.

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Travis299
Posts: 133

I tried all of the F keys but nothing happens on power up by tapping the F keys. The Dell logo stops with the bar under the logo about 2/3 of the way across. I am uable to get past this 2/3 of the bar unless I remove the HD & then the PC boots.

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Travis299
Posts: 133

Replaced HD and installed WIN 7 PRO, Office 2010 PRO using the old product keys. I had to do the phone call to MSFT for the WIN 7 key validation but everything is working A-OK now. There were over 140 SW updates for WIN 7 & Office 2010. Thanks again for all of the help.

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