Inspiron 1545, won't boot from recovery disk
by JohnnyCod804 - 9/21/12 11:17 PM
"I have an Inspiron (Dell), 1545. At first it would not boot at all, kept getting error message "missing or corrupt MpFilter.sys, reinstall windows. My good computer (netbook), has no optical drive. So I created a bootable USB, and put a windows Vista ISO on it. It booted, put I still cant do anything, when I get to the part where I hit F8, and I have all the safe mode options, the "repair computer" option is not there. So I said "Uncle", contacted Dell, and they sent me the recovery installation disks. So I figured I am home free. I told the computer to boot off the DVD and it tells me it cant find any bootable media. I want to restore the computer to the original factory configuration. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks."Computer then says no bootable media found, F1 to retry, F2 to setup, I have hit every key possible during every stage of the process. I also did the battery removal and power button thing, no change. Whenever I do get
F8 to work, "repair the computer" is never an option
taking the battery out and holding the power key, that resets the BIOS?
Before we received the disks from Dell, I made a bootable USB (my netbook does not have an optical drive), with a Vista iso, and windows recovery. That works, but when I run that it tells me no back_up can be found, and when I tell it to do the original restore, it tells me to
Find the directory where the drivers are located. Can't find them on the HD, or on the backup partition of the HD. I even copied the restore disk to a USB..didn't work...oh, I ran the memory test, the only thing it really let's me do. It seems to do a quick check of the HD and the optical drive, no errors, but could there be something wrong with the optical drive, and that's why the disk won't boot?