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  • Dell told to reinstall Operating System, say's everything looks good. Reinstalling Operating System, goes through all the steps, then reboots, during startup, system "Installs Personal Settings". At this time the screan shows don't tocuh, takes about 30 minuates. After hours nothing happens. Tried the reinstall several times and continues to hang up here each time. Note the first time of the reinstall, came to start personal settings and the computer came unplugged and the battery was out. This is when I began to try to reinstall several time and the hang up come up.
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:53 PM

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  • probably the hdd is having a bad sectors,  use a program call  hdd regenerator  this could help you or tell you if the hdd is damage,
    any help is well appreciated, it all depends on who needs it
    • Marked as answer by sheepman11 Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:13 AM
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:39 PM
  • I hope she does have it on flash so you can put it back on.

    Anyway, glad I could help. Please mark this as answered if you got it up and running.

    Thanks.

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    • Marked as answer by sheepman11 Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:12 AM
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:34 AM

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  • probably the hdd is having a bad sectors,  use a program call  hdd regenerator  this could help you or tell you if the hdd is damage,
    any help is well appreciated, it all depends on who needs it
    • Marked as answer by sheepman11 Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:13 AM
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:39 PM
  • If system lost power during first install, I'd backup any important data, re-install Windows, and recreate the partition to make sure you get a nice clean install.

    If you have any important data on it, you can always move the hard disk to a good computer as a second drive, and copy it over before putting it back and recreating the partition.

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:50 AM
  • thank you
    curt maddex
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:05 AM
  • Thank You, I did get it to go through. I have lost everything. Can I still take the HD out and find the old files?
    curt maddex
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:07 AM
  • If you recreated the partition, everything that was on the drive before is gone, unless you know someone who works at CIA or FBI (or you can get lucky and find a software online).

    That's why I suggested backing up the data first.

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:11 AM
  • Wife said she had everything on a flash, guess not.

    Thank you....she will have to start from scratch


    curt maddex
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:23 AM
  • I hope she does have it on flash so you can put it back on.

    Anyway, glad I could help. Please mark this as answered if you got it up and running.

    Thanks.

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    • Marked as answer by sheepman11 Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:12 AM
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:34 AM