Look at your second to last photo. Do you see Boot Mode? Change it from UEFI to Legacy. Power on and then press F12 key for boot menu and select your USB drive and it will boot. Not an option? Easy - just make a UEFI USB flash drive as follows: Create UEFI USB flash drive (1) Drive: Select the USB flash drive you want to use. (2) Partitioning scheme: Select GPT Partitioning scheme for UEFI here. (3) File system: Here you have to select NTFS. (4) Create a bootable drive with ISO image: Select the corresponding Windows ISO. (5) Create extended description and symbols: Tick this box. Have you updated the BIOS/UEFI ?
Hi Starrla, No not really and why do you think this would make it better? I'm puzzled. You would be better off just increasing RAM, replace any mechanical hard drives with SSD's. and updating Windows 10 and drivers. Give us the full model numbers of your Dell laptop and HP All in One and we could give you more details.
Your friend was scammed by crimminals. Microsoft never phones and there is no Microsoft software to download for remote connection. Did he give them any banking or credit card information? Is so he should call the bank or credit card people right away and put a stop on the transaction. People often wont admit this at first because they are so embarrased that they could be so gullible and so ask gentlly as a friend. If you are able to boot the Windows install USB then Boot from the media and choose “Repair your computer” (down on lower left of the “Install Now” screen). choose troubleshoot choose advanced option choose command prompt type diskpart and press enter type list disk and press enter this shows all drives available, DVD/USB and hdd, make note of hdd number type Select disk X - where X is the number of the hdd you want to wipe, change X to that number and press enter once the drive you want to wipe is chosen, type Clean All exit and close. That should do it. The "clean all" command fills every...
The photo is not in focus so it is hard to see the details of the protruding bit from the base. Normally that is a threaded part on floor lamps. I don’t think epoxy would hold for very long. If you have tools you could try as below. You might have to look around for pieces. Similar components are use in furniture construction. What I would do in this situation is to tightly fit a 10cm long piece of wooden dowel with an inside threaded metal insert. You could also machine and thread a piece of metal. Remember to leave enough room for the power cable! In the base you want a hollow (for the power cable) outside threaded (matching thread insert above) metal bar. Hold this securely in place with thin nuts and washers. Then just screw the base and lamp standard together being careful not to twist the power cable. There you are better than new!
Size may be your problem. Is the drive HDD (mechanical) or SSD ? If HDD then: 2.5" hard drives normally come in one of three thicknesses: (1) 12.5 mm - these are the Super-Phat drives that probably only larger laptops (DTRs and workstations) can fit. They usually have three platters instead of two, enabling higher capacity. (2) 9.5 mm - this is the most common size and should fit most laptops without problems. (3) 7 mm - these slim drives are used in thinner laptops (like ultraportables). Most SSDs are also in this size, and usually include a plastic bumper to increase the thickness to 9.5 mm in case the HDD mounting system requires it.
Take out the CMOS battery (silver coin shaped metal disk) to the right of the memory modules. This guide shows how to open that panel: Dell Vostro 3458 Access Panel Replacement Press the power on button to discharge any electricity. Remove CMOS battery for 15 to 30 seconds. Pop back in, close case, plug in power supply and boot up. Fixed?