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Q: cannot boot into windows xp dell computer

I have an old dell i want to put my music harddrive into. I was able to log into windows then it froze up and now I am getting a program software error after it tries loading windows. I have tried F8 and last known config and safe mode neither work. I need a windows xp boot cd/recovery cd. My service tag is FLXSB21. Please help.

A: cannot boot into windows xp dell computer

The only thing that I can suggest at this time would be to call Dell & try to obtain a reinstall CD. It's been a few years back, they furnished me one free of charge for an old Latitude D610 that I purchased & needed to reinstall the OS on later due to massive file issues.
 
http://www.dell.com/support/contents/us/en/04/article/Contact-Information/Customer-Support/customer-support-phone-numbers
 
There is no way to legit download XP, you'll need reinstall CD.
 
Hopefully the folks at Dell can assist with this.
 
Cat

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Inspiron 15R SE 7520
When I attempt to start my laptop it goes to the Dell logo screen and will not boot Windows 8. Any suggestions?
I've had the computer less than a month and if I have to restore the system completely it will not cause much of a problem.

Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Dell Laptop w/ Windows 8 won't boot past dell logo screen

Hello Univers789,
Re-installing windows is the last resort. So before doing that, you can try the steps mentioned below which might fix the issue. 1. Restart the laptop and start tapping the F2 key at the Dell logo for enter the BIOS. 2. Navigate to the “Advanced” menu. 3. Change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from Intel Smart Response to AHCI. 4. Press F10 to save changes and exit. 5. Reboot the system. 6. Go back into the BIOS by tapping the F2 key and change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from AHCI to Intel Smart Response. 7. Save changes and exit by pressing the F10 key. 8. Reboot the system and it should boot normally into Windows. In case the above steps don’t fix the issue, run the Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA / ePSA) Diagnostics. Run the test and check if gives any error code. Note down the error code and update me with the same, would let you know the next course of action. Please write back with results. 

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Hi, I have an unusual problem with a Dell Desktop. At the location where the computer is assigned (it's a work computer) the computer will not boot past the first Dell boot screen. it is on the screen where it says to Hit F2 for setup, F12 for boot options..etc.. There is a bar that fills up while booting, well this bar never fully fills up it just freezes on this screen.

If I take the computer to my location the computer boots and runs just fine. I know this other location has had power issues in the past and am thinking it is an issue with the power at the location but none of the other computers at the location are doing this. I have tried several other outlets at the location and same thing happens. Any ideas or has anybody seen anything like this before? thanks..

Tim
 

A:Dell computer will not boot past first boot screen

Hi

try changing the keyboard and mouse over to another one.

regards
 

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Please please please someone help me!!!

I reset my laptop using F8 but during the reset my laptop died! I tried turning it back on annnnndddd now it won't go past Dell screen??? It loads the dell sign, I can press f2 for setup and f12 for boot options. Then the screen goes black after the dell thing has loaded (like it would when it turns on) then it stays black and reboots again. Like a reboot cycle almost.
I tried pressing f8 to get up the recovery settings but even that's not loading or coming up.
Somebody please help me, I need my laptop to do work and I don't have enough money to get it fixed professionally or buy a new one.

I aren't amazing with laptops so please give me like a dummies guide. I won't understand technical words but please help !

Thank you
 

A:Dell windows 10 won't boot past start up dell screen

Please put the service tag of your laptop in your next reply so we can tell exactly which model you have, click on this link for details :- http://www.dell.com/support/content...ort-Knowledgebase/locate-service-tag/Notebook
 

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Dell inspiron 2 years old. My daughters Computer ran fine before this. Will not boot in safe mode. or last known good configuration. Ran Dell diagnostic, HD short test failed. Tried booting F12 CD/DVD from Vista CD, optical drive makes noise but screen returns to failed boot. Tried other boot disc same thing, noise like its being read, but nothing on screen. Optical drive worked fine before this episode.
 

A:Dell will not boot into Windows, optical drive makes noise will not boot from CD

Are you saying you believe the optical drive and hard disk have failed, or you think the optical drive has failed?
 

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Hi,The computer I've messed up is a Dell Inspiron 545ST desktop, dual-core processor, Windows 7, 6 GB RAM, 750 GB HD. Eight months old, still under warranty. I haven't backed up anything because, like making a will, I figured there was plenty of time. My tech knowledge is slightly above average--a dangerous thing.I created a new, FAT32 (I believe; the computer's default is NTFS, of course) 20-GB partition using free, online software that seemed OK. (I don't know which because I can't access it now.) I used it to transfer Windows 98 files from a USB-connected enclosure containing an old hard drive to the partition, which it seemed to do flawlessly.I chose the software's option to make the partition bootable. I thought maybe if anything was funky, it would be isolated and I could destroy the monster I created. Wrong!I received an error message I do not remember. I figured, OK, that failed, but I still have the partition and the data.When I rebooted, instead of Windows and my desktop, the Dell diagnostic screen came up. I ran every test, but, like they all are, it was useless. I rebooted and found that was now the default boot-up screen. After trying numerous fixes and about 30 reboots, I got this error message: Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [1c]. The error message has never repeated.I called Dell, but they blew me off because it's software related.To dig myself deeper, I tried Ultimate Boot CD, which was hours... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 545ST partition or boot error; won't boot to Windows

You will need to repair the boot sector on Windows 7 using fixmbr while under Recovery/Repair Console. you can only have 1 active partition that is bootable in a machine at one time.

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Moms in Fl... says all the sudden her computer won't boot up, it acts as if it wants to boot, all the lights come on, such as the keyboard and all, but theres no video at all, then the computer shuts back down....

I'm a long way away, and at a loss as to what I should tell her, without looking at it myself.... and I'm no guru thats for sure, I'd probably try to see if it would boot from the disk, but I'd be lost after that!

Any ideas?

A:Dell Computer Won't Boot

No video?

First thing I would check would be the connection between monitor and system and the power cord.

The fact that the system shuts down would seem to indicate a PS problem, with no further info (IMO).

Louis

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I had a virus and must have messed up my computer in trying to fix it. Now my computer won't boot. I can't get it to boot from the XP CD. In the set-up, boot sequence I set it only for the cd and I get "strike f1 to retry boot, F2 for setup". if I turn it off and on and hit f12 I get 5 choices; 1 normal, 2 ide cd-rom device, 3 system setup, 4 ide drive diagnostics, 5 boot to utility partition. None work. the diag says hd is fine. I'd like to reformat/reload xp on hard drive and can't. On another computer I can get the comuter to boot from the xp cd and it works

A:Dell XP computer won't boot

You can try resetting the BIOS to default settings...by temporarily removing the CMOS battery...and that might allow a boot.

What is the system model?

Louis

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Please i'm having a dell computer (dell system optiplex, GX280 series, bios version A03)
when i power it on it gives an error message, No timer tick interrupt. I have tried everything I know but it keeps on giving thesame message.

pleese help me on how to solve this problem.
thanks
 

A:dell computer refusing to boot

usually either the m/board or cpu has gone

check the m/b for bad caps

http://www.badcaps.net/pages.php?vid=5

see if dell diagnostics will pick up anything
 

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I just bought a used Dell Dimension 8400 Series Desktop Computer with Pentium 4 running Windows XP, and had it running for about a week. Then I shut it down and when I tried to reboot it up it gives me a message that says
'Type the system password and press <ENTER> Enter Password:' I don't know the password and I don't remember ever setting one up. I can't even get into setup.

Please Help. In desperate need.

Thank You for anyones input into this.

Sincerely,
Slammed in Spokane

 

A:Need Help! Can't Boot Up My Dell 8400 Computer

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I have Dell desktop pc, and when i turn the power on i hear a series of beeps, ( they are long beeps, i cant count them as they dont seem to stop until i turn the computer off again) the computer sounds as if it has turned on but the monitor is black. If i leave the computer for a couple days and then try again it starts up no problem and i am able to use it, but sometimes it wont start up.
can anyone help me with figuring this out please?
thanks

A:Dell computer doesn't boot up

Try removing and reseating your RAM.

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My computer is a Dell Inspiron 1520 with Windows Vista installed.
A short time ago, I pressed the Dell MediaDirect button by accident when the computer was off, and it started booting in a separate mode. I foolishly turned the power off because I had intended to boot normally, but thereafter, each time I turned the computer on, it tried to boot in Dell MediaDirect mode and promptly got a BSOD citing a Plug and Play error.

Following advice from the following two pages, I created a Dell MediaDirect Repair CD, and followed the instructions to repair.
http://chris.gg/2010/05/repairing-de...-screen-issue/
http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia...ct-button.html
I ran into the same issue as the guy in the first link. Thereafter, when I turned on the computer, I got the message "2 active partitions." So I made a Vista Recovery Disk (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...very-disc.html), and ran it. The recovery disk found my OS but it said it was on the F: drive instead of C:
In any case, I tried the Startup Repair, and tried bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr but I am still unable to boot Vista. Now when I boot, it either does nothing, showing a cursor in the top left corner, or it fills the entire screen with colorful symbols and I turn the computer off after waiting a little while.

Trying the recovery disk again, I tried running bootrec /scanos and found that bootrec identified 0 installations.

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A:Computer Won't Boot After Dell MediaDirect

Hi -

Boot into recovery and run "Windows System Restore"

Don't try to change the drive letters on your own. I know exactly what you speak of and System Restore got me out of it each time and I hope it does for you, too.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi, I am having a problem booting to Window XP Home Edition sp1. I have a Dell 4600 Computer. It scenario went like this. My husband would sometimes get on the puter and it would hang after he logged on. The only way I could get out of it was to reset my APC UPS. Then it would reboot and I would get a blue screen. I would reboot again and It would be fine. Now this never happened when I logged on so I don't know what was up with that. I never upgraded to sp2 or 3. Maybe dumb but I make stationery for Outlook and Outlook express and build a few little web pages with applets and vbs scripts, so did not want the settings to mess with my applets on the upgrades. Now last night I stupidly decided to download a program called Driver Max. I figured maybe I should update any drivers that may be causing the freeze and blue screen. I ran it and it said there were about 8 drivers that it had new versions of so I started downloading. First was a hard disk controller driver. I made a system restore checkpoint. Then installed the driver and rebooted...or tried too. Of course, and went to hades in a handbasket real quick. It boots up to the black screen that gives me options how to start it.....safe mode, last know good config. etc. so I tried all to no avail. When I tried the safe mode it did the multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (0) and the different boot ini files all the way down the page. So can anyone help? Also when I choose normal boot it gives me a blue... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Computer won't boot xp sp1 home...Dell

and welcome to the Forum

Sounds like you have multiple issues . . the hanging when first starting may be a weak power supply . .

Look at the diagnostic diagram here to see if anything jumps out . . particularly the diagnostic lights

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...ot.htm#1112886

Knowing the exact error message will help a lot.

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Hello!
when I turn on my computer it shows a black screen only but I can hear the fan running it's like it's in a sleep mode and wont wake up I have switched power cables and used with or without the batteries in my hardware settings I set it never to go asleep? I have since bought another laptop not Dell but I would like to fix this one for a back up any suggestions. also the power led and the bluetooth both lightup?
thanks in advance. Darrell

A:my computer dell inspirion wont boot up

and welcome to the Forum

If you have not yet done so, disconnect from power and remove the battery . . press the power button several times and see if you can boot into BIOS

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I am trying to start a dell and I get a message msgina.dll falied to load. how do I fix this or boot the computer in admin mode

A:msgina.dll error how do i boot in admin on a dell computer

There are some ideas here:http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findb...Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I've got an old Dell that I'm trying to get running again but, every time I start it up it goes directly to BIOS. It regonizes my hard drive and all of my other hardware. When I exit out of BIOS it says that I have to replace jumper for settings to be saved. It is now safe to shut down your computer. I have tried booting from a Ubuntu live CD, another harddrive, I've replaced all the cables and I've tried using another power supply. Any help would help because I'm stumped.
 

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My laptop will no longer boot windows 7. When I turn it on the dell logo is displayed and tge loading bar completes. Then there is a black screen with a white cursor briefly at the top left then black forever. The fans are still running. I can not get to the boot menu by pressing f8 or f11 however I can get to the boot options by pressing f12. I had a ubuntu diak lying around so I put that in and booted from the disk. I was not able to access the drive that winows is installed on. When trying it told me it couldnt mount it because windows was hibernated. I deleted the hiberfile and now I can access the drive and everything on it but windows still will not boot. I suspect I just need to repair my windows installation but I don't have a windows repair disk. I figure there may be a way to fix windows through ubuntu or download the contents of a windows repair disk onto a flashdrive and use that to boot and repair. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:dell xps 17 windows will not boot

Dell has restore options available via F8 at power on. Depending on what you've done with the hard drive these recovery options may or may not be available. If they are, one of them is PC Restore that will restore the PC to the original factory condition (and no discs are needed).

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Okay, So I was surfing the net, when I got the dreaded BSOD, so I restarted my machine, and the flash screen cameup okay, at first, after the flash screen, it was saying

"Loading descriptor for PBR 2...done

Disk Read error
Press control, alt, delete ro restart"

now it is saying

"Loading descriptor for PBR 4...done

disk error
press any key to restart"

I don't have the recovery CD, and Dell is not being kind, is there a way or files that i can download to get my comp up and running so i can try and fix the problem? I have pics of my daughter on my HDD that I need to save, I can't get the comp to load in safe mode, what can i do, please help!!!
 

A:Dell Windows XP Boot...PLEASE Help!

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I was in the process of obtaining the logs necessary to post in the malware forum when my computer crashed. When I attempted to restart the computer it got past the initial "Dell" screen but as soon as the subsequent screen loads the monitor goes to black. I ran a diagnostic and it says:

"Drive 0: WDC WD1600JD-75HBB0 - Fail. Return Code: 7"

Drives 1 & 3 have no device and Drive 2 is a Philips DVD player.

If it matters, I tried downloading and running Avast the other day and my computer began continuously restarting until I was able to remove the program in Safe Mode. I also recently downloaded and ran Spybot.

Please help me. I backed up my documents and wedding photos on an external hard drive this morning but I'd love to be able to use my computer again soon.

Matt

A:Windows XP won't boot on Dell

One more thing speaking of Safe Mode. When I try booting it into safe mode I get the first several commands and the final command is:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys


And this morning I got a system message saying "C:\Windows\uzerefoz.dll" was erased.

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Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I donít think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.
 

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

Did you check the bios and check that the CD/DVD Rom is enabled as a boot device and is searched before the HDD?
 

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Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!! Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I donít think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.
 

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

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Had gotten the message from Microsoft that my laptop could upgrade to Windows 10. Did so on 7/29/2015 and things seemed ok, but it was very slow and wireless mouse's scroll wheel didn't function. Then bluetooth stopped working. Ran the program to go back to Windows 7 and it said it completed properly, but now it won't boot. Can't go to safe mode and when I looked there are no recovery points saved. Even though warranty has expired, Dell support agreed and sent me "Reinstallation DVD" for Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit. My problem is that I really don't want to do factory reset type of install as we have thousands of photos on this laptop and they can not be replaced. Any help would be appreciated. I am using our desktop to post and I can not access the internet from the laptop. I did, when in adnavced menu, get it to boot once without the constant rebooting and it ended up at a blue screen saying I needed to run my anti-virus program. I am not that computer savy, so be prepared for a lot of questions.

A:Dell Inspiron N7010 won't boot Windows 7 after downgrading from Windows 10

You can still retrieve all your data. Download the Hirens boot disk here. Unzip the iso file to the desktop. Burn the iso file using WIndows 7 by right clicking it and selecting Burn Disk Image. On XP you can use Imgburn. If you use Imgburn make sure you opt out of any optional programs it installs. Attach a USB flash or external drive. Boot the Hirens disk and select MiniXP. Double click Computer. Your hard drive may be a different letter than C: 
 
Copy, do not move, the files from your hard drive to your external drive. Make sure you can open them on the other computer before doing the clean install.
 
If you do not have an available CD or DVD you can create a bootable USB flash drive. If you prefer this method then I will post the instructions.
 
Edit: You may want to also save your browser favorites or bookmarks.

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Hi guys,

Am new to using computers. Can someone help me step by step process of how to install windows server 2003 r2 and windows 7 home premium 64 bit as a dual boot on my dell xps laptop.

thank you very much in advance..

A:dual boot of windows server 2003 r2 and windows 7 on dell xps

Should be the same as to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Install 2003 first. You'll know right away if it can see the HD or if it needs the SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Once it's installed boot WIn7 installer to create the second partition you should leave space for during previous install. It will configure the Dual Boot menu, or else install EasyBCD to 7 to add 2003.

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When I power on my Dell 1545, it goes to the Windows Error Recovery screen. Choosing LAUNCH STARTUP REPAIR results in a screen that says Windows files are loading, then goes to a blank screen where it hangs. Choosing START WINDOWS NORMALLY results in the process hanging at the STARTING WINDOWS screen.

Attempting to boot the computer in Safe Mode results in the process hanging at \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS

I was able to remove the SATA hard drive, hook it to my desktop and recover all my files.

Attempt to boot from the Windows 7 Installation CD results in the process hanging at the STARTING WINDOWS screen.

Attempt to boot from the Windows 7 Installation CD with the hard drive removed results in the process hanging at the STARTING WINDOWS screen.

I was able to boot Ubuntu from the CD and navigate through the computer.

I'm at a loss as to what to do next. I am able to access the BIOS setup, but can't make any changes because the touchpad will not move the pointer. A USB mouse will allow the pointer to move, but not when I'm in the BIOS setup.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 won't boot on Dell laptop

Update: Pulled the hard drive out, hooked up to my XP machine and formatted it. Put it back in the laptop, now get a NTLDR is missing error. Restarting and booting from a Windows 7 CD results in the same thing as above - the process hangs at "Starting Windows" page.

What's going on here? Is it BIOS? Am I looking at a new motherboard?

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I start my dell laptop, I get the dell loading screen and then a black screen with a blinking cursor. I can access F2 and F12 but cannot get into F8 because windows just won't even boot up. However, if I put the dell diagnostic drivers disc in and go to the F12 option and boot from cd, it will boot, run all the diagnostic tests, which all have passed, and that's it. It won't boot the windows cd or any other cd for that matter. I can get into the BIOS and run the tests internally, and again, all pass, and that's it. That is all I can do. My laptop is no longer under warranty. I have no drive for a floppy disc to make a bootable windows disc. I don't know what else to do. I simply cannot afford to trash the hard drive or anything for that matter. Can someone please help.

A:Cannot Boot Windows On Dell Laptop

The old black screen with blinking cursor...that's an easy one .Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 You need to get to the Recovery Console and run the fixmbr command.Type in the number (1) on the line where it asks which install you want to access.At the password prompt in the Recovery Console, just hit the Enter key. When the prompt reflects "C:\Windows, etc.", just type fixmbr and hit Enter/OK (whichever).Warning comes up, reply affirmatively ("yes").Exit (after command is done), reboot.Louis

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I have researched the TECH SUPPORT FORUMS for any ideas how to fix my problem, and none of them work. I've tried rebooting from the recovery disks and they don't work. It won't start in safe mode (or any of the other options there), and I can't get it to boot to the last known good configuration. Needless to say, I don't even come close to getting the option to restore the computer to a previous point. I ran a system test (holding down the FN key while turning the computer on) and everything passed, so I'm pretty sure it's just Windows 7 not loading completely. The computer starts to boot, but freezes with a blue screen (not completely blue - not screen of death, it has some windows type swirls and a large cursor.) If my recovery disks don't work - what options do I have. Other than a factory reset, I'm at a loss what to try next. Any ideas????? HELP!!! Using a Dell Inspiron 1749 with Windows 7 Home Edition.

A:Dell Laptop Won't Boot Windows 7

What happens when you do try and enter Safe mode? Does the computer lock up?

What happens when you run Windows Repair via the CD?

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Hi everyone!

My Dell laptop (Windows 8) started acting up several hours ago. I can get to where I put my PIN number and the wheel starts moving and then stops and that's it.

I've read other posts about this but I am an old lady and very far from being technically savvy (but I'm terrific at following directions and Crush used to help me with everything in the past).

Thanks in advance for your assistance. You've always come through before and I've always made sure to express my appreciation.

A:Dell Laptop (Windows 8) won't boot.

In the meantime I ran an ePSA Pre-Boot System Assessment. The message I received was "Long Self Test Unsuccessful"
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Scan QR code
Error 2000:0142
If this means anything to anyone, maybe it will help solve the problem. If not, any assistance will be GREATLY appreciated!

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I cannot boot my Inspiron desk top to Windows 7.  It makes it through the Dell and Windows logos, then hangs on the black screen with the cursor arrow.  I have tried everything suggested in the troubleshooting articles I found on this site and elsewhere on the net...except for reinstalling Windows 7.  I do not have the disc for that but did make a set of recovery discs when I bought the computer.  The computer does not respond, either to them or to my Windows 7 repair disc.  This started when I was working on a spooling problem and resorted to System Restore when nothing else worked.  When Restore had finished it was unable to reboot.  The only clues were  suggestions that the problem may have been caused by "a recent hardware or software change" and "required device inaccessible".  It would seem that System Restore deleted something it shouldn't have, but how do I found out what if I can't get into my files? Will the Windows 7 disc do anything my recovery discs couldn't do? 

A:Dell Inspiron will not boot to Windows 7

Hello Riverbug
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please do a power cycle by disconnecting all the connectors including the power cable. hold down the power button for 15 secs and then put back all the connectors  and power up the machine. 
If still the same, Shut down the system again . restart and keep tapping onf 12,select diagnostics and let it complete. If the test passes , try another HD on the system if available , if not try to reinstall the windows from the recovery disc you made. 
Await your response.
Regards

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How can I boot my Dell Studio 1749 Laptop from either a USB or External HP CD/DVD drive in order to bypass a disabled internal CD/DVD (with stuck disk)?
And how do I create the USB Boot Drive?

The F12 boot options freeze up trying to boot my repair disk in external dvd.

A:Boot Windows 10 on Dell Laptop from USB

Hello and welcome!

Look at the following tutorials for guidance:

This one will show you how to create a USB drive that can be used for installation and repair:
USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10

This one shows you how to boot from the USB drive:
USB Drive - Boot from in Windows 10

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Hoping to find a solution here :)

Problem:

I got a re-furbished DELL Optiplex gx620, It was working well when I got it and then I decided to do a clean install of Vista to upgrade to Windows 7.

I did the usual thing, use a Vista bootable dvd, change the boot order and everything was running fine, until the time it said it cannot continue with the setup and will have to exit. So, I thought there might be an error in the dvd itself.

Since, I had formatted the hdd, so I went back to do a clean install of XP with my XP recovery disk, as it turns out, it gave some error, I thought there is a problem with a disk so removed it and thought of giving my XP home cd a go. It also halted after a few processes.

Then, I got a new bootable XP cd to try again, I got this error when I was doing the installation:

File \i386\l_intl.nls could not be loaded. The error code is 7.
Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

So, I did a quick search to see what could be the possible solutions to this problem, I found a thread on this forum about the same problem.

This is what I did:

Made a Memtest bootable disk and ran the test. It said No Errors Found.

Ran the DELL hard drive test utility and it scanned the hdd (WD800-JD) and said there were no errors.

Then, made a bootable disk of DBAN to wipe the entire hdd and do a fresh install.

But to my surprise, it dint load, I went into boot sequence setup and changed it to boot with CD. Restarted, said:

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A:Windows XP Boot Problem on DELL GX 620

Check here for the beep code depending on your BIOS

Phoenix
Award
AMI

Initially sounded like a bad CD drive but i think the RAM will end up being the culprit. Do you have two sticks or RAM in there? Try switching one out and use one at a time.

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Hi,
I hope someone can help me. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with Windows XP. Every time I turn it on it goes to a black page with white writing saying: "Please select the operating system to start." It gives two of the same option: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition. I don't know why I have two of these to choose from when they are both the same. then it goes to the Windows start page with the blue bar that indicates that it is booting up. It does not start though instead it goes to a black page with Dell logo and then it goes back to the black page with the prompts asking me to select the operating system and the cycle starts over. It just cycles around again and again. Any sugestions on how to break the cycle and get to WIndows start page?
Thanks Kate
I know there must be simple explaination I just don't know about.
 

A:Dell Inspiron Windows XP won't boot up.

Repairing Windows XP Will solve this problem
Insert the CD & Boot from it.
At Welcome to Setup Screen Press enter
Agree to the liscense & Agreement
Windows will then search for previous installation & display it to you
Then you need to press the "R" Key for repair
By the Way a wrong place to post this question
 

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My mom's Dell Optiplex Desktop computer will not boot windows.
When you turn it on you get the Dell splash screen, then the screen askign you how you want to boot since last time it had an improper shutdown, if i select Normal or Last Known Good Configuration it will go to the Windows XP loading screen for a minute or so before the whole thing shuts off.
I can get it to boot to safe mode so I don't think the issue is with the HD.
I messed around with the RAM chips since she had several of different sizes from different manufacturers and the 256mb one that was likely original to the PC was able to get through the windows loading screen but it immediately goes to Check Disk and gets to ~15% before shutting off. It will not respond to my wireless keyboard to abort check disk, and I do not have a wired one available.

I have not seen it today, but last time I was working on it I got "Thermal Event" errors even after opening it up and cleaning the bejezus out of if. The thing is spotless inside and is not overheating due to dirt.

Any suggestions are welcome. I am going to see if I can find my old XP disk but I'm not optimistic that it'll turn up.

Thanks in advance
Labcat

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as you can get into safe mode , have you tried a restore ?
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Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

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I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I followed other web sites and repaired my MBR but it still will not boot up. I tried System Repair, Check point, Image, and Dell system restore and all failed. I have tried to use the Windows install CD and all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor and then after 3 minutes the compute attempts to boot again and fails. I tried everything to try and wipe the drive from C prompt and it will not let me. I have very weak computer skills but I can follow directions and I have wiped a previous computer I owned. (I confirmed that my CD drive is working) I also should mention I have a second hard drive on my computer that I backed everything up to.

A:Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware


Clear the CMOS:Use your system manual to find instructions for accessing the BIOS...
In the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen...
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i boot up that takes a bit longer than normal then it goes to the windows 7 logo twirly thing it pauses half way through a flash of blue screen (too short to get a code) then it restarts i can then go to the option to start up recovery or start normally i go to recovery it scans my system wants to send something to Microsoft. i have also tried boot rec.exe that didn?t work

i have just got hold of windows vista and xp instillation disk i am going to try that.

Please help

Also see my vid of what it does http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ6rwHmGNhk

Thank you

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You could download the appropriate .iso file, burn it to disc, and then try to repair your computer.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

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Brand new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook with Windows 8. 256 SSD, 8 gigs of memory, i5-3317, non touch screen. Working fine for 2 months and now will not boot after Dell logo. Have been on tech support three times still not solved. They sent a USB recovery drive and does not boot. They sent an optical drive and the windows recovery disc; still not working! Not a novice at this but fully stumped. Cannot get to a C prompt, cannot get into Safe mode. Am able to get into BIOS but is limited in what can be done there. Diagnostics says everything is fine. Am ready to go back to Windows 7 until they work the bugs out. Please help and thanks in advance.

A:Windows 8 hangs after Dell logo and will not boot!

Based on the symptons you report, I doubt that it will work on Win 7. Its not the OS, its some other problem.

If it "will not boot after Dell logo" that says it won't even go to the BIOS (F2 setup). Actually it will not boot after the BIOS and not boot from any device. That says either a motherboard hardware problem or a BIOS problem. Have you tried resetting the BIOS?

Have you been on the Dell Community users forum (users helping users like this forum)? People there with more specific Dell knowledge. There is a Laptop hardware section. Dell also has an unresolved issues on-line link that many times can escalate open problems.

Laptop - Dell Community
Dell Unresolved Issues

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Hi again folks!
Since creating a thread on here yesterday (elder daughter laptop stuck in reboot loop) I've come across another issue with a different laptop.
This is a Dell Inspiron (Interl Celeron) with Windows 7 installed.
Being a pretty old laptop, it hasn't been used for some time (my youngest dautgher has since upgrade). However, her younger brother has spotted it and wants me to try and get it working (he's young so won't be doing anything to strenuous on it!)
When booted up, it returns the message BOOTMGR is missing: press ALT, CTRL and DEL to reboot/start.
F8 repair function will not work (possibly not installed in that Win 7 edition?).
I'm currently running all the memory tests, but can't see that helping me.
I was wondering if I can use a Windows 7 ISO disk that I'll be utilising for the other Windows Laptop issue?
Data on here is probably not worth keeping (handful of paint pics/word docs at best!).

Many thanks.

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if i try start normally it will blue screen to code error:

STOP: 0x0000001A (0x00005100, 0xc02203f8, 0x000000002, 0x00000100)


Any idea guys?

A:Windows 7 wont boot on Dell gx280

The hardware between the two machines doesn't match so Windows is hitting a stop error. You can try booting to safe mode to see if Windows can resolve the hardware/driver situation and then try booting normally.

It is supposed to be possible to move a drive from one PC to another but I've never seen it work properly.

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A:dell inspiron 5558 won't boot windows 7

Hi,
We’re listening. We’ll surely try and assist you. As you are seeing the blinking cursor on the screen, looks like the Operating System is not installed correctly in the system.
We request you to complete the hardware diagnostics to check if there is any hardware issues in the system. You can click here to find the steps to complete the same.
Please share your findings, so that we can proceed further accordingly.

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I have CD to clone my drive and it works in 3 other Dell PCs I have so I know the CD is good. There are options in the BIOS I've never seen such as Security Boot Control (disabled), Load Legacy OPROM (enabled), Boot Mode (EUFI), etc. First boot device is set to Internal ODD Devices and second boot device is set to EUFI: Windows Boot Manger.

The CD/DVD drive in the PC is good as it'll recognize any CD I put in there after Windows boots, so Windows recognizes it.

Any trick to getting this PC to boot to the CD so I can try to clone the factory hard disk to an SDD unit?

Thanks

A:Cannot boot from CD in new Dell 3847 w/Windows 10 Home

Hi, your PC is using UEFI; is your CD UEFI compatible?
What you are seeing is exactly what happens if you use a non-UEFI CD with a UEFI based system.
You say it works on other PCs - do those use UEFI or traditional BIOS?

If your CD is not UEFI compatible, you should be able to boot from it with your UEFI PC if you can select CSM mode (legacy boot) in your BIOS.

But note you'd need to set it back again to boot your PC normally.

Better solution: get an updated version of the CD

Example:
How to Fix Issue Booting to DVD/CD with New UEFI BIOS Boot Order - YouTube

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The Problem
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Main Symptom
Computer goes past the Dell screen, I can access system settings but then I receive an error saying a bootable drive cannot be found. 
What I have tried
First, I received error saying "Operating system has no signature. Incompatible with SecureBoot."I ran onboard diagnostics and everything came back normal. Next, I disabled secureboot. I received an error saying that it still cannot boot.
Then I changed the Boot sequence from UEFI to Legacy. I received an error: "No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine."
I created a bootable usb drive for WIndows 8 using a different computer. It is able to boot but I can't access anything. If I try system restore, I receive an error saying "To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select an operating system, and then select System Restore." hen I try "Refresh your PC", it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the device and try again." When I try "Startup Repair", it says it failed to resolve the issue.
I also cannot start the computer on Safe Mode. I tried these instructions www.dell.com/.../en
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A:Dell 8600 Laptop won't boot from Windows CD

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Thanks.
 

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Hey Everyone my Dell Inspiron 15 failed to upload an update, and then rebooted. 
Then it got stuck on the "Dell" screen and wont boot up Windows 8. I can get into the Bios, but nothing seems to help, and the Diagnostic test says that it cannot find the Hard Drive. 

Any help?

Peter Hamm

A:Dell Inspiron wont boot windows

Check the system setup - F2 at powerup.  Is the drive listed or not showing?
If it's listed, run a full diagnostic on it.
If it's not showing, and the system is other than an N-series (N5110, etc.) Inspiron, remove the base cover and remove and reinstall the drive.  If it's then still not seen, the drive is toast and was the cause of the problem.
If it's an N-series Inspiron, you basically have to dismantle most of the system to access the drive - in that case, you may as well purchase a replacement drive before even checking the existing one, as it is not a quick exercise to get to the hard drive.
Overwhelming odds are the drive is toast.

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Mod Edit: Moved to Win7 ~~ boopme
Hello,  I've never posted any issue before so I hope I am posting this in the right place.
 
My Husbands computer, which he uses for school, is running very slow and seems to be getting slower.  It takes 3 minutes to boot in safe mode and almost 6 minutes for a full boot. 
About three weeks ago he was conviced it was bad sectors on the hard drive that caused the problems, so he made a system image, backup up data, bought and installed a new HD.  restored t the new hard drive, but the same prolem (slow boot) is till there. 
I've run check disk, disk clean up , defrag, & Update, no luck.  So i thought it could be a virus, so I updated and ran full scans with MSE, malwarbytes, Junkware removal tool,  adware removal, all returned clean scans.  Then I thought perhps it is a software conflict so i uninstalled all but MSE.  Then i thought it was start up programs, so i went into MSCONFIG, hid all microsoft and disabled all programs, still no luck.   I've also run sfc scannow and used Tweaking.com all with no luck.
I really dont know what else to do.  Any suggestions - besides a full reinstall is most certainly appreciated.
 
Dell XPS 8300 
Windows 7 home premium
X64 based PC
intel i7-2600 core
32GB RAM

A:Dell XPS 8300 windows 7 very slow to boot

If your husband did a complete disk image, you can tap F12 at boot and let Dell do a diagnostic on the computer. This would look for any hardware problem.
 
It would also help if you publish a speccy report as shown here.

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Yesterday my computer automatically updated and now it won't boot into windows with the following BSOD error: IRQL_not_less_or_equal

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What are my options here?
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Apologies, I can't run the scan tool because I can't get into windows

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I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 2500 Notebook. It did not have a hard drive or a power cable when i acquired it. I purchased a dell PA-6 power cable for it and a Western Digital 80 gigabyte Scorpio 2.5 inch ATA hard drive. I placed the adapter that came with the notebook on the hard drive and installed the drive. I have an genuine windows 98 CD and a genuine upgrade disk for windows XP home edition.

I attempted to install XP on the hard disk, but during post the computer states the error message

ERROR
0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup

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Operating System Not Found

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Update:

I contacted dell tech support, and they reccommended using a HDD self check utility that wasn't even present on that model. Typical tech support from the boys at dell. their other reccommendations included processes that required to be activated from windows... well, geez, guys, i cant start windows. anyway, still struggling w/ this.

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irql_not_less_or_equal
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Kernel security check failure

now i have been able to hot swap this this hard drive with other laptops and it boots my old windows no problem but on this laptop i cant install anything.
even if i try to fresh install windows 10 it also gives those errors above especially Kernel security check failure.
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A:Dell latitude E6410 cant install/boot windows 10

I know some Dells needed a BIOS update before they'd run Windows 8 or later - have you checked it has the latest BIOS?
But also - does it have the right hardware to run UEFI?

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Microsoft (R) Windows XP (R) (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158:Service Pack .....
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What can I do to at least fire up Windows to back off my desktop stuff ?

Dave
 

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A:My Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 won't boot. What do I do?

If you have not run the extended (takes a couple of hours) hard drive test, that's first. F12 at powerup.  IF the drive passes the extended test, then you will likely be faced with a manual install of Windows.  Start by ordering a Windows disc:
support.dell.com/.../backupcd_form

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Hello All.
I have a Dell inspiron 14R n4010, actually working with 4GB ( 2 x 2gb 1RX8 PC3-10600S-9-10B2 1033mhz DDR3).
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I read so many post about this problem, but I can't find an answer how to solve it. I tried updating BIOS and did not work. Tried to change memory speed, but BIOS does not leave me to change settings.
Is this memory really compatible with Dell inspiron 14R n4010?  anyone knows how to solve this problem?
Thanks

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Ask Crucial support if you can't get an answer here. Crucial is good for helping with problems like this when you buy memory from them. A13 is the latest bios. IMO 4GB is plenty of ram for this 5 yr old model. Replace the 4GB and use it until you can buy a new computer.

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I have all the latest updates Windows and driver updates from the Dell website.

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A:dell inspiron 8200 Windows XP wont boot!!!!PLEASE HELP!!!

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Originally Posted by mixon123


hello TSF, I have a dell inspiron 8200 laptop (old) and running windows xp, everything was running fine, i shut it off like i always do. upon restarting it has the normal dell inspiron start up screen with the (press f2 to enter set-up) then goes blank black, there no error message, no freezing of any kind just blank black. MY next step was hooking up a external monitor and restarting and it just mirrors it. I am not lost when it comes to the BIOS. So now i restart and press f2 and BIOS comes up like normal but this one (BIOS A03) is old, and i don't know where to start. I am just looking to save some pictures i have on it and if it is even possible at this point, thanks again TSF!!




I Found the BIOS update if that helps Drivers & Downloads

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Hi Everybody, I'm facing a serious issue regarding my Dell Inspiron 3537 (mid 2013), OS: Windows 8 SL x64 bit Laptop. Actually whenever I'm trying to power on my laptop, Dell Logo appears with a Blue Bar at the bottom (supposed POST: Power On Self Test bar) which fills up quickly and disappears. Then laptop keeps stucked at Dell Logo & cannot proceed booting windows. But if I press 'any key' on the keyboard its boots windows normally & everything seems fine. I tried everything possible according to my knowledge: first of all performed ePSA for any hardware failure which reported no errors. Thereafter, took off the battery & power cord, pressed power button for 20 sec.,attached back the battery & powercord then tried to boot but nothing changed. Next I had Reset Boot Options to default but again no help. Tried to change SATA Operation from RAID to AHCI in Boot Options, as read on Dell community itself regarding to same error, but my system was already set to AHCI & no other option was available, even when my system supports Intel Smart Response Technology. Checked to change Boot order in boot priority list, but boot priority list was unavailable as system was set on UEFI. To access boot priority I've to change it to Legacy. Performed DISM & SFC, as I'm aware that they cannot help and they returned as same as expected from them. At last tried to refresh windows but again was unable to sort out the issue. Before trying any options I contacted Dell Technic... Read more

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Hi All,

I'm running into a significant amount of trouble trying to re-install my copy of Windows 7 Professional (x64). I recieved my new Dell Studio 1557 yesterday, and was installing all my new software etc only to be met with a various and (pretty much) unsolvable blue screen error about 12 hours into the process.

Anyway, after an agonising few hours on the phone with Dell Customer Support, they suggested that I do a clean/manual install of the O/S from the Boot Disk I was provided.

I have attempted to do this several times now, selecting F12 as the computer restarts and choosing to boot from CD/DVD drive. However, each time I am met with this error:






Quote:
0xc0000001

FILE: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

"The selected entry could not be loaded..."


Would copying the boot CD contents to a USB HDD, then booting from there help?

If anyone is able to help me out with this, that would be fantastic. It's so frustrating that I just bought a new system, and already it's died!!!!

Cheers,

Ben.

A:Dell Windows 7 Boot Disk will not function (0xc0000001)

Welcome!

Sounds like you got a bad installation disc. That would explain your first problem too.

I would recommend contacting Dell and having them send you new installation discs.

You can try creating a USB installation key first if you like. It certainly can't hurt. Be sure to read this tutorial: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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We are trying use secure boot with a Dell 9030 All in One and a custom windows 10 deployment. We have successfully imaged multiple machines without secure enabled and have not seen any issues. When secure boot is enabled, the machine will freeze at a black screen when rebooting.
When we go back and disable secure boot, the machine will reboot once as expected and then revert back to freezing on the black screen during additional restarts of the machine. The only way we've been able to get the machine to start performing normally is re-imaging the machine without secure boot enabled.
We have searched high and low, changed just about every configuration we can think of in the BIOS to attempt to resolve this issue but none have yielded results. 
Has anyone seen any issues similar to this or have any suggestions about something we might be overlooking? 

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Hi

I have been using my machine (winXP Media Center) fine since I purchased it but I went to boot the pc this morning and it will not boot windows. All that happens is the dell screen loads (the white bar fills up) then all that appears is a black screen with a cursor blinking in the top left corner?? How can I fix this?

I have looked all over the net but cannot find the answer, thanks!
 

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I am having the same issue. I just bought this laptop from somebody who had completely erased the laptop before selling to me , telling me I had to reinstall windows vista onto it. I tried putting disc in and as the laptop (Inspiron1545) reboots, it loads to DeLL screen and option for setup and boot pressing f12 comes up and when selected, options come up where I select CD\DVD then the entire DELL screen comes back loading over and over again. loads, goes black like its trying to boot , white blinker comes up at top right, then just reloads over and over again.
I have run a diagnostic and everything has passed including extended diagnostic. What do I do ?! I just purchased this laptop and it is not working ? Please help if you could. If directly emailing me will make this easier please, feel free to !!

<ADMIN NOTE: Email id removed per privacy policy>
Thank you !
-Chelana Vandusen

A:DELL INSPIRON 1545 WINDOWS VISTA BOOT

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to boot into BIOS and check the Boot options.:

Start the computer 
Choose to enter BIOS setup. ...
Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab. ...
To give a CD or DVD drive boot sequence priority over the hard drive, move it to the first position in the list.

Let us know if this works.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello
I have a DELL inspiron 5160 notebook
P4 HT 3.02ghz, 512MB, 40GB
I tried turning it on this morning, and all it does is shows the dell splash screen in the center which loads a bar (I assume its running its POST) it gets 3/4 way through it and restarts over and over again.
It wont let me get into the BIOS either.
I tried removing each hardware @ a time, no luck..I am currently at a point where I only have the MB+RAM+LCD connected and I still get the same problem.
When I removed the RAM, I did not hear any BEEPS

Any help will be gladly appreciated

Thank you
Abdul R Shaikh
 

A:Dell Inspiron 5160 doesn't boot to windows

Try removing any USB devices you have connected and try again. Other than that, i can only recommend clearing your CMOS. The issue you have sounds a likely issue with the power supply unit, however without actually physically being there it's much harder to diagnose a problem. If you got a spare PSU lying around, give it a try.
 

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Hello,

I've been scouring the internet trying to fix a boot issue with my Dell XPS 420. It worked fine last week but on Saturday started to blue screen. I installed a new HD and installed a fresh copy of Win7 64-bit. I reinstalled my ATI video drivers but nothing else (e.g. I had to update a load of codecs for Win7 on the other install). I tried booting again from the original hard drive and everything came back with no errors. I left the PC up overnight, and now I get the same blue screen with various errors.

So I disconnected from that hard drive and tried to boot from the fresh install, now it blue screens there as well. So I hit F8 and tried to boot in Safemode with Networking. Hangs at the casspnp.sys file. Then tried to boot from the DVD and repair but the repair only gets so far and yet another blue screen.

I have 8gb of RAM onboard, and I have an ATI 2400 video card installed that is jacked into a Panasonic plasma display. Other than that, I've not customized anything else. I've ruled out the RAM as I swapped it out. Could be the DVD as it was having what appeared to be I/O issues. However, it seems to work fine with I press F12 and boot from the DVD.

I have this PC connected to a Port Authority KVM. I've reset the KVM as well. I also have a USB hub in the mix as well. I reseated my RAM, the DVD cables.

Any help is much appreciated. This is my media center PC, need to workout!! If you help me out, it'll help me get in shape!!

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A:Solved: Dell XPS Windows 7 64-bit won't boot past classpnp.sys file

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Hey guys,
 
Posting in here as this is a Windows 8 issue and can't boot. I'm troubleshooting a friends laptop that I don't have in front of me yet but I'm getting the ball rolling. Here's what's going on:
Model: Dell i15r-1843sLV OS: Windows 8 Problem: Today when attempting to boot he got the message saying File: \windows\system32\winload.efi and the error code 0xC000000D. Since I don't have experience with Windows 8, here's what we tried;
 
We learned that Windows 8 does not allow the usage of F8, so we can't use safemode to try anything. He does not have an actual system setup CD, but he does have the drivers and preinstalled programs CD. I learned through research that the laptop is supposed to start some sort of auto-repair process after failing to boot 2 times, however this doesn't seem to launch.
 
I'm going to have him build a Windows 8 Recovery Flash Disk from his sisters laptop, but part of the problem is we can't find anywhere in BIOS where to change the option for what boots first. It apparently has the UEFI boot but I don't know anything about that.
Unfortunately since I don't have the laptop any answers I get right away will be somewhat delayed, so I'll try to make this as easy for everyone as I possibly can. Thanks!
 

A:Dell Inspiron i15r-1843sLV, Windows 8, winload.efi can't boot

Unfortunately at this time he's not able to build the recovery drive. It's forcing him to make the recovery partition and it never goes passed 1% completed. He also can't find any other way to restore the laptop and feels as though he's forced to call Dell. This really stinks.

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Hey there, I hope you guys can help me.

I have a Dell XPS M1210 Notebook computer running Windows Media Center Service Pack 2 . I'm on a different computer now because I can't get that one to work properly.

It seems that everything is just hosed and I just want to reinstall Windows. It won't boot up to either regular mode or safe mode - it just blue screens on me. I can't run any of the repair utilities because when I load the Windows CD in the onboard cd drive, it only gets as far as loading all the files and then it blue screens on me every time. For that same reason I can't reinstall Windows.

I ran ERD commander but for some reason it thinks the XP Media Center installation is an NT Workstation edition, and it doesn't support that. I was, however, able to use ERD to get all of my files transferred onto an external drive, so at least I'm not losing anything.

But the problem is the Windows install disk only gets so far and then it blue screens. This has happened before when I was working on a desktop computer, and all I had to do was swap in a better CD Rom drive and it installed windows just fine. The CD Rom drive on this laptop makes weird noises. I think its the same reason it doesn't see the proper installation when I run ERD. But this is a notebook computer. I don't think it's an option to use another CD drive. I have an external USB CD Rom drive that I plugged in, but BIOS wouldn't see the drive, and so I couldn't boot to it. I even loaded Bootlt NG but I c... Read more

A:Dell Notebook/Cant Boot/Blue Screen When Loading Windows

On my Inspiron there is a recovery partition on F11 (or CTRL F11), press F11 up and down a few times as you switch on the xps. I don't know if this is installed on the xps range but you could try. Are you under warranty?

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A couple of days ago, I'd fallen asleep with my laptop on and thus it went to sleep and eventually into hibernation. When I went to turn it on in the morning, the hard drive whirred as usual and the Dell loading screen came on (the screen with the Dell symbol, loading bar, and setup/boot options), but after that, my laptop went to a black screen with a flashing white underscore and wouldn't boot.

I restarted it manually a few times (as much as I hated to), and eventually hit F12 and selected the option of booting from the internal HDD. I'd thought it was maybe a one-time thing, but I wouldn't be so lucky.

Today when I got home, after my computer had been shut down from 7am to 8pm, I went to turn my computer on and the same thing happened. So, as last time, I restarted it manually and selected F12, but my laptop didn't even go to the options menu; it went right to the flashing underscore. I restarted again and selected the boot from internal HDD and it booted like it usually does, but I'm worried that this is going to become a trend.

My laptop -- a Dell Inspiron 1545 -- is only 2 years and four months old. I take great care of any electronic I own and am adept when it comes to computers, but not with this type of thing. Anyway, tonight I did a scan with System Checkup for free, and it told me that I have signs of physical corruption on drive C. I don't really know what that means and I want so desperately to fix it, but I really have... Read more

A:Flashing underscore after Dell loading screen, Windows 7, no boot

The first thing I would suggest is that you back up all your important data to an external source, if you want to wait until you get the external hard drive back (wherever it is) that may be beneficial if you have a lot to back up, or use CD/DVD's.

Then I would run the manufacturer's diagnostics to get a clear picture on the health of your hard drive. If the results indicate the drive is failing then you will need to replace it, but if it comes up clean we can proceed with further diagnosis.



Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturer's diagnostics for ISO (CD) not the one for Windows.

When the download is complete right click the file and select Extract Here and burn the image to a CD.

In Windows 7 right click the extracted file, select Open With, then select Windows Disc Image Burning Tool then follow the prompts. For all other versions of windows (if you do not have an ISO burner) download this free software. ImgBurn
Install the program and start the application. Select the top left hand option to burn image file to disk and then on the next window click on the small yellow folder icon and browse to the file you have downloaded from the links below. Then click on the two grey discs with the arrow in between (bottom left) and leave it to complete the operation.

Boot the PC into the Bios setup and set the CD/DVD drive to 1st in the boot sequence. Insert the disk in the drive then reboot and ... Read more

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Hello, i have a question. I can't boot From My USB Windows installation. When i start the Boot process I only see a Windows Logo (From windows 10) That is freezed and i have waited 3 hours at least but i still does nothing. i Have in the bios ( I think) all the Good settings.
ps. Srry for my *** english.

Please help me!

A:Dell Optiplex GX620 Can't boot To windows 10 From USB Screen freezes

GX620 won't  F12 Boot or work with windows 10 USB.  You have to use 32 bit only DVD and only after the region is set and the firmware is upgraded on the DVD drive.  64 bit windows 10 requires BIOS A11 and Pentium D 900 series from 915 to 960.  No point in doing this however since you can never use more than 3.5 gigs of ram.  2 Gigs is required minimum installed ram.

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I recently (April 2014) bought a Dell Inspiron 15 computer (4GB of Ram and 500GB hard drive) with Windows 8 installed. I have created a backup image of the OS and also burned a bootable disk so that I can reinstall Windows 8 at a future date.
 
My old computer (which uses Win XP) permits me to change the boot order sequence by using the f12 key during the startup process to access the BIOS and then edit the boot order sequence so that the machine boots from a DVD or USB drive. This makes it possible to restore a backup image from a previous date or even to use a different OS, e.g. Linux.
 
My problem is that the f12 key does not work on the new machine and I do not know how to create a boot order sequence that will permit me to boot from a DVD or USB drive instead of the hard drive. So at this point, I cannot use the bootable recovery disk that I prepared. I understand that there is now UEFI technology that controls booting.
 
Question: How can I make make the new computer boot from a DVD or USB drive?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Regards,
 
Thoughtful Skeptic

A:How do I change the boot order sequence in a Dell Inspiron 15 using Windows 8?

Immediately after pressing the power button start tapping the f2 key until the BIOS opens.
 
Be sure to change the BIOS to Legacy, then change the boot order to what you need.
 
Press f10 to save the changes, you may be asked to press Y to confirm your choice, the exit the BIOS.

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Hi everyone, this is my 1st post. I've been lurking for a few months for answer to general tech support issues and it seems if anyone can help with this issue they can definitely be found on this forum.
So I decided to get a little too confident and tried to fix an issue with bluetooth on my Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (windows 8) by changing the object name of the RPC service in regedit in order to try to get it to log on with NT AUTHORITY\Network Service instead of local.

I did that here ---> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\RpcSs\

Being the genius that I am I did not backup the registry prior to this, don't have the original windows disc (bought computer used) and never created a backup disk either

CURRENT STATUS: When I turn on the computer I see the Dell logo, than windows logo as if it is booting the system and after I get a black screen and a lonely mouse cursor.

On the 1st screen with the Dell logo has 2 options I can choose: F2 for setup & F12 for boot options

In setup (F2) I can only view information and add/change HDD password

In boot options F12 it says:

Boot mode is set to: Legacy: Secure boot: Off

LEGACY BOOT: (allows me to choose the options below)
Network
Hard Drive
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive
Diagnostics (I ran the full diagnostics it gives no errors)
Enter Setup (takes me to F2 menu)
Peripheral Device setting OPROM setting
Change Boot Mode Setting
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A:Dell laptop wont boot to windows after regedit mistake W8

I assume you don't have a Windows recovery disk so if you wish, you can copy the registry from the backup.

Download the ISO (160MB) :Slacko Puppy Linux . Click one of the link shown on screen shot #1 item #1.Create a bootable USB Using Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy wayBoot from USB, the screen should look like the screen shot. From the bottom left of screenshot #1 item #2. The HDs mounted as sda1, sda2 ... and one of these is your C: Drive.Open 2 instants of your C drive as shown in screenshot #2:
- Manouver to /mnt/sda#/Windows/System32/config/regback on the 1st Windows
- Manouver to /mnt/sda#/Windows/System32/config on 2nd WindowsSelect everything in regback folder, drag & drop to config folder ->Copy, answer Yes to confirmReboot your PC

NOTE: since you made modifications in the BIOS, you need to set back to the way it was.

Good luck !!!

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Hi,
I have a new XPS 13 (Service tag 64K2KC2 ePSA Build 4304.07) that I have only had since the 16th of this month.
All has been fine until a couple of hours ago. A Dell message popped on the lower right hand corner to of the screen to tell me there was a Dell bios update. I selected to install the bios update and now the laptop will not boot.
I get the Dell logo and then a plain blue screen. 
Any ideas how to recover the system?

Thanks,

Richard

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I've been having issue with booting up my Dell Studio 15. It will load past the Dell screen but will not progress past the Window XP screen. The bar will continue to scroll and eventually the laptop just shuts off on it's own. I am hoping this is just a software issue but when running a diagnostic on the laptop it has also been shutting down mid scan. This is the same case as when I try to run CHKDSK prompt while in Windows Recovery Console. I was able to locate my original XP CD that came with the laptop and need help walking through the process of restoring/repair XP.

A:Boot Issue with Windows XP Professional Edition on Dell Studio 15

Sound like either RAM problem or HDD problem...
 
To diagnose RAM - download and run "memtest86"
 
To diagnose HDD - download and run the HDD diagnose program (download it from the HDD maker site).

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Hey there, I hope you guys can help me.

I have a Dell XPS M1210 Notebook computer running Windows Media Center Service Pack 2 . I'm on a different computer now because I can't get that one to work properly.

It seems that everything is just hosed and I just want to reinstall Windows. It won't boot up to either regular mode or safe mode - it just blue screens on me. I can't run any of the repair utilities because when I load the Windows CD in the onboard cd drive, it only gets as far as loading all the files and then it blue screens on me every time. For that same reason I can't reinstall Windows.

I ran ERD commander but for some reason it thinks the XP Media Center installation is an NT Workstation edition, and it doesn't support that. I was, however, able to use ERD to get all of my files transferred onto an external drive, so at least I'm not losing anything.

But the problem is the Windows install disk only gets so far and then it blue screens. This has happened before when I was working on a desktop computer, and all I had to do was swap in a better CD Rom drive and it installed windows just fine. The CD Rom drive on this laptop makes weird noises. I think its the same reason it doesn't see the proper installation when I run ERD. But this is a notebook computer. I don't think it's an option to use another CD drive. I have an external USB CD Rom drive that I plugged in, but BIOS wouldn't see the drive, and so I coul... Read more

A:Dell Notebook/Cant Boot/Blue Screen When Loading Windows

The only clue I see is the CD drive doesn't seem to act right. Hardware failure is often the cause of BSOD. is it possible to remove the offending drive and try to boot?

A laptop doesn't offer many hardware trouble shooting options.
 

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I have an XPS 8700 desktop all stock bought a little over a year ago. Last night I turned it off when I went to bed. Today I turned it on and it will not go past the first dell loading screen. It freezes and I'm unable to press any buttons (F2, F12 etc) I put it a different hard drive to see if that was the problem but it still continued. HELP PLEASE??

A:Dell XPS 8700 Desktop, Freezes at dell loading screen unable to boot up.

Hi Mattmazz
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please disconnect all the connectors and then hold down the power button for 15 secs, now remove the memory modules and put them back one by one and observe for any changes. 
If possible please try another set of memory modules. If there is a separate graphics card, remove that as well and try the onboard. 
Regards

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whenever i switch on my dell studio 1737 laptop it wont go past the dell logo stage.
any help out there on how to fix the problem?
at the moment i am running a diagnostics test and seems like most devices are passing the test.
Michael
 

A:dell studio 1737 laptop wont boot past dell logo

It could be any number of things but my first 2 guesses are possibly the hard drive or motherboard.you might want to take it somewhere so that you will get a correct diagnosis.
 

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I am working on a Dell model : DCSLA

When I go to boot up I get the black screen with the Dell logo in the middle and the two options in the upper right corner to either "F2" for setup or "F12" for boot menu. I cannot get it to do anything else. It will not read from a restore disk or hirem's restore utility disk either.

I have checked the ram and it seems to be ok. It had two 1gig chips and two 512gig chips. While I am working on it I took out the two 512's.

I am thinking it might be a bios issue but I am unfamiliar on how to reset or fix that. I have tested the hard drive and it seems to be ok. I have a usb cable that allows me to work on hard drives via the usb cable and power supply on my own computer. So far I haven't done anything but look at the drive and it seems ok. The computer should still boot up to the bios without a hard drive.

Can anyone help me in this matter? Can I reset the bios or reinstall then somehow? I don't want to be messing around where I don't know what I am doing.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I do however see some jumpers on the motherboard. One is marked "clear pw" and the other is marked "clear cmos". Could this have something to do with it.

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A:Dell stuck on dell screen with setup or boot menu but no response

It will not read from a restore disk...Click to expand...

Did you set the boot order to CD first?



I have tested the hard drive and it seems to be ok.Click to expand...

How did you test the hard drive?
 

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I have a Dell inspiron 530 that will not boot. Its running xp professional with a core 2 quad. When I turn it on i hear one beep and it sticks at the boot splash screen. F2 and F12 do nothing. So far I have tried the following:

1)Swapped hard drive out with a known working one.
2)Removed both sticks of 1gig ram and placed them in different slots.
3)Swapped out one stick of ram at a time to determine if one is defective.
4)Swapped out all ram with known working ram.
5)Removed radeon graphics card.
6)Tried to do a repair on windows from a disk but I cannot get into the boot settings.
7)Tried unplugging everything except the monitor and power cord.

After attempting these steps I still receive the same results everytime. I was thinking about removing and re-seating the processor, but I figure someone with more knowledge than me would have another suggestion for me to try. I fear the worst for this PC assuming it is the motherboard or processor. No new hardware or software was added to this system when the issue started. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 stuck at dell splash/boot screen

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Hi recently my Dell 2330 wont boot up properly. I press the power button and the light comes on the button and i hear the fan. The screen is a brighter black then after a few seconds the screen seems to go off but still power and fan running. Ive spoken to Dell and done all what they asked. Then today out the blue it came on as normal. I went to run a diagnostics test from a link Dell sent me and it asked me to restart the computer. I did and then it  did what it did before and has not come back on since. They have said it could be the motherboard. Any other suggestions ? Thanks

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The computer reads the CD and DVD drive, but stops booting when the blue Dell screen comes up. It is unresponsive to Ctrl-Alt-Delete and I do not have the original disks or XP disk.

Can anyone help?

A:[SOLVED] Boot Problem: Dell XPS 600 only get the blue Dell screen

Press F8 during bootup and see if you can get to the XP boot menu. If you can't get to the boot menu, it could be a hardware issue or corrupt files on the HDD. With a boot CD or XP CD you can verify the system will boot, that will help verify the hardware is mostly functional.

If you can reach the boot menu, try booting into Safe Mode. If it won't boot into Safe Mode, you will need the recovery disks or a XP CD and perform a Repair

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I have a Dell inspiron 530 that will not boot. Its running xp professional with a core 2 quad. When I turn it on i hear one beep and it sticks at the boot splash screen. F2 and F12 do nothing. So far I have tried the following:

1)Swapped hard drive out with a known working one.
2)Removed both sticks of 1gig ram and placed them in different slots.
3)Swapped out one stick of ram at a time to determine if one is defective.
4)Swapped out all ram with known working ram.
5)Removed radeon graphics card.
6)Tried to do a repair on windows from a disk but I cannot get into the boot settings.
7)Tried unplugging everything except the monitor and power cord.

After attempting these steps I still receive the same results everytime. I was thinking about removing and re-seating the processor, but I figure someone with more knowledge than me would have another suggestion for me to try. I fear the worst for this PC assuming it is the motherboard or processor. No new hardware or software was added to this system when the issue started. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 stuck at dell splash/boot screen

Try clearing the CMOS, might be the solution. if that doesn't work you could try flashing the bios, here's the documention on how to do both. Just follow the steps exactly and you'll be fine, it requires you to go into the actual computer to do it.

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1141353

hope it works, good luck

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Prior to this, I was gaming and my screen froze with many blue and white vertical lines across. I held down the power button to restart, but it only loads till the Dell logo with the dots circling then the screen will flicker with some random lines across (see attached image) and then it goes completely black after.

I tried many times to start and in 1 out of 5 tries, sometimes the Dell logo appears with "Please Wait" at the bottom and there are options to Troubleshoot, I am able to enter the Safe Mode with Networking. 
I tried doing a system recovery to an earlier date in Safe Mode and it ran till the part when it had to restart with the Dell logo, the same screen with lines appear again or sometimes just a black screen after the logo.

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Hey everyone!
 
My machine:
 
Dell Inspiron N5110
Dual boot: Windows 7, Windows 10 (anniversary)
 
My situation:
 
My windows 7 boot configurations seemed to have checked out after I either resized the partitions using Aomei or after the upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.
 
When I hit Windows 7, the screen would show that it recommends to do the Startup Repair. I launch that and it says "Loading Windows Files." Then it goes to the Windows 10 logo and shortly after, it goes blue screen with the code "WDF_Violation." I tried booting into Safe Mode but that leads to the exact same error.
 
I have a Dell DataSafe Local Backup recovery image so I booted it up. I see two options that might work for me:
Restore computer and preserve my new or changed files
Restore my computer
 
I don't want to nuke both Windows 10 and Windows 7 so which option should I choose? Does anyone have experience with this software? 
 
I was also looking at this program: https://www.boyans.net/DualBootRepair.html
Did it work for anyone?
 
Finally, anyone know what WDF_Violation is?
 
Any help here is greatly appreciated!!
 

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Dell Inspiron 1440
Windows 7
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz
4 GB RAM
64-bit

Upon a reboot last night, I got a blank white screen. Could still hear Windows 7 starting up, so I entered my password and it went to windows. CTR+ALT+DEL x 2 to turn off. Tried turning on again with same results and held power button to force turn off. Plugged it into an external monitor, which shows my OS working as normal, but laptop screen is still blank white (though I can still change brightness/dimness). Writing this post off of the same computer, just an external screen.

Dell support says my LCD has tanked (purchased 1/1/10). Problem is that I'm not working in Bolivia (South America) so shipping to a repair center in the U.S. is not an option.

Thanks,
Adam
 

A:white (blank) screen upon boot (windows 7, dell inspirton 1440).

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I bought a computer identical to the DELL optiplex gx280 I own. I wanted to swap the hard drives but when I did and booted up the new (to me) computer, I got the message INTEL ACCELERATED SVGA BIOS .....DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY PROHIBITED....so did I permanently wreck something?
 

A:Solved: dell optiplex gx280 windows xp boot error message

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Hi. I have a dell xps 13. I purchased it in nov 2012 and it is running windows 8. It has been working perfectly until yesterday. When I turn it on the dell logo flashes up then it stops. I can see the f12 option in the bottom right and have managed to run diagnostics. It says there are no errors. It's like the laptop is running but I can't see anything on the screen. So frustrating. I tried to log a call but the dell site can't recofnise my service tag.

Please help. Kaisha

A:Dell xps 13 won't boot. Stuck after dell logo flashes up

Hi Kaisha,
It would be upsetting when the system is struck at the Dell logo. Please follow the steps provided below that can resolve the issue:
?Restart the computer and tap on Dell logo .Disable ISRT in the BIOS setup menu by selecting SATA mode and changing it to AHCI. .Save the changes and reboot windows.?Reboot from windows and enter BIOS setup menu again to set SATA mode back to RAID.?Restart Windows again and follow the steps below to Enable Intel Smart Response technology?Launch Intel RST UI from system TrayStep?Click Accelerate icon on top of page then click "Disassociate”?Click on “Select Device” under “Accelerated device” as none.?Select HDD and Acceleration mode to "Enhanced mode"?HDD will now accelerate again.
Also, Install the Microsoft update from the below mentioned link:http://bit.ly/TM4KqW
On the above link click on “Update for Windows 8 for x64-based Systems (KB2756872)”
Please let me know about the status of the issue.

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Hi,
I recently rescued a Dell XPS 13 L321X from my place of work. The laptop appears to have system board issues. The mSATA disc has been removed and kept by the company, so there is currently no HDD in the laptop. I've tried to boot to the Dell ePSA test, but I'm not able to. When the laptop powers up, it starts with the Dell screen and sits there and I hear no POST beep. The laptop unfortunately has ran out of Dell warranty and I'd really like to save this laptop to have for personal use. I've removed the keyboard and used an external one, but no help. I've also removed the battery and discharged any outstanding static in the system, to see if that would help. I'd really appreciate if someone could give me a few pointers on how to diagnose what has broken here so I can get it replaced.
Many thanks

A:Dell XPS 13 L321X - Won't boot past Dell screen

Hi Tazzene11
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please run diagnostics from the f12 menu and let  us know the outcome. 
If possible remove the memory modules and try with one module at a time. 
Have you tried put in a HD and boot up? 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message

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I had to reinstall Windows XP on a Dell computer. The owner of the computer didn't have the original reinstallation disk so I used a Dell reinstallation disk that I have used to install Windows on many other Dell and HP computers in the past without a problem. This time it installed but seems to skip past the part near the end where it asks for all users names and the part where it checks for connectivity. That itself may not be a problem. However when I boot into the desktop I can't get onto the internet. I went into network connections and don't find any local area connection or net adapter.I don't know what to do at this point. Any suggestions would be great!
 

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