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Dell XPS M1530 Running Vista Wont Start Up

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Hi, I have a Dell XPS M1530 with Vista and i cant get it to start up, it just hangs at the microsoft corporation loading screen.

I have tried running the diagnostics and it says hardware is fine. I have tried all the options from F8 including Last known Good, Also tried booting up from Windows Vista dvd and i also downloaded a Vista ISO Bootup CD. Nothing works and i cant get past the microsoft corporation loading screen and before you ask i also done the remove battery pack and hold power button to drain the system and also reset the default bios.

Please help this is driving me crazy


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  • A bad hard drive is top of the list.  F12 at powerup - boot to the Dell diagnostics and run a full (2-hours or so -- NOT just a quick) hard drive test.


  • Your suggestion is the top of my list too, but wanted to rule out any other possibiltys 1st. In any case i have orederd a new one so hope it does the trick.

  • Update.....


    Heres the situation the computer wont start up after an uninstall of McAfee antivirus, It wont go past the Microsoft Corporation loading screen.

    I have installed a new hard drive and even with the windows instalation disc it wont start up past that screen to install it.

    I have run a full diagnostics check which apears to be ok and not just the short 5 min test although the message i get at the end is...

    Pre-boot System Assessment complete. No Diagnostic Utility

    Partition identified. Please select OK to reboot your


    I'm not entierly sure what that means to be honust?

    Anyone have a good idea what might be wrong with this laptop?

  • Bump, still waiting for a bit of help please.

  • Are you sure you booted your computer from the Windows installation DVD? You need to check the boot sequence in the BIOS and modify it as necessary.

    Alternatively, if you are feeling adventurous and have the resources, burn a live CD of Ubuntu or Linux mint. See how that goes.

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