I have a Dell inspiron 1525 and my warranty is done. -_- so here goes. When I turned on my laptop it gets stuck on the microsoft corporation loading bar. I've tried to boot the installation cd but it doesnt load up. I tried going on safe mode but it gets stuck on a file \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys then the windows error recovery message shows up. Last thing i tried was to do the last known good boot up but that doesn't work. What should I do next?
insert your windows disk if you have one and select boot from cd and go to the "repair my computer" option and that should fix it =P windows is missing a driver it needs to boot thats the probolem
Before doing that, run an extended diagnostic on the drive - F12 at powerup. There's a high probability the cause of the problem is a failing drive.
When I put the boot cd in and wait for the windows loading file bar. Right after that nothing happens theres no option saying if I want to repair my computer.
ejn63 you think theres a possible chance my hard drive is damaged? If i were able to changed the hard drive would my computer work again?
The Dell diagnostics will answer that.
Can you explain how to do dell diagnostic?
As posted above, F12 at powerup. Boot to the Dell diagnostics, run the quick test and then boot to the full 32-bit diagnostics, and run the extended hard drive test.
when the diagnostic was loading up my computer started beeping and hard something about the hard drive is not responding
That's a pretty good indicator the drive is toast.
okay then i should buy a new drive then thank you