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  • Forum Thread: Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart, appears after Dell logo screen upon starting up (Laptop won't boot to the Windows screen)

    Hi! I have a Dell inspiron 14z with Windows 7 and randomly this afternoon I went to turn on my laptop, and after the Dell logo screen appears, a black screen with "Press ctrl + alt + del to restart" appears (It does not boot to the Windows screen). There is no other error message or anything...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N5050 won't start

    Okay, so I've read some other similar posts about this issue, but mine seems to be a little different. When I try to start up my Inspiron N5050 (with Windows 7) nothing really happens. The first two lights on the front will turn on momentarily, along with the green light on the CD drive, then the...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron M5040 Won't Work/Boot Windows Anymore

    I have been searching relentlessly for an answer to why my laptop has been basically rendered useless, which is hopefully not my fault. This laptop first broke down when it did the routine repair registry errors maintenance when you boot up Windows. Surprisingly, it didn't finish until morning, and...
  • Forum Thread: Hard-drive error after a drop. Can boot Ubuntu partition but not Windows.

    I dropped my laptop. I can boot into Ubuntu, but I can't boot into Windows. I have the error message: "Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while...
  • Forum Thread: Strange BOOT problem: XPS 15 L521x 16 GB RAM Windows 7 64 bit

    Ok so I have a strange problem that has stumped even the Dell repair tech's as of late. My XPS 15 L521x with 16GB RAM running Windows 64 bit OS and fully updated drivers and BIOS has cold boot issues. It will lock up on the Dell logo right before it would normally boot into Windows probably 85% of...
  • Forum Thread: SSD and Window 7 installation.

    I was upgrading my Dell xps m1730. I installed ocz 500gb sdd in sata o tray, but I think in the bios was set to ATA. After installing windows, and I think with no drivers whatsoever. boot it up and everything seemed to work fine and was happy with the new speed at boot up and shut down. until...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N5010 keep rebooting just after the boot sequence

    Hi, i have a laptop who keep rebooting just after the boot sequence and reboot every 2-3sec. (i have made a video of it: youtu.be/1oo3M_ozdKM) i have upgrade de bios from A12 to A15, make all the diagnostic possible and if i boot with a bootable USB or CD drive everything seem to be fine. Any...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1558 random shut down issue even with latest BIOS

    Hi, I had already posted a query in the thread which discusses the DELL Studio 1558 random shutdown issue. Now, I want to confirm that the DELL suggested solution of upgrading to A4 BIOS isn't going to help. I'm using A12 version and struggling with the same issue. To rule out any software...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Dell Inspiron N5110 Factory Reset Help

    Steve, thanks so much for your help. I did (most) of what you suggested. Here is what I did differently and it worked great. 1 - before starting I went to the Dell support page and discovered and downloaded the specific drivers for the wireless card (there were 5 drivers that my service tag identified...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 re-installation

    I have an Inspiron N5010 (15R) it came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit. It did not come with the Windows re-installation CD. However, it did come with the Dell Drivers and programs CD. I started getting sticking + symbols everywhere and had the poor judgment of taking it to a technician...
  • Forum Thread: DELL INSPIRON N5050 START UP FAILURE WITH STATUS CODE 0xC000000f

    power on the laptop, pass the dell logo. then it goes into a strange screen: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem: 1.insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2.choose your language...
  • Forum Thread: Windows start up failed after motherboard and cpu replaced

    I have a Dell M5030. The motherboard and CPU failed. I replaced both. The laptop boots now but when it gets to the Windows loading screen it reboots flashes a super speedy blue screen that I can't pause to see and goes to Windows start up repair. I have attempted the start up repair with the Windows...
  • Forum Thread: No Password Reset Disk

    Hello, I am working on an associates Laptop it is an Alienware M11x R2. I was backing up their data on it and before I was finished they removed it from the domain and made it a workgroup system. Now the password will not work, and of course they did not create a password reset disk. I need...
  • Forum Thread: XPS L702x will not boot up

    Hi I am having a major issue with my Dell XPS L702x laptop at the moment, in that it cannot boot up at all, rendering it completely unusable. When this first happened, the laptop used to progress through the dell screen, the 'starting windows' screen, and then just hang at a blank screen...
  • Forum Thread: DELL Inspiron 15r (n5010): After BIOS update it shutdowns

    Hi, Updated BIOS software through Windows 7 x64 OS. Every-thing went fine... its took about 10mins to flash the BIOS and after Installation it shutdown by it self and won't booted by it self. Then i tried to boot it... it Passes BIOS normally, while loading Windows it got Shutdowns with...
  • Forum Thread: DELL n4010 FAN ISSUE PLEASE HELP PLEASE READ

    HELLO, I HAVE THE DELL n4010 and one day the fan stopped working on a regular basis and i can barely use the computer without if over heating to a point where it turns itself off. Luckily for me this problem occurred 1 month after my warranty expired so I cant send it back to dell again. This is where...
  • Forum Thread: Trying to Re-Boot and Wipe my Dell Inspiron N5040 Laptop

    Well, I was fixing a few viruses on my Laptop yesterday (The S.M.A.R.T. HDD Virus and Live Security Platnium) and the SMART kept spamming me with errors. I have the recovery disks for my laptop. I can use F12 tools but not F8 each time I try with f8 it goes to the start menui, then back to the F8 menu...
  • Forum Thread: My laptop making siren sound on start up

    Hello, Just today when my computer start up, it made a horrific siren sound on before open windows 7 in black windows screen . (when i start up safe mode it works normally). I've restarted the computer many times, but problem isn't solve. Why my laptop makes horrific sound and what can i do...
  • Forum Thread: ControlVault drivers and firmware

    I have been having a lot of issues with my Precision M4700 stalling during boot, directly on the display of the Windows logo so I am attempting to reinstall, btw there are serious issues with recovery mode but that is another issue. My system is English spec but was bought in Germany so I have a German...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 3350 won't power up

    There's some background info I should provide to give a clearer picture, so bare with me. I decided to change the original 750gb hdd for a crucial 128gb SSD. I looked up a video on YouTube on how to change the Hdd on the 3550, so that I knew exactly what I was doing. I was able to change the hdd...
  • Forum Thread: My Dell Latitude E6420 takes a very long time to turn on. Is this a hardware issue?

    I bought this laptop through my university, and it can take anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes to turn on. My roommate has the same laptop as I, and she said hers only occasionally takes a while to boot up, but hers never took as long as mine does. My father said it was because my computer games were taking...
  • Forum Thread: Restoring the lost Factory Restore Button After formatting/shrinking the Disc volume

    Hi, Recently I have found a nice way to restoring my Dell Laptop to Factory condition which was missing from my Bios after shrinking the hard disc.The procedure are very simple and any one can do it with out any errors.I have shared it here with pictures for each step http://fermisys.blogspot.in...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Vostro 3400 - Overheating, Fan Noise

    I am another one having the same problem. First it was shutting down whenever I streamed film on netflix within half an hour into the movie. Now it is having trouble starting up. System overlook shows several critical points, but of course there is never enough explanation. Please help! Are all the Vostros...
  • Forum Thread: xps l702x wont boot

    OK i have a dell xps17 (l702x) laptop recently had a problem with it , that is it wouldn't start up and when i turn it on after 2 seconds it would just crash , so i changed the motherboard , processor and and it fixed the problem to some extent .. now my problem is i that when i turn on it loads...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Please help! Problem with dell Inspiron n5110 laptop!!!!!

    Hi, I am facing similar issue with the Dell Vostro model having Windows 7 (64 bit) with 2 GB RAM. My laptop was working fine for last 6 months and till last Friday. I had put it in sleep mode as usual and when tried to start it on Monday it would not boot properly and was going into cyclic mode...