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  • Forum Thread: inspiron 1121 wont boot if ac adaptor is plugged but will boot up on battery

    my inspiron 1121 won boot on start up if power is supplied by the ac adaptor, but if i turn off teh power and start on only battery it will boot up , afterwhich teh battery can be charged by the ac adaptor. when i start up by ac adaptor , there is a blank screen and there is a whirring noise coming...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 3537 No usb boot option.

    I have no usb boot option and i cant seem to enable it no matter what i change. Can you please walk me through the steps? Also the laptop has Linux on it that i cant seem to boot either,all i get after the format that i did at the partition that had windows is a syslinux blackscreen. Let me note...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron N5110 startuo screen problem, white or black faded out screen with horizontal lines

    Recently, when I open my laptop the screen will appear faded out with a white or black background, with blue and white horizontal lines, at first I thought the screen was damaged, but when I restart it, it will start up normally the second time around. Please watch the video attached to see what I...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 5520 won always boot up?

    My issue is sometimes (50%) on reboot the BIOS will load and then instead of going to the Win 7 loading screen I get "Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete" to restart" message. There is no error message just this one. Usually after server attempts and the system looping back to this message I get the...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1525 Blue screen, no boot, REPEAT ISSUE!

    I have not been able to use my dell 1525 inspiron for 3 years now. While under warranty, my dell (as im seeing hundreds of others have experienced this) had its mother replaced MULTIPLE times, as this repeated issue, keeps occurring. So far my motherboard, battery, power adapter, screen, and eventually...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Inspiron 15R 5521 starts to boot and fails

    I also have Inspiron 15R 5521. Intermittently, pressing Power button, Power Light turns on, Disk Light flashes and I hear a "tap" sound about once every 1.5 seconds. Nothing appears on the screen, not even the Dell Logo. The tapping does not stop until I "press and hold" the power...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 DOES NOT TURN ON.

    Bought the laptop on the 2nd of March, 2013. Recently, was on the computer when it suddenly shut off. Now, having tried to fix it by plugging in the adapter without the battery, with the battery, holding the power button for a minute before that and still, the computer remains dead. Tried three (3) different...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1721 - Will not boot or POST.

    First off, I am a dell certified technician. Heck, I'm even certified for this bloody machine. The annoying part is that I can't figure out what the issue is, and I am hoping it's not what I think it is. So I am after your opinion and hopefully a fix that I have not thought of. First off...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 15R 5521 starts to boot and fails

    Hi guys I have an Inspiron 15R 5521 that is causing me no end of headache. When I try to boot it, it starts to boot (audibly you can hear the internal systems starting to go) but the screen stays black and after about 5 seconds, it starts beeping. It beeps continuously approximately once every 2-2...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron 11 3000 stuck at dell logo - Doesn't boot / Dell support doesn't recognise my express service code

    Hi, I purchased a Dell inspiron 11 3000 recently and it doesn't boot normally. The laptop is stuck at the start-up dell screen. I have tried the solutions mentioned in another forums but nothing works for me. The boot option is already at AHCI mode and I am unable to change it. (it is freezed...
  • 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: Windows 8.1 Pro setup and Partition failure on Dell Inspiron 1464

    Hello. I am Using Dell inspiron 1464 laptop. Recently i installed Windows 8.1 core on it. Yesterday i attempt to make a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro on it. Now, on the partitioning part i formated my primary partition which is 69 GB.and i also formated the 'system reserve' too which...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron boot issue-

    Hi I have a Dell Inspiron 1556 laptop, i am writing this because i am out of the factory waranty- here is my issue- My HDD in the dell failed after running the diagnostics i found out the HDD was done so i had to get a new one. I went to my local tech shop and had them install a new HDD. After getting...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 14z: 4 loud beeps (RAM reseated, problem persisting--REPOST ON DIFFERENT ACCOUNT; reply here)

    Sorry, I was logged into the wrong account when I made this post originally. Please reply here. I've had my inspiron since 2011, so of course, my warranty is no longer valid the one time that I need it. I haven't had many issues with it, aside from the fact that the battery is no longer functional...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 14z: 4 loud beeps (RAM reseated, problem persisting)

    I've had my inspiron since 2011, so of course, my warranty is no longer valid the one time that I need it. I haven't had many issues with it, aside from the fact that the battery is no longer functional and the laptop needs to be plugged into a power source whenever it's in use (which is...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron m5010 7 beeps and won't boot

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me? I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 laptop that will not boot up at all and beeps 7 times then pauses and beeps another 7 times and continues until I turn it back off. I have tried fixing it various different times and ways with no success. In my research of this...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron M5030 7 beeps over and over, no boot

    Panic stations! My son's exam preparations have hit the fan as his Inspiron M5030 laptop beeps 7 times, does not boot and repeats the process over and over. On reading the forums and other sites it seems that this is a known issue by Dell. My question is as his laptop is out of warranty but is...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron N5010 8 beeps LCD blank screen, External Display shows grains

    While switching on it produces 8 beeps repeatedly and blank black screen and while connected to external display it shows grains and unable to view. Please do needful help as soon as possible. Ashwin.R
  • Forum Thread: Problem with Dell Inspiron 15r-5521.

    Hello sir, When i tried to turn ON my dell insipron 15r-5521 (corei53337u,4gb ram) one day.. it displayed an error message stating that the ' the battery is not detected'...and after that when i press the power button a continous BEEP(5 in a row) sound is heard...plz help me
  • Forum Thread: How can I add a boot option to my Inspiron 17 7000 (7737) system

    I've just purchased this laptop as my first Dell and the first thing I wanted to do was run a backup. I have a bootable USB Pen drive which has my copy of Symantec System Restore which I use to do cold backups and recoveries, this has worked many times on my desktop systems. I plugged this into...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 9100 Screen/Display Issue

    I bought a Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop, which was an experimental Laptop/Desktop hybrid computer that didn't end up selling well for Dell. It was bought for me as a college acceptance present by my parents. I kept it in really good shape all throughout college but for some reason the screen began to...
  • Forum Thread: My Dell inspiron 17r with windows 8 didnt boot from today morning. It just throws an error.

    My Dell inspiron 17R with windows 8 didn't boot from today morning. I did the diagnostic test with the help of CC representative. There is no problem with the hard drive. I have to re- install the OS as per the discussion with CC representative. I have lots of important files in my PC. If I reinstall...
  • Forum Reply: RE: My Dell inspiron 17r with windows 8 didnt boot from today morning. It just throws an error.

    My system does not boot at all. How do I download Knoppix? If I reinstall the OS all my files would be lost. I want to retrieve those files even before reinstalling the windows 8 OS. Please help me.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Mini 1018 - Changed screen and now won't start

    Hi everyone, I changed the screen on my Dell Inspiron mini 1018 and now the computer beeps 7 times and won't start. I tried to put the broken screen back, samething happening. I know it means thats its a CPU/processor failure. I read a a few posts in the forum and what I understand is: I'm...
  • 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...