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  • Forum Thread: Staying on "Starting Windows" Screen too long.

    I have a Dell Inspiron 17 N7010 and about a week and a half ago, I noticed it would basically freeze when it was starting up. Basically each time I want to use it, I have to shut it down by holding the power and then going to that menu where it would try and find what's wrong. At first, the...
  • Forum Thread: cannot charge battery as 'not recognised' after installing new mobo

    I need some assistance. My wife has an Inspiron Mini 10 which I damaged seeing if I could upgrade the RAM. So I bought another mobo and fitted it in, plugged it in and turned it on. After so long we were told that the battery was running low and wouldn't charge. After it shut down we got the OLOD...
  • Forum Thread: HD test returns a status of 7. What does this mean ?

    Hi, My Inspiron crashes continually. I have run various diagnostics. When I view the event log it has dozens of the dreaded "windows has shut down unexpectedly" Critical - Kernel Power (41) error. When the system runs it's own test via F12 boot diagnostics, the hard drive fails and...
  • Forum Thread: Booting Dell Inspiron N5010

    Hi , i've just bought online an dell inspiron n5010 , it's second hand , and when i've got home , and power it , it show me a system password , i didn't test it when i bought it because it was in his original box , and it's battery was out of power. how can i remove this password...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 17R N7010 doesn't even turn on.

    Hi there, I have a Inspiron 17R N7010 laptop with an i5 processor that was bought back in Dec. 2010, so it's almost a year and a half old and obviously out of warranty. Anyway, thing was working pretty well...up until Friday. Now, I can't even get it to turn on. I've tried, pressing the power...
  • Forum Thread: Memory Integrity Test Failed [2000-0123]

    I have a Inspiron 1525 which fails the memory integrity test. i have 4gb ram. I formatted my hard drive and now i cant install any OS. I dont have any backups. What should i do? I tried reinstalling the OS many many times and i also reinstalled the ram but not luck. Do i need new ram? what might it be...
  • Forum Thread: windows installing problem

    hi have a note book dell inspiron 910 i m trying to install the windows but when it comes to select a partition then there is two options :- partition 1 [fat] 39 mb < 30 mb free.. c: partition2 7286 [unknown] 7286 mb < 7286 mb free> when i select the partition C and then press...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop N7010 wont boot up past the Dell screen, the bars never fill up &amp; I've tried EVERYTHING, please help if you can..

    Well, the 1st bad message I got when trying to log into my Inspiron Windows 7 (32 & 64) was: PXE-E53 "no boot file received". I spoke with someone who told me to insert the drivers disc & keep hitting F12, which at 1st wouldn't work (but I CAN access the BIOS screen from F2 &...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron n7010 failure to turn on

    I have had my computer for about 3 years and about 6 months ago I had a spill on my computer where it would not turn on after the spill. I took the computer to a shop and they said it had no wliquid damage and then replaced my ac port for the charger. It worked great other than all the ports on the left...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspirion Duo (inspirion 1090)

    i had problem to start this computer upp hard drive just starting up then everything turn off nothing on screen or biip came no bios only it shuted down now problem disepaird after i follow this steps i found for another brands computer who had kinda same problem 1. Disconnect everything 2. unplug...
  • Forum Thread: how to boot fast in dell inspiron 15z 5523 ultrabook

    dear all i have purchased new dell inspiron 15z ultrabook intel intel core i5 3337u processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM @1600Mhz, 500GB 5400rpm HDD+ 32GB SSD, 15.6 WLED HD 1366*768 display., and nvidia GE FORCE GT630M 2GB graphics card. in ultrabook it is said that there should be lighting fast boot but please...
  • Forum Thread: Can't get laptop past boot up screen

    My Inspiron E1505 will not complete it's boot. It comes up with this error: PBR 1...done [XLDR] ATA error F11 shows no recovery, diagnostic test shows no error. Tried F12, checked F2. I am not that tech savvy but can get around to any instructions giving to help rectify my issue. I don't...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 14z (N411z) cannot boot into windows with locked BIOS (after accidental water spillage on laptop keyboard)

    5/21 (afternoon) spilled water on laptop, after 30 seconds, screen blacked out, unplugged power source (battery was not attached at that time). dried water using cloth first, and then alternating with hairdryer and electric fan. tried to open the laptop twice during the drying process to check if laptop...
  • Forum Thread: Blocked BIOS in Dell Inspiron 700m

    Hello, I have a little question. Could you please tell me where can I find 24co2 chip on system board of the dell inspiron 700m? Somehow the BIOS has been blocekd . When I run the laptop I can see a white inscription "Enter Password" on the blue background. After typing wrong passwords three...
  • Forum Thread: Boot up problems

    Hi, I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. I'm running Windows 7 on it (it is a 2010 laptop). For maybe a month now I've been getting an error everytime I come out of hibernation that says "your computer can't come out of hibernation. Status: 0xc0000242 File: \hiberfil...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron n5010 Fault? Wont Boot Or Install Win 7? HELP!

    Hi I've got an Inspiron n5010 which developed a fault recently. It appeared to suffer a small drop inside my van whilst being transported. Immediately after this the laptop would not POST and was giving off 3 bleeps repeatedly. I left it a while and tried turning it on - this time the laptop did...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N5010 Continuous beep, No Fixed HDD on Setup

    Got this Inspiron N5010 from a friend. Try to boot up and there is a continuous beep right after hitting power button. When going into setup through F2, it shows there is no "Fixed HDD." I have tried resetting the memory, removing/reinstalling physical hard drive, neither worked. Is this a...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 14 (N4050, brand new) will not turn on without AC power but battery is ok

    I just bought a Dell Inspiron 14 (N4050). After a couple of days I just realize the unit will not turn on without AC power. But after the Windows start, it is ok to disconnect the power cable and it will run on battery. The battery is ok because it is not detected by Windows as empty and almost full...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 15R 5520 won't shut down and won't start up properly

    Yesterday, inspiron would not shut down, so I I pressed the power button and it didn't work. So I took out the battery and unplugged it, when I turned it back on the screen remained black, and I heard a series of 4 beeps. I left it alone for a while and it started up fine,but it still won't shut...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 wont turn on... its completely dead

    hi... my laptop is Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520. i'm surfing the internet and suddenly the laptop froze and turned off. it wont turn on. the power status light, battery light, wireless status light and hdd status light doesnt glow at all. the power adapter has a light and when i try to connect...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1546 wont boot. 7 beep Error code.

    A few months ago my Inspiron 1546 started hanging in the Dell boot screen. This progressed to it freezing in that screen and eventually just turning itself off after 5 or so minutes. It would always eventually boot though, just took a few tries, until a couple weeks ago it stopped booting altogether...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 17rse no boot win7

    no os found sometimes no hd found sometimes corrupted boot config data or corrupted mbr. depends on what i am trying at the time. looking at the system with Puppy linux everything apears to be on the hd in various partitions. I wont use win startup repair from recovery disk anymore since it re wrote...
  • Forum Thread: Screen goes black during BIOS load. Inspiron 1520

    A friend has asked me to help with her Dell Inspiron 1520, When you turn the laptop on, the BIOS load screen comes up and when the progress bar starts to scroll, it gets about 1/2" over and then the screen goes black. It is not the inverter, because if you take a flashlight, you can not see anything...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 3520 Internal Disk not Found

    In the morning the pc was working just fine, i turned it off and then back on to change to a another operating system. Instead of taking me to the boot options it took me to a black screen saying; intenal hard disk drive not found to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive. No bootable devices...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 15 will not boot.

    Does Dell warranty cover the evaluation of my Inspiron 15? It will not boot it displays a message on the screen, No Boot Device Found This item was purchased less than a month ago and wasn't used much.