When I turn on my Dell Vostro 410 it stops when the "Dell" start up screen appears. I am using Vista premium Business.
Pressing F12 or F2 Doesn't do anything.
Please try draining out the residual charge from the system. Here are the steps:
If the issue still persist, remove the hard drive from the system and check if the system is booting to BIOS. You may refer to the Service Manual for the instructions and please follow the safety guidelines before removing any hardware component.\
If the system boots to BIOS without the hard drive being connected, please load the BIOS to defaults. Here are the steps:
Reconnect the hard drive back to the system and check if it boots. Hope this helps.
Please reply with the findings.
Draining the residual charged worked well and I got full startup. HOwever it has subsequently happened again and will not restart. I will follow the additional instructions you recommend and repost.
Thank you for sharing the information and replying back. I would also recommend that you perform diagnostics to confirm hardware functionality if you are able to boot again. Here are the steps:
Please reply with the information. I'll be happy to assist further.