I own a Inspiron 600m. And I have the same problem. I reinsert the memory card, both of them, and it starts fine. But I don't think this is the right solution.
My laptop is only 4 years old. I was very happy with Dell but this is my second problem and I don't think my next laptop is going to be a Dell.
Windows XP, SP2
Any advice is more than welcome.
Inspiron 15R Laptop
Intel Core i3-370M (2.4GHz, 4 Threads, 3MB cache) CPU
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
500GB 5400rpm HDD
15.6 Inch High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife
Intel HD Graphics
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Integrated 10/100 Network Card
8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Integrated High Definition Audio 2.2
Dell Wireless 1501
Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam
6-Cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
PA-12 65W Power Adaptor (19.5V, 3.34A)
I have the same problem with my XPS M140, did you ever fiqure out what was wrong with yours? THANKS ahead of time.
I wish I had read this forum before dropping my Inspiron E1705 off at the local computer shop. I'm having the same problem as everyone else. I'll post whatever information I find out from them.
Balaji was right for my Inspiron 600m. I upgraded my memory to 2GB, and encountered the same problem, after reading the posting, I reseated the 2 memory modules. It worked as you said. Thank you !!
Hey guys by reseating the memory in my D510 helped me out a great deal. I then downloaded an ISO disc from dell to run diagnostics and it runs great.