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KRiZEA84
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BOOT FAILURE- INSPIRON 1501

Hello All,

 

I badly needed everyone's help.

Heres the thing, I was trying to use my laptop but I couldnt:

  1.  It shows the DELL logo.
  2. Asks me how I want to start it ( last known good, start in safe mode etc, start windows normally)
  3. I chose start windows normally.
  4. It shows WinXP logo.
  5. A  bluescreen appears only for half a second ( I am unable to see the error as it quickly goes off)
  6. Goes back to step 1-5, over and over again.

Can I have it fixed by myself or should I go and get it repaired in shops?

Will appreciate your help.

 

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Re: BOOT FAILURE- INSPIRON 1501

Sounds like a faulty hard drive.  Press F12 at powerup, boot to the Dell diagnostics and run an extended test on it (NOT just the quick test).

 

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smif1971
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Re: BOOT FAILURE- INSPIRON 1501

Hello KRIZEA84, did u get an answer to this. My laptop is doing the same and having tried a few things I cant solve the problem yet?

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