I have a brand NEW Dell Inspiron 15R laptop which all of a sudden became stuck at the Dell logo when it tries to boot. I have tried numerous time to power on and off, but it doesn't budge past it.
I have run the diagnostics, "No problems have been found with this system so far". It asked me to run the remaining memory tests which I did. Again, no problems were found.
I followed all the troubleshooting steps here http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?docid=577306 to troubleshoot a computer that is not completing POST and it has made no difference. The power button light is on, the three buttons on the top right hand side flash in turn then switch off, the CD rom makes the usual start up noise, and 3 of the 4 lights at the bottom left hand flash then the one for the hard drive switches off, with only the power and wifi remaining on. When I switch it off, all lights go out.
Please advise of a solution asap as I am unable to use the new laptop at all. Thanks.
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@markke64 I agree. I searched this forum for a resolution before logging my issue and found none. All I was asked to do was provide my details and service tag. Then I was told someone will get back to me in 2 days.
I will share the resolution here if and once I get one for the benefit of anyone with the same issue.
For the record, this is the SECOND issue I have had with this NEW Dell laptop since it was shipped. Not impressed.
Hi Dell Support
What's the resolution on this issue that so many of your customers are having? I have not had any response since you asked me to PM you my info.
It's been 4 weeks since I received the brand NEW laptop you've sold me which turns out to be faulty and I haven't been able to use it since Day 1. Now it's dead. I purchased it for work purposes and this is costing me time and money. I want it replaced immediately or my money back.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
This is my exact problem on a laptop I purchased just last week. I've read about this all over the Internet and Dell hasn't made any official statement regarding why this happens to their laptops. I'm very disappointed in Dell. What should I do to fix this problem?
Sorry that you all are having this issue on your new systems.
Try the steps below and confirm if the system is able to boot to Windows:
• Change the SATA operation in BIOS (tap F2 on start up),from Intel Smart Response to AHCI.
• Save changes in BIOS.
• Reboot the system
• Go back into Bios (F2) and change SATA operation from AHCI to Intel Smart Response.
• Save the changes
• Reboot the system.
• System should boot normally into Windows.
Try couple of times and make sure system is booting to Windows normally.
Note:Please let me know if the system is able to boot to Windows after following the above steps,as we need to perform few more steps within Windows.
I followed the steps above and was able to boot to Windows. I tried a few more times, and was still able to boot. Please advise of the next steps, and if the laptop can be used in the interim. Thanks.
Glad it worked.
After booting system to Windows follow the steps below:
After following the above steps run and install all available Windows update.
It should install this update (KB2756872). If it does not install it then it may be scheduled for next update.
Alternately you can go to MS downloads at the address below and search for KB2756872
Select this download version "Update for Windows 8 for X64 based systems(KB2756872)"
Download and install this Update,Reboot system.
This update should fix this issue of system getting stuck at Dell logo.