startup problem

  the old man 21:30 PM 08 Jun 11

Started dell laptop earlier but having problems booting. Seems to be in a loop between dell startup screen with progress bar and windows loading files screen. Have tried numerous startup repair procedures and system restores but all to no avail.

  woodchip 22:04 PM 08 Jun 11

Start in Safe Mode if it will start by tapping F5 or F8 as its starting, if you can get into safe mode, go to Start/Run type MSCONFIG then press enter. put a tick in Diagnostic Startup. Reboot and see if it starts.

  the old man 22:31 PM 08 Jun 11

F8 does not work, f5 takes me to boot manager with option to start memory diagnostic. Have already done this twice. And still no joy. So at moment safe mode out of the question.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:42 PM 08 Jun 11

Op system?

  Strawballs 22:44 PM 08 Jun 11

Any idea what make the hard drive is? or model number of machine?

  the old man 05:58 AM 09 Jun 11

Windows 7, dell inspiron1750. 320gb hdd

  rawprawn 08:15 AM 09 Jun 11

Use F8, then select "Last known good configuration"

  rawprawn 08:28 AM 09 Jun 11
  the old man 08:39 AM 09 Jun 11

F8 has no affect. Goes to boot manager

  Strawballs 09:27 AM 09 Jun 11

It looks like it has a seagate hard drive so download the iso image for CD Seagate Tools and burn to disc from image then boot from that disc in the laptop and let it check for and fix errors on the drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:09 AM 09 Jun 11

Use F8 and follow Dell's instructions here


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