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latop wont boot up


wildatheart

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my dell inspirion 1525 will not boot up. it starts fine then screen stays black with curser flashing in top left hand corner, when i press keys they do nothing except make a beep noise. can any one help me

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robin_x

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Check no CD/DVD in drives or Flash sticks/cards plugged in.

Reboot tapping F8 on startup. See if you can get to Repair options, first, or Safe mode.

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robin_x

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Presume you are Vista?

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wildatheart

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cheers robin will try that and yes vista

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robin_x

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Or Last known Good Configuration, from F8 boot

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wildatheart

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cant seem to get to repair options but is doing a pre boot assessmemt on itself

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