Hi, Im having problems with my Laptop, it freezes at the boot up screen, the bar moves and then gets stuck... I thought it was the hard drive but its not, I changed it, I thought it was the ddr but its not, any other suggestions?
You would need to do a Fixboot. Assuming you have Windows XP.
1.Enter bios. 2.In boot tab select the first one cd/dvd and the second one HDD. 3.Open cd/dvd drive and put Windows XP CD. 4.Exit bios saving changes. 5.Press any key when prompt 6.When windows setup start at first boot press R to repair. 7.When black screen press 1 and enter. 8.Administrator password leave it blank or if you have a password enter it. 9. Press enter. 10.Then type this in the string. fixboot press enter. 11. Type exit press enter. 12.Take out the Windows cd and let it boot as normal.
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Ok..now that I have more information about your pointer problem,yes,there could be a trojan virus causing it.Best thing to do first is,using your other mouse,boot your computer up into safemade by tapping the F8 key untill you reach a black diagnostics screen.At the top of the list you will see "safemode",using the arrow keys on your keypad,move up to "safemode" and press Enter,then wait for the boot to finish.This procedure allows you to get inot windows with services and drivers only needed to help fix many problems.Sometimes there are trojans that will use certain windows services or programs you installed to run.Using safemode allows you to "get in" your computer without those programs and services running.After you get into safemode and your all booted up,see if you can use your synaptics pointing device normally,if so,then yes,there is a very good chance you have a trojan or trojans infecting your computer.If so,best thing to do,is open your virus scanner while you are in safemode and do a complete scan,to see if any virus or trojans are present and remove them,then reboot your computer and let it boot back up normally.We will see if any trojans or viruses are in your computer with this methode.Good luck.Please let me know what happens:)
Try reseating the video cable/connector.
Also connect an external monitor to the external video port, power up the monitor first then boot up the laptop. The video image should automatically divert to the monitor, if you see a normal video image then the video card is OK and the problem most likely the LCD screen.
One thing that I've noticed about the Inspiron 1000, is the LCD ground is done exclusively thru the hinges. Try tightening the LCD hinge screws (Marked with a (D)) 2 on the bottom of the chassis and possibly 2 on the back. (I just tightned every screw I could find)
Once the ground connection is improved, the LCD may work better
try to log in safe mode when the laptop is booting by pressing F8 key, you will see many option select boot in safe mode, if you can boot in safe mode then reboot normally. if the problem remains then you have to repair or reinstall your operating system.
We can start with the easy stuff first. Move the memory chip to the other slot. Remove the small square plate on bottom of the laptop. You'll need a really small screw driver for this. If you have two chips, remove one and see if the laptop will boot-up.