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BOOTING PROBLEM DIAG PROBLEM

My laptop comes on with dell logo screen then after maybe 6% of the bar goes across it stop. I did a boot diagnostic by holding down the FN key and cutting it on and now it show the 3 light. #1 (cap lock light) is off , #2 (num lock light) is is on , #3 (stroll lock light) is blinking. do anyone know what this mean? Dell tech-support (in india or where ever) don't know.

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  • STICK27 Sep 30, 2008

    I don't think it matter but the laptop is running windows xp. please keep in mind what i whote. This is both a booting problem and diag problem because as i sead when cutting on the computer, only 6% of the bar show and then it freeze (the dell bar). It does not boot into windows therefore (booting problem). After that I did a boot diagnostic check by holding down the FN key and cutting it on and now it show the 3 light. which is telling me a (diagnostic problem) by showing me these light pattern. do anyone know what it mean when it show #1 (cap lock light) is off , #2 (num lock light) is is on , #3 (stroll lock light) is blinking. when doing the diag check.



    thanks for the help ariyako but your answer did not help because i can't get into windows and use bootvis. I just need to know when doing the diag check by dell, what do this light pattern mean?.



    thanks

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What os you running? it booting problem or diag problem? If you can access windows desktop, you can try use Microsoft Bootvis to Diag your boot problem and Bootvis also can optimze you boot time :)

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