Question about Dell Inspiron® 1501 (N11157) PC Notebook
Okay--I've found, and tried, every solution I could for this problem, but maybe someone knows something I've missed.
I was using my laptop when it suddenly froze. Tried ctl/alt/del but nothing happened. So I powered down. When I tried to power it back up, the power light comes on, the lock lights blink twice, the fan powers up then down, and the dvd drive clicks on and off. Then nothing--black screen. My laptop battery is nearly dead, so I am always plugged in.
This seems like a common thing with the Inspirons, and here are some of the suggestions I tried:
I removed all power sources, held down power button for 30 sec to reset system and tried to boot up again--same issue
I unplugged the screen closed sensor, thinking the unit might be thinking it was asleep (lid closed), because that what it acts like. No luck.
Removed memory--and reset--nothing.
Replaced button battery on mobo--and Voila, she sprung back to life--but only for about 2 hours and now same problem.
I have tried with battery, without battery, ac cord, no ac cord, switched battery and memory from working unit (my son has same computer) and no luck with anything except for the short lived button battery success.
Any ideas would be appreciated, or I guess she goes into the shop next week.
Do you have the dell diagnostic CD??
if you have it may help you to figure what is wrong??
here is th link to the troubleshooting steps.
I suspect the hard drive may be on its way out. unfortunately you can't see the screen.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
It sounds like you tried all possible solutions. The only thing left is to remove the hard drive. Also try disconnecting the LCD display by unplugging the LCD connector from the motherboard. If the laptop still doesn’t power on then your motherboard is probably defective and needs to be replaced. If it’s still under warranty Dell will replace it.
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Posted on Nov 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. Put the Windows installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when you are prompted. 3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next. 6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt. 7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd , and then press ENTER. • If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes . A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully. • If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command. Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old Bootrec /rebuildbcd 8. Restart the computer.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Hi, go to this link, it gives clear easy instructions on solving this problem: http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html
Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
try this.. reboot your computer, or hold down the power button to shut it off then turn it back on, at the acer splash screen hit f2 to enter into setup. hit f9, load setup defaults and exit. it will reboot your computer and should let you in.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
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