Shut the computer down 3 days ago and it has not booted since. When I press the power button I get a quick DELL page that briefly gives a F2 or F12 option... goes directly to the normal Windows XP page with the loading status bar. That page goes away and you think the thing is going to load and work as usual.... but it doesn't. I have a blank black screen with a white arrow cursor that works. Nothing has happened past that, not even after several minutes of sitting there.
I have looked around in the settings directory that I can access by hitting (I think) F2 and reset everything to default.
I booted the computer from the Drivers and Utilities CD and have ran several (I believe every) test. All say PASSED and it has given me NO Errors.
I need some direction with this problem because I am not by any means a computer whiz
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Remove the battery and open the case. Look inside the computer with a flashlight to see if any of the capacitors are busted or leaking from corrosion. The capacitors look like little battery towers, but they are not as tall as the AA or AAA batteries.
If the capacitors are bad, your computer goes bunkers.
Good day. I suggest for you to reinstall windows and use the repair options. Usually software encounter errors or some files might get corrupted causing your computer not to boot up properly. The repair option in Windows XP will help you to fix those issue. here are the steps to follow:
1. Rule out hardware issues. Windows Repair will only fix software
problems. Hardware issues can also cause boot problems (i.e. bad hard
drive, memory, CPU, or power supply).
2. Backup. It's always a good idea to backup your important data
before making changes to Windows XP. Relax, if you follow these
instructions your data will be perfectly safe.
3. Boot from your Windows XP CD. Insert the Windows XP CD into your
computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears on the screen,
press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
4. A blue screen will appear and begin loading Windows XP Setup from the CD.
5. When completed loading files, you will be presented with the following
"Windows Setup" screen, and your first option. Select "To set up Windows
XP now, press ENTER". DO NOT select Recovery Console.
6. Then press F8 to continue
7. Next, Windows Setup will find existing Windows XP installations. You
will be asked to repair an existing XP installation, or install a fresh
copy of Windows XP.
8. Then just choose repair option to repair your Windows Xp
9 Then it should work. If iin any case that will not solve the issue, you might try to install fresh copy on Windows Xp
Hope this information will help you resolve your issue. Have a great day.
2. extract the file 3. rename the file 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd 4. put zg5ia32.fd and FLASHIT.EXE onto the usb drive
now, start the process
STEP 2 A. make sure the power cable is in B. the laptop is turned OFF C. Plug the usb stick in!
STEP 3: Press and HOLD down the FN and ESC key together then press the power button, while holding the buttons
release the power button and continue holding FN and ESC for about 5 seconds release the buttons and the power light will start to blink let the laptop run and DO NOT PRESS anything this can take upto 8 mins when it's done the laptop will restart.
this works on me... good luck.. and i hope it will help you.....
You may be right , the harddrive on the system may have gone bad.
You can run a diagnostics on the hardrive,shut down the computer, and then Press the Fn+ power button at the same time , it would initate the diagnostics.
Dont worry just boot your computer using Bootable disk or windows installation disk, enter into Recovery console by pressing"R"
type the Administrator password if any or simply press "Enter".
At the command prompt type-"fixboot"
once done restart your computer normally.
ok if it is windows xp and u want to format it then what u can try is that if u have the option for the complete pc restore,then what u need to do is that shut down the computer completely and then all u need to do is that shut down the computer completely from the power button and then press and hold down the "ctrl" button and then press the power button only once and keep tapping the f11 key on the keyboard....and follow the instruction that says complete factory setting and then it will give u some message from symantec and then click on ok and the computer will be format,all u need to do is follow the instruction very carefully.....
or u can try once again,shut down the computer and then press the power button only once and keep tapping f12 key on the keyboard and then highlight the cd drive and then put nthe xp disk in and keep tapping enter and enter and enter untill it will take u to the windows set up screen and then it will give u the option to press R to repair and esc to continue and press esc on the keyboard and then delete all the partition the instructuin will be given just read it carefully and it will be formatted........hope this will work take care...