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I got widows-7 ultimate Loaded 2 years back .It was working all of sudden this problem started..
Try a "Cold-Start",Remove all media, DVD, CD, USB..etc., Remove AC plug, Remove Battery, Hold down on/off button for 10 seconds, Replace battery, Plug into AC outlet,Push on/off button and Start normally.
When you boot do you get the Pre-Boot screen with options of BIOS, Boot Menu....etc.? Yes or NO, respond to this post. If that fails, reboot while repeatedly tapping F-8
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the fan is turning and cleaning hasn't helped, the problem is usually that the heat sink compound has dried out. The d531 runs a bit hot anyway, so I like to replace the compound after a couple of years. This is not a job for casual computer fixers. Take it to someone who knows laptops. Double check that fan. Sometimes they run slow! Try the fan test on Dell's diagnostics. You can find it at http://www.support.dell.com drivers and downloads for your particular laptop under the diagnostics section. Or try this Link.
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
Sounds like the image doesn't have the right drive controller driver included. Could be because the image was created on a different laptop or could be the drive controller is configured differently. You can confirm this from the STOP error code on the blue screen
Go into the BIOS setup (probably F2 at boot) and see if the controller mode is set to AHCI. If so, set it to compatibility or combined(?) and try again.
Either way, if you've installed an image for the wrong hardware, you probably should do a remedial install. Boot from your Windows XP disc and follow the prompts as if you were doing a clean install until you get to the license agreement. At the next screen, it should show you any existing Windows installs and give you a new option to repair. Let this go - it won't touch any user files, just replace all the Windows files with those from the CD. Have your system drivers and service packs handy to tidy up when it's done.
Posted on Apr 10, 2012
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