Question about Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook
When i turn it on the boot screen freezes. It says PBR 1...done [XLDR] !ATA It will not allow me to do anything, and will not pass this screen.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Will not boot completely
Hi dalenaftzger, windows can not load your primary partition. One of your partition is damaged. Dell
Hi dalenaftzger, windows can not load your primary partition. One of your partitions is damaged. Dell systems have more than one partition on their hard disk drives. Two partitions are hidden. Try this;
Start up the computer and press F12 key to give you the boot-up options.
Insert Windows Installation/Recovery CD into your CD-ROM. Choose CD-ROM boot option & press enter.
Let the installation process continue until it prompts you to, Press R to repair. This should then take you into the DOS mode. Type in FIXBOOT & when prompted, press "Y" to start creating the new boot partition. If everything goes right, you should get a message saying the partition was corrupted and a new one was created successfully. Remove the CD & reboot your system.
Play it safe if your system boots windows. Check windows for any updates. Run a full system virus scan. Run windows check disk & windows defrag.
Just in case the drive is starting to go. If you have a CD/DVD writer start backing up your personal data. The most common folder to back up are:
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Desktop
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Favorites
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Local Settings\Identities
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\My Documents
Data from any program you may have installed.
Armed with the above folders backed up to CD/DVD, you'll loose very little if you have to replace the hard disk drive.
Good luck dalenaftzger!
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Posted on Oct 03, 2008
As the notebook is starting you see the Dell 'Splash' screen. Press F2 to go into the BIOS setup. Check to make sure two things: first that your cd/dvd and hard drive are being recognized and identified, second that your boot order has the cd/dvd first and internal hard drive second. Your machine may be trying to do a USB device boot or network boot when these options are not available. Next try pressing F8 immediately after the splash screen disappears to try to get into Safe Mode. If it still fails to boot, I would try booting using a Windows XP installation disk and then going into the repair console to check if the hard drive is damaged or corrupted.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
hi there.. i'd really hate to say it but you have to reinstall your operating system.. honestly even if your're gonna try running chkdsk/p or /r it still no good it will just waste your time.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
The problem is with the corrupted boot files .In my opinion you have one solution
Steps for solution
1. Download an operating system called ' Linux mint ' which can be installed in the pen drive having minimum 4 gb capacity . Using this operating system you can access the computer .
2. Copy the file and folders to an external storage device (external hard disk, pen drive etc..)
3. Reinstall the operating system ( XP,Vista ,Window 7,Ubuntu etc )
Hope you be successful
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
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