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8600 inspiron fell wont boot

Fell off bed. will start to the window asking safe mode or other options. in safe mode gets to one of the driver(?) lines and stops. in other modes windows tries to start but hangs up before it loads.

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  • baxleywm Jan 15, 2009

    reseat memory modules did not work. perhaps it is the hard drive. probably take to a tech. thanks though!

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Hi there
The shock from the drop may have displaced the memory modules and the video drivers could be failing, take them/it out and re-seat them/it, then try to boot the pc again. If this does not work the hard drive has took the brunt of the shock and you have to run the recovery cd or partition. I must warn you however, that you could loose data if you have to perform a recovery.
Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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Windows Advanced Options Menu
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Safe Mode with Networking
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Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
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If the problem persist you may have to restore the system to earlier restore point by starting the system in safe mode.

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Unless you can see the little safe mode text in all 4 corners then it sounds like the computer IS in regular windows, but the video card drivers are gone. Try re-installing the video card drivers from Dell for that particular video card (there are several possibilities) and see if that helps. It is possible the video card is going bad, but usually re-installing the video drivers works.
This could be a sign of other problems too- start with the video drivers and see if that helps. If it does not- I'm guessing the operating system is corrupt, virused, or the video card is going bad.

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