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Trouble booting past the BIOS Screen

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I'm have trouble fully booting on my dell inspiron 6000. Recently, the battery ran out and the computer, obviously died. However, when I went to start it again, it wouldn't fully boot. Basically it starts up gives me the dell booting screen with the BIOS wording on the bottom, finishes and goes black. I've run a system diagnosises by pressing the F2 key as well as the F12. I've alos tried pressing the F8 to start in safe mode. The F8 key thing failed, but I'm able to run the F2 and F12 for the diagnostics and everything seems to be alright. So, Where do I go from here?

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  • verrillo_ser Jan 22, 2009

    Is that the main power battery? If so I left it out over night, leaving the laptop with zero power source. Everything else is seated properly

  • verrillo_ser Jan 22, 2009

    done and done. but no difference.it just tells me that its an invalid configuration and that the time and date is not correct.Then it asks to chose f1 to continue and f2 to enter setup. I've done it both ways and no change. still black screen. Its almost like its frozen at that stage. The computer is running as normal

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Remove the cmos battery and unplug comptuer for about 15 to 20 minutes. install battery working battery. make sure you didn't knock any cables loose

Check ram is seated
Check video and audio cards are seated properly

Then try booting pc.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • Rob Houg
    Rob Houg Jan 22, 2009

    The main battery as well as the cmos battery it is usually a small round (flat) battery that is on the motherboard of the laptop itself. Remove this battery for 20 minutes then install and install big battery then turn machine on



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