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Dell Inspiron 1501

I have a weird problem when I turn on my laptop. It won't load past the boot page that says "Dell" really big in the middle and "Bios version 2.3.0" and at the very bottom it says"Entering Setup..." but it never enters setup, it just stays on that screen so I press the Escape button and get to a screen with codes of ram and whatnot and it says
Press to enter SETUP.
Press to enter Boot Menu.

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  • coreyv521 Jan 25, 2009

    f2 and f12 make it say entering setup and boot menu but it doesnt go anywhere. hitting escape brings up a black and white computer diagnostic but again f2 and f12 go nowhere.

  • coreyv521 Jan 25, 2009

    it gets stuck and never makes it to the boot menu

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    i would download the newer bios but i can't even get on the internet on the laptop... it will not start up all the way so i can't even download anything onto it

  • Azz
    Azz May 11, 2010

    When you get to the screen that says push F12 for boot menu, push F12 and select the hard drive. Does the pc then boot ok?

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Sounds like your bios may be corrupted, and there's a newer version available so its always worth updating especially if your getting problems. Go to this link and follow the instructions to flash your system bios, its an easy procedure.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R169537&SystemID=INS_PNT_1501&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=13120&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=7&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=1&fileid=230865

It should solve your problem.

Let me know how you get on, or if you need anymore help.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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The very fisrt thing what u can try is that try and log into the computer into the safe mode or alos with the last know good configuration and then check it out the computer should work fine and then if still it says so then try and do the system restore and still if doesnt work what u can do is that repair the computer from the boot disk of os and then do the chkdsk /r on the set up screen fro the disk and then it will definately work.....god luck

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