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Dell Inspiron laptop will turn on but wont take me to log in screen

I turn it on and it wont take me my log in screen to enter password. Just shows the light bar. Purchase 4.1.08 #8770671 I have run various repairs Says registry cannot load the hive (file) It is corrupt, absent or not writeable. I have a problem similar to this one.I have an Inspiron 1501 , it turns on ,the dell logo appears then a blackscreen shows ,saying that ineed to install the operating disc and then click onrepair,I call dell they want to charge 250 dollars to reboot it forme with the disc,can you help me by gving me the steps to reboot it cause he said it is a software problem,I am going to lose every thing that i have on the laptop. I need to save thatmoney.
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  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    I have an inspiron 1501 , when i turn it on it shows a black screen saying "Windows Boot Manager". Windows failed to start, A recent hardware or software change might be the cause to fix it.
    1-Insert your installation disc and restrat your computer,
    2 Choose your language settings and then click next
    3-click repair your computer

    I have dell sent me the disc but when i inserted nothing happend it also said on the screen : File:\boot\bcd
    Status :0x0000f
    What vccan i do yto fix it. dell wants to charge me 250 diollars for it , can i get some help

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    Ok the solutions that i received do not work , i had a vista not xp

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    its not the cd writer , now after i tried the ctr then f11 thing the screen stop at the dell logo

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    it show the same scree with the same messages, the last time i talked to a dell rep , he said it was a sotware problem or most likely a virus

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    i presssed the f12 but it stays at the dell logo and saying entering bootmenu , i cannot see anything else

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    I insert the cd but it is not doing anything , i do not have that 250 dollars and i need that laptop for school , i am ready to pay a hundred to any person whio can fix the problem for me

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    have an inspiron 1501 , when i turn it on it shows a black screen saying "Windows Boot Manager". Windows failed to start, A recent hardware or software change might be the cause to fix it.
    1-Insert your installation disc and restrat your computer,
    2 Choose your language settings and then click next
    3-click repair your computer

    I have dell sent me the disc but when i inserted nothing happend it also said on the screen : File:\boot\bcd
    Status :0x0000f
    What vccan i do yto fix it. dell wants to charge me 250 diollars for it , can i get some help

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    have an inspiron 1501 , when i turn it on it shows a black screen saying "Windows Boot Manager". Windows failed to start, A recent hardware or software change might be the cause to fix it.
    1-Insert your installation disc and restrat your computer,
    2 Choose your language settings and then click next
    3-click repair your computer

    I have dell sent me the disc but when i inserted nothing happend it also said on the screen : File:\boot\bcd
    Status :0x0000f
    What vccan i do yto fix it. dell wants to charge me 250 diollars for it , can i get some help

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    have an inspiron 1501 , when i turn it on it shows a black screen saying "Windows Boot Manager". Windows failed to start, A recent hardware or software change might be the cause to fix it.
    1-Insert your installation disc and restrat your computer,
    2 Choose your language settings and then click next
    3-click repair your computer

    I have dell sent me the disc but when i inserted nothing happend it also said on the screen : File:\boot\bcd
    Status :0x0000f
    What vccan i do yto fix it. dell wants to charge me 250 diollars for it , can i get some help

    After i ress the f12 button, should i press several times or hold it, it show at the bottom, :Entering boot menu

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    dell sent several cds 1
    1-DVD for installing Dell portable n Series computer software
    2Operating System
    3- Application for reinstalling cyberlink power dvd
    4Bios upgrade
    which one shoulsd i use first

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    I tried every step that yall said but it aint working
    how can i remove the virus if it ios under a virus influence

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    ZI did what you said but it did not restART , ON ITS OWN

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    I dont kmow anything about computer can somebody tell me the steps on rebooting the laptop , the virus , everything that i tried did not work , how do you use the bios, cause when i insert the op disc nothing worked

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    I tried to boot from the cd rom , it has blank screen and and the light in the cd drive is blinking

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    I tried to reboot it with the cd rom but it has a black screen and the cd drive is blinking, should i wait

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    when the dell logo appears i press f2 and it took me to a page , where should i go next

  • michelstanle Feb 19, 2009

    i guess you rigth i spent my time here

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I had this too. I didn't read through the whole forum. But my same computer did that and when we talked to dell support we had to replace the whole hard drive. Fortunately it was under warranty and free!

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I assume that you still have the OS software disk. If not then you are going to need Dell anyway.
That being said, when you see the Dell logo, hit F2. This will bring you to the boot setup menu and ask you from where do you want to boot. Insert your Operating System disk in the CD drive and then choose boot from CD drive. The computer will restart in normal mode and start to read the OS disk. You will be prompted after this to follow the directions.
If you do not have the OS disk, it may still be cheaper for you to contact Dell and order the disk than to have them do it all fo you over the phone from India. Hope this helps.
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Can you boot from the CD-ROM?
Do you have the Dell Discs that came with your laptop?

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Hello,

This is due system overload, means that the system execute many executable files which causes the memory overload. this cause by virus and corrupted file system.

You can try booting you system in safe mode and then try to restore it in a previous functional dates.. if safemode is successful in booting then try click start, all programs, accessories, system tool then select system restore.

if this not successful then you have to back up your important files and then clean install is recommended. or insert your system recovery disk and boot it using the cd/dvd rom. follow the on screen instruction.

note in installing windows is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

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Hi, if you have an XP CD handy, just insert it and restart. use the f8 key during the dell splash screen(logo screen). you will want to select boot from disk. once this is selected, the re installation will proceed. I would suggest a full format and total re installation. the repair mode will not work because of the virus that is present.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    Michael Masters Feb 19, 2009

    You can do the same with vista. same procedure.

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Here is a link to a tutorial explaining how to install xp onto a Dell using a Dell XP CD
TUTORIAL

Hope this helps , post back if you have any more trouble. Positive feedback would be appreciated.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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  • Quickfx PC Repair Feb 19, 2009

    What was the problem with the tutorial, you should just use the operating system disc they sent you. Boot your PC up, Press F2 or F8 or Del to get into your bios. Once inside look for something in reference to Boot sequence will be numbered 1-4 with Floppy, CD-ROM,HDD 0 you want to make CD-ROM to boot first. Put the Operating system disc in and reboot the pc. Now keep pressing space bar and it should boot from disc and you just follow instructions on the setup process. Post back if you have any more questions.

  • Quickfx PC Repair Feb 19, 2009

    On that screen using the arrow keys navigate around and look for the boot sequence, the options will be HDD 0, CD ROM, and FLOPPY you want to make CD ROM first in the order so 1. CD ROM. Reboot your pc with the operating system disc in the cd rom. and keep pressing space bar untill you see it saying loading windows and the setup will start.

  • Quickfx PC Repair Feb 19, 2009

    Better yet heres a TUTORIAL that shows how to do this step by step with some pictures. How to install XP on a Dell Inspiron..

    Hope this helps leave positive feedback if it has, have a nice day :)


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Look i want u to make a backup of the whole data in ur computer's hard disk and start formatting and installing a windows cuz ur computer is under a virus influence!
any way if the instalation disc wont starat after reboot system try to check the boot order in bios option by pressing F10 or F2 or DEL in some models;

ask me for further info.

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    Jalal Sordo Feb 19, 2009

    i told u that u need to set ur boot priority on DVD/CD

    u can do that through th bios software

    can u get to bios?? the blue screen before windiws??


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    Jalal Sordo Feb 19, 2009

    try to press DEL or F10

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    Jalal Sordo Feb 19, 2009

    R the bio supgarde cd f it is niot respondig to the setting of bios proirity !!



    also u can check the visrus by updating ur computer with lates database availle for ur antivirus and strat a scan NOW



    if u r not having A ANtvirus downloda free trial of Avira check it in google!!

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Unfortunately the only way you can save the data you lost or atleast have a chance of it is to use a non-OEM installation disc.. if you use the OEM one it will reformat your harddisk and you will loose all data..

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Insert your windows disk and restart the computer. If prompted choose boot from disk. Run the recovery console and select repair or recover option.

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If you do a reinstall you will lose all of the data. But you need to be able to boot up so you can at least make a backup of your files. Do you have a copy of XP or Vista whatever they loaded on your machines?

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Before You even try reinstalling please try the recovery console and run a repair this will help if its a hive corruption.
Please ensure that you do not have any extra devices connected to the notebook. now put the cdi the drive and press enter when it prompts you to boot from cd in case it does not please change the boot sequence in bios to cd as the first boot device.
2. after the cd loads all the files on the first screen press "R" fro repair which takes you to the recovery console.
3. there it will ask you which windows installation would you like to log on to press " 1" and press "Enter"
4.Then It will ask you you for Adinistrator password please enter the password for the admin account or if haven't got a password just press "Enter"
5. Finally it shows a prompt 'C:\>" or "C:\WINDOWS>"
6.Over there Type "CHKDSK /R" (do not include any QUOTES"")
7.It will run a check and try to repair if it goes thru fine just restart the system and update me else you also will need to test the hard with the inbuilt diagnostic that dell provides.

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    Saroj Sharma Feb 19, 2009

    The above instructions are for XP....please lemme know if the system came with factory installed VISTA

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    Saroj Sharma Feb 19, 2009

    Here are the steps to install vista but please be informed that this will lead to the loss of all data Install Vista Using CD

    Also if you could try the CTRL +F11 again and ensure that you do not tap the key too hard it should take you to the options were you can opt for the factory installed OS Recovery

    follow the wizard (click) with the options applicable for your computer like OS selection etc.



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Do you have the OS boot CD, if so you can do a refresh of your operating system. You need to press the F12 key that will allow you to boot to your OS and just follow the menu and allow it to replace your OS and leave your current settings. This will save your data. I am assuming you using Windows XP.

Also do not waste your money on registry cleaners. I only use ccleaner.com it is free and it works.

I hope this helps you.

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Hi there.
Restart the machine and press F8 as it boots, it will take you to a sub menu, here you have 2 options, you can either choose "last known good configuration" or "safe mode".
Choose "last known good configuration" first, if that doesn't work repeat the steps and this time choose "safe mode" to performing a system restore. Take the PC back to a date before the errors happened.
Post back with any more problems

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    Hi again
    Pop the CD in the drive, restart the PC and hit F2 to enter the bios utility, chose the CD drive as first boot device, hit F10 and save the changes, the PC will restart and it will boot from the CD drive follow the on-screen instructions for recovery.


    Good luck again


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The cd writer /rom in which you r entering the disc must be not connected properly of its faulty.just try that same disc in any other pc and check it first.the cd must be proper.it may be the problem of the cd writer/rom.just replace that cd writer if that is the case.

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Here and here are all information you need to install windows and make your laptop error free
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    hey buddy,
    you are wasting your time here. If you are worried about your data tell them to make backup of your data& then solve the problem. You will find nothing here if it was that you can find answer here till now should have got the answer
    stop wasting time and go to dell & spend mmoney thats you can do
    stop wasting time buddy

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Restart when Dell Screen shows press ctrl then F11 let
them both go at same time. You will then be given two
options choose factory restore.

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Hi there,

did you try to do a system restore on your laptop?

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    while the unit is booting, press F8 on the keyboard repeatedly.
    choose the ...........restore on the selection.


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