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My dell inspiron 1521 laptop with amd athlon x2 processor does not boot...all it shows me is the dell startup screen.... what can i do?

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  • scopeola Feb 24, 2009

    i tried hitting ctrl and F11 but nothing happens...even the blue bar does not load pass the point i see it when the monitor comes on...any other suggestions?

  • cclombardi Feb 27, 2009

    I have the same computer and it has completely erased everything on the hard drive 4 times. Dell continues to say that it is a software problem, however each time it happens the machine is very hot. they have already replaced the hard drive, motherboard and memory but six months later it happened again. We reloaded everything and now we get that black screen everytime we turn it on plus now it turns itself on. Dell is replacing it with a "refurbished" computer. They will not replace it with new they said they give "like for like" so I guess since I have a used broken computer they are going to give me an "used, formerly broken" computer as a replacement. Never buy from Dell, I will never buy a Dell product again.


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Hit Ctrl and F11 while the blue bar is loading this will start your recovery process. now if there are beep codes then it might be something diffrent your computer will beep once thats normal but if it beeps more times after that you need to post how many count them. right now it looks like your harddrive crashed.

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