Dell Vostro 1500 Laptop:my laptop is no longer going beyond "microsoft corporation" screen with the green progress bar
It sounds like there is a file or files in either your boot files or system files that are missing or corrupt.
Have you tried booting in safe mode? Turn off the computer, then turn it on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Select the Safe Mode option and see if it boots up. If it does Click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. Select a restore point (date and time) that is before you started having this problem. Let it run and then see what happens. If it does not resolve the issue then: (see below)
You'll need a system disk to get around this.
Put the system disk in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (black box with white lettering) so that you can type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check Disk will run for well over an hour. You will notice the percentage of completion going from high to low, but that is normal. Let it run to completion then reboot.
In windows xp you can get to the command prompt by selecting Repair when the options come up. You'll be doing a repair to the Windows Operating System. Most times you select it by entering a 1. Most times the Administrator password is blank so just press enter.
In Vista you will have to get to the Recovery Console and the command prompt will be down at the bottom
Mar 22, 2012 |
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