Question about Dell Inspiron One 2305 Desktop Computer (AMD Athlon II X2 GB3GB) (DDPCEZ1P)
Start computer in safe mode with command prompt then run chkdsk /r on the C Drive.
Posted on Dec 31, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my sons dell e520 wont
Have you tried to put a disk in the floppy drive when it starts up?
It probably had a disk in before last close down, and is looking for it now when you start up.
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Posted on Nov 29, 2008
If you boot from the XP CD and choose the first repair option it will load to a DOS prompt. From there type "chkdsk /r" and press enter. This will run checkdisk on your hard drive and repair any problems that it finds. It will take 45 minutes or more depending on the size of your drive. Once it finishes type exit to reboot and remove the CD. Your computer should boot normally.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
This is sounding sort of like a registry failure. But first, when it first starts, press the key that puts it into setup. Gotta drag up the memory of which key that is on a Dell. I believe it's F2.
Anyway, when you get into the BIOS setup screen (if it does, in fact, work) look for a menu item that lets you set the BIOS to default and try the bootup. Also, there is probably one screen that tells the machine to halt on errors. Set that to not halt on errors.
Can't be more specific, as the manufacturers are always changing the BIOS options and I don't have access to a Dell 3000.
If you can't get into the BIOS, let me know and we'll do more stuff.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
AH yes, Kristen very familiar with your issue, it is trying to load the primary boot record from a device it dosen't see , ( re: a floppy thats not there) you need to check the BIOS and make sure the booting sequence is correct (re:disable floopy if one dose not exist, etc) please write back if you need help doing all of these things
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
From your description, you were able to boot the machine properly in Safe Mode. While in Safe Mode, change the video resolution to the lowest possible (color depth does not matter at this point). You should also check that you are configured for single monitor operation if your video card supports multiple monitors. Reboot the machine normally. If all goes well, you can readjust your video settings for a higher resolution again.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
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