Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
My Dell quit working and when I turn it on it continually wants to run startup repair. I let it run and then it shuts itself down - windows won't boot.
Turn it on and begin to tap F8 continuously until you enter a screen that gives you different boot options. It sounds as though your Master Boot File is corrupt.
If you come to a screen that allows you to choose "Last known good configuration" choose that one.
If it doesn't work, allow it to run start up repair.
One of the options you should see is to repair the Boot file, or MBR, or master boot record. It takes mere seconds and should reboot you.
If you didn't make Recovery Disks when you bought the machine, make them as soon as you get it back in order. They do the job much more easily!
Posted on May 25, 2009
I assume, you have windows Vista, on your computer. If the startup and repair is not repairing the system. The operating system has crashed.
If you have the windows VISTA dvd , there is a possiblity to run startup and repair from the dvd to fix the problem.
But before you do the same, just run the diagnostics on your harddrive.
1. restart your computer
2. Tap on the F12 a couple of times when u see the DELL logo
3. Select HDD diagnostics
Post back the results
Posted on May 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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