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Problem with startup of XPS 1530

My Dell xps m1530 won't start vista. it used to work fine, then windows update ran and it restarted. After the restart, the computer started but Vista didnt, it just sat on the loadignscreen for 15+ minutes. Startup repair goes to the loading screen, then goes to a blank screen. However, Knoppix runs fine from CD. My 1530 ran just fine until I shut it down the other day... the next time I turned it on... only a black screen appeared with a mouse cursor in the upper left hand corner. It doesn't respond to F2, F8, etc... nothing. Any suggestions?

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  • rumbanana May 26, 2009

    Can't run anything... it won't respond. Plus, I have a blank CD inside the CD drive so I can't eject that either.

  • rumbanana May 26, 2009

    Oh... and machine is a year old. I do have all the CDs...

  • rumbanana May 26, 2009

    OK... thank you. I'll try that tonight.

  • arquetteg
    arquetteg May 11, 2010

    Anything happen when you push control alt delete at the same time?

  • Michael Rodriques May 11, 2010

    No problem. Post here and let me know how it goes, I'll track the issue so we can get it figured out for ya.

  • Michael Rodriques May 11, 2010

    OK. to the first issue of the CD in the drive. If you examine the drive you should see a small pinhole in it, usually near the eject button. Use a paper clip, insert into the hole and push. With the release pushed, you should be able to hit the eject button and open the drive even with the machine powered down.

    To the second issue. Your system may be trying to boot to the CD and stalling for that reason, that would be the simple issue if you remove the CD and reboot. If not, we need to get you in touch with Dell for some warranty repair. It should still be under warranty if you purchased it 1 year ago.

    Try looking for the hole in the drive and let me know how the reboot goes.


  • Michael Rodriques May 11, 2010

    Do you have a Dell Reinstallation CD and a Dell Resource CD with the drivers? If not, fixing it could get a lot uglier. How old is the machine?

  • SGT Coleman May 11, 2010

    Does it still run Knoppix?? Sorry but i'm not clear on that. One thing you could try is removing the battery and clearing the CMOS. But let me know if you can still run Knoppix...



    Thanks,

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Well I aleredy encont that problem. You must do an "dell factory restore". I dont remember how to do it but call dell and ask for. If your laptop isin't in warenty they should tell you where to find it (free). If you are in warenty they will tell how to set the factory restore. I must warn you than there is a big risk to loose all your data in your hard drive (incluing your windows seting). Good luck

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If ur unable enter the save mode...then vista has to b corrupted....install new vista and goto to repair option....

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