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Inspiron 1501 not booting Windows

I was searching book titles on Amazon and Ebay last week and my Inspiron 1501 laptop froze up for about 4-5 minutes, so I turned off the power. Now, whenever I try to reboot, it won't and I keep getting a message that tells me that the operating system can't be found.

I'm freaking out because this is my work computer and I can't do my job from my Mac.

I've spent some time online and on the phone with Dell support, but to no avail. They had me remove and put back the hard drive, which didn't change anything. Eek!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm not so computer savvy, so explaining it to me like I'm 6 years old would really help.

Thanks!

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OK! Here's the 6 year old explanation. When the big hand is on the 3 and the little hand is on the 6 it's 3:30! <Grin>

Sorry 'bout that, but couldn't resist.

First, do you have a recovery disk(s) that would allow you to do a refresh on the operating system? It sounds like the O/S got trashed somehow. If that is the case, you'll have to find a way to "untrash" it. Maybe you could borrow a version of the current O/S from a friend for long enough to get this accomplished?

Another thing that you might try is to power down, remove the memory module(s), replace them and cross your fingers. It may work, or may not, but is a quick and simple thing to do.

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Thank you, and have a super day!
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