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Dell B130 Laptop Boot Problem

When I boot up I get the dell splash screen and get to about 95% complete then the laptop turns off. I replaced the battery and on the first time booting up everything was fine, it went to XP. When I restarted the problem occurred again. Now I'm back to the Dell screen, 95% complete and it shuts down. Anyone have any suggestions?

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  • BrianWas Feb 27, 2008

    Didn't work. I never get to the Windows screen to to press F8. I'm still at the boot screen and the progress bar goes to about 95% and the laptop turns off. I can't reinstall windows because I never get that far at boot. Any more suggestion?

  • johnjames2 Jan 08, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem except mine does not even load 95%, none of it loads its just stuck on the same Advent splash screen and does nothing, i cant exactly fix anything with discs when it wont go that far, its horrible! Please help, like is theres a special way to get past the splash screen to make the disc inside work atleast?? that will be good progress, thanks.

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If battery is new and functioning properly(battery) please boot in safe mode by pressing F8 during os starup. and logon as an administrator.
if nothing works out try reinstalling operating system it will solve the problem else update me the ststus.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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