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When i turn on my dell 1501 laptop, the screen reads,''remove media device, push any key to restart'', but nothing else happens?

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Take out the dvd drive from your laptop. Then turn it on and see if the messages goes away, If it does then go ahead and turn off the laptop and reseat the drive back into the laptop. Then turn it on and if the message reappears then it could be that the dvd drive is bad and would need to be replaced.

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Need to reset to factore setting my dell inspiron 1501. Thanks


To start the systemrecovery:
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  2. When the Computer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available orfails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. Ifyou do not have a set of Recovery Media, you may purchase the set onlinefrom the manufacturer. Note: If your computer does not havean internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be requiredin order to recover the Operating System using Recovery Media.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the computer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
  3. Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD.
  4. Close the CD-ROM tray.
  5. Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM.
  6. The computer will boot from the Recovery Media
  7. When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.
Note: Ifthere are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first of the Recovery CDs.
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Sep 20, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Had bluescreen a number of time, but laptop always booted up again. However i now have a black screen and nothing will boot up,even tried the dell recovery disc, but nothing. Any ideas?Thanks


Dell includes a series of tests for a system's hardware into the BIOS called the PSA+ Diagnostics. You can run these tests even if the system lacks any media (hard drive, CD drive, etc.). To launch the PSA+ Diagnostics on this system, perform one of the following actions:
  • Hold down the key while pressing the power button.
  • Turn on the system, press at the initial Dell™ logo screen, and select Diagnostics from the boot menu.
  • Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery. While holding down the power button, insert the AC connector into the back of the system. The system then starts and the message Diagnostic boot selected displays. The system then launches the PSA+ Diagnostics.
  • If all tests pass you will need to re-install the operating system software.

Sep 01, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Won' start up properly


Hello, you might be having an issue with a Peripheral Device in the computer, conflicting with it to boot up, please disconnect any USB devices, port replicators, or printers/scanner on the serial ports, if this solves the issue and you're able to access your computer, please reinstall the drivers for those devices, you can test each one of them to see wich one is the troublemaker.
Additionally if you don't have any peripherals connected, then please try to boot up in safe mode, to do so, please restart the computer, then when you see the Dell Logo, press the F8 key at start up, then please chose the safe mode option, and press enter. If you are able to enter safe mode, then please press the keys [Windows] + [R] and in the screen that pops up, type "msconfig", without quotes, go to the Startup tap and select, disable all. Afterwars restart the computer and let us know if it worked.

Apr 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Dell 1501 Inspiron w/Vista won't boot up -- virus?


Hi Erika,

have you tried pressing F8 when it starts booting (keep pressing it before dell bios screen fully loads)

you should get a black screen with options,

scroll up to with arrow keys>> "last known good configeration"


let me know if that works?

also have you installed any programs or hardware befor this happened?


Apr 13, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 1501 push power button no screen or sounds


Have you hooked it up to an external monitor? If you can see windows booting up on the external monitor then u may have a bad lcd screen or inverter or video card? Still lots of questions to ask.

Apr 11, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Screen not lighting up


if you see all lights are green ( power, HDD) it means your computer is working

since you see nothing on screen...press Fn+F8

Press and Hold Fn( blue color key beside Ctrl key on lower left) then press F8

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Trying to restore Dell Inspiron 1501 to factory settings.


don't hit ctrl, f11 instead hit F8 and then go into Dell Factory Image Restore, that will wipe, format and reinstall all the factory software that's stored on the Recovery Drive (usually the D: drive) good luck.

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Jan 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron 1501 screen is blank


yeah look on the keyboard for something that looks like two monitors on the F-key row. It might even say LCD on it. Hold down the Fn key and push the F-key that has the pic.

You should have the other monitor hooked up because what you are changing is the display modes. To switch modes you hold down the Fn key and tap the F-key with the pic. Let me know if anything happens.

Jan 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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My inspiron 1501 was reading cd's just fine until about 3 days ago when suddenly it stopped dectecting the cd drive completely. I can insert an audio disk but wndows media wont acknowledge it is in and I...


ok what may have happened is that your cd drive may have quit on you. try pushing in on the cd drive to make sure that the whole drive is in the laptop all the way becasue it is an ide drive it may be loose if any of the screws are loose or missing on the bottom of the laptop.
and also check your device manager in windows to make sure the drivers are present.If none of this help you may need to replace the drive.If so here are dell's insrtuctions on how to do that.
here's the link on how to remove and replace that.DELL 1501
hope this helps. you can buy a new cd drive on ebay if you need one.

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