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My dell inspiron will not boot up completely. When turning it on its starts normal and then with the bar is about 3/4 over it starts over again.

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This is no Windows problem. The problem is the power connector on the motherboard. You can bypass this problem by connecting the AC adapter and hold down the connector during POST (boot-up process). I experience the same problem and haven't found any other solution this far

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You must install Windows again - or try Tapping F8 on Boot-up to go into Safe-Mode which will leave a lot of the drivers out.  Then you may go into the System and see which hard-ware is conflicting.
If this doesn't work, upon reboot, go to CMOS (usually F1, F2, or Delete) Gets to the STart-Up or CMOS and select the Boot Sequence to Select start-up on CD-Rom.
Place your OS (XP or ??) in drive and reboot.  Tap F12 to bring boot menu up and select CD-Rom.
Try fixing windows before a new installation.
Have a product key on hand for fresh installation of OS (operating System - eg, XP, Win7...)
I recommend a second Windows directory to have a back-up of the drivers for motherboard etc, to retrieve from once the second OS is installed otherwise you won't be able to get onto the internet or anything as all motherboard drivers will be missing!
You can delete the original directory later but is a registry edit and one must be very careful here!
This is complicated but should take care of your problem.
Hope you can figure it out by my description.
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Good Luck!

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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