Question about Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook
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
Posted on Jun 11, 2010
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.
If you do not press in time, let the computer finish starting, and then restart the computer again.
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
The restore process takes approximately 6-10 minutes to complete.
The computer restarts. Because the computer is
restored to its original operating state, the screens that appear, such
as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the
first time the computer was turned on.
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