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Dell Dimension 5150 desktop will not boot into windows xp home. I disconnected everything except hdd, keyboard and mouse. Same problem...will not boot into windows xp home. Did the recovery console thing.....copy ntldr, ntdetect.com, fixboot, fixmbr and chkdsk /r.....no joy! Computer was working according to the customer when he dropped it off, but I have no way of checking this. UBCD4Win will access the hdd and shows it has files on it.

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  • blessings_co Aug 25, 2010

    Boot configuration is correct......as hdd (1, cdrom (2

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Im sure the boot sector is a mess. If the cd wont fix the boot sector you may have to copy all his personal files from dos and restore the computer to factory settings.

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I have similar problem these days. After normal shutting down the PC, it can not be powered up again, the amber light blinks. A temp solution for my case is by doing these steps:

1. leave all monitor, network, keyboard and mouse etc. connected
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Disconnect all external devices except the keyboard, monitor, mouse and network.

download a bios update from the dell support site. Update the bios, allow it to reboot. After you reboot, go back to the dell support site and download the latest chipset drivers for your system.

After you reboot one last time, that should do the trick.

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