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Have a Dell Inspiron 530 Vista with a Sys7 upgrade in,..it will go into safe mode only. It starts to boot up, shows the initial windows logo and motion then after about 10 seconds it goes black and goes no further in the booting. I did a system restore twice back to a week ago now to no avail. Still will not boot up completely, still only boots to SAFE mode. Any Ideas?? I though that it might be a video problem but do not know where to check that.

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  • geoadlinks Aug 27, 2010

    Yes it was a Video driver problem. Booted in minimal video resolution,.. deactivated a video driver for a hardware graphics card that was NOT installed in the machine. Reverted to Legacy driver,.. updated windows,.. set a restore point and rebooted successfully!!

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Sounds like driver probs to me also, have you downloaded all your relevant drivers from dell, or the chipset manufacturer.
Use PC wizard or CPUID to check your chipsets

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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