Question about Dell Latitude D505 Notebook
Start in SAFE mode first by repeatedly pressing F8 during the boot up.
Select just SAFE MODE and not any of the other options.
If it boots up OK then the chances are that a new driver or software installation is the cause and from safe mode you may want to UN-INSTALLor the offending driver and then ty to reboot.
New hardware can also cause similar issues and a quick check is to remove the hardware and try to boot. Iff the boot works then swap the hardware into another slot and if you have to move an existing card out of a slot to do that but boot up with just the moved card first to enable the drivers to catch up then shut down and fit the new card and try again.
If the problem persists you could if you are using windows 7 do a REPAIR install that will take care of many of these issues.
similar sorts of REPAIR installation are also possibe from XP and VISTA but can be a little more complex to do.
Posted on Oct 13, 2010
Sounds like the machine would improve alot by getting its windows restore or reinstalled.
But first to get around this issue you could turn off the machine, then turn it on, before the windows logo comes, reapeatedly tap on F8 until advanced start up options show up on the screen, scroll with the arrow keys to the SAFE MODE option and press ENTER.
A bunch of lines / text appear on the screen, just wait around 5 minutes and the computer starts up, sign in to the computer with your account, if it gets stuck again, then restart and repeat the above, just this time select the ADMINISTRATOR user account from the screen, that one should log in just fine.
Now create a new user account from start -> control panel -> user accounts.
make sure the new user is a system adminstrator
Then restart the computer normally sign in to this new user, does everything work OK?
Posted on Oct 12, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there
control panel user accounts
on the users tab,click the name of the computer administrator you can change the password there
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