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Wont turn on properly

Hi

my dell inspiration 1501 is playing up.

when i turn i get a windows error recovery message appear. i press start windows normally and it begins to load. then th screen is black with only the cursor on it. this is how it stays.

so i cant even turn it on.

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    when i turn my laptop on the dell logo does not show up at all its just blank



  • elaprince23 Dec 27, 2008

    when i turn on my laptop the dell logo screen does not show up its just blank

  • elaprince23 Dec 27, 2008

    what to do if the dell logo screen does not come up?

  • Collect78s Jan 12, 2009

    I can't even get the logo to come up. It sounds like the machine is turning on, but there is NO activity on the screen at all.

  • nsindian
    nsindian May 11, 2010

    Do you get the option to boot into Safe Mode? If so, try that and then check device manager and/or Event Viewer .... devmgmt.msc and eventvwr respectively from the Run command box. look for any missing drivers and errors.

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Hi,
Press the F8 key about 7 times slowly when you see the DELL logo screen after the restart.
Select the option Repair my computer.
The start up and repair window would come up follow the wizard . It should fix the issue .
If it does not , it would give you more options to try repair the system. Try system restore from the options.
If none of the above steps work , it time to reset your computer to factory settings. A corrupt vedio driver update, is the cause of this problem

Thanks
Mandeep

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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