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Is your laptop switching on? Does it show the BIOS sequence at the beginning? When the Hard drive of your Laptop stops working it won't boot up. Sometimes virus also cause this problem or your bios needs resetting. Now if you decide to fix this you have to go through a number of steps to make sure what the problem is. when your Notebook loads up it shows you a number of operations that you can take like F2 or F8 or Del to enter into you Bios set up or OS start up choice. Now when you press dell you will go to the BIOS set up screen. Which will show you if your HDD is being recognized and also it's size. If all this shows well then your Hard drive is ok. So you go on to check if the operating system shows. If all is well then you might have to reload your Operating system.
Sorry, but there's no real way to troubleshoot this without actually having the device. The problem you describe could be anything from a simple corrupted system32 driver or MBR (master boot record), to a hardware failure. The simplest thing you could try is to boot from your OS installation CD/DVD, reinstall the OS, and re-install your applications. Next would be to re-format the boot drive and restore your data from your most recent backup. Sorry I don't have better news for you.
Hi, ull need to check the boot device priority in ur BIOS which is accessable usualy by pressing the delete key at the start of the boot process. If everthing is correct there and yet it doesnt boot from ur hard disk, try changing it to boot from cd and check if it boots. If it does then i think either your hard disk is corrupted or your OS.
you may face either harddisk failure, a driver problem or virus infection:
tools: original win98-cd (or a bootable image
version of it), antivir-software on cd!
- please check whether it is possible to boot from win98-cd, with cd-rom support, not from harddisk.
(such option should be availabe after bios-load is over)
leave the setup process without fully installing (press F3 button when asked for repair or install option)
in both cases :
type at the dos-prompt:
(command for changing to harddisk, windows-folder, booting windows from harddisk, but without loading all the drivers as usually)
win98 should come up in protected mode or give error messages.
- access cd-drive and execute vir-scan. - delete and/or repair infected files - turn down, attempt to reboot from hd - if still impossible reboot from win98-cd, run repair of installation and try once again standard boot
problem solved? if not, take down error messages consult fixya again!
try going into your BIOS and changing the boot sequence, it may be set to boot from floppy instead of harddrive. or you could just reinstall windows, but that sucks cuz then you lose all your data and programs. and not to be rude, but you shouldnt have bought a dell, they are full of problems.
This is just an easy problem... what you'll have to do is follow this steps
Step 1: If you have manual of your computer it is better.. restart your notebook, press and hold the key to boot in BIOS setup... try pressing this key F1, F2, Delete or F8, because some laptop and notebooks have different method of going to BIOS.. you will know if it is BIOS Configuration because it has a BIOS Settings at the Title of the screen.. now go to Power Management or Power Monitoring.. you can find the Fan option there.. because you change the fan of your notebook, it detects that the Fan that you installed is not standard with the note book.. go to step 2.
Step 2: Now when you find the fan option try to set to ignore the fan RPM and The Voltage that is uses... if there is... then save your settings by pressing F10 key and wait for the notebook to start normally.. if the notebook won't start normally, then go to step 3.
Step 3: In this step you'll have to Start in Safe Mode.Restart your notebook, while booting press the F8 key then a boot menu will show in your screen.. if there is drive selection, choose the hard disk drive.. if none then proceed in selecting the Safe Mode menu.. wait until its done booting your windows in safe mode.. after have complete run in safe mode.. properly restart your notebook by going to Start>Turn Off Computer> Restart, and it will boot in windows normally...
Disconnect the external drive from the PC. (It's possible windows registry is messed up). It sound like your windows system is a bit confused as well. First try resetting the bios. See page 9 in your manual. (Don't forget to set it back to normal). This should allow you to get back into the bios. Go over each setting & adjust as needed. Make sure your primary hard disk drive is listed in the boot order. Advanced Setup Page 30, in manual. If your windows operating system seem is a bit off (OS not installed correctly or driver software not installed correctly). The over-all function of the system can & will run slow. If your primary drive seem to also run slow, the FAT or MBR can be slightly corrupt which will also slow the drive down including file transfer & eventually the drive will cease to function. (The drive can be repaired by doing a full format through windows). Do a fresh install of windows, including the full format, (Not a Quick format) on the primary drive. Even though ECS does include the USB 2.0 driver so does windows update service. If your windows was all ready updated & you re-installed ECS's (2003) USB driver, that may have been enough to screw up windows. If you have data on your current drive & need to get that data off & if you have access to another system you can pull your drive & slave it into another system & remove the data. There is no quick fix. Play it safe. Start from scratch. After windows has been installed & you install the ECS driver software, update windows until there are no updates left. I'm sure your system will regain its speed. Link to ECS web site for P4VMM2 V3.2A . http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?detailid=272&DetailName=Driver&DetailDesc=P4VMM2%20%20(V3.2A)&CategoryID=1&MenuID=82&LanID=0
the ram memory might not be compatible from your motherboard, you should have find it on the list of your motherboard manual. the manual have the list of memory cards' qualified brand. likewise, try to install this to ther slot if the problem still occurs then you may return to your vendor and inform them about the specs and kind of your motherboard and the problem you are encountering so that they will give you the right memory card to use. you can also ugrade your bios thru the internet so that you don't need to return this item.