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When I power on my Dell Inspiron 1545, it will say Windows Starting and then goes black. The power light will still be on but I have a totally black screen. Any suggestions?

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Can you boot to Safe Mode. If you can, there is probably an issue with the graphics chip driver. If not, this could be a corrupted system file. Also try to boot to an extarnal monitor, eliminate the possibility of it being a screen issue

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  • monarifaat Jul 09, 2011

    I have the same problem and it boots from the safe mode but when i try to boot normally it gives me black screen but when i changed the windows it worked properly and then started doing this again .. so i left this black screen and after a long time windows started .. what can i do?

  • graeme ian hunter Jul 09, 2011

    What you describe does not sound like hardware problems. At least not the major problem. You mention that you changed windows? Did you also download and install the correct hardware drivers for graphics, sound and network when you did this? And, did you totally "flatten" the hard drive before you installed it (ie: formatted the drive).
    I suspect your problems may be due to conflicts with drivers, however, if you have done the above, it would then, to me sound like a failing hard drive.

    My advice, download a copy of the free version of HDD Tune from the internet, get the laptop running and see if you have any bad *red flaged)" sectors, or any yellow flagged Re-allocated sectors (these are the bits of the hard drive that are "reserved" and only used when the hard drive sectors begin to fail. Once used up, the hard drive will show the issues you describe and you will need to get a new hard drive.
    Simplest way of course, is to install a known good hard drive and see if that works.

  • monarifaat Jul 09, 2011

    yes i downloaded all the drivers from the CD that came with my laptop .. and about formatting the drive first time i didn't format it but when the windows finished installing whenever i try to open or install any program it says that C:\ can not be accessed so I installed the windows again and formatted the disk
    Thank you for the advice and I will sure try what you suggested

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