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Dell XPS M1210 won't boot


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#1 gigahurtz

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:24 PM

Good evening everyone:

Here is the problem I'm having with my XPS M1210. When I start the system up, BIOS begins it's startup check of devices. The progress bar goes all the way and then I get the following error:

No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics

The system is not detecting CD-ROM or Hard Drive. I change the startup from standard to thorough and sometimes this seems to work but not all the time. Any ideas on what I can try for this system?

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#2 gigahurtz

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:15 AM

Anyone with any insight on this? It's very frustrating and I'm hoping to get this computer up and running if I can.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:58 AM

Well...did you run the diagnostics?

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:00 PM

Well...did you run the diagnostics?

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I ran the diagnostics and no hard drive/cd drive was detected. There is no power getting to these drives when the computer starts up. I also noticed the CPU fan is not turning on when the computer is powered up. I'm guessing the motherboards is shot.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:19 PM

I tend to think "power supply" long before I think "motherboard."

Since this is a laptop, I have to bow out...there are others here who can offer better ideas/suggestions.

I'm also going to suggest that this be moved to one of the hardware forums, since that seems to be the nature of your problem (not XP).

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:02 PM

I tend to think "power supply" long before I think "motherboard."

Since this is a laptop, I have to bow out...there are others here who can offer better ideas/suggestions.

I'm also going to suggest that this be moved to one of the hardware forums, since that seems to be the nature of your problem (not XP).

Louis


Thanks for the reply. I posted this in internal hardware, not in XP.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:20 PM

My mistake...I was confused as to which forum I was in (had two windows open) :thumbsup:.

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