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#1 ljnutx


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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:24 PM


I have a Dell inspiron netbook that i bought about 8 months ago. When I turn it on I get a message that windows did not start successfully, and when I choose 'start windows normally' I get the loading logo but it is then followed by a blank screen. If I enter safe mode it stops at a driver called WDFLDR.SYS I don't have any disks for the computer and have no idea how to sort it out. Does any one no how to help?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:45 PM

I don't have a solution...but I wanted to say that the driver where it appears to stop...usually is a red herring in regard to what the problem might be. If an error message says that the driver is a problem...that's one thing. Just having the process of trying to load Windows stop at what is seen loading...well that could be meaningful, but it's not necessarily meaningful.

Seems that you only have the options installed by Dell...those which allow restoring to factory settings.

Have you looked at your appropriate Dell support page for possible answers?


#3 CohenTheBarbarian


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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:23 PM

Do you have another machine you can put the drive in?

Or, using a live cd such as Knoppix or Ubuntu, retrieve the contents of "C:\Windows\Minidump" and use a removable device such as a flash drive to trasnfer the files to another computer, zip up the most recent 5 or so and post it as an attachment here.

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