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Help!! Dell Inspiron 1440 will not boot...


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#1 MissyLynn

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:21 AM

Hi. I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 running windows 7. This computer was purchased new about a year and a half ago, and I have had no problems up until a couple days ago. I went to turn my laptop on the other morning and as usual the dell logo came up and loaded, then the windows symbol saying "starting windows"... then strangely a black screen with a cursor arrow... nothing more, no log in screen... just black nothingness... I have ran the diognostics and they all say "pass". I am able to access F2 & F12 but it will not boot in safe mode or with a command prompt... Not sure what to do or what the problem is. Any ideas? Any information would greatly be appreciated!

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:42 AM

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

Have you tried booting to your W7 dvd and running startup repair options?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:02 PM

Yes I did try the repair and even a system restore and nothing... I haven't had any problems or virus's... I constantly scan and rarely download anything. Saturday night I was watching music video's on youtube... Sunday afternoon when I went to turn it on I got what I described above, a black screen. I haven't had any error or warning messages other than one telling me I may need a new battery soon....

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:17 PM

Can you get to the advanced boot options screen (when the system first begins to boot, start tapping the F8 Function key until you get to that screen)? If so, try Last Known Good Configuration..




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