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Computer will not boot up!


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#1 BryanEMT

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

My dell precision m 4400 will not boot. It gets past the boot screen and stops. Safe mode does not work nor Ctrl f11. F12 works and lets me select where I want to boot from. Also it will try to read a flash drive prior to anything else. This computer was a friend of mines before I got it so who knows what he has on it.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:48 AM

Hello and Welcome -
Can I first ask you, do you know who installed Windows7 on the computer ??
Did your friend have a Windows7 CD / DVD to install Windows7, or have you not yet asked them ??

>> Also it will try to read a flash drive prior to anything else. << Sounds like the BIOS has been set to read that drive letter first -
>> F12 works and lets me select where I want to boot from << Where have you selected the computer to boot from, as you do not mention this ??
Most Dell precision M 4400 models seem to have been released with XP or Vista as their Operating System, and it is hard to find one with Win7 as installed

Thank You -



#3 BryanEMT

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

It was the Windows con to Windows 7 upgrade

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

Hello BryanEMT,

It was the Windows con to Windows 7 upgrade


I'm not sure what that means.


While a long shot, below might be worth a try if you can access the Advanced Boot Options Menu and Repair Your Computer is a listed option.

Have Windows attempt to repair computer startup problems:
  • Please restart your computer.
  • As the computer begins to start, continually tap the F8 key until you enter the Advanced Boot Options menu.
  • If pressed too early on some systems, you might see a Boot Menu consisting of hard drives, CD/DVD drives, etc. Just select your system's Boot drive and hit <Enter> then immediately start tapping the F8 key again.
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  • Select Repair Your Computer and press <Enter>.
  • On the next screens, enter Language, then select your Account (using the arrow down) and enter the Password.
  • When the System Recovery Options menu becomes visible, select Startup Repair.
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  • This repair will proceed automatically and may require a reboot. If it reports that it is unable to fix the problem, it is advisable to re-run the Startup Repair for a total of three times without success before stopping.

Regards,
Brooks



 





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