This computer belongs to another family member and honestly I am not sure if this Dell Inspiron Series 3000 laptop (4 years old) had windows 10 or 8, but I think 10.
I was trying to "help" them to move pics from their Samsung Galaxy s3 to the laptop. Everything was going rosy. Pictures flying off the smartphone to the laptop. Once the pics start being moved, you know the dialogue box with the green progress line keeps telling you how long it is going to take. At first it said an hour and half. then, as it progressed, it said 6 hours and half.
Well, we did not have that long. So I hit the cancel button on the transfer dialogue image. The screen went hazy, smoky white which I have seen before when there was some conflict. The program said "not responding" at top of menu bar.
We were in a hurry. I did not think to bring up task manager and close. Cursor did not move. Instead, I pushed and held the start/off button. The computer did not like at all what I did. It did turn off.
Now, it will not load windows. A Dell symbol might come up, but no further. Never gets to a sign in screen. It did once, but no cursor.
This model has no built in drive.
So, just checking in to see what the "what ifs" and "might try" routines are. Is there a downloadable boot thing I can download to a flash drive. I would like to try to get It into safe mode.
Any help will be appreciated.