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Dell Inspiron 1525 Problems

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  1. pjamesco09

    pjamesco09 Thread Starter

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    When I turn on my laptop I choose the option "Start Windows Normally" from the screen that appears. Once I choose that option my laptop begins to boot up, then it goes to a blue screen with some white words for a second or two, then to a pure black screen with no light being emitted for about ten seconds, after that it turns of and restarts. This happens whenever I turn my laptop on.
    I've had it for about three years.
     
  2. Mark1956

    Mark1956 Malware Specialist

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    Try starting it in safe mode and see if that works.

    Let me know what happens.
     
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    I've done it. It still crashes, every time. In Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. Also, I've tried every option on that screen. It crashes and restarts when I choose each of them.
     
  4. SUEOHIO

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    Id have to say it sounds like either a hard drive or motherboard problem.
     
  5. Mark1956

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    You could start to diagnose the cause by testing the hard drive.

     
  6. pjamesco09

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    How do I identify the make of my hard drive?
     
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    If all else fails and you cant get the info any other way you can remove the drive if you know how and with certainty you will know what make it is such as seagate, western digital etc. on laptops hard drives are very easy to remove. just make sure the computer is unplugged and the battery removed before you begin.
     
  8. Mark1956

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    If you are not confortable removing the drive then please use the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work with all makes of drive. Make sure you download the ISO (CD) for DOS and not the one for Windows. Also be sure that you use the software I gave the link for to burn the disc unless you have an ISO burner already installed.Please ask if you are unsure about anything.
     
  9. lovely_31

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    you know what i have got the same problem far too many times in my dell inspiron.
    i can help you with this!! Generally this problem is caused by VIRUSes in many cases! you should have an updated antivirus!!
    Lets use steps-
    Turn off your laptop.
    Press ' fn( function key)+ power button ' :- it will automatically start your hard disk diagnostic test!!
    if you encounter with any kind of error let me know!
    but if not then since you are getting this error again and again so format your whole laptop using 'Killdisk' or if you know how to Debug your hard drive then use that!!
    Remember :- before using 'kill disk' you must read how to use it!
    and after you format your HDD you will lose all your data so take a backup if you can!!


    After formatting your laptop you should use a registered and updated antivirus and whenever you put any data on your HDD you must scan it!!

    let me know if it helps!!!!!! :)

    Here IS KILLDISK
    http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm
     
  10. SUEOHIO

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    If the hard drive has failed or is failing or if its the motherboard using killdisk isnt going to work and in fact will make things worse like completely turning the hard drive into toast. killdisk is only to be used on a working hard drive to get rid of documents, etc if the computer is being sold or sensitive info needs to be removed for good.
     
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    At the very least Killdisk will remove Windows and everything else on the drive so do not use it unless you're prepared to reinstall Windows and all your Programs and you have a backup of your data.
     
  12. Hughv

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    Dells have a disk testing program built-in. See "Boot options" when you start up and elect to boot to the utility partition. This may be F12.
    There is a complete testing suite as well, that may be useful.
    Check for dust/dirt in the fans also,
     
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