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Dell Inspiron is freezing on startup...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ireynolds, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. ireynolds

    ireynolds Thread Starter

    Oct 1, 2007
    Hi All,
    When my Dell Inspiron is starting up, it freezes at half way on the Dell screen with the blue progress bar.
    It was suggested I do take the battery out, power disconnected, hold down the power button, etc. It didn't work...but when I unplugged all peripherals, it booted up (taking me to the F1 continue and F2 set up menu.) I went into setup and reset the clock and time, and it booted fine...reconnected the printer. All seemed fine, until I went to reboot and the same halfway on the blue progress bar. Again, I unplugged the printer and keyboard and it boots again to the F1 F2 menu again.

    I've read that possibly replacing the cmos battery might fix this problem?

    Any help is much appreciated.
  2. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    That would be a good place to start. If it is losing bios settings when ever it is turned off. You can pick up a CR2032 battery at Walmart for a little over $3
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