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My Dell Laptop Won't boot up ....help !!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Devilish, Mar 4, 2005.

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  1. Devilish

    Devilish Thread Starter

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    Hi, my dell laptop froze on me yesterday and when I restarted it goes past the Dell logo where you can get into bios and goes into a black screen where it repeats a sound and just stays there till it says ERROR ON C:/ and it gives you the choice to Abort, Retry ....

    So I decided to chkdsk and it told me how much hd i've used and how much i had left etc anywayz when I scandisk/all it freezes everytime at 4% when it checks the Directory structure...

    :( How can I fix this problem ??? so it will let me start windows again (y)

    ps: I'm running Windows 98

    thankz
     
  2. john doe iii

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    If you have access to the internet on a different pc, I would download and create a boot disk for win98. That should let you in the system and fix what ever error is causing you not to boot completely.

    You can go to bootdisk dot com
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. That doesn't sound good. I'd suspect a failing hard drive.

    Any warranty left?
     
  4. john doe iii

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    during boot up you should go in to the system options and run Dells hard drive diagnostics also....
     
  5. Devilish

    Devilish Thread Starter

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    thanks for the feedback guyz :p will try to look into the drive diagnostics if all fails I'm takin' it into a specialist .... hopefully it's nothing big cos I dread losing my work on my hdd thats whats hurting me ...
     
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