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Solved: Hardware Problem??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mazzy7126, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. mazzy7126

    mazzy7126 Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2011
    Hi, newbie here so please be gentle. I have a problem with my PC, I've searched the site and have not found a solution, but apologies if this has been asked before.

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running Windows 7 32bit, 250GB sata hard-drive 5400rpm, 4GB RAM, Intel Core Duo.

    When I start the computer the boot screen comes on as normal followed by the pain in the rear blinking dash which takes about 40-50 secs to disappear before Windows starts. This has been occurring for going on 6 months, and it's frankly bugging the hell out of me now.The hard drive is only 2 months old, and I have tried different sticks of RAM, Clean installation of Windows 7, updated the BIOS, I have checked in MSConfig and the boot is set to 3 seconds.

    Tried a different DVD drive, a different hard drive, changed the boot sequence, and I'm running out of ideas now. Also in the last 2 months I have bought a new LCD screen after cracking my other one and a new charger (it probably would have been cheaper to buy a new laptop but till I start my new job next month and get a couple of wages behind me I'm stuck with this piece of junk.

    I know it's a slight positive that it still loads windows but I just want to fix this, would hate it to get the better of me. I had thought it was possibly CMOS battery (but considering you have to dismantle the whole laptop to change it I have avoided for now or fearing the worse the motherboard.

    Any ideas please I would be most greatful.
    Thank you in advance
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