Dell laptop freezes at Dell logo screen

December 5, 2011 at 17:41:10
Specs: Windows XP
My inspiron1501 is stuck on the Dell logo and the F and the fn keys don't work the esc key takes me to another screen but that it, and everything lights up the number and the cap keys work how do I get my laptop to boot up and I tried re-seating the memory and the battery and nothing works so far but I hope that someone can help me with problem

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December 6, 2011 at 10:09:04
do you have your xp install cd? If so boot into it and go into the command prompt and type

fixboot {enter}
fixmbr {enter}

remove your cd and reboot

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December 6, 2011 at 10:56:10
If your system can POST, Try F12 before (if) Windows loads, then select Diagnostics. Run all diags.

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