Inspiron 1564 Won't load OS

November 29, 2012 at 20:58:24
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.13/2gb

I've got a Dell 1564 that'shaving trouble loading the OS (fresh install). I ran the diag disc and got Error 4400:011a and SCSI_0-000-DSK_GENERIC_MULTI-CARD-TARGET NOT READY. What do I do from here?

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November 29, 2012 at 21:07:07

This is a new hard drive in the machine. I start it, it proceeds to load, but hangs when it gets to the "Starting Windows" screen with the pulsing flags. Normally when i install it in other machines it goes there for a moment, then moves to an install screen.

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November 29, 2012 at 21:43:03

Have you partitioned the drive?

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November 29, 2012 at 21:45:24

Are you replacing a hard drive in that laptop due to password issues?

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November 29, 2012 at 21:46:11

Are you using a W7 CD or the Dell CD?

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November 29, 2012 at 22:03:51

How to Reinstall the OS in a Dell computer without disc
How to run Dell Diagnostics

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November 30, 2012 at 05:40:10

I have partitioned the drive, but in a different computer. It reads healthy in my other computer when I slave it in. I bought this machine without a HD, the previous owner said it had failed. I'm using a Windows 7 disc. Although i just now noticed in the BIOS the supervisor password is clear, but the user password is locked. It won't highlight. Is this perhaps an issue?

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November 30, 2012 at 07:04:26

You bought a stolen laptop.

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November 30, 2012 at 07:37:42

Lol, I sure hope not. Came in the original box with the paperwork and a few Dell discs.

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November 30, 2012 at 08:33:41

Well, if that is the case then I suggest you contact Dell. Passwords on a laptop are not easy to clear. If Dell feels you have a case they can fix things for you.

Going back to your original post, The boot order may not be correct. Try to enter the BIOS (setup).

System Setup (BIOS) Utility —
To access the Function Key Behavior:
Press <F2> during POST (Power On Self Test) to enter the 1. System Setup (BIOS) utility.

The link below is to the user manual.

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November 30, 2012 at 11:02:37

Depending on boot order it either goes to the pulsing flags, or a blue screen with a message saying windows has been shut down to avoid damage to the system.

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November 30, 2012 at 11:26:15

Contact Dell.

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November 30, 2012 at 13:35:10

dell bios user password is locked

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