I have a Dell XPS 420 that I have thousand of family pics and videos on that I haven't backed up in while. (I know how bad that is!) Anyway, my wife said she saw a screen that was blue and looked like something was scanning or cleaning and then later the screen went black and said "Alert: System Battery is low."
I came home to this and googled it and following a video... replaced the 3v lithium battery on the motherboard. Then when I restarted it, it booted normal without the warning and then went to the screen where I have to choose Windows Vista or XP. (I had someone partition my hard drive so I could use some expensive old programs in 32 bit xp when I got a 64 bit vista) When I select either windows operating system it starts to load windows and then flashes blue for 1/10 of a second, goes black and then starts back over again with a reboot.
I videotaped it doing this and checked the video in slow motion and found the blue screen that flashes says to run chkdsk/f.
After more research on this great site I found that I might have BIOS trouble due to the battery change. I have never done anything in BIOS but I gave it a shot and reset the date and time.
It still doesn't work. I am assuming that my partitioned drive with 2 operating systems is the problem and I need to set that back up in BIOS??? Any idea what I can do next? I hope it isn't a hard drive failure. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!