Solved Help with Dell E1705 laptop boot issue.

July 4, 2017 at 14:22:51
Specs: Windows 7, E7400/4GB
Dell E1705 Laptop will not boot, hangs 1/8 of way on bios splash screen. It first started after hibernation on and off, then for good after I replaced battery it would not boot at all.
HD okay, running Win 7 SP1 Ultimate.

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#1
July 4, 2017 at 15:21:01
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Power it down, force shut down if necessary. Unplug. Remove the battery. Press and release the power button 4 or 5 times. Replace the battery and try it again. This clears out and current remaining in the capacitors and allows the clearing of any errors being held in the RAM or elsewhere.

If it still won't boot to Windows, you can use any bootable disk to see if it is hardware related. A Live Linux disk will also allow you access to the hard drive to see if it is working at all. A Windows 7 Repair Disk will allow you to do a Start Up Repair or a System Restore if the hard drive is otherwise good. A disk with Seatools on it will allow testing of the hard drive. A disk with Memtest86 on it will allow testing of the RAM.
If you did not make a Windows 7 repair disk yet you can make one on any Windows 7 machine as long as they are either both 32bit or both 64bit machines.
http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview...
http://www.seagate.com/support/down...
http://www.memtest86.com/

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
July 23, 2017 at 05:12:36
None of theses worked.
I would imagine that Bios are corrupt or motherboard is shot. Thanks for answering.

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#3
July 23, 2017 at 22:42:52
It's very unlikely the BIOS is corrupt, I'm more inclined to agree with Fingers about the memory.

What do you mean none of these worked? Did you run Memtest and if so what we're the results?


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#4
July 24, 2017 at 17:56:18
Now, system will not show Dell splash screen at all, , but get two flashing lights: next to Dell MediaDirect button, Num lock light stays lit, - uppercase letter and scroll lock function are flashing. I can not boot or access DVD disk or any USB pors, machine does not want to fire at all now. I took the hard drive out and ran on my docking station I can access all the files on it. That's not the problem. Is it possible that problem might be with a keyboard?

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#5
July 24, 2017 at 21:30:12
If the system booted to both Seatools and Memtest and both worked but did not come back with an error then your hardware is GOOD and your problem is with the software, probably your boot sector and/or a Root infection.
You can boot to a Windows 7 Repair Disk and do a Start Up Repair and if necessary do a System Restore to a date prior to all of your problems (it runs off the repair disk but uses restore points that are stored on your hard drive). If you did not make the Repair Disk already you can still make one on another Windows 7 machine as long as both machines are either 32bit or both 64bit and use that.
Depending on these results we may recommend a rescue disk to search for a root infection from outside of Windows or if you can eventually boot into Safe Mode, a series of scans to make sure that the system is clean.
We can also recommend additional repair tools for Windows if it boots into Safe Mode but does not work properly/normally.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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