Solved Dell Inspiron 530 will not boot

September 30, 2013 at 12:49:04
Specs: Windows Vista
After turning power on, Dell Inspiron 530 freezes on the Dell title page. Top right corner display F2 and F12 but the computer does not respond to any key strike. Last task performed before problem as a full system scan with McAfee Total Protection. No issues detected.

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September 30, 2013 at 14:39:36
That could be hardware or corrupt boot files. Turn the unit off. Take off the side panel find and remove the ram modules, then put them back in, making sure you put them in the right way and they snap firmly into place. If you are sure it's correct turn it on see what it does. It sounds actually like it is not chatting with the hard drive. So if the ram idea does nothing, turn off the unit and unplug the hard drive, and it's power. Turn on the unit and see if you get an error "stating there is no bootable device" present or similar. If it noticed the hard drive is not present with an error message, turn it off, plug the hard drive power and connector cable back in. If it goes back to freezing on the screen, either the hard drive is having issues which you can test for, or windows boot files are corrupt and you need to do a repair of the operating system to get windows loading again. My best guesses....having not looked at it;)

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October 1, 2013 at 06:49:21
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Hi collectorbill,

Turn off the system. Unplug the power cable and all external Peripherals. Press and hold power button for 15 seconds. Plugin the power cable and turn on the system. If the system again gets stuck on Dell logo, press F12 and check if you are able to open One Time Boot Menu.

If yes, select Diagnostics or Utility Partition and perform diagnostics.

Please keep us posted with the results.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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October 7, 2013 at 13:54:33
Thanks for the help! The simple solution worked!

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