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Solved Dell mini Inspiron BSOD

Post by alilujah on 23rd July 2009, 8:06 pm

Whenever I turn on my Dell mini Inspiron, windows won't start. I get a black screen that says:
We apologize for the inconvenience. but Windows did not start successfully...
Then I have the option to start in safe mode, last known good configuration, or to start windows normally. nothing will work, it will get to the windows startup screen then a BSOD will flash so fast that I can't even see what the error code is, then it will go back to the same black screen where it has the options of which way to start up. Because of this I'm not able to post a hijack log. or do anything for that matter. Any ideas of what's going on?

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Solved Re: Dell mini Inspiron BSOD

Post by Doctor Inferno on 25th July 2009, 4:12 pm

Hello,

How old is the computer?

Follow the steps here to perform a repiar of the OS, except at the Restore option, select repair.

http://www.geekpolice.net/tutorials-guides-f13/dell-system-recovery-partition-hotkey-instructions-dell-pc-restore-t7661.htm


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Solved Re: Dell mini Inspiron BSOD

Post by alilujah on 25th July 2009, 9:10 pm

(I accidentally replied in the wrong spot..sorry about that)
The model that I have doesn't have an F11 key, at the Dell screen there is an option to hit 2 for Setup and 0 for Boot Options. Not sure where to go from there. I guess the Dell mini Inspiron doesn't have an F11 key, not sure what the alternative is.

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Solved Re: Dell mini Inspiron BSOD

Post by Doctor Inferno on 26th July 2009, 1:45 am

Hello,

Use the 0 Boot Options key.


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Solved Re: Dell mini Inspiron BSOD

Post by alilujah on 26th July 2009, 2:28 am

ok, then what? lol

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Solved Re: Dell mini Inspiron BSOD

Post by Doctor Inferno on 26th July 2009, 7:42 am

Have you done the repair?


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Post by alilujah on 26th July 2009, 4:23 pm

no, thats what I mean, Im not sure what to do at the boot menu.
its says:
Hard Drive
CD/DVD/CD-RW
Removable Devices
Network Boot
Diagnostics

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Post by alilujah on 29th July 2009, 1:06 am

bump

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 29th July 2009, 8:24 am

Hello,

Select Hard Drive.


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Post by alilujah on 29th July 2009, 1:42 pm

After I select hard drive, nothing happens it just goes back to that black screen with the options on how to start up. Same goes for anything listed under the Boot Menu that I've clicked on Sad tearing

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 29th July 2009, 1:49 pm

Strange... How old is the computer? The recovery system seems to be different from what I know.


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Post by alilujah on 30th July 2009, 1:05 am

it's not even a year old. It's a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (or 910, same thing) I mean I really don't expect much from it. But I would like to atleast browse the web once in awhile y'know? Smile

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 30th July 2009, 1:31 pm

I'm not too sure about this, never heard of computers with boot options with number keys. I think Dell provides free tech support for computers under a year old, plus it's still under warranty. Maybe you should contact them.


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Solved Dell Mini does not have a PC Restore capability

Post by LAFman on 8th May 2010, 1:39 am

@alilujah wrote:After I select hard drive, nothing happens it just goes back to that black screen with the options on how to start up. Same goes for anything listed under the Boot Menu that I've clicked on Sad tearing
Basically if no F11 key is available then probably the Restore Partttiion is not a feature:

From the Dell site:
Some systems like Inspiron Mini 9 (910) do not support System Restore as they do not have nor any substitute.
If the key strokes are not working or you do not have PC Restore any more. You will have to do a manual reinstall. Click here for manual installation instructions.

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