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jmr2903
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Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:02 pm

Hi everyone. Our Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7 is currently having problems booting up. It'll proceed to boot up normally but get stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen where the four colors animation forms the windows logo. It just stops there. I've tried startup system repair, but when I do that the screen just stays black. Thanks in advance.
 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:05 pm

have you changed any of the bios settings prior to this
 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:18 pm

potatochobit wrote:
have you changed any of the bios settings prior to this


I have not. Whenever I go to BIOS it goes to this Dell Utility setup with many options (its not the regular blue screen). And I haven't messed with any of that.
 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:18 pm

This is a laptop?

Im not sure how to clear a CMOS on a laptop
I heard take out the battery and hold power for few seconds?

anyway, the worst case you have a hard drive going bad or memory going bad
but most likely its just windows needs to be repaired
can you try to do a full reformat?

you have no USB things plugged in when you are starting up, correct? no CD/DVDs either
and you should also clean the heatsink and fans while you are at it if you have not
also make sure bootup is set to dvd drive first, you can try to run repair again first instead as well

if this still doesnt work we want to run a memory test
when you start up windows7, if the memory test screen comes up go ahead and run it
 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:25 pm

potatochobit wrote:
This is a laptop?

Im not sure how to clear a CMOS on a laptop
I heard take out the battery and hold power for few seconds?

anyway, the worst case you have a hard drive going bad or memory going bad
but most likely its just windows needs to be repaired
can you try to do a full reformat?

you have no USB things plugged in when you are starting up, correct? no CD/DVDs either
and you should also clean the heatsink and fans while you are at it if you have not
also make sure bootup is set to dvd drive first, you can try to run repair again first instead as well

if this still doesnt work we want to run a memory test
when you start up windows7, if the memory test screen comes up go ahead and run it


Yes it is a laptop. And what is CMOS? And should I take the battery out and hold power? Or what should I do first? And yes no USBs devices are connected (except the mouse, but I guess I should unplug that too). And what do you mean by setting DVD drive first then run repair again?
 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:20 pm

just unplug the mouse and see if u can repair windows
if not insert ur windows disc and do a full reformat and reinstall windows
if the computer still hangs we got a hardware problem
 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:34 am

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:59 pm

pm me if you still wasnt able to solve your issue
 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:42 pm

enable bootlogging and post the results. the log file will show you exactly where the system hangs
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