Laptop Frozen at "Setup is preparing...."

  Tinderstick 15:18 11 Dec 2010


I needed to format my hard drive (I have a Dell Inspiron). I followed the procedure but now my computer is hanging at "Setup is preparing your computer for first use". It was initially on this screen for 1hr 30mins and when I try and re-boot, it comes up again and never exits the screen.

Any ideas what I can try?


  gengiscant 16:01 11 Dec 2010

This may sound silly but have you tried giving the disk a good clean,has worked for me in the past.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:52 11 Dec 2010

Make sure all disks are removed and all USB devices disconnected.

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