Dell Vostro 1710 belongs to a friend. Said he was using it normally with a memory stick plugged in, hit the print command to print something on said stick and screen went blank.
I have it here now and it just goes into a loop. Dell logo apears, goes off and appears again etc... Have tried one of the Vista Cd's here and it won't boot from that either. Copies files but then the green scrollbar goes on and on.
Also it completely ignore attempts to get it into safe mode.
Something must have failed, but mo messages to give any clue.
Sorted thanks. This is a machine that was surplus at work, I still have three identical machines here, so took the hdd out of another and it booted straight away, put the orginal drive back and nothing. So I guess that's a dead cert. A new hdd.