Laptop Boot Problem

  AubreyS 17:47 13 Jun 2003

I have a Dell Latitude C510. It starts to boot and when it get to loading the bios, it gets three quarters of the way and then stops and that is it, it goes no further. There is no operating system on it. It will not boot to a floppy. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  Lú-tzé 18:47 13 Jun 2003

Can you get into the BIOS? If so, have a look there and see that it is set to auto detect the hdd and also that it is set to boot according to A drive, CD Drive and then HDD.

  AubreyS 22:17 13 Jun 2003

No I cannot get into anything. The laptop just starts to boot and I'm unable to do anything with it.

  VoG® 22:20 13 Jun 2003

If that really is the case then of course it won't boot. Is this what you really mean?

  jazzypop 22:25 13 Jun 2003

If you cannot even enter the BIOS, it is time to phone Dell

  AubreyS 22:31 13 Jun 2003

Sorry VoG® I didn't quite mean that! Even if I put a floppy in won't "see" it. I realise that it may be disabled but I can't even get into setup.

  VoG® 22:34 13 Jun 2003

Methods to get into the BIOS click here

  AubreyS 22:38 13 Jun 2003

Yes VoG® I've hit every button on the PC. I've come to the conclusion that the pc is faulty.

  VoG® 22:42 13 Jun 2003

Duff mobo; as jazzypop said, phone Dell.

  jazzypop 22:46 13 Jun 2003

Or possibly duff keyboard?

  AubreyS 22:56 13 Jun 2003

Mmmm I'll have a think.
Thanks guy's.

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