Re: Dell Latop Inspiron 1300 wont Boot up
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I was wondering if this was a sign of the hard drive packing up
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In my experience the hard drive failing causes this.
Some Dell's have a diagnostic partition to test the hardware. When you start it up, press the F12 key to launch the boot menu. If it's there, select the Diagnostic Partition and run all the tests.
If it's not, you'll need to identify the make of the hard drive and download a diagnostic utility from their website to test it.
OK OK I can't go any faster! aaaaaaaaaaaagh!