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Dell Inspiron 1525 Boot

By jmdlcar
Jun 3, 2016
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  1. I had a boot problem that it would not boot at all so I got Easy Recovery for Windows Vista.

    When I try and boot the laptop it start then I get a blue screen then it try and reboot again. I don't know what the blue screen is because it dose it too fast. What could be my problem now?
     
  2. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I found out the Hard Drive is bad. Is there away to copy recovery partition to another Hard Drive so I can restore it? I don't have a DVD recovery disk. Can this be done?
     
  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

    Go to BIOS and turn off automatic restart on error. When you reboot system try to do a 'safe mode' (for many machines it is press (and hold down for some) the F8 just as machine starts.

    If you can get into Windows, back up important files, get your 'key' for Windows, AND make a recovery disk.

    If you BSOD, it should now stay on screen so you can write down error code and faulting application or driver.

    IF you have not cleaned your system in years, you may need to do so as trapped heat may cause symptoms like yours.
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

  5. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    There is not thing wrong with the computer because it been running with a USB version of Linux for 2 days now. I rebooted when I did a update. I will get back later on what I find out.
     
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

    Which means the problem is in your Windows software (drivers, .dll, services, etc) or your HDD

    Go to BIOS and turn off automatic restart on error. When you reboot system try to do a 'safe mode' (for many machines it is press (and hold down for some) the F8 just as machine starts.

    If you can get into Windows, back up important files, get your 'key' for Windows, AND make a recovery disk.

    If you BSOD, it should now stay on screen so you can write down error code and faulting application or driver.
     
  7. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I wish I knew someone own a laptop like mind so they could make a recovery disk for me.
     
  8. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

    So, can you access files on HDD from Linux? Can you copy them?
     
  9. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I try Safe mode and I got a error too.
     
  10. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26



     
  11. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

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  13. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I can't find this in my Bios, can you tell where it is?
     
  14. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

  15. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

  16. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

    I'm on SocSec so I would hold off spending much more on this..

    You said, "There is not thing wrong with the computer because it been running with a USB version of Linux for 2 days now."
    and So, can you access files on HDD from Linux? Yes
    and Can you copy them? Yes

    If you have retrieved your files, then all you really need is:
    - the Windows Vista 'key'
    - a legal copy of Windows Vista (just borrow from any one of your geek friends)
    While you may be able to do a 'repair', since you have recovered all your files (I hope you have!!) - then you can do a clean reinstall. You can regain the Vista key from the HDD in a couple of ways...this may help:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/64600/how-to-recover-windows-and-software-keys-from-a-broken-computer/

    The issue with running Vista is that it is NOT supported. The issue with Windows 10 is that the machine isn't supported. So, maybe you should consider a clean install of Linux and put your money into the next machine.
     
  17. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    My Windows Vista 'key' is on the bottom of my Laptop. My problem is no one I know has Vista they all have 7 and I even have a copy of 7.

    I was thinking of putting Linux Mint Cinnamon on it and it should run great on it.

    And yes I did make a copy or backup of "C:/Users/*.*" that the directory of Windows files are at.
     
  18. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

    ...to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
     
  19. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I been with Linux little over a month now and it been running great.

    Since I got this Laptop I upgraded the Memory I put 4GB in it, Bluetooth in yesterday, Webcam later this week on order and I going to install a T8100 or T8300 CPU later next month. Is there anything else I can do?

    Oh yes I need a touch pen for the touchpad cause it dose some strange thing by move and delete thing on the the screen from time and time. Any idea on what kind I need I'm not sure? I think 2 kinds of touch pen.
     
  20. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

    Before upgrading hardware, be sure it is supported...some CPUs require a BIOS update before they will work.
     
  21. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

  22. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,655   +309

    Wikipedia is not really a sufficient assurance that you can upgrade to any specific CPU. You ought to confirm that BIOS you have does in fact include the specific instructions to support a specific CPU on a specific motherboard.

    Speccy and Belarc Advisor might tell you your current specifics, but I am unsure you will find the specific confirmation as the machine is out of production 7 years now. Information which used to be available at Dell appears to have been removed.

    If you decide to go ahead as an experimental project, use YouTube videos to guide you during 'surgery' - keep notes - organize parts carefully - have thermal paste and cleaning materials at hand. Foil and ribbon connectors are a bear, so inspect with magnification to be sure of how it operates before you attempt disconnect.
     
  23. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I know that it can use that CPU I have seen it posted before. And I have a youtube video on how to do it plus a PDF file. All I need to do on that Laptop is take a cover off of the bottom and you can see the CPU they made it easy on that Laptop. Here is a link on how to do it and gave me the idea.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Dell+Inspiron+1525+CPU+Replacement/7471
     
  24. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I just install the T8100 CPU and my Laptop seen the new CPU and seem to be running OK. I wanted a T8300 but couldn't get one at the time I order this one. This was the 2nd CPU I did this year.
     

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