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Dell inspiron 531 stops and restars before windows logo goes off

By triiifashions
Mar 16, 2011
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  1. when i start up cold it goes to windows logo with process bar then stops and restarts ... then after a couple times of this it just has a constant beep and doesnt even get to logo??? is this power supply????
     
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    No, the power supply being dead would mean the computer would be dead full stop.

    You problem is something else, most likely a corrupt operating system.

    Could you confirm that the hard disk is recognised in BIOS please. Press F2 on the Dell screen to enter BIOS, and then check under drives.
     
  3. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    yes it is seen
    but upon exit just one long continuous beep every once in a while it will make it to the windows logo but then just stops and trys to start again but then the beep and nothing

    sorry took so long i was waiting on the usb keyboard
     
  4. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    may be a reformat will fix??
     
  5. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    well the lack of response is kinda disappointing:(
     
  6. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    well heres an update anyway

    tried changing to one memory stick different sticks different slots

    then i finally got it to boot from cd and installed xp home when i got to the part where it restarts same result one long continuous beep!

    guess the only thing left is mobo???

    ........any ideas

    thanks in advance!!
     
  7. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    what is the deal????

    i have ALWAYS got the help i need here what the hell is the problem??:suspiciou
     

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