Dell Inspiron e1505 won't even boot standalone

By jjgorsk
Feb 7, 2010
  1. I'm a new member and a computer dinosaur who cut his teeth on the now ancient
    DEC PDP11 and VAX series computers. That was back when 16k core required three boards to function (about the same room as the complete inside chassis of todays tower). Oh yeh, we actually repaired these monsters to componet level. You know, transistors, diodes, capacitors, inductors,.....etc.

    technology overran me and I now need help whith my wifes DELL Inspiron 1505.

    Tried to load drivers for a new HP printer, scanner, fax and had trouble getting it to take. Tried again and still no good. It seemed to go forever. After awhile I rebooted and got a stop:(0x00000024) message indicated a bunch of hex addresses. Tried to boot up stand alone but the same stop message appeared again.

    Tried to boot (BIOS)and check drive bootup sequence, but it required me to put in a password or admin. Is there a default password for thyis? I do not recall ever setting one? Any suggestions??

  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    the dell 1505 i think come with a recovery partition, its F10 at boot up when you see the blue bar across the screen, doing it should launch a recovery process.
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