Dell Inspiron e1505 won't finish booting up

By NickFtw
May 1, 2010
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  1. Hi
    My dell e1505 laptop, which I've had for a little over 2.5 years, won't start up. I turn it on, and it loads past the screen that says "PBR 2... Done" and then the screen with a gray loading bar at the bottom appears. The bar fills up about 1/4 of the way, then the laptop freezes.
    It doesn't budge after that until I turn it off, and when I turn it back on, it does the same thing. I don't want to have to reformat, I don't even know if reformatting would help, but I'm lost at this point.
    Any help would be nice. Thanks.
    Nick.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,679   +153

    Pull the hard drive out and see if the laptop boots up any further. If so, the hard drive is probably bad
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