Dell laptop boot issue

By papercut_2008
Mar 26, 2007
  1. I recently got an older dell laptop, and i have been having a problem during boot. Right before the BIOS finishes loading, i get a white screen that reads- "unknown device in system modular bay." I cant proceed beyond this point, so i just keep rebooting over and over until i get to my desktop. I unplug everything from it, and i still get this problem. any thoughts?
  2. honvetops

    honvetops TS Rookie

    "sounds" like you have a new hardware device or input device without the drivers installed. Is that possible?
  3. papercut_2008

    papercut_2008 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I dont think so. When i actually get to my desktop, i checked my device manager to see if there was anything that might be giving me problems, and everything checked out.
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