Laptop will not go past "Starting Windows"

By UCPPedro
Jan 19, 2012
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  1. I have a Dell Inspiron 1545
    2.1GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300 Processor
    4GB Memory
    250GB Hard Drive, DVD±R/RW Optical Drive
    15.6" Display, Integrated Intel 4500 MHD Media Accelerator Graphics
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

    It stalls at "Starting WIndows" waits there for a few seconds, then flashes a blue screen for abou a second, and then reboots. If I attempt to launch Startup Repair, it displays the "Windows is Loading Files" screen, the goes to the windows 7 splash screen, you know the blue background you have at the logon screen, I can freely move the cursor, but nothing happens after that. no window appears, or anything. Also, you can hear the harddrive stop working once i get to that screen.

    When i put in my OS disk (tested working on 2 different computers) it stalls at "Setup is Starting"

    Ive tried reverting bios to default settings, didnt solve the problem.
    Any help is greatly appreciated
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The hard drive is probably corrupt or bad

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