Can't get my laptop to boot

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jake - Dec 5, 2008 at 07:33 AM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Dec 9, 2008 at 07:06 PM
Hello,
my son's dell inspiron 5000 all of a sudden will not completely boot up some time it looks like it's booting all the way to window's and then freezes i replaced the memory the hard drive was installed about 2 months ago i dont no if it was new or used how if any way can i get this thing to boot up please help
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,828
Dec 9, 2008 at 07:06 PM
If you have the Windows CD - try to boot from the CD. That will tell you if it's a hard drive problem.

If you don't have the CD - download one of the free Linux CD and try to boot from it.

Report back on the results.
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