Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop will not boot

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Hello,

When I try to start me Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop it goes to a screen that says "can't load kernel file" What do I do? Please help



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Five year old laptop probably needs a new hard drive. The "kernel file" message indicates that it can read a critical Windows file on the disk. I suggest you get a good repair shop to check the disk. Dell has some diagnostic programs that you can run if you hit F12 during the boot.

Good Luck