Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop will not boot

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cshaws - Oct 11, 2011 at 10:17 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Oct 11, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Oct 11, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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
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