How can I fix my Dell Inspiron 1464 laptop that will no longer boot?

jyotsna sistla December 7, 2012
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My laptop is two years old. Although the battery life is almost gone, it was fine. For the past two days, it was not staying on long enough. After 15 minutes, it just switched off, like the power has been cut, although it was charging at that time.

Now, it’s not booting. I’m getting a message that ‘startup repair’ needs to be done, and when I run it, the laptop switches off again.

Is it a hardware issue or a virus? Please help!

  1. Rohit Pandey
    December 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    please check ur RAM.....
    or boot it after using coolpad,,,,,,,

  2. Anonymous
    December 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I think it's a hardware problem since your battery isn't charging. The software issues are caused by the power that got cut off but that's not a big deal. New power supplies or even a new motherboard will be necessary if it's a hardware problem the only thing is they're hard to come by and expensive so get it checked on hardware problems.

  3. susendeep dutta
    December 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Try replacing the batteries with new one as it has history of not staying for long time.It might be the battery which is not giving you enough backup and has died eventually.

  4. Âdil Farôôq
    December 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    You have to reinstall the windows

  5. ha14
    December 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

    boot on windows cd and choose startup repair, probably you will net to use upgrade install windows (you will need to reacivate) or do factory restore via hidden recovery partition.

    or from command prompt via windows cd
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

  6. Junil Maharjan
    December 7, 2012 at 4:44 am

    check if you can boot in the safe mode. if you can it might be a virus but if you can't it might mean you will have to reinstall windows. you might be able to get all your files by using a linux bootable cd or usb. hope this helps.

    • Douglas Mutay
      December 7, 2012 at 8:22 am

      I think thats the best way to proceed.

    • Adam Campbell
      December 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      this is what I would do

    • Deimarr Callender
      December 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      seems like the best method to me

  7. Sashi Peiris
    December 7, 2012 at 4:25 am

    heck if your getting a blue screen and automatic reboot by repeated F8 press after boot screen and select cancel auto reboot on error. If blue screening, give us error code.

  8. Jim Chambers
    December 7, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Check if your getting a blue screen and automatic reboot by repeated F8 press after boot screen and select cancel auto reboot on error. If blue screening, give us error code.

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