I have a Dell Insprion 4000 with a Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160 GB hard drive that was working fine last night, but today it will not boot. I have entered setup and the screen is frozen on page 1.
Posted on 2011-09-19
During startup of my Dell Insprion 4000 laptop the Dell splash screen comes up and then the screen goes black with a flashing curser and that's all. i've pulled the battery and power in an attempt to correct the issue, but to no avail. I've entered the setup screen and the clock / calendar is illuminated and it is frozen on page 1 of 6 and will not close by using the escape key. The setup screen will linger for about 15 minutes or so and the laptop will turn itself off. I've inserted the install cd and a DOS message prompt says to press any key to boot from the CD and I did that and nothing happens. Help me please Experts!