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Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: System lock-up during boot - 01-28-2009, 04:42 AM
This happens to my mini every once in a while... I think it's happened maybe 4-5 times since I've had it. It's weird, but I don't think it's a big issue since it happens even before anything is really booted, so I just shut down and restart again. If it happened during loading of Windows/Ubuntu, I'd be worried because it can screw up the hard disk then, but since it happens during bios, I think it's just something funky with the bios.
Also, this is from a brand new Dell Mini I ordered back in September.. so I don't think it has anything to do with it being a refurb.
Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: System lock-up during boot - 01-28-2009, 05:04 AM
UPDATE 2: Ok, it seems to be booting up perfectly now. I removed the SD card I had in the card reader. I think I must have messed it up when I was trying to put a Memory Stick Pro Duo in there without the proper adapter and now it has problems with having the SD card in there while booting. It never had a problem before. :|
UPDATE: :x My mini freezes every time I boot now and I believe it is a problem with WIndows XP. I can boot in Safe Mode and I can also dual-boot into Ubuntu, but for some reason, Windows XP just freezes at the loading screen (with the scrolling progress bar). I swapped RAM and the problem is still there. Any ideas?
This has been happening many times recently. I just had it happen twice today. If I turn it off and back on, it will boot up fine. It freezes at the Windows XP loading screen. I think it froze at the "Dell" BIOS splash screen once a while back. I did the HDD LED mod, but I dont recall if the problem started after doing the mod. I'll try reseating the RAM and hope it doesnt happen again. I may be able to remove the HDD LED mod cleanly so that I can send it back in if I need to. Would be nice to get one back with a WWAN slot
Join Date: Sep 2011
09-08-2011, 01:05 AM
I just bought my mini from a friend and it was working fine until I turned it on and it froze at the splash screen and it fails to start properly. I have powered it on a few times and I just stays frozen at the screen I dont know what to do. I did a factory reset when I got the netbook so I have no clue as to the issue.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
09-08-2011, 03:12 AM
can you get into the BIOS screen?
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