Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer ?

I have a Dell Insprion 531 and cannot boot beyond the Dell Screen. I am trying to get into Safe mode but cannot get there by pressing PF8. Is there another way to get into safe mode? I can get into Setup (PF2) but nothing else.


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If it is not getting into Safe Mode means that the HDD is not being read. Either the BIOS settings are wrong (enter BIOS by pressing F2 at boot up and set boot sequence to 1. CD drive and 2. HDD) or the HDD is corrupt. In that case it should have made some attempt at booting. Or it should have at least told you that there is no system on the HDD. So, I feel your best bet would be to enter BIOS and set it to beet from the HDD. Also check is the BIOS is registering the HDD.
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