Having problems with your Dell INSPIRON 6000 CENTRINO 1.7GHZ,512mb,40GB,DVDRW,XP (086216118098) PC Notebook ?

Dell Inspiron 6000 won't boot!

\015 I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 which suddenly won't boot properly. The BIOS screen appears, offering F2 setup and F12 Boot Menu options, and then a black screen with a blinking cursor that says "loading PBR2...done" shows up and then it goes back to the BIOS screen and they keep alternating forever and ever. I've tried selecting both the F2 and F12 options during the initial run, but nothing seems to help. I've run diagnostics from the F12 boot menu, and it went through hours of tests but seemed to yield nothing. I've tried to access safe mode from the F8 menu. Nothing worked. I've tried rebooting from the last known good figuration...nothing.It is an older computer and runs slowly at the best of times. I did recently install new memory but that was over a month ago and the problem booting is recent. Help!\015

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I would suspect your hard drive has failed especially if you were hearing strange noises coming from the drive. ook in the Bios and see if the hard drive is being recognized, and is #1 in the boot order and listed as Master. If not, it has probably failed or the power cable is loose. Check all internal connections. You added Ram a month ago and possibly a cable is loose. You could try the hard drive in another computer, or remove it and have it tested at a computer shop. You could borrow another hard drive and try it or buy a new one. If it is a very old computer you may just want to buy a new one. If you decide to buy another one, wait until after Oct 22 and buy a Windows 7 OS. Windows 7 which I have been testing it superior to Vista.
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