Having problems with your Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook ?

My 2 year old stepped on{or dropped } my Dell xps m140 and cracked the screen. I thought I would replace it myself..Before I do, I hooked up an external monitor to see if it still operates properly, well the windows Xp screen comes up but it will not boot all the way.? { Mother board? } Any suggestions


Answers :

This error is also cause by the hard drive storage of your pc notebook, if you know how to locate the hard drive you just have to remove it for a while and then put it back, some loose connection of the hard drive cause the problem, if you find it still not working, you need to repair the system startup of Windown XP it is corrupted that's why it wont start.

Before attempting to check the physical parts of your notebook, try first to check and recover the Windows startup system.

In windows startup repair you can use the Windows Recovery Console.

Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

Here's the step to start in Recovery Console:

\015\012
    \015\012
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive and restart your\015\012computer. If you are prompted, select any options required to start\015\012(boot) from the CD.
  2. \015\012
  3. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Select the repair or recover option by pressing R.
  4. \015\012
  5. If you have a dual-boot or multiboot system, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  6. \015\012
  7. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password.
  8. \015\012
  9. At\015\012the command prompt, type Recovery Console commands, and then you can\015\012refer to the commands that are listed in the "Available commands within\015\012Windows Recovery Console" section.
  10. \015\012
  11. At any time, you can type Help for a list of available commands.
  12. \015\012
  13. At any time, you can type Help commandname for help on a specific command. For example, you can type help attrib to display the help on the attributes command.
  14. \015\012
  15. At any time, you can exit Windows Recovery Console by typing Exit at the command line.
After you start the Windows Recovery Console, you receive the following message:

\015\012Microsoft Windows(R) Recovery Console

\015\012The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.

\015\0121: C:\\WINDOWS

\015\012Which Windows Installation would you like to log on to ?

\015\012(To cancel, press ENTER)

Enter the number for the appropriate Windows installation. In this example, you would press 1. Then, Windows prompts you to enter the Administrator account password.

Note\015\012If you use an incorrect password three times, the Windows Recovery\015\012Console closes. Also, if the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database\015\012is missing or damaged, you cannot use the Windows Recovery Console\015\012because you cannot be authenticated correctly. After you enter your\015\012password and the Windows Recovery Console starts, type Exit to restart the computer.

Use the fixboot command to repair the startup boot of your notebook.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My 2 year old stepped on{or dropped } my Dell xps m140 and cracked the screen. I thought I would replace it myself..Before I do, I hooked up an external monitor to see if it still operates properly, well the windows Xp screen comes up but it will not boot all the way.? { Mother board? } Any suggestions


This error is also cause by the hard drive storage of your pc notebook, if you know how to locate the hard drive you just have to remove it for a while and then put it back, some loose connection of the hard drive cause the problem, if you find it st ... Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

About laptop ethernet...


First figure out whether your hardware is ok and driver is installed properly.\015\012In Windows XP, click Start , right-click My Computer , and select Properties . \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012In Windows ... HP Pavilion ze2000 Notebook

I have a dell demension 4300 that recently started having issues, slow cutain effect, freeze ups. harddrive clicking away. Then one day I had the blue screen that said an error was detected. Then it wouldn't reconize the harddrive but it would go into the bios screen and then not do anything else. So I took it in to have it diagnosed and they said the edie circuit on the board was fried. They offered me a card option for the back but I opted to replace the motherboard with one that was listed as


CaSmogTech,There is a No Signal on the monitor because the monitor is not receiving a Video Signal.Your computer is not producing a video signal.In essence, your computer isn't working, because there is no Operating System on ... Dell Dimension 4300 PC Desktop

Usb flash disk not detected


There can be several reasons for Flash Drives not being detected \015\012by your computer. \015\012First your computer is not able to provide drivers for your Flash \015\012Drive. Now, for your information, you do not need to install any driver ... HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook

Can't set up network w linksys modem


Video card:Your computer has an integrated video card but has a "PCI Express" expansion slot for an upgrade. After the upgrade you will be able to play most games without the choppy frame rate...depending on what card you buy. Since ... PC Desktops

COMPAQ SPS-BD 1394 Motherboard - replacing microprocessor and memory


I normally ask for more information when people post problems but I can't even be bothered to go through all this driver to get to the root of your problem. Cut out the c**p and give the necessary.\015\012\015\012As a former tech, you should know wha ... Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

COMPAQ SPS-BD 1394 Motherboard - replacing microprocessor / cannibalizing into a Compaq Presario S5010NX, Prod. # DN032A-ABA, with a 2.5GHz Celeron w/ virtual memory problem. Details below


Hi dearwhy not make aconnection with another pc to other pc with crossing cable, you can sharing anything there, file ,printer...and allokecropp ... Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

Toshiba boots upto to the vista window, then shuts down leaving a blank screen. previously when i haD THE PROBLEM i BOOTED ON safe mode and using restart, the computer booted properly.


Vista Boot-up Repair\015\012 \015\012Vista is very good about repairing itself. Boot from the cd and when prompted choose your windows installation, most likely it will be the only one. Once that is chosen, ... Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237 Notebook

Fisrt screen that pops up on my pc is a big acer logo with a del:enter setup and f12:boot menu in bottom left had corner, i have tried different key boards and powering the syster off and on


There is a windows boot issue or hard drive failure. Lets try the windows boot fix first to see if it can be repaired. Try the fix below. Follow it carefully.\015\012\015\012Windows Start-up Errors\015\012Step one ... Acer eMachines 520-2890 Notebook

Hp f1903 monitor comes on and a show hp flash and go black.


Tutut2000, Tell me if you can still see win-desktop if you hold bright flashlight 1 inch from your black screen. If HP (High Price) warranty not option, You or electronics technician will need to open unit to see if f1903 has a well known CAPACITOR ... HP Pavilion F1903 19" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

Screen light goes out but image is still viewable...


Hello..Now let's discuss what we\015\012should do when the laptop seems to be booting up without problems, the\015\012hard drive spins appropriately, and we even hear the welcome sound of\015\012the operating system, but we have no ... Sony VAIO Notebook

I have a virus on my computer Toshiba Satellite


You're going to need a few bits before you start:\0121) Drivers:  Start here:http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp...and download a complete set of drivers for the operating system yo ... Toshiba Satellite Pro A200-EZ2204X Notebook

Vaio cr363 dvd writimg problem.


\015\012Installing a working ASPI layerFor years people have had various problems with the so called ASPI layer, which is required by many Windows CD-R software’s. This article aims to successfully install a good and working ASPI se ... PC Laptops

Black Screen Error, Windows Vista Dosenot Boot


You have a complicated issue that is very difficult to repair using this one way conversation method. I must, however, compliment the detail of your description.\015\012\015\012From what I can see, you have a problem with one of two, or ... Toshiba Satellite L355-S7817 Notebook

Missing NTLDR file


The first thing to do is try to change back whatever hardware or software change you just made (this could be as simple as leaving a floppy disk in the drive or you need to reseat the IDE cables). If the contents of the drive are especially important ... ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf Notebook

Video display blinks or system freezes


I've got a problem with IBM R32 thinkpad.\015\012when the system boot, nothing displays.\015\012i checked the LCD, LCD panel, LCD Cable, all in good conditions.\015\012sometime i can login and window is working properly,\015\0 ... IBM ThinkPad R32 2658 Notebook

Screen blackouts & graphics mess up


I have experienced the same problem with an Nvidia graphics card. From what I could tell, it was an overheating issue to begin with, which quickly turned into a damaged graphics card. What I ended up doing on my desktop is opening up the side of the ... Gateway Convertible CX2620 Notebook

Trubleshoot Motherboard what is mother board prob and how can find n fix them....


More than 70% of all computer problems are related to cabling and connections. Ensure all cables are connected and connected firmly. IDE and floppy ribbon cables and power cables can often go loose. Ensure microprocessor, memory modules, and adapters ... PC Desktops

I have a toshiba satellite m105-s3041 and the operating system wont start , it comes up with windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: windowssystem32configsystem i get all the safe mode stuff and tryed everything else that comes on screen . i've downloaded the xp recovery disc for that model and cant get it 2 start even going into bios and booting from cd , i also burnt it as an iso file


Windows Start-up Errors\015\012Step one, you need a Windows XP CD. If you only have a recovery disk set like the ones from HP or Compaq they will not do what you need done. Under normal circumstances however, you can use a De ... Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041Notebook

Toshiba A215 Password Removal


I had the same problem and could not find the pictures either. I still figured it out, so here are more detailed instructions. Please use a combination of the previous instructions and mine. This worked for my computer, but I can't guarantee succe ... PC Laptops

I have a toshiba satellite m55-s3314 and the other night it turned off when i booted it down and then the next day woudlnt turn back on. Took it to BBuy and they said it was a bad hard drive....bought a Western digital 2.5 edie internal HD took the old one out put the new one in and when i start my lap top up all i get is the power button on and the battery led stays on. the hard drive led blinks a few times then goes out the screen stays all balck....i would have thought at least that would co


First off, a bad hard drive does not keep your computer from starting....you would get a warning in text on the screen saying no operating system found, or a PXE code but you would still see something on the screen. You would see the Toshiba splash s ... Toshiba Satellite M55-S3314 Laptop

After laptop has been on for about ten minutes i get a blue screen come up with windows closed due to a problem and then the screen goes black also yesterday i had a screen come up that said diable anti virus and anything new thats been added but nothing as been added but laptop dont stay on long enough to check


Hi there, please restart your laptop when its booting press F8 key . You will find few option asking for selection. Select that by using up/down arrow key. Select " Last know good configuration" & press Enter. Next page askin ... Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

Laptop screen shows a lot of different designs


Usually when you see muliple lines and designs, it is indicative of a memory stick failure. Try removing one of the memory sticks and reboot. If the system comes up after the stick is removed, you found your problem. Sometimes the memory has become u ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

I have a Acer Aspire One Model ZG5. An update to Bios was performed as recommended off Acer site and after install the Netbook shuts down after XP OS banner. I cannot restore using the Alt F10 method as the laptop shuts down before completion as well. How can I restore this device


I got myself a used cd/dvd drive from another laptop on Ebay for 15 bucks, then I found a slimline dvd enclosure that operates using the USB interface on Ebay for 18 bucks. Put the two together and you get a slimline external dvd drive that simply pl ... Acer Aspire One A150-1006 Notebook

Computer ranbdomly shuts down


Your last question was very observant. NO, without an O/S, there is nothing to make a anti-virus program run.I suggest the problem in the beginning, was that the laptop was overheating. Once the processor becomes too hot, (Processors have ... HP Pavilion dv4015CL PC Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 1.0629 seconds