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dell laptop wont run through setup.

By yoshi.andersen ·
okay ive got a dell laptop that runs windows xp home and for some reason every time I turn it on it gets as far as to start to run windows then clicks off and starts all over again. And it just keeps doing this over and over never passing the loading windows xp screen. Anyone ever had this problem before? I ts happining to this laptop and its also happinin to my friends pc...Please help ASAP!! Thnaks!

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Start in safe mode

by mjd420nova In reply to dell laptop wont run thro ...

Try hitting F8 as soon as you get a display, that should allow you to start in safe mode. Then you can run a virus scan. If that doesn't work, hit DEL and get into the BIOS, rest the boot sequence to boot to the CD/DVD, put the Dell disk in the drive and do a REPAIR functuion from the Windows disk.

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wont let me do windows repair!!

by yoshi.andersen In reply to Start in safe mode

I put the cd in but it wont even let me do that. It keeps popin up this message:
Memory write/read failure at 17FF0000, read FF10FF10 expecting 00000000
The amount of system memory has changed.
strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility.

Any ideas??

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