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Author Topic: dsl won't boot on Dell D830  (Read 7969 times)
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« on: January 18, 2016, 03:59:49 PM »

When I try to boot in "failsafe" mode I end up with a screen containing

kevewtd has not started

Bad EIP value



and a bunch of other stuff

most other boot modes end with "black" screen.
a few end with with register dumps
none more interesting (to me) than the failsafe boot

Thanks for any help.

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 11:20:51 PM »

Seems like a hardware problem. Have you tried booting any other Operating Systems? It seems likely that they won't boot either.

Try reseating, or swapping out, the RAM. Failing that, perhaps also the CPU if it is worth the trouble of dismantling the laptop.

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