How come my computer takes over 30 minutes to boot up?by jstanard37 on November 9, 2012
Q: I have a Dell Inspiron 1526. When I attempt to start my computer, nothing happens – it finds the CD drive and tests for the battery, but in order for me to get the computer running, I have to power off/on multiple times (sometimes for over 30-45 minutes) before it will boot up. When it does, its fine. I have tested all my peripherals and they all work and do not cause any problems with boot up. When I turn the system on, I get a blank black screen. I have run all diagnostics I can think of and all are fine. My bios are 2007, but I cannot update, because my battery will no longer take a charge, and I cannot afford a new one right now. I am running Vista Home Edition. Can you please help me figure out what is happening? Thank you, Joe Stanard.