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Old 04-12-2009, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook, My DVD drive stopped working and I was told to open up my laptop to unplug the sockets and the Laptop would think it was a new drive so I did this, Turned on my laptop and it says Diagnostic Boot Selected then goes blank then a bright blue screen flashes up and then some sort of scan that says there is a erorr with Touchpad/Point Stick and does it want me to continue testing, Y fo yes, N for No and R for retry so i hit Y and nothing happens same for the other two and while all this is happening there is a extremely annoying beeping sequence going on.

If anyone does know what this is or is simply a genius can you please help me

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Does anything happen before it says Diagnostic Boot Selected? Like any sort of Dell splash screen or anything? If so you should be able to get a safe boot or something other than a Diagnostic Boot.

Also try plugging in a USB Mouse and see if it works out.

What might have happened is when you were putting the laptop back together you might not have gotten a complete connection with the touch pad, which is why it would run a Diagnostic Boot.

Hope some of these ideas work
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