UPDATE - Inspiron 1545 Doesn't Boot - RESOLVED

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Dean-MN, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Dean-MN

    Dean-MN Guest

    The laptop is at its former working state thanks to Bob Villa's suggestion
    of removing the hard drive and connecting it to a working computer with a
    USB adapter. I ordered an adapter and waited a week for delivery all the
    time researching the procedure for replacing the motherboard. Complicated
    but not too fussy. When the USB adapter came and the HDD was plugged into my
    desktop, Norton immediately reported Boot.Pihar and removed it. A full
    Norton scan of the HDD reported six more instances of malware. A full scan
    with Malwarebytes reported two more nasty files. The HDD was put back in the
    1545 and the power button pressed. I really didn't expect anything other
    than a black screen but to my surprise, after a few reboots, the computer
    came to life. After some polishing with CCleaner, the 1545 is good to go and
    I am again a hero to one of my granddaughters. Thanks Bob and Ben as always
    Dean-MN, Jan 20, 2014
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    Ben Myers Guest

    Wow! Well done... Ben
    Ben Myers, Jan 23, 2014
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    Bob_Villa Guest

    Glad it all worked-out!
    Bob_Villa, Jan 23, 2014
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