I have a Dell inspiron 5160 laptop computer that won't boot properly. Upon power up, eveything thing seems to be working properly. The computer startup up on the POST. (BIOS SCREEN) and the status bar starts to fill. when it is approx. 75% full it stops to the fill and the computer freezes and locks up.
I have tried:
Re Seating all memory modules.
Starting up both with and without the memory modules in place, Booting with and without the battery via AC adapter. as well as booting with and without the HDD. I have tried pressing F12 to enter the boot menu, and or f2 to enter setup but have been unable to enter either.
Shortly after it freezes, you can hear the exahust fan power down, then after a few minutes you hear it start to run again.
I think this could be a bad processor or motherboard in this machine but am not quite sure.
Does anyone out there have any ideas? (other than trash the machine and buy new!)
Any help would be greatly appricated.
The computer has BIOS Rev. A07 installed (factory)