Failed to boot after win 7 upgrade RRS feed

  • Question

  • Have Dell Inspiron 1018 mini, with Win 7 starter, purchased win 7 premium upgrade, Microsoft accepted key code for upgrade, supposedly upgrade, then said do not shut down , installing updates, windows will shut down when updates completed.

    When I returned an hour later, computer power was off, turned on power, goes to dell logo, then a flashing screen with text I cannot read. Was able to use F2 for setup and F12 for boot options, did diagnostics, tested good, but still no good boot, same old  1  second screen I cannot read

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:14 AM