Here is what happened: I have an Inspiron 5150, windows XP pro addition. about 4 years old my friend was using my laptop and said it froze, wouldn't shut off or anything, so he unplugged the power cord and took out the battery. Now when i turn the power button on, i get the black screen with white blinking cursor immediately, no message, start-up anything. All it does is i can hear the fan run.
When i push the power button to turn it off, it shuts off instantaneously, no power down, just hear internal click and its off.
I've tried to put in Dell Restore CD, WindowsXP cd, none of the hot keys (i.e. f5, f8 etc) work.
Does anyone have any ideas? Please help!