You can disconnect any devices such as printer, USB flash drives and external hard drive. Remove any DVD or SD card inserted and try to restart the computer.
If the issue still persists,try to load defaults in BIOS which can help you fix the issue. Turn off the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F2> key 2-3 times, a BIOS utility will appear. Use the arrow keys to highlight 'Load Defaults', press Enter and press 'Y' key. Select 'Save and Exit Setup'.
You may also try to run the diagnostics to check the hardware functionality:
1. Power off the computer
2. Restart the computer; tap F12 on Dell logo 2-3 times.
3. This will take you to One Time Boot menu.
4. From the list, select 'Boot to utility partition' using the down arrow keys, press 'Enter'
5. Click 'Express test'
6. Run the test, if you get an error code please make a note of it and continue testing.
7. Please share the error code if any.
You may also try the video drivers update by referring to this link:
Click on 'Download File'>> click "Download Now'>> Click 'Continue' on User Account control if prompted>>Click 'Continue' on the Application prompt>> Click 'OK' on Select the folder where you want to unzip the files to( Make a note of the folder location)>> Click 'Yes' on the next prompt for folder does not exist>> Click "OK' on All files were successfully unzipped. >> If the installation wizard does not appear, go to the folder location>> select the Setup file >> Right-click and select 'Run as Administrator">>Follow the installation wizard instructions.
Hope this helps.
Please reply if you have any questions.
The past two times I restarted my computer it has run into a bit of a problem...
You'll hear the fans come on, then they go off... then they come on again, then they go off... then they come on again, there's no beep and I can tell the computer is starting up but the monitor doesn't come on; the power button on the monitor has a yellow/orange color. And if you let it go, it actually completely boots the computer, you just can't see anything.
So, I end up having to hold in the power button on the desktop, get it to turn off, and then turn it back on... then you get the one blast of the fans, a single beep and the computer starts up, and the monitor comes on.
The single blast of the fans and the single beep is how it would always start up, so I know something is up whenever it turns the fans on and off and then it has no beep.
But it appears that it has a problem just when restarting?
I leave my computer on a lot, since I work at home... and I usually just restart it about once a week. But it seems like it will start up just fine if I shut it down completely and then start it, so I'm not sure what the problem could be.
I've got a Dell Inspiron 530 with a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
-4GB of RAM
-Windows Vista 64 Bit Operating System
-ATI Radeon HD 3450 Graphics Card
-Dell E207WFP Monitor