First of all i have already solved the problem, but i want to start this thread to ask if you guys can vouch for my solution or if i am crazy ?
I upgraded my PC and did a fresh install of windows 7 ultimate.
after some use, my PC would not restart or boot up correctly.
i had to repair windows with my disc to boot up.
i couldnt even "repair" windows with out my CD.
i stumbled across the solution by accident.
or at least i think it is the solution.
i unplugged my USB mouse (Storm Sentinel) from the usb port from my Dell monitor (U2711).
and i plugged my USB mouse into a port in the back of my motherboard.
and now my windows starts up correctly.
what is going on here ?
is there a rule where you have to plug in your mouse to the motherboard to boot up correctly ?
BTW the way i figured out it was my mouse/USB causing the problem was the following...
when i would insert my windows CD to repair.
it wouldnt let me boot from my windows CD if i didnt have the mouse plugged into the back of my motherboard.
unfortunately it took me weeks to figure this out...lol.
i was scared to turn off or restart my PC !
but i usually dont restart or turn off my PC anyways, when not in use.
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That's strange but not unheard of with mice. Keyboards, also, or at least bad keyboards, will sometimes prevent a computer from booting-up also (sometimes it is a stuck key or sometimes just plain bad keyboard).
I would check to make sure that you are running the latest bios for your motherboard, mouse, and Dell monitor drivers.