Mine is a Dell Inspiron 1564 installed with Windows 7 basic (64 bit).
For over a year it was working fine. But now whenever I try to turn it on, it just keeps on waiting on the Dell startup screen (the blue progress bar is fully loaded).
Today I even formatted my hard drive and re-installed Windows(partitions exist as they were, only C drive formatted) to see if it was a Windows issue but I still face the same problem.
The bootup proceeds only after I press the F8 button, till then nothing happens. After pressing the F8 button, it starts up and works perfectly fine.
Please provide some insights into this, it will be really helpful.
Edit: When I run Dell diagnostic tools, it does not find any errors now. After the restart, the system boots up normally (I.e. without pressing any key) for a couple of time and then returns back to original problem.
As per Dell website, Re seating the RAM and hard drive can help resolve this issue but in my case it did not help. Any clues?