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Computer will not boot, and makes error sounds

Hi, I was upgrading my computer. I installed new RAM, Hard drive, and installed Vista Home Premium. I then went to DELL.com for all the drivers and updates. Installed them all and the system was working great. On the finally update, updating to BIOS Version V03. I installed it, the computer restarted and then turned off. It will not reboot. It powers up, makes error sounds, and then powers down. I have attempted several times, with different configurations to get it started but to no avail. I tried with no DVD's, with the vista boot disc, with the hard drive, without the hard drive. I have never run into this before. Any help would be appreciated!

System:
DELL Dimension 9100
Pentium D 3.0 Ghz
3GB Ram
250 GB Hard Drive
Problem: Updated Bios to V03 and system will not reboot with error sounds.

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Never update the bios.
step onr. take out the battery for 30 minutes and put it back in.
step 2.. look for a jumper and reset the motherboard. you can go to the manufacture website and dl the user manual to find the jumper..

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    never update the bios.
    step onr. take out the battery for 30 minutes and put it back in.
    step 2.. look for a jumper and reset the motherboard. you can go to the manufacture website and dl the user manual to find the jumper..

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If you mean the computer is emitting a series of "beeps", then I would try reseating the memory modules. If that doesn't work, try using only one memory module at a time to determine if one might be defective.

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