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Dell Dimension E520 stops on BIOS screen

When I boot the machine it very frequently stops on the blue BIOS screen, with the progress bar about three-quarters of the way along (always in the same place). I switch off and on again, and eventually, on the second, third or fourth try, all is well. I have the latest BIOS (2.4.0) and am running XP.

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  • burford304 Dec 05, 2008

    No, but I do have a USB extension plugged in, and an HP printer.

  • shayahakohen May 11, 2010

    Do you happen to have an external flash drive plugged in?

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Remove all the externl devices and try to boot and load bios default setting
try resetting Ram module

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Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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