Question about Dell OptiPlex GX150 PC Desktop
Everytime I turn on my Dell GX150, a message appears:
"Previous attempts at booting at this system have failed at checkpoint [Vmgr, Aux, Date, CfgP, or HDsk]. For more help in resolving this problem, please note this checkpoint and contact Dell Technical Support."
I went to the Dell Support into another computer. I typed my service tag. Then the links were broken in the next step, and I was unable to solve my problem. (Sorry. I was unable to upload my preview picture).
Then I went to another websites to look for the solution. They told me to press F2 or F5 when it boots and still nothing. I inserted the OS CD and still nothing. I pressed all of the F keys (F1-F12) and still nothing.
I even tried pressing the F8 key to go to the Safe Mode and nothing happened.
Then I wrote to FixYa, they gave me a solution. They told me to check the OS CD to see if it's damaged, and my OS CD is not damaged at all.
Is there anyone who can solve the problem to get my computer to start Windows XP normally?
First of all, GX150 is a PIII with 1GB of memories max.
do you know how to get into the BIOS?
press F2 when you start up the machine. if the BIOS don't come up the first time. shut-down the machine manually and try again.
after you get into the BIOS go though all if the settng and make sure they look OK. (if you have no idea what they are, DOn't change it). and make sure CD is the first boot device. press F10 to save and exit.
insert the cd in the CD tray and startup the machine.
look at the screen, and press enter when the screen tells you boot from the cd.
follow the instruction on the screen and reinstall the OS.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
I ran across a Dell GX260 that had the same problem. ALL I DID was remove the CMOS battery, shorted the contacts to clear the CMOS, and put in a new battery. I didn't think that would work but I was wrong. Worked like a charm.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
SOURCE: how to solve Previous attempts
I get the same problem, and it fails before you even have a chance to get to a disk - this fails in BIOS. My specific instance arises when I install 256MB SDram instead of 192MB. Although this motherboard has had 256MB in it before, it is now refusing to boot with anything other than 128 or 192. (I've tried different 128MB sticks thinking it might be a bad stick)
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
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