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Sounds like there is problem with the hard dive file structure, or OS image.
Your hard drive is missing from the system. Or, just does not recognize it. The obvious - Remove any USB devices like drives and any media from disc player. Its trying to load, but can't find bootable hard drive, CD, or USB... Remove the hard drive and reseat (reconnect). Check BIOS by pressing an F key during boot. Look on the screen for correct Function key. Might be F2 key. Verify BIOS recognizes the drive. It must be listed! There is no going forward if it's not. Check boot order and make internal hard drive first. Save and restart.
Posted on Dec 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dell Optiplex GX280 boot problem
I just repaired two Gateway systems with similar behavior (turn on power, fan runs at full speed, no boot), and both needed replacement system boards. (These were a different model, but the symptoms are typical of a dead system board.) I got the boards from a company called Blue Raven Technology (www.blueraven.com).
Before deciding the main board is bad, try another power supply to make sure that's not the problem. Also you might try clearing the CMOS memory on the system board (either by moving a jumper usually found near the backup battery, or by removing the battery itself). Sometimes corrupted CMOS data will keep the system from booting.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
SOURCE: computer keeps restarting
im assuming your computer running windows, does it go inside windows b4 it will restart? common causes regarding this problem are corrupted operating system or over heat on your processor and incompatble softwares such as firewalls and antivirus.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
You may have a problem with your power supply(the loud fan noise) and eventually it may get too hot and will cause problems like not fully booting.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
When your computer hardware appears to power up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won't boot properly, you have to begin a troubleshooting expedition that includes getting into the operating system, determining the problem, and then fixing it. To help you get started on this expedition, here are 10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot.
#1: Use a Windows startup disk
#2: Use Last Known Good Configuration
#3: Use System Restore
#4: Use Recovery Console
#5: Fix a corrupt Boot.ini
#6: Fix a corrupt partition boot sector
#7: Fix a corrupt master boot record
#8: Disable automatic restart
#9: Restore from a backup
#10: Perform an in-place upgrade
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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