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How do I fix "Optiplex 760 failed at checkpoint [WRIT]" ?

I just got this computer. I was told that it was in perfect condition with just a few cosmetic wears and tears. That was not the case. The warranty is expired and I can't afford to renew it. I recieved the computer and booted it up. Not 2 hours into using it, it crashed. Just completely shut down. And would not reboot. I left it alone for a half hour and came back to see if it was working. It turned on but said this at the boot screen. "Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [WRIT]." Any ideas? Please help.

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This computer has known issues with the USB hubs which will throw this code. If you used a USB hub for a monitor or such it may have crashed the driver. Have you tried booting without any USB devices connected? If not please try.

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It is a Hardware error, and my be associated with the following components.

  1. Memory. Try Memory modules individually, see if you can get the system to boot normally with one or more modules, if you ID a defective one, replace it.
  2. Motherboard. It is possible, that if all combinations of the memory produce change that a failure has occurred in the motherboard. A swollen capacitor is a likely failure.
  3. The hard drive has a cache module, it is possible this memory is defective.
  4. The Processor (Least likely as they almost never fail.)

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Try running the Check Disk Utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

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SOURCE: "Previous attempts at booting this system have

you can see a logo screen at start computer?

if not the graphic chip are bad if you hear the fans to fast. you can try heat it using a heat gun .
you need to cover all using a aluminium sheet and discover the graphic chip. and heat it for 30 seconds. heat it making circular movement.
you can replace the mother board your self , and bought a used board and u will save a lot of money.
ebay have used and warranted parts for computers.
contact me if need more details , or if u have more info about your problem to figure it.

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SOURCE: How do I fix this error "Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint USB0?

go into bios and disable usb ports it should tell you while its booting up what key to press to get there like f1 or f2

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