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How do you wipe a Dell Optiplex GX520 clean from "Boot"?

I need a utility boot program that will wipe from the boot.

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Download and use this program
Wipe hard disks to prevent data recovery http://www.killdisk.com/

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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SOURCE: Dell optiplex won't Boot-up.. Orange light on motherboard

its going to rather your power supply or your motherboard has died, id try a different power supply first

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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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

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SOURCE: Bios default password

The BIOS default password is just blank, and it is not asked.

When you set a bios password, you are asked to enter a value, therefore if bios is asking the password, the password had been changed.

To reset the bios password if you do not know the password you need to access to motherboard and temporarily remove battery for few seconds.
Removing battery will reset bios and delete the password.
Unplug power cord before accessing the motherboard, and try not touching the motherboard with your finger.
Put battery back in place before restarting computer.

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Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: My Dell Optiplex GX520 will not boot. There is no

If 1 & 2 are off ... then you have problems.

Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.

  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. (see Memory for instructions on how to remove and install memory modules.)
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see Contacting Dell).

According to Dell's notes:
Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.

Their remedies are:
  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. (see Memory for instructions on how to remove and install memory modules.)
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see Contacting Dell).

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Optiplex GX520 PC won't boot - power light at

OK the first step is to remove the side of the case and check that all the leads are firmly inplace. - If this does not fix it post a comment.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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Dell usually comes with a Diagnostic Disk that you can boot from to troubleshoot, if you do not have the disk then the built in Diagnostic Utility can help you. This will also help tell you if there is anything else wrong with the machine, the test takes long so be patient.

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If you do not have the built in Diagnostic Utility and do not have the disk then visit the Dell website, choose support and type in your Service Tag number. Then download the utility, this site can also determine if you still have a warranty on the machine (but your GX520 is quite old and might be out of warranty)

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There might be sevral reasons :
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  2. Remove any USB or storage media
  3. Check If your OS was not corrupted.
  4. Try to boot it from any BOOTABLE CD..
Try al of the above step & let me know if we can troubleshoot it more

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