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If you have an expansion slot filled with a video card, remove the video card (provided you have onboard video connector as well) then try to reboot. I just went through similar issues with an GForce video card, it went bad, but the machine appeared to boot althugh I couldn't see the screen. Removed the card & it came up using minimal VGA drivers provide with WinXP.
Obviously you cannot check the video driver if you're not booting up...and seeing the screen.
Find a buddy with a regular monitor and hook it up and try to boot. Dell monitors sometimes require their propietary drivers, so write down the model when you take your pc to a friend's place, and DL the driver and install it (provided you got it to boot up)
Woops -the blinking amber light of doom is a common fault on dells - usually
a solid amber is the Power supply while a blinking one indicates Motherboard problems.
If machine is still under warranty dell will replace it. If not then it will cost you to have them replaced.