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My dell optiplex gx200 bios can't boot

Hi,
after a virus infection, i try to reformat my HDD and reinstall a new OS (windows XP SP2) but my dell optiplex gx200 can't boot the original bios. i am receiving the following message: ''previous attempts in booting this system have failed at checkpoint EMem...''
Can somebody tell me what to do. I try the dell support team already but no relevant help.

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  • aldac12 Feb 19, 2009

    hello 2dcapcom,

    Thankx alot for your help. I have tried removing and replacing the battery, but still receiving the same error message.

    I read somewhere in this site that flashing the upgrading to the latest bios version can help. Question: how can i have this done without a boot disket since the floppy drive isn't working? Can I create a boot cdrom and how do i procede?

    Thankx in advance

    al.

  • zkolawole Apr 06, 2009

    The older window on my pc has been curropted ...l tried to reinstall by repairing ,but it would't even boot the setup...help me out.

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Maybe try taking out the cmos battery located in your case, looks like a small watch battery, that will clear bios settings and start from scratch, if there is no battery then there is a jumper sequence to do this

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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    2dcapcom Feb 19, 2009

    so to clarify your computer won't boot from cd?
    your computer won't boot to the original installation of xp?
    you were not able to do your format and restore?
    you can't get into bios?

    basically what happens is you boot up and it goes to this "failed at checkpoint message"?


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