Question about Dell Vostro Computers & Internet
I am getting a red, green, blue and white flashing screen when I first boot the computer. I have replaced the mother board but it is still doing it. It usually happens during boot up while windows are starting. But windows never comes up it just keeps flashing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If under warranty contact Dell? I had this same problem, a new motherboard and fan assembly fixed this problem. Bad capacitors on the motherbard.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
Here is what you need to do. Disconect the module with the usb ports from the motherboard. It took a while for me to figure it out but a damaged usb port will make the computer go nuts.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
This is sounding sort of like a registry failure. But first, when it first starts, press the key that puts it into setup. Gotta drag up the memory of which key that is on a Dell. I believe it's F2.
Anyway, when you get into the BIOS setup screen (if it does, in fact, work) look for a menu item that lets you set the BIOS to default and try the bootup. Also, there is probably one screen that tells the machine to halt on errors. Set that to not halt on errors.
Can't be more specific, as the manufacturers are always changing the BIOS options and I don't have access to a Dell 3000.
If you can't get into the BIOS, let me know and we'll do more stuff.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
What can cause this error?
Well, this is the problem since quite a variety of problems can trigger the error.
1: the bios can be malfunctioning (a bios reset or flash can give a solution)
2: the cpu can be malfunctioning (this requires a new cpu)
3: the cpu socket can be failing (this requires a new mb)
4: the problem can be with bad usb sockets
5: even a bad uplink to a usb hub can cause this error to appear.
Did you change your monitor lately? I would chase down the USB things first...that and the monitor seem to trip the trigger...
Hope this get you started- I think you were right on target with the flash of the BIOS-try it again using the BIOS flash downloaded from the dell site...and to run the chipset again...it just might
Good luck my friend, hope this helps, please leave rating, thank you kindly
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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