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MY OLD DELL DIMENSIONS 4600i DESKTOP KEEPS READING WRITE/READ FAILURE AT CHECKPOINT [PnP1] AND DOESNT REBOOT WHAT CAN I DO?

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Re seating the memory card could fix this issue, however look at back of the desktop and you should see 4 led's (diagnostic led's) the sequence in which the lights glow will let you know what the issue is
for eg GYYY - means memory is not detected ( Green, yellow, yellow, yellow)

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