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Computer wont start up!

When i switch the PC on it lights the green power switch as normal and fault lights 3 and 4 stay on continous but 1 is flashing. it does not power the monitor and the hard drive light is flashing on and off but that is it. i have looked on dell support and tried removing the ram as suggested but no joy. any ideas? It is a dell 5150 desktop
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To help troubleshoot a problem, Dell Dimension 5100 has four diagnostic lights labeled "1," "2," "3," "4" on the front panel. When the computer starts normally, the lights flash. After the computer starts, all four lights lites solid green. The power button also lites solid green. If the computer malfunctions, the color and sequence of the diagnostic lights as well as the power button helps identifies the problem.

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System Lights - http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5100/en/sm/tshoot1.htm#wp1114432

Reply with lights color and sequence as well as any beep codes and I will respond at best effort.

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