Question about Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

1 Answer

DELL GX260 bootup problem

I have a GX260 that I just bought on e-bay. From day 1, every time I boot up I get the Dell screen splash, then the cursor just sits in the upper left corner of the screen flashing for about 10 minutes, then it windows comes up and every thing is ok. I checked the 4 lights on the back and they are all ok (green).

Any ideas?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 112 Answers
Re: DELL GX260 bootup problem

To start with I would run FDSIK from a DOS boot disk and delete the partitions on the hard drive. Then reload the operating system. There is no telling what has been loaded on the system. After the reload the DELL should boot normally.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Black screen gx260

are you hitting f2 in time during the boot splash?

Oct 06, 2013 | Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop Desktop Computer...

2 Answers

My dell optiplex gx 260 has a blank screen when I turn it on. The windows xp professional screen comes up then when it goes to where the desktop should show up all I get is a gray screen

1. From reading your issue it seems the video card is defective.
2. If you have received the Windows XP splash screen and then the monitor displays a gray screen then only two things have happened here your drivers are corrupt for the video card or the video card itself has failed.
3. Suggestion: install a new video card compatible with Windows XP.
4. Most Dell Optiplex desktops have the video graphics card integrated to the the mother board.

Oct 14, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Dell e310 get black screen with cursor blinking after dell splash screen. F12 not responsive. front panel shows power green and number 123 are on. Thanks

According to the any brand code correct but some time code are same and problem is differ so change slot and try reboot and go to the BIOS and disable memory module single slot check it only slot me be possible memory slot is not working dot depend on dell support form only try differ

Dec 30, 2010 | Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Hi - I have a Dell 8400, fails post. Diag indicators are A,B,C green and D amber. Sometimes the screen is black with a single blinking cursor and sometimes it shows the Dell splash screen. Cannot get to...

Unfortunately the dell website (not me) is not very helpful. Here's what is says about your diagnostic lights

Another failure has occurred.

  • Ensure that the cables are properly connected to the system board from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive.
  • If there is an error message on your screen identifying a problem with a device (such as the floppy drive or hard drive), check the device to make sure it is functioning properly.
  • The operating system is attempting to boot from a device (such as the floppy drive or hard drive); check system setup (see "Boot Sequence") to make sure the boot sequence is correct for the devices installed on your computer.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell.

Apr 20, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Booting Problems With Dell Optiplex gx270 and gx260

Does anything show up on the screen when you access your BIOS?
Have you tried a fresh install?
Are there two video adapters installed (one integrated and the other in the AGP slot?

Oct 14, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer will not boot up.

Boot up your Windows XP on your drive.
Since you have been on that process I assume that you already know those things prior to this solution. I'll just continue the subject after it load all the drivers.

1) After you get the "MENU" screen that has a selection of
  • Install XP press "Enter"
  • Press "R" to repair
  • Press "F3" to quit
Select to "Install XP"
2)After you will get a End User License Agreement (EULA), then Press "F8" to accept
3) Then another menu that was stated above. Then this is the time you select the REPAIR option

If you find this Solution helpful please Rank me.

Thank you.


Mar 27, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell Desktop computer Disk read error

try running Hard drive diagnostics from either the F12 menu or CNTL+ALT+D at Dell BIOS splash screen

Most likely, failed HDD

Jan 29, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Very slow boot

Bruce, the Dell OptiPlex GX260 normally will be equipped with a PC133 DDR1 128MB RAM module. It is recommended that you upgrade to higher memory bus DDR1 memory module, for example, 512MB/1GB DDR 1 running on 266 MHz to 533 MHz.

Hope this helps. Make sure u come back here if u still have further request.

Jan 08, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop wont boot

Your cd Rom is also not working properly

Jul 04, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop Logo

292 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Desktops Experts


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides