Question about Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
I'm having a boot-up problem with this Dell OptiPlex GS280, Everytime the WindowsXP screen comes up the machine locks up, no keyboard function would work nor would the power switch on the front. I would have to physically remove the power cord to shut the system down.
I've removed every piece of hardware to diag this problem...Can someone HELP ME???
By and large, system files which are missing or infected with viruses can result in a Dell no boot situation. In that case, we can assist you to find the missing DLL files. If by chance, your Dell PC is not booting then we can try to use certain commands to boot in Safe Mode. At times, Windows OS may not allow you to boot in Safe Mode.
Apart from this, Dell no boot issue may occur if the disc drive or a USB drive is in use. This can happen if the bootable device order is modified. To get rid of this issue, we can suggest you to change the bootable device order from BIOS and allow the hard drive to boot along with Windows OS.
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Posted on Aug 03, 2011
Guess what? it's the CPU. Changed it with a working PC same type and unit boots up fine. Guess we learn about new problems everyday.
I think it's high time these units start telling you what component or section of the computer is faulty...too many things to diagnose.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
Check out Dell's own tech forums. Seems some of the very early ones did have motherboard problems, if I recall correctly.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
Im guessing its a memory error, that's the most common casue for these sorts of issues such as the one im working on here in the shop...however this one may be bad motherboard. I get bad mem errors in memtest86+ but even after changing ram locking up and losing memory in kernel exception not paged BSOD
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
If you get a blue screen, find out what error code it is, or see what files are missing etc, and google it. see what it comes up with and way to fix it. if the blue screen doesnt come up, explain in more detail please, of what happens after the xp screen.
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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