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Dell Deminsion E310 will not boot

My Dell Deminsion E310 will not boot. The leds on the front have digits 1 2 3 4. 3 and 4 lite indicating a memory or motherboard problem.
I have replaced both at the request of Dell support. Still having the same issue. I received the MB and memory directly from Dell.
I suspect power.

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Re: Dell Deminsion E310 will not boot

NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt. To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need an ERD and follow the below steps.

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Packard Bell IMedia 5055: GA-8SIML will not post or boot. Removed all PCI cards,RAM,Hard drive, optical drives etc. Only CPU and mobo but no post/BIOS screen. CPU fan runs and front panel LEDs work. Do get...

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Unfortunately, you're going to have to replace the motherboard.

I hope this was of some help :)

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My motherboard have four leds in red light, d0 dled2,dled3 and don`t start up

Hi ntamayo,

Here is the description of what the four leds indicate:

d9c5d26.gifSystem Power ON-The D-LED will hang here if the processor is damaged or not installed properly.

1d08ad7.gifEarly Chipset Initialization

14ff182.gifMemory Detection Test
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1cab634.gifInitializing Keyboard Controller

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2b36bf2.gifProcessor Initialization
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f53faac.gifTesting RTC (Real Time Clock)

9ec1db5.gifInitializing Video Interface
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4f7c881.gifBIOS Sign On
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6a25253.gifTesting Base and Extended Memory
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1bef2e1.gifAssign Resources to all ISA

e664b69.gifInitializing Hard Drive Controller
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c3b6c58.gifInitializing Floppy Drive Controller
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24b95b0.gifOperating System Booting

When your motherboard is stuck on any of these signals, that's a clue that something is wrong with that particular device on the board. Replace it and try again.

Good Luck

And don't forget to leave a rating,



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