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At boot up my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop gives a "Memory write/read failure" error message and will not continue booting. How do I solve this error and boot the laptop?

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This error is described by Dell as follows: "Faulty or improperly seated DIMMs or defective system board."

Let's hope the RAM (memory) is the issue as a system board would be very expensive.

The easiest check is to "reseat" the DIMM modules. Try removing and the memory and putting them back. If that doesn't work, the next solution would be to take the memory modules to a reputable computer repair center and have them checked. If faulty, replace. If not, it would indicate a motherboard issue.

Follow this link to Dell's instructions on removing and replacing DIMM modules...
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins8100/en/sm_en/remove.htm#1075961

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Check your memory, On the bottom of the computer is a small door to access the computer main memory. Check to see if it is not knocked loose - reseat it. and then it may be bad -and will need to replace it.

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