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System cannot boot

System refuses to do anything beyond first Dell screen when booting. No Setup menu, no boot menu, nothing, just blinking horizontal cursor. Began occurring after installing Windows Updates. Diagnostic lights indicate possible error with expansion card (VisionTek Radeon 9200 SE 256 mb PCI) but I tried each different slot, then using on board graphics port, still nothing.

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  • eichenbaum Feb 11, 2008

    Computer just boots to horizontal line. c and d lights aon back of computer are amber

  • onmygilo Oct 31, 2008

    not open the booting system

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    I Have the same problem. I plugged in a power supply diagnostic unit. Light D on the back is amber. Diagnostic unit shows negative 5V is missing. I'm going to change the power supply.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    when I boot the dell 660s it gives diagnostic error code 004f; then boots

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    booting take a long time, then get a 004F Diagnostic code; computer proceeds to boot

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Dell xps ill power up but no bios display. in fact no display at all. Have tried it with a different graphics card, but the result is the same. Nothing appears on the screen.



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This is not really odd one of the drive is creating a faliure or the printer is the culprit
disconnect all the drives and see it should go the screen that says no boot device found
than connect one by one
and you will find the culprit drive
before doing this try disconnecting the usb devices and start the computer
if this works disable the usb emulation from the bios it would be under onboard devices

and regards the other issues listed in the same query
the guy with c and d ember
remove the memory cards and put it again
if u have a dimension 2400 remove the cpu heatsink and put it back

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    Ali Khambati Nov 19, 2008

    the one with the not open the boot system

    disconnect the printer and start

  • Ali Khambati
    Ali Khambati Nov 19, 2008

    the one with the 5v missing try reseating the cpu heatsink

    dimension 2400 had the heatsink as a common issue


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Huh that is odd, you might want to try f8ing the start up and running "Last know good configuration that worked" or you could try booting it in safe mode. You also might try reformating the drive you installed the updates too. Another thing that can cuase it is your RAM you might try booting with only one stick of RAM in. Try thoughs and let me know what you found out

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