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Dead comp when i boot up my optiplex gx200 a blue screen comes up that says its checking the disk drive. when it finishes windows starts and then it goes to the blue screen o death. i can get to the system restore but it will not boot in any safe mode, and last known good configuration isnt working

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Sounds like your hard dive has gone.

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I'd say you are suffering from a hard drive breakdown, perhaps...can you boot from a CD?

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I need to run CHKDSK/F on my Dell optiplex GX200, which IS NOT this computer, and I have no idea how to go about do so. Any advice?


Another way to run Chkdsk is to use an operating sytem disk if you have one. Sometimes the blue screen will occur when you try to get into Safe Mode so you'll Insert the Operating System Disk in the cd drive, reboot from the operating system disk and select the option to Repair. It will search for your operating system and once found you will select it by entering a 1 for windows. Then it will ask for the Administrator's password which in most cases is blank so just press enter. When you see the Dos Prompt simply enter the command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour and you will notice the percentage of completion going from high to low, but that's normal. Let it run to completion then reboot the machine.

If you still have issues, then you'll need to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install which preserves your music, pictures, documents, data and videos.

Windows XP Repair Install:
Insert the Operating System Disc in the cd drive and boot from it.
When the Options come up select the Option to Install Windows (Don't select Repair). It will start loading windows files and at some point it will ask you to accept the License Agreement by hitting F8. On the next screen after hitting F8 it will begin searching your system for an already installed operating system. It should find yours and give you more options to which you want to select the option to Repair. This will preserve everything you have on the system.

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What sequence do I go through to reset software with a boot disk on a Dell Optiplex


hello ggpgh1


If you are using the actual windows disk, have it in the CD/DVD drive

1-turn the computer on
2- press F12 as it starts
3- from the boot option that comes up choose internal Cd Rom drive
4- if the hard disk has or has had windows on it you get a message "press any key to boot from CD"
5- press any key, the computer starts to boot from the disk. from then on follow the prompts.

good luck

please leave comment if this has helped.

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My comp in not stating, showing blue dead screen,


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"CHKDSK /R" (without the quote marks and hit Enter. Let chkdsk utility see if it can repair the volume. It will prompt you when it is finished.

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I get a blue screen. It saya check for disk space. if driver is identified....try changing the video adapters, check the BIOS for updates


press f5 while bootin choose safe mode and if you get to windows delete at least 500 mb free on boot drive

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How do I reset my Dell Optiplex 360 to factory settings?


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My dell optiplex gx200 bios can't boot


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Blue Screen error


Try to boot the PC without the XP Home CD in the CD drive, and keep pressing the F8 key until it comes up with a boot menu that includes a Safe Mode option.

If you had the XP Pro CD I'd suggest doing a recovery, but XP Home doesn't have that option I don't think.

You may have to try a few times until the boot menu appears. Don't hold the F8 key down - keep pressing it!

When you get into Safe Mode, right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Then go to Hardware tab (i think - not in winXP right now) and choose device manager. Just remove the Video Card from the list altogether, and then restart. Should force it to use generic video card drivers.

then check your video card model and look for the updated driver

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