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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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Unplug all additional devices, printers, external drives, network cards, etc. If it won't boot into safe mode, you will need a windows disk. Load the windows disk, and if it's Vista or 7, get the advanced repair options, and do a system restore. If it's XP, just do the computer repair. Windows vista also has a startup repair you can run from the Windows disk. We need to know the operating system to help you

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My comp in not stating, showing blue dead screen,


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When you see the screen that gives you an option to "Repair Windows" hit the "R" key. You will be taken to a DOS prompt. Choose the Volume you want to repair (Usually number 1) then it will prompt you for an Administrator password. If you have never put one on the system, simply hit Enter. The it will take you to "C:\Windows" Type in the following...
"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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Check the settings of the internal setups. This is using the BIOS itself and hitting a particular key before anything happens. On some machines it is F1 or the DEL key. In the basic setup there are settings for the boot order and floppy drives and HD type. Make sure these are set correctely.

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