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Dell Dimension fails to boot up

On booting up screen remains blan, no bleep and light on server blinks continusously. Has this problem been encountered before. Computer in regular use and no problems since purchase in 2005

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  • Myhrddin Nov 22, 2008

    I've had the same thing. I can find nothing wrong with the system or the hard disk. Can boot fine via windows cd. Hard drive seems to have no problems and has been in use for years. Most recent change was a new drive about 5 months ago. Completely puzzling since I cannot find anything to fix.
    I have gone ahead and utilized fixmbr and fixboot to no avail. Have been using windows xp home w/sp3 for several months without issue.
    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.!!


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If you have an vga video card remove it from the vga slot and clean the gold plated pin with an smooth eraser. do this also with your memory RAM. then boot your pc

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