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Will not boot up, stops at black screen white centered cursor

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You can check the diagnostic LEDs with this information:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4282412-find_no_post_diagnostic_information_dell
If you are getting 123 LEDs and a green/blue power LED the issue is most likely the hard disk drive, boot to the resource CD and run diags on the HDD

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