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How to solve Previous attempts at booting at this system have failed at checkpoint [Vmgr, Aux, Date, CfgP, or HDsk].Dell Technical Support OptiPlex GX150 PC Desktop

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I get the same problem, and it fails before you even have a chance to get to a disk - this fails in BIOS. My specific instance arises when I install 256MB SDram instead of 192MB. Although this motherboard has had 256MB in it before, it is now refusing to boot with anything other than 128 or 192. (I've tried different 128MB sticks thinking it might be a bad stick)

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Hi, sounds like you need to either: restore windows using your windows CD or, try booting in safe mode by pressing the ESC or Del key during bootup. From safe mode you can reset your system to a time before your problem started.
Hope this helps, if not come back to me with full descrition of problem so I can help you further.

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SOURCE: My GX150 is dead!

First of all, GX150 is a PIII with 1GB of memories max.

do you know how to get into the BIOS?

press F2 when you start up the machine. if the BIOS don't come up the first time. shut-down the machine manually and try again.
after you get into the BIOS go though all if the settng and make sure they look OK. (if you have no idea what they are, DOn't change it). and make sure CD is the first boot device. press F10 to save and exit.
insert the cd in the CD tray and startup the machine.
look at the screen, and press enter when the screen tells you boot from the cd.
follow the instruction on the screen and reinstall the OS.

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First of all, GX150 is a PIII with 1GB of memories max.

do you know how to get into the BIOS?

press F2 when you start up the machine. if the BIOS don't come up the first time. shut-down the machine manually and try again.
after you get into the BIOS go though all if the settng and make sure they look OK. (if you have no idea what they are, DOn't change it). and make sure CD is the first boot device. press F10 to save and exit.
insert the cd in the CD tray and startup the machine.
look at the screen, and press enter when the screen tells you boot from the cd.
follow the instruction on the screen and reinstall the OS.

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I need more information.
But it sounds like your OS has critical errors, you may need to reformat the drive.
Can you get to the bios menu? (first screen after power switch press an designated F key - look fast for the f key to press)

Once in bios
Possible solution #1
Here is what you do in bios, if you can get to it.
Go to boot order, should be under IDE devices, switch from hard drive to cd, and insert your OS cd and restart.
After xp cd loads, choose format drive, quick format recommended for fast (might want to do it just in case this doesn't work), but full format takes a very long time and is more thorough.

Possible solution #2 (try this first!)
Look on your OS cd for damage on the cd! If it is damaged, you may need to replace it

I must go now, personal message me for more help if desired

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