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Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [WRIT]

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  • Donald Huang Aug 06, 2010

    Does it ask you to fix something? What about the next boot? Same message come up again?

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Dont worry.This can be resolved.Goto the BIOS by tapping the F2 key on the restart -Goto the option which says Maintainence>>Event log>>Clear all even logs -Now press F10 to save and exit or press the ESC key just once and Select SAVE and EXIT

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SOURCE: Alert! previous attempts at booting this system

I'm not sure right off hand what the WRIT means. But other articles online seem to think that you should hit F2 at boot and check the Boot Order. One guy set it to CD and booted a CD (a bootable one) fine. I would make sure it set to the first Hard Drive. He also said something about: went to the "event log" section and cleared the last event (actually the only one showing). I saved the settings, then booted up again and this time it booted up normally.

* Anyway new hardware external or internal would be 1st suspect in this kind of thing. One person had problems after adding a new printer that had a memory card in it. Apparently the Dell tried to boot from the memory card.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell 8400. previous attempts at booting this

It is a Hardware error, and my be associated with the following components.

  1. Memory. Try Memory modules individually, see if you can get the system to boot normally with one or more modules, if you ID a defective one, replace it.
  2. Motherboard. It is possible, that if all combinations of the memory produce change that a failure has occurred in the motherboard. A swollen capacitor is a likely failure.
  3. The hard drive has a cache module, it is possible this memory is defective.
  4. The Processor (Least likely as they almost never fail.)

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SOURCE: "Previous attempts at booting this system have

you can see a logo screen at start computer?


if not the graphic chip are bad if you hear the fans to fast. you can try heat it using a heat gun .
you need to cover all using a aluminium sheet and discover the graphic chip. and heat it for 30 seconds. heat it making circular movement.
you can replace the mother board your self , and bought a used board and u will save a lot of money.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2010

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