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Computer freezes on the dell spash screen, progress bar does not complete, have removed and reseated the memory and the hard drive, and various connections, a friend plugged the hard drive into another pc and appeared ok, any idears ?

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Could be related to the motherboard. try entering BIOS by pressing F2 when the system restarts. If it works, try to reset the BIOS defaults and see if that helps. If same thing happens, try to reseat the CMOS battery, or find a jumper reset on the motherboard. If nothing works, you may need to get your system serviced and it may need a new motherboard

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