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Wont boot correctly

When i turn on the computer, the screen goes to a Dell logo and wont go any farther. I have tried to press F8 and start it in safe mode to fix the problem...but no luck.

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  • offthewall23 Jul 08, 2008

    OK...i turned on the computer...but there was no beeping. I turn it on and 5 seconds later it is at that dell screen again. no sounds, options, or anything...

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Typically, a system that won't pass POST (Power On Self Test) will beep in a pattern indicating what the problem is. Here's the beep codes for Dell systems:

Beep Codes Possible Causes Corrective Action 1 - 2 No video card detected Reseat the video card 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 BIOS ROM checksum error 1 - 3 - 1 - 1 DRAM refresh error Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 1 - 3 8742 Keyboard Controller error Reseat the keyboard connector 1 - 3 - 3 - 1 Memory defective or not present Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 4 - 1 RAM failure on line xxx Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 4 - 3 RAM failure on data bits xxx of low byte on memory bus Reseat the memory modules 1 - 4 - 1 - 1 RAM failure on data bits xxx of high byte on memory bus Reseat the memory modules

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