Question about Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop
Switched the PC on this morning and it would not boot up.Ther is a flashing orange light on the front console.I removed the side panel and the fan is not working,could this be why it is not booting up?
Could be an overheating problem.
Power it off & disconnect the power. Open up the case, and use a vacuum cleaner, canned air, QTip, and be sure all dust is gone from the fans, vents, and other openings.
You may need to do this on a regular (monthly or so) basis, especially if you have pets, as I do. Also, consider getting the computer up off the floor if you can, and make sure it gets good airflow.
Something I've seen occasionally on Dell boxes is that they'll have problems booting up or shutting down if a USB device is attached to them (not the keyboard or mouse, but a flash drive, USB hub, or similar.)
If that applies to you, disconnect the devices to get it to boot. Then, add one device at a time, shutting down and starting up again. You might determine which is the offender, and see if there are new drivers available.
I had a Logitech device that cause a problem. I removed their drivers, and Windows loaded it's own, and the problem went away.
Hope that helps.
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