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Hi, I have a dell 4300 dimension that won't boot past the bios screen. When powered up, the motherboard displays a solid green light and a solid amber/yellow light?

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  • David Petry Mar 21, 2011

    Your owners manual should give you ome direction on what the problem is, it has a section that vaguely explains the light configuration. Do you have a manual? Let me know at "add a comment"
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You need to post the Power LED and Diag LED status from the rear of the computer, as they have information on why the system isn't booting.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4282412-find_no_post_diagnostic_information_dell

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Contact technical assistance.They will most likely ask you to send it back to repair.

This chart is where I got my conclusion.

Power Light

Problem Description

Suggested Resolution
Solid green
Power is on, and the computer is operating normally. On the desktop computer, a solid green light indicates a network connection.
No corrective action is required.
Blinking green
The computer is in the suspended state (Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows XP).
Press the power button, move the mouse, or press a key on the keyboard to wake the computer.
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If the Dell Diagnostics is running, allow the testing to complete.
Check the diagnostic lights to see if the specific problem is identified.
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Blinking yellow
A power supply or system board failure has occurred.
Check the diagnostic lights to see if the specific problem is identified.
Solid green and a beep code during POST
A problem was detected while the BIOS was executing.
See "Beep Codes" for instructions on diagnosing the beep code. Also, check the diagnostic lights to see if the specific problem is identified.
Solid green power light and no beep code and no video during POST
The monitor or the graphics card may be faulty or incorrectly installed.
Check the diagnostic lights to see if the specific problem is identified. See "Video and Monitor Problems" in your Owner's Manual.
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install win 7 and it will be alright
use kaspershy anti virus for security and don't listen to your daughter
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Things to check:
  1. Power led on the front of the tower, it should be solid green when on. Flashing Amber is generally an indication of a bad power supply inside the tower
  2. Power LED Solid AMBER indicates system is not finishing the power on self test (POST) and you remove all connections from the tower except power and try turning on again. If no change, remove all PCI and PCI-E cards from system, try again, no change replace motherboard.
  3. On the back of the tower are 4 diagnostic LEDs near the ps2 ports marked ABCD, after the POST, during a normal boot the will flash in several sequences and with boot is finished all 4 should be green. If they stop an a different pattern, then that indicates a failure Yellow Yellow Green Green indicate bad RAM for example
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The red/yellow would possibly suggest, that the ethernet port has a fault or possible corruption.
Solution:- remove the Power Lead from the Computer Case.
Remove side panel. take out any ethernet-Cable from the rear.
Locate the CMOS battery, round silver Battery on The motherboard.
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Pull cmos cell for 10 minutes so all settings defaults.
Reconnect ATX power connector from smps to motherbord.
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Also check that cable from cpu power switch connected properly to motherbord power on/off pin.
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If nothing happens, I'm afraid you'll need to call dell for replacement RAM.

I hope this helps,
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