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Problem with the Dell gx 280 optiplex Windows XP computer

I have a problem booting the system up. There is an error message that reads "Alert! Previous attempts at booting this computer have failed. The error message is [Ithr] and to contact a Dell customer represenative to solve this problem." Any idea what the problem is and how to fix it?

Thank You in advance!

Jeff

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  • aldac12 Feb 18, 2009

    hello, i have a similar problem booting with my dell optiplex. Now how do i flash my bios because my floppy disk is not working, only cdrom works! can i have a cdrom bootable disk?

    Thankx in advance

  • aldac12 Feb 18, 2009

    hello, i have a similar problem booting with my dell optiplex gx 200. Now how do i flash my bios because my floppy disk is not working, only cdrom works! can i have a cdrom bootable disk?

    Thankx in advance

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Your motherboard is done with. Get a new motherboard.

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Try flashing the BIOS to the latest BIOS revision

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