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Checkpoint ithr - Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: my dell dimension 8400 bios a03 fails to bootup

You need to reset your bios settings. Open your case and remove the cmos battery for 10 minutes. Caution: unplug all ac plugs before you open your case. put the battery back in and turn it on you should see an error message saying: you need to set system time and date. If you see this then you have successfully reset your bios settings and the defaults should load up. follow the instructions to change your time and date settings and save. reboot and hopefully you can boot up. I hope this works.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: [Ithr]checkpoint failure dell 8400 dimension

What can cause this error?

Well, this is the problem since quite a variety of problems can trigger the error.

1: the bios can be malfunctioning (a bios reset or flash can give a solution)
2: the cpu can be malfunctioning (this requires a new cpu)
3: the cpu socket can be failing (this requires a new mb)
4: the problem can be with bad usb sockets
5: even a bad uplink to a usb hub can cause this error to appear.
Did you change your monitor lately? I would chase down the USB things first...that and the monitor seem to trip the trigger...
Hope this get you started- I think you were right on target with the flash of the BIOS-try it again using the BIOS flash downloaded from the dell site...and to run the chipset again...it just might
Good luck my friend, hope this helps, please leave rating, thank you kindly

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: checkpoint [ithr]

the problem description is
Ithr
Smm mode is initializing the thermal probes.

problably the system is running at high temperature because of improper fan speed, so try to clear the nvram if its not working flash the bios if still the issue persists, replace the heatsink assembly and the motherbord.

Posted on May 30, 2009

graysand

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SOURCE: what does the bttery control?

you may also remove the power cable from the computer hold the power button down for twenty seconds this will clear the nvram and default the bios,good luck

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

Suresh Ayyar

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SOURCE: Can not boot the system

if u realy want to make ur PC facotry fit....
visit my site
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Format Disk page
all detailas and necessary tools are available for download

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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Previous attemp at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [Ithr]


Need more info. What happens when you try to boot? Fans spin? LED's blink? Anything on the monitor? When you push the on/off button does it start and in a few seconds shut down?

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Can not boot the system


if u realy want to make ur PC facotry fit....
visit my site
www.sureshayyar.110mb.com
Format Disk page
all detailas and necessary tools are available for download

Feb 05, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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What does the bttery control? Can I remove it for 5 seconds,then replace it and solve the ITHR checkpoint problem ?


if you are referring to the round battery on the motherboard, it controls the cmos settings remove this and your PC will not boot. yet clearing your cmos may help. look for the lil jumpers usually located near that battery and change them to reset, power on let boot then power down. then place them in the original slot.

Aug 10, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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[Ithr]checkpoint failure dell 8400 dimension


What can cause this error?

Well, this is the problem since quite a variety of problems can trigger the error.

1: the bios can be malfunctioning (a bios reset or flash can give a solution)
2: the cpu can be malfunctioning (this requires a new cpu)
3: the cpu socket can be failing (this requires a new mb)
4: the problem can be with bad usb sockets
5: even a bad uplink to a usb hub can cause this error to appear.
Did you change your monitor lately? I would chase down the USB things first...that and the monitor seem to trip the trigger...
Hope this get you started- I think you were right on target with the flash of the BIOS-try it again using the BIOS flash downloaded from the dell site...and to run the chipset again...it just might
Good luck my friend, hope this helps, please leave rating, thank you kindly

Apr 27, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Checkpoint [ithr]


the problem description is
Ithr
Smm mode is initializing the thermal probes.

problably the system is running at high temperature because of improper fan speed, so try to clear the nvram if its not working flash the bios if still the issue persists, replace the heatsink assembly and the motherbord.

Apr 02, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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My dell dimension 8400 bios a03 fails to bootup and displays this alert on the screen: Many attempts to boot the system have failed at checkpoint [Ithr]. how can i recover from this?


You need to reset your bios settings. Open your case and remove the cmos battery for 10 minutes. Caution: unplug all ac plugs before you open your case. put the battery back in and turn it on you should see an error message saying: you need to set system time and date. If you see this then you have successfully reset your bios settings and the defaults should load up. follow the instructions to change your time and date settings and save. reboot and hopefully you can boot up. I hope this works.

Mar 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Motherboard


Sounds like you tried everything except reseating any other hardware that may or may not be placed in another socket such as PCI, AGP, etc... Like a Modem, Network adapter, Sound/Graphics card, Wireless card, etc... This is probably a wasted post as if you knew to check each stick of memory seperatly then you've probably already reseated all socketed hardware. Though, you could remove all non essential hardware such as I mentioned above and try installing Windows again?
Good luck and keep us posted.

Sep 06, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Motherboard


Hi,
One of the greatest factor in intermittent shutdowns is because of heat issues. try to check the fans if they are all spinning. if all fan's are ok then you only need to replace the motherboard. here's a manual that might come in handy http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5100/en/sm/index.htm

Hope this helps.

thanks

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