Windows XP won't boot past dell splash screen
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:10 AM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:33 AM
Turn off your computer. Then turn it back on and immediately press F12. From the boot menu chose diagnostics(Either just diagnostics or Hard drive Diagnostics) report back if any errors or if system says test passed.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:36 AM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:43 AM
Are you pressing it when you see the dell screen? Do you get any error messages? Your computer may have numbers on the front or back of your system what numbers are lit if any?
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:48 AM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:59 AM
What kind of desktop do you have? Alternatively, what is the service tag on your machine?
Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:23 AM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:25 AM
Your LED code shows a problem with a device attached to your computer. Let's start by clearing your BIOS settings. If you open your case, find your RAM modules. You can find plenty of pictures looking around. If you look right of the RAM modules, on the right edge of the motherboard, you will see a jumper labeled CLR CMOS. move the jumper from pins 2 and 3 to 1 and 2. Wait five seconds, and move the jumper back to where it was. Power up the computer and see if the problem continues.
If it does, disconnect all devices from the computer except for the monitor. This includes the keyboard, mouse, USB drives, etc. Try powering up your computer again.
If this doesn't fix it, open your case and remove all expansion cards (sound cards, network cards, etc) from your mother board. Leave the graphics card (the card you monitor plugs into). Now try again. See if this fixes it, or check the LEDs on the back and see if the ABCD changes.
Let us know what happens!
Edited by The Admiral, 29 November 2007 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:50 PM
Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:11 PM
Posted 14 October 2009 - 06:01 AM
you're not going to believe this....my brother came home tonight and I walked in and it was working. I asked him what he did and he goes "I don't know, I punched some buttons and restarted it and it worked" After like 5 hours of me working on it this morning! Guess that's how it goes.
would be really really helpful if you could find out what your brother pressed... cause im facing that exact same problem that you had, and so far ive tried to run diagnostics but i dont have the dell diagnostics cd =="
Posted 14 October 2009 - 06:31 AM
Please start your own topic
Although your issue may seem similar there can be other factors that may need to be resolved.
By bumping on a topic that hasn't had a response in almost 2 years(Jan2008) you probably won't get much help.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Posted 24 June 2010 - 08:04 PM
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