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Dimension 3100 will not boot


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Your manual is in the link in post 5. It will guide you on how to get the cover off and how to remove/install the ram.

Be sure to follow the instructions and warnings in my post number 8.

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Be sure to follow the instructions and warnings in my post number 8.

This is very important as failure to ground yourself properly can result in permanently damaged components. Hope it goes well :)
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Ok i opened up the cover, swapped the 2 memory sticks, tried rebooting and same thing, except this time there were 6 beeps. Changed them back and the beeps are still there. Should i just ring Dell and pay the money?
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Did you try booting with only 1 stick?
If 1 stick does not work, then try with the other stick.

You need to try with 1 stick at a time.
Did you also try Memtest86 from my signature?
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Well, lets see, download a Linux called SLAX. Burn a cd, then boot your computer with the cd in (you will need to burn a ISO, special burner program). SLAX runns off the cd and RAM. Not the HD.
If SLAX boots and runs from the cd, that might help us figure out whats broke.
Several cd burner programs work for ISO, I use CD burner XP, free on filehippo.com.
Its a big file, but worth having.
Let us know if you can do that.
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According to this article: http://support.dell....t.htm#wp1124612
What is the beep code??

If you want to see if you can boot into anything... try a very minimal Linux live CD called [bleep] Small Linux... from here: ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/damnsmall/current/
Download the file called: dsl-4.4.10.iso
Then burn it to a CD with BurnCDCC: http://www.terabyteu...ee-software.htm
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According to this article: http://support.dell....t.htm#wp1124612
What is the beep code??

If you want to see if you can boot into anything... try a very minimal Linux live CD called [bleep] Small Linux... from here: ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/damnsmall/current/
Download the file called: dsl-4.4.10.iso
Then burn it to a CD with BurnCDCC: http://www.terabyteu...ee-software.htm


Yea, thats quicker, but SLAX is fun to play with.. :)
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I just noticed that the D-word got bleeped out... :)
Slax is a very good distro. Did you try Ubuntu before... you might want to check out Fedora too.
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