Dell Optiplex GX270 only partially boots up
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:15 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:58 AM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:44 AM
Situation has changed, now it will NOT even go to partial boot, but gives an error message HDsk checkpoint. Apparently indicating this is where it stops. Any ideas?
[[note, I have checked the hardrive in it in another computer of my wife's and it works fine, so I know it is not the HD.]]
Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:02 PM
After over an hour, the computer finally booted up, but then when I shut down it would not come up, but did not give the HDsk checkpoint warning. This unit seems to keep changing while not working.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:17 PM
If you can't burn the bootable image of the diagnostic program download Image Burn and once installed burn the ISO image to a cd/rw
Once burned, go into your BIOS and choose your CD/DVD-rom as your first boot or press F8 to bring the BOOT Menu and choose your cd/dvd rom as the boot.
Edited by Alzeimer, 15 February 2013 - 11:40 PM.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:14 PM
The HD is a Maxtor and I will use the Seagate tool Thanks for information source, I shall save it for permanent reference.
[do not worry about language mistakes, I make them all the time as English is not my native language]
Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:20 PM
The computer will now boot up and I have been able to get on the internet with it, but it still has problems as follows. The indicator sticks from time to time and it takes a very long time to boot up. I will be checking the HD tomorrow with Seagate SeaTools. If anyone knows of a free program to do an overall test on the unit, let me know. Also, if you have any other suggestions. Thanks.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:42 PM
The unit now boots up fairly well, but now does not recognize the two optical drives. I have checked the drives out in another computer and both function very well. Any ideas? [[note cable has also been checked out in another computer and function perfectly]]
I did make one repair today to the power supply as the fan stopped and I replaced it with an identical unit.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:26 PM
Do a print Screen and save it (open PAINT and press Ctrl+v) as a jpg and attach it to your next post
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