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#1 jimmiejax

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:22 PM

my computer wont start uo it will go to the blue dell screen then another one but then stops,i can go to f8 f2 f12 but nothin works in the f8,like start windows where it worked best. any help.it was runnin slow before i shut it down

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:25 PM

When it "stops" do you get any error messages?
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:29 PM

When it "stops" do you get any error messages?

no just a black screen

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:32 PM

i took the side off and blew it out,really dusty,fans do turn on when tryin to start

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

Do you have an XP CD?
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:35 PM

no i dont

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:37 PM

What is the model number of your Dell?
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:38 PM

demension 1100

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:44 PM

ou7670 does that sound right

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:50 PM

There is a downloadable copy of the user manual here:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim1100/EN/OM/om_en.pdf

On page 35 of the manual there is an explanation of how to use the Diagnostic Lights on the back panel of the computer to try and pinpoint the problem. What light pattern does your computer show?
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:57 PM

thank you i will try

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:28 PM

my lights show all green,now what

the manual is a big help but it still wont start

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

Run the "Extended Test" of the Dell Diagnostics (see page 39). If a problem is encountered during the test a message will appear with an error code and a description of the problem. Post the error code and problem description back here.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:57 AM

when i press enter on the diagnostics it does nothing, black screen

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:03 AM

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?




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