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Computer booting to BIOS and shutting down


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#1 ladyminuit

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:03 PM

Hi everyone, needless to say this has been a pretty frustrating night so far. I have a Dell Dimension 8200 and I run Windows XP Home Edition. My room mate spilled a drink on the TOP of my computer but at the time, nothing happened so I figured that I would dry it off and its fine. Well not long after, it all of a sudden formally shut down (Windows is saving your settings...Windows is shutting down, etc.) Somehow it started to boot itself up and it would get to the DELL BIOS screen and shut down. It's doing this in a cycle and not stopping. I have already tried to boot it in safe mode but when I try the two options it gives me (F2 and F12), it only gives me this annoying buzzing noise which I can only assume is the computer screaming at me that it can't do it. I'm hoping the drink had nothing to do with it. I can't help but thing that if it was the issue, then my computer wouldn't boot at all. I would have researched it a lot more from the internet but between it doing this and my room mate, I am pretty frustrated.

Edited by hamluis, 18 September 2012 - 08:55 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 Artrooks

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

Hello,

Your computer should have four diagnostic lights located on the back of the tower (possibly below the keyboard and mouse ports).

See Dell™ Dimension™ 8200 Diagnostic Codes for reference.

I'm not sure that they will be of any help; however, have a look.

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Brooks



 


#3 ladyminuit

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:10 PM

Actually this is quite useful. I will have a look and see if I can come up with anything. :) Thank you!




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