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Won't boot up anymore.


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#1 acheros

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

So, my box was acting a little fragile lately - Stuff falling off my desk onto it would make it blue screen and load back up.

Naturally I opened it up and looked inside and found one of my RAM was a bit loose - It was in there most  the way, but out just enough so that the prong that holds it in wasn't in the slot for it. I pushed it in and secured it properly, screwed the cover back on, plugged everything in.

 

and now it won't get passed the DELL boot up screen. F2/F12 do nothing, and the loading bar freezes about a half way in. I'm running vista(naturally), all my peripherials are USB, but I don't think its the keyboard just not working that's causing the problem. I'm tried booting it with everything plugged in, and nothing plugged in.

 

any and all help would be appreciated.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

 

Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button, this will open the Advanced Boot Options.  This will look similar to the image below.

 

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Use the up or down keys to navigate to Safe Mode, then press the Enter key.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

Nope, F8 key, similar to F2 and F12. Doesn't load the menu. I'm not sure if it's just freezing too quickly or not recognizing the keystrokes.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

Knowing Dell you didn't receive a installation disc with this computer, right?

 

You can to to this which will provide the information and instructions for creating a recovery disc.

 

Step 21. has a link to "How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Vista".  When you reach the recovery options start with Startup Repair.

 

Let us know how it goes.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

Didn't help.

 

But, what I did do was reopen the box and see if playing around with anything helped.

I took out the RAM I adjusted earlier, nothing.

I put it back in. Nothing.

Switched the RAM around - still nothing.

Then, I unplugged and replugged in the CPU fan, I just unplugged it from the motherboard and back in and, it started working again.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:50 AM

May the wonders of computer magic never cease!

 

Glad to hear the good news. :thumbup2:


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:09 PM

CPU fan or other fans connector is very important, maybe it is loose or a bit short circuit so BIOS don't let computer un to prevent problems.

One time a little bug come in my box and sleep at case fan connector,of course I don't know and I plug the computer in, then whole Motherboard is unusable.


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