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#1 wab913

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:35 PM

not sure what to check for first thats causeing  the issue .  trying to repair a Dell optiplex gx 280  / win xp  .  upon powering  up have  an amber light in front constant . fan is running  at the sound  of  a jet engine . have no video indicator( monitor picture)  .  no beep code's , or any way of running  a diagnostic .  upon haveing  first issue , i removed  the hdd  and using  another pc ( and programs) managed to save  personnel file's. So the  hdd  can be reformatted  if need be .  quess my question being would i have just a  programming  issue ( bios , boot, ect ) . and would  reformatting , and use  a linux base  operating system help .



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:52 PM

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19253544.aspx

 

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#3 wab913

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

thankz  for the  info spyware Doc  .  was  kind  of direction of thinking and the link turned the light  on really well .  thank you again for your time .



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:45 AM

You're welcome.






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