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Dell XPS 630i frozen on boot up

Q: Dell XPS 630i frozen on boot up

Thanks in advance,

I have a refurb Dell XPS 630i that is frozen in the boot up process. After I had a program lock up (Media Monkey, specifically) I restarted the computer and got to the Dell screen where the option appears to press F2, etc. to enter BIOS or setup and the computer locked up.

Running Vista with 6gb ram. No new hardware/software installs that I am aware of.

Turning the computer off and on again results in the computer starting up at that exact same place. Not before - not after. Tried to boot up from cd. Will not boot from cd; starts and freezes in the exact same place. Removed the hard drive as I needed access to the data and was able to use an adapter and retrieve all of my documents and files. Got a new motherboard and installed it and replaced the hard drive. Same thing - starts in the exact same place and is frozen. Removed all the sticks of ram and got the beeps that indicate no ram. Installed one stick and had the same results - frozen in time. Installed a different stick - same thing.

Any ideas/guidance would be appreciated.

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A: Dell XPS 630i frozen on boot up

Since you replaced the Mobo, it would likely be that some piece of hardware connected to it is the culprit.

Have you tried booting without the hard drive, or the optical drive connected?

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I installed Windows 10 free upgrade with horrible results. My computer would go into restart mode for now reason. Windows upgrade assistant says my system is compatible yet on the Dell site for XPS 630I it say it is not. Whom am I to believe? Will XPS 630I ever be able to support Windows 10?
Dan 

A:Dell XPS 630I and Windows 10

That system is an early 2008 system. Its long past Dells warranty period so there will likely be no more driver updates. It should work on a Clean Install of Windows 10 however, see here for details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows-10/

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Hi, I have been a long time fan of this forum, it has helped me MANY times!! -- I hope it can help with this issue. I have a Dell XPS 630i and I would like to upgrade the graphics card to a GTX 960. --- Can this system handle it? Is it compatible? My system: Dell XPX 630i Win 7 Pro 4 GB RAM PSU 750W stock 500gb sata hd two SLI GT 8800 vid cards BIOS 1.0.12 which came installed on the PC. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Thanks in advance. P.S. I realize there is a new BIOS version on the Dell website for this system (1.0.13), but before upgrading I would like to know if this installation is even possible first (never upgraded BIOS before, and no sense in doing it if not compatible). Thanks.

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Hi there new here. I came across the board looking for answers to the ongoing BSOD I keep getting upon startup and shutdown. Any help is appreciated. I have ran the program RAM CHECKER upon boot already for 3 passes all were OK. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD DELL XPS 630i

BUMP with system specs

OS - Windows Vista 64
System age - about 1 1/2 - 2 years

CPU - Intel Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 GHZ
RAM - 6.00GB
Video - ATI RADEON 4850 Crossfire cards
Power Supply - Not sure but it's in the 700w range

Manufacturer - Dell
Model - XPS 630i

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Hi, I have been a long time fan of this forum, it has helped me MANY times!! -- I hope it can help with this issue. I have a Dell XPS 630i and I would like to upgrade the graphics card to a GTX 960. --- Can this system handle it? Is it compatible? My system: Dell XPX 630i Win 7 Pro 4 GB RAM PSU 750W stock 500gb sata hd two SLI GT 8800 vid cards BIOS 1.0.12 which came installed on the PC. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Thanks in advance. P.S. I realize there is a new BIOS version on the Dell website for this system (1.0.13), but before upgrading I would like to know if this installation is even possible first (never upgraded BIOS before, and no sense in doing it if not compatible). Thanks.

A:Can my Dell XPS 630i handle a GTX 960 GPU??

I've used  a specific EVGA model with Dell Precision T3400's so I see no reason why it would not work.
 
The various models seem to be VERY VERY VERY Picky about which ones work or not.
In older dells like Precision T3400 BIOS A09  I've used an EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5 128bit,  02G-P4-2966-KR
http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2966-KR
 
 
 

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I bought a pair of identical XPS 630i that I use for gaming, and they have served me well. Now that the AMD ATI HD 4850s are getting long in the tooth I upgraded them to NVidia GTX 660 SCs, not a issue right?

Turns out my pair of Identical XPS 630i are not, it appears the that one Mother Board has a bad PCI-E x8 slot. Why did it take so long to find out? In the video card upgrade I observed the SoundBlaster X-Fi cards were mounted in different slots. with a pair of graphic cards installed it should have been installed in slot 3 (the PCI-E 8 slot) and it was in PC-2 but in PC-1 it had been squeezed into slot 2 the PCI-E x1 slot right up against the Primary ATI HD 4850, where it worked.

Bottom line up front: After 30 hours of trouble shooting and diagnostics it is painfully obvious that the PCI-E x8 slot in PC-1 is bad, thus causing endless BSODs, system errors, and incompatible issues with the Sound Card being installed in the correct slot.

Oh, yes... PC-2 purrs like a kitten without issue after the upgrade...PC-1 well out of warranty will now scare my heart on Dell for years to come.

So how do I fix the issue?

Replace the Motherboard?
Forget about using the Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card?
Try to contact dell about out of warranty replacement parts? ... I'm still waiting after weeks on the Dell Tech to get back with me on a replacement Front Bezel for a Dell Alienware Area 51 ALX, that he said he would call me and give me a price and delivery date.

I have lost coun... Read more

A:XPS 630i and my first disappointment with Dell

...it is now January 4, 2017 and I'm still waiting... for the Dell Tech to get back with me on a replacement Front Bezel for a Dell Alienware Area 51 ALX.
Sad Face.

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I have got an old Dell XPS 630i up and running again, though when I plug my earphones in (I have tried multiple sets) I receive audio static. Even though I can hear the Audio of youtube or anything over it. I have tried the front audio jack, rear audio jack and am out of ideas?
Can anyone help me?

A:Dell XPS 630i Audio Static

What operating system? What chipset and audio drivers have you uninstalled and then reinstalled?

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Hi, I have been a long time fan of this forum, it has helped me MANY times!! -- I hope it can help with this issue. I have a Dell XPS 630i and I would like to upgrade the graphics card to a GTX 960. --- Can this system handle it? Is it compatible? I have tried installing the GTX 690 and as soon as I turn the computer on all I get is a shrill / high pitch (very loud) sound like I am killing the computer lol (no screen, no boot, nothing comes up). --- My goal is to take out both of the old 8800 GT cards, put the GTX 690 in and hook a 4k TV up to the PC. I am NOT gaming, merely trying to replace my four (very old) 17 inch monitors with a big 40+ inch 4K TV @60hz for multi-use (my work requires a lot of screen space and multi-monitors...and NOT gaming). My system: Dell XPX 630i Win 7 Pro 4 GB RAM PSU 750W stock 500gb sata hd two SLI GT 8800 vid cards BIOS 1.0.12 which came installed on the PC. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Thanks in advance. P.S. I realize there is a new BIOS version on the Dell website for this system (1.0.13), but before upgrading I would like to know if this installation is even possible first (never upgraded BIOS before, and no sense in doing it if not compatible). Thanks.

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Hello, I was hoping I could post a previous thread where other gentlemen also had Dell 630i series blue screen issues but being a forum newbie, it would not allow me to do so.

A quick recap of my issue: I have been receiving blue screen errors every few days (or sooner) for awhile now such as this:
0x0000001A (0x00041284, 0x11BA3001, 0x0000612F, 0xC0802000)

They all start with 0x0000001A.

The specs are :

750GB Sata 2 hard drive

Dual ATI radeon 3870 series cards

Quad Q9300 processors

4GB DDR2 sdram 800Mhz

I naively thought replacing Vistas with 7 would help, but it didnt at all.

Dell had me do a MpMemory test: all aspects passed, as well as a confidence test, and SMART short self test for my SATA, which also passed.

I am pretty much a casual user and not so good on the technical stuff; the good news is it appears I'm still under the 2 year warranty.

Resolutions by other guys that had this problem on their 630i machines included Dell replacing the motherboard.

Any info is greatly appreciated, I seem to be getting the run around by Dell on this.

Thank you for your time.

PS Any guys who had these machines and the same problem (Roymondo!) please let me know how your resolution worked out.
 

A:Dell 630i blue screen problems

Please run >> Memtest on your Ram
Most likely cause > Faulty Ram
 

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I have  what I thought would be an extremely simple question but unfortunately the answers have turned out to be the most elusive of my life.
I would like to find out what my Intel chipset is without opening up my computer.
I have an XPS 630i and it runs Q6600 processors. Hard to believe but I purchased this machine in May 2008 and already it's becoming outdated.
Can anyone help?
Note: I checked the Intel site and their chipset utility only works on 32 bit OSs. When I read that I was shocked. This is Intel after all.
mcfari

A:Identifying the chipset inside a Dell XPS 630i

Hi mcfari,
Your manual has the specs. Click Support above, then manuals under product support. Then enter your model info and you're all set. I'd tell you that you have an NVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI chipset, but then you'd miss out on the joy of discovery.
Hope that wasn't too elusive!

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i have latitude e5520 i5 ,and it got a problem , when i turn on the pc the circular dell logo picture get frozen and i cannot enter the bios settings , i tried to remove the battery -check out the ram -removing the hard drive but with no result
please help if someone run into a similar issue

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Hello All,

After a lot of messing around without any real solution I'm posting here as my last ditch effort in hopes that I can come to a solid conclusion of what is wrong at least. I am working on a system that gets BSOD quite frequently. I have run memtest and it has passed with no errors multiple times. I've also tried reinstalling the intended OS twice as well as trying XP Pro once at this point in time. I have tried changing out the GPU for a different one which I know is working well. My info as per posting instructions is below, I'm really hoping somebody can help me analyze this dump to come to a real solution to my problem.

? OS - Windows 7 Professional
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 - x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows XP Professional
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail Volume Licensing Edition
? Age of system (hardware) - A little over 1 Year
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Fresh Installation
? CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz [email protected]: 39?C Yorkfield 45nm Technology
? Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) (EVGA)
? MotherBoard - Dell Inc 0C113J (Socket 775)
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - Would have to open up the box, please let me know if neccessary

A:[SOLVED] Dell XPS 630i BSOD - Help Greatly Appreciated!

The lone dump was inconclusive.

Run the Driver Verifier -- http://sysnative.com/0x1/driver_verifier.htm

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Thu Dec 30 14:19:12.592 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:20:00.000
BugCheck D1, {fffff80010d77d92, 2, 1, fffffa8004b1812a}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiPageFault+260 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_nt!KiPageFault+260
Bugcheck code 000000D1
Arguments fffff800`10d77d92 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`04b1812a
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

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I have dell XPS 630i and I get random crashes with a blue screen "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE"

It's a XPS 630i
Intel Core2 Duo CPU
E6850 @ 3.00 GHz 3.01 GHz
4.00 GbB RAM

The blue screen seems to either occur when I shut down my PC sometimes or when I'm watching videos on youtube.
I've been having this problem for a while now. I don't know how to fix this... : P

Anyone can help?
I have the minidump file attached...

Thanks a lot ^_^
 

A:Random Blue Screen DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE with Dell XPS 630i

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Hi Everyone, 
I'm looking for some help regarding this Dell XPS 630i desktop I purchased recently. I'll list the specs below followed by my problem I hope someone can help me with. 
Motherboard: Dell XPS 630i Socket 775 NVidia NForce 650 SLI Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU Q6850 3.0 GHzVideo Card: NVidia GeForce 9800 GX2Memory: 4GBOS: Windows 8.1 64 bit
Ok so I got this computer from a garage sale. Brought it home it had Vista installed (the original OS which came with the computer) but I needed to upgrade it to Win 8.1 in order to run certain software. Before upgrading everything was working fine. The video card has 2 DVI outputs and an HDMI output, which i plugged 2 monitors into and it worked just fine. So anyway I needed to format and install Win 8.1 so I did. Now in the device manager there's conflict with the video card (NVidia GeForce 9800 GX2). As if drivers are missing. So because of the conflict I cannot get full screen on my monitor and it won't output to dual monitors only one of the DVI outputs is working and the HDMI output doesn't work either. So I downloaded drivers from NVidia's website for this particular video card (the win 8.1 64 bit version). But still the problem persists. I've spent a few days on researching, installing different OS like Win 8.1 32 bit, Win 7 32 and 64 bit etc. Downloading the motherboard drivers, updating bios, video card drivers but I can't get it to work properly. I'm obviou... Read more

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The XPS 630i motherboard failed (the Ethernet port and both PCI Express slots were not functioning).
I replaced the motherboard with one purchased on eBay and I used the CPU & memory sticks from the old motherboard, plus the GE Force GT640 video card and the hard drive with the previous installation of Windows7 on it, but then (due to health issues) it sat incompleted for a year. It just needed the waterblock and cooling system installed, which is just recently completed.
When attempting to start the computer, it plays a continuous beep for 25 seconds, pauses for 10 seconds, beeps again for 5 seconds, pauses again for 10 seconds, beeps again for 5 seconds, then stops.
There's no video display.
I realize I may have to reset BIOS / CMOS, yet with no video display, I'm seeking to respond to this beep's meaning, learn what that means first - and then generally how to set up this new installation from here. Thanks, Rob (archer5013)

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The XPS 630i motherboard failed (the Ethernet port and both PCI Express slots were not functioning).
I replaced the motherboard with one purchased on eBay and I used the CPU & memory sticks from the old motherboard, plus the GE Force GT640 video card and the hard drive with the previous installation of Windows7 on it, but then (due to health issues) it sat incompleted for a year. It just needed the waterblock and cooling system installed, which is just recently completed.
When attempting to start the computer, it plays a continuous beep for 25 seconds, pauses for 10 seconds, beeps again for 5 seconds, pauses again for 10 seconds, beeps again for 5 seconds, then stops.
There's no video display.
I realize I may have to reset BIOS / CMOS, yet with no video display, I'm seeking to respond to this beep's meaning, learn what that means first - and then generally how to set up this new installation from here. Thanks, Rob (archer5013)

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Hi,
I Have A Big Problem I Was Installing The New Norton Antiviris The Other Day And My Computer Froze I Can't Get Any Thing.the Comp.tech Came Out And Pulled Somethings Off It And Put Them On My New Computer.so I Just Want To See If I Can Fix The Old One For Fun.i Want To Nuke Itif I Can. I Have Windows Xp Pro I Want Over Write With But How Do I Do That If It Is Frozen. Thanks Tanner.
 

A:How Do I Nuke My Dell If It Frozen

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I built this computer about a year ago, everything has been fine up until about 3 days ago. All of a sudden now i cant get past the windows boot screen, i make a selection (safe mode, last known good config, or normal) and it immediately freezes on that screen. I have tried to let the time run down but it freezes on 0.

Before it got to this point my computer would freeze from time to time usually when i was asleep or at work and the screen saver was up. I would move the mouse but the screen saver was frozen so i would just reboot. I did disk cleanups, defrag, Removed any scheduled backup tasks, ran spyware/anti virus detection software and removed any settings to turn off hard drive or monitor after any period of time.

I currently have the computer in pieces...i have booted the hard drive in another computer with no problem. At that point i ran a hard drive test where i passed with no issue. I have tried booting the computer with different sticks of RAM in about every combo imaginable (no luck). I have tried running a repair on the OS with the windows disk but never made it far enough to get anything done. I think it might be the motherboard but i am not positive. i am looking for some advice before i go and buy a new board. I have been debating on flashing the bios but have actually never done that before so i wasnt sure. Please Help...

A:O/S Wont Boot Past XP Boot Menu (Frozen)

You might want to try (no for certain) to remove the battery from the motherboard to reset it and then attempt a reboot.

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Having a problem with our Dell Laptop. It all started with getting blue error message screens after computer was on for awhile and seemed to be running normally. Later, the computer would not even boot up, and would immediately go to the blue screen with error messages. I was planning on trying to post some of those errors here to try to get help since I had no idea what to do. Now, the computer will not move past the screen with the Dell logo. I have posted it just so you know what I am talking about. When I was actually able to see something besides this screen, there was an error message that said a certain file was corrupted, and that I may have to use Windows setup disks to repair the file. I do not have any disks, the computer didn't come with any. Our other computer that I am using to post this didn't come with any either. The computer in question is running Windows XP, service pack 3 (I think) Thank you in advance.
 

A:Laptop frozen on Dell screen

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Hi all
i have a Dell 690, the on-board SAS controller is enabled but on boot it freezes during initialization  and cant go any further.
is there a way to disable on-board sas without entering the bios?
there's currently nothing plugged into the sas connections
Thanks

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I'm working with Vista Basic. After booting up, it froze up at the Dell logo. I have no keyboard or mouse to use. I can't get into my BIOS or CMOS. Is it possible that I got a virus? Please help.

thanks,

Herb001

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my laptop freeze at dell logo and I cant do anything like pressing F2 and F12 Keys also.
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Hello,I made out a system image and backup on external drives on the above machine. I then entered a thumb drive to create a recovery drive. While I was looking away a moment I noticed a blue screen with a note saying it had to restart the machine. The screen then went black and the keys no longer respond. I have a completely frozen machine. I resorted to taking out the thumb drive, pushing the off button and pulling out the power cord. The machine has  been completely unresponsive to any attempt for input and sits there with a blank screen and backlit keyboard.
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Hi all,
I have a dell Inspiron 9400 laptop running windows vista business that I can't get to go past this screen.
[ATTACH=full]66901[/ATTACH]
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have tried taking out the battery and powering up battery-less to remove any static or residual charge, but that didn't help.
I have been trying to boot it with nothing plugged in to it either.
I rarely use this computer anymore, but do need it for work occasionally and urgently now! The last time I used it was a few weeks ago and it did do an automatic windows update.
Thanks in advance,
Huw

A:Dell Inspiron 9400 Frozen On Start Up

Update:
Now when I try to power it up I get a completely black screen and the three lights above the keyboard flash. These look like a Bluetooth sign, a wifi sign and the third one is a little square with an arrow in it.
Any help?

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Sincerly,
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A:Dell Computer/frozen screen/no start menu?

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Model: Dell Inspiron 530
Processor: 2.53 Ghz Intel Core Duo
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
BIOS: 1.0.15

Hello Tech Guys,
Our office bought several computers over the past few days and I've been given the responsibility of setting them up. I AM NOT A COMUTER TECHNICIAN!

Everything was going fine until I tried to update the BIOS on one of the machines.

I had updated the BIOs on other machines with no problems - this time the BIOS update has frozen at 13%.

Please let me know what I can do to safely power down the computer and reboot/retry updating the BIOS.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 FROZEN during BIOS Update

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My Dell XPS12 (9Q33) is frozen during Bios update. It has been 2 hours now. I see command prompt window - Firmware Update Utility.
What needs to be done here ?
Thanks for your help.

A:Dell XPS12 (9Q33) frozen after starting A08 Bios update

To power the system off and try booting, slide and hold the power switch until the power shuts off.  Then try powering up again - depending on where the freeze occurred, the system may be able to boot.  If it doesn't, you'll face a repair choice:  have a shop remove the BIOS chip, flash it externally and re-solder it, or replace the system board.

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Hi All,
I'm a newbie to this forum and I have what appears to be a serious issue

When booting my Dell Latitude E6410, there is a really loud noise coming from the left side of the computer (what i think is the fan?). It's also very hot and the login screen freezes and I am unable to login)

I am however able to login in safe mode no problem and there is no noise or excess heat.

I thought that maybe the problem was related to my use of the Anti-Virus program Avast, so I uninstalled and used their uninstall utility.

I also ran MalwareBytes and Super Anti Spyware per other suggestions I had seen in forums.

I'm copying my list of installed programs below---I allready cleaned out all of the temp files and deleted anything that seemed iffy or not in use.

Please any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks!

32 Bit HP CIO Components Installer
Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR
Adobe Community Help
Adobe Community Help
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
Adobe Media Player
Adobe Media Player
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Reader X (10.1.3)
Advanced Audio FX Engine
Apple Application Support
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
Bing Bar
BioAPI Framework
BitTorrent
Bonjour
Brother MFL-Pro Suite HL-2280DW
Browntech Image Plugin
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
CyberLink PowerDVD 9.5
CyberLink PowerDVD 9.5
D3DX10
Dell Control Point
Dell ControlPoint Security Manager
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A:Dell Latitude--Loud Noise From Fan/Excess Heat and Screen IS Frozen

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I have seen plenty of posts on this matter however they have all been fixed by methods I have already tried. I have had no problems with my computer til this happened. I shut down my computer like I always do came back and turned it on about an hour later, seen the eMachines logo flash up and then it went to the PCI Device listing and said Boot from cd. I left it sitting there up to an hour and it did nothing. I changed the boot order to Primary -Hard Drive Secondry -CD Rom. Now instead it goes to the same screen and does not say Boot from cd. So then I had the bright idea to insert my Restore disc and I did a restore with a backup, for it to still do the same thing. Next time I did a full restore and it still does the same thing! It will not let me boot into safe mode as it does not give me the option. I have attached a picture of what is wrong it would not let me insert into my picture!

A:Frozen at Boot From Cd

Anyone?

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I know for a fact that this has been covered many times, but from all of the research I've been doing and all of the reading in forums I've not found any solution to my problem.

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A:First Boot & FROZEN :(

Did you do a full format or a quick one? All a Quick format does is lay
down a blank FAT and directory table.... If you did do a quick format now it's time do do a full...a Full format truly scrubs the disk from
scratch, rebuilds all of the file structures, and checks to make
sure that everything is copasetic.

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Hello!

I was online today when my computer suddenly shut down. I tried to reboot it but when I did an Intel screen comes on with the letters 'EB' in the lower right screen and the computer seemingly is stuck on this screen. Nothing else happens. I have no options to do anything. CTL, ALT, DEL doesnt work. F8 doesnt work. Nothing.

Of note, I am using Windows 7. If anyone can offer me any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much!

A:Frozen Boot Up

Hello volbuck1

Here are a couple of things to try

1) Turn the off (Shutdown instead of Restart)
2) Remove any USB devices from any USB ports on the computer

Then power on the computer and see if that changes the boot process.

Try these two things first and also let me know if you have your Windows 7 DVD or a Windows 7 Repair Disc.

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I have an XPS 630i with dual GeForce 9800GT video cards. Recently upgraded to Win7 Pro 64 bit. I am currently running 2 displays, one out of each card. Should I be able to run 2 out of each card?

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Hello
I have a XPS 630i with 8 GB RAM, 4x 2.4 GHZ intel processor with Windows 8.1.  I realize the 630i is not validated against W 8.1.  Having said that I looking to edit or update the bios. I am getting the following error "The description for Event ID 11 from source nvraid cannot be found".

Has anyone successfully updated their BIOS or located a version that would be compatible?
Additional I am trying to update drivers, given its not support you are not able to locate via express tag at Dell.  So I tried to locate drivers based on the hardware specifics, Western Digital driver, intel processors etc..  This seems to be challenging, they all tell you to contact Dell.  I refuse to replace this PC, worst case I will roll back to Window 7 64, but I am hoping someone else has found a way to address some of these issues.
Thanks

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So I recently tried to upgrade my video card but the card I upgraded to works fine for the most part but eventually my monitor will just shut down to power save mode. This happens after anywhere between 10 mins to 4 hours or more of use. It happens while browsing the net, playing a game, whatever. Basically it doesnt have  a set pattern that it goes by.
I contacted the company that made the video card and what they told me is that because of the age of my comp it could be that my motherboard does not fully support UFEI. I have looked high and low for information on the motherboard but cant find any. This is my last stop before trying Dell support services proper. If anyone has any information or could point me in the direction of info this would be greatly appreciated.
Additionally before the company told me this I thought it might be the power supply that needs to be upgraded but now I do not know.

Additional information: I tried another monitor and it still had this problem. 
System Model: XPS 630i
Original Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (x2)
New Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Hello, i want to know if my computer, XPS Desktop 630i, camed with Vista, just bought it, can i put it to Windows XP?

If yes, HOW!!

PLEASE AND THANKS!
 

A:Vista to XP XPS 630i

You need to READ the three threads at the top of this list, then come back and ask the questions that you do NOT understand.
 

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I have a custom built computer with an Intel core 2 quad, Asus P5Q MB, 4GB mem, Seagate 500 GB drive, using Win XP Pro, SP3. It's been working fine, but suddenly this morning the dreaded window opened that starts "We apologize for the inconvenience......etc." Then lists several possible ways to start Windows, including "Start Windows Normally". However, the screen is frozen - non of the arrow keys do anything, everything is frozen - nothing happens,

Any ideas?
 

A:Can't boot into Win XP-computer frozen

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Hi: I got a bootup problem on my X1 Carbon 4, with Windows 10. After I press the power button, the Lenovo Logo show up, then the light of F1, F4 and CapsLock turn on, and then frozen with black screen.  The only solution is press the power button 4 seconds to force shut down, and then power on agian.The notebook always can boot up at  the 2nd time, and never happen during restart. This problem happen only if I shutdown at night, and during the first time boot up at next morning. I already try to turn off the secure boot, but it doesn't help. Does anyone has the similar issue? Thanks.

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I have a problem. I have a USB keyboard that came with my Dell Dimension that is about 3 years old. When I start my computer and am trying to press f8 to change the boot order, it doesn't do anything even though the lights on my keyboard are lit up. This also happens when I shut down my computer without clicking shut down, and it comes up saying "Do you want to start windows normally" in which case I have to sit there for 20 seconds since I can't use my keyboard to select it. I have already tried trying a different keyboard but the same thing happens.

I hope I am clear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Keyboard Frozen during boot up

You could try using another USB Port. is the usb connected to the pc or is it on an external powered USB Hub.? the reason I ask is Hubs can cause problems if too many devices are attached and no extra power is used to power the extra ports. If the ketboard lights up its getting power but the settings in bios could be messed up too. then you need to tell bios to use US Keyboard.
 

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Hey, My names Mr_LeE,

ive just purchased a new pc, and it seems to be having a weird booting screen problem..

it gets to the screen b4 the hdd scanning, although i dont think its the hdd's that are the problems.

first it saids

bla bla 256mb gfx card g force,

then continues to the intel main processor intel core CPU stats 2.40GHz(266x9)

it then testes the ram saids ok,

then the options at the bottom of the screen appear..

<DEL> BIOS setup / Q Flash <F9> Express Recovery <F12> Boot Menu

then it just freezes there :S..

i cant press anything on the keyboard or anything.. i just thought mabe i could just go in the bios and it would be fixed but it seems to be frozen or something.. zzzz

if anyone could help, id be greatly appreiated !

thanks for reading

Mr_LeE
 

A:Frozen On Boot Screen? help

[-Steve-] said:



Have you tried to rest the BIOS (CMOS), this is a good place to start. To do this first remove the main power cable from the power supply. There is a jumper on the motherboard that will clear the CMOS, the manual will explain how to use this jumper. Alternatively if you cannot work this out leave the main power cable unplugged and remove the battery from the motherboard. The battery should be removed for at least 10 seconds.Click to expand...

im trying it now mate
 

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Have just acquired a GigabyteM61SMES21 Desktop loaded with win/7/pro and after making a dvd install disc,i decided to try it out,so pressed f12 and brought up the boot menu,only to find that I could not shift up or down to select drive and even escape was frozen. Would greatly appreciate help with solving this problem!! apart from this issue everthing seems to be working properly..many thanks to all  who reply.
                                                                  Jim

A:frozen boot menu

Hi, oldbod. How and where is the dvd installer created from? Can you press keys such as caps lock and check if they lit on keyboard? Other things that could also cause frozen issue related to your problem is a keyboard on USB or PS2 depending on your current interface use, a power supply, faulty RAM module, etc.. Do you happen to know if the problem is existent during or before acquiring the desktop?

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Dell 5150, Pentium D, Windows xp
A friend has abandoned this computer and I'm wondering if I should just wipe the hard drive and start over.
The computer boots through the windows start up screen, but then freezes with an error code dialog box titled:
services.exe -Bad Image
The message says:

The application or dll c:\windows\system32\mmmzoyuh.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

The cursor arrow is visible, but is frozen.
Same thing happens in Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/ Networking and Safe Mode w/ Command Prompt.

Any suggestions?
Thanks!

A:computer frozen after boot

You should re format the disk.OK I figured that out and I'm doing that now.Good. Hope it goes well.Thanks.

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Son is running Windows 10 on an xps630i and we upgraded his graphics card to the msi geforce 1060 3g as well as adding a new dell se2417hgr monitor for Christmas.  Ever since, we get the hdmi not connected on the monitor after about 5 min and have to force shut down and wait at least 30 min before trying again.  Software was all downloaded from manuf. websites and bios was updated for graphics card.  Have tried other hdmi cords as well as other screens with same result.  Have also replaced the graphics card with a new.  Any ideas from anyone?

A:HDMI errors on XPS 630i

Too much heat generated by the 1060 board and/or it's overloading the power supply?
What's the wattage of the PSU vs. what's recommended for that card?

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I started my computer the other day and it was frozen on the XP home screen loading page. I tried numerous times over and over it gives the option of Last Known Good Configuration, Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc. Ive tried them all and they all freeze before reaching the login. I tired system recovery option still it freezes. I even did one of the last stages of trying (next to buying a new computer) I bought a new HD and XP home i installed it and the last page were it says "Now Starting Windows XP" it freezes on that screen.
Ive read through other similar forums just barely and think i might try removing the battery or the jumpers but im just hoping there isnt a shorted circuit on the motherboard preventing the final stages of booting

Please help thanks!

Kelton

A:Boot Fail - Frozen Xp Screen

I don't see where removal of the battery or the changing of jumpers will help here.By replacing the HD you have eliminated that piece of hardware, but have you tested the RAM yet?If there are two pieces of RAM you could always remove one and see if this issue persists. If it does, swap the pieces and try again. This would identify which piece of RAM is defective, if any.If you care to test the memory:Microsoft Memory DiagnosticMemtest86EDIT: If the RAM tests ok, then you need to disconnect all drives from the motherboard. Try to boot. You should get a messages similar to: Can't find the HDD. Then connect the HD and try again. If it boots, reconnect another piece of hardware etc until you can isolate the offending piece.

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I am running Win XP Pro on an Abit KA7-100 board with an Athlon 700 CPU. WD-80GB HDD.

A few weeks ago I upped the memory with a 512 stick of Crucial memory to 1 GB of SDRAM. Everything was fine.

A couple of days ago the onboard RAM was reported as being only 512 MB. I reseated the memory modules without any effect.

Overnight, problems appeared. The principal one being that the mouse pointer is frozen in the centre of the screen.

The mouse is a Logitech MX700 cordless optical mouse.

I reinstalled the Logitech software without effect and attempted to reconnect the mouse with the base station. Result : No apparent effect.

The pointer is still frozen, after several reboots.

I propose to take out the memory and reseat it.

Is the order in which the memory banks are populated significant ?

Any ideas or suggestions will be gratefully received !

T.I.A.
 

A:Mouse Pointer Frozen after Boot

Since your only reading 512 instead of 1 gig it maybe that the first stick isn't reading so as well as taking out a stick , make sure the stick is always in the first slot.
 

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ok i just recently posted on here and had goten my problem solved... it was something wrong with my video card so i got a new one and it had seemed the problem was fixed... well if its not one thing its another.. which is really frustrating...

Last night i put my computer on standby and it stayed that way for a little bit and i accidently hit the mouse and took it out of standby and it froze at the user accounts page... oye vay here we go agian...

so of course i restarted and rebooted the computer as anyone would do and it brought me to the screen were i get to choose wether or not to start in safe mode or start windows normally so i start windows normally and it it gets to the desktop and the screen goes blank... i restart and no video so i took the video card out-- may i remind you its brand new right out of the box-- and use the onboard video on the motherboard and its still doing this...

i think it could maybe be one bad capacitor on the motherboard or possibly a software issue with one of the drivers used for the installation of the card i just put in... some please help.. AGIAN...!!
 

A:frozen out of standby now wont boot 100%

Using the Onboard video card can you get into safemode by tapping F8 immediately on startup and choosing Safemode
 

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