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precision 690 Starts but wont boot

Q: precision 690 Starts but wont boot

My precision 690 witch I am resurrecting to act as a server/nas . It powers on but does not connect to the screen the power switch appears not to work, I tried to reset the bios switch and changed the battery. To no avail. Just plugging in the power starts the machine and the fans seem to run at high speed, is the m/board
broken or is there a way to sort it, I also tried different VGA cards none worked. Looking for help. Thanks in advance. Stephen

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Hello everyone,
I have an Dell precision 960 which won't boot, during boot it beeps short twice, and the post lights 1,2,3 are lit, in the manual it says that you have to look on the screen for further problems, but the pc doesn't give video out.
the pc has 16g ram allocated on 1st 4 slots and has a low-end graphics card installed, no DVD, HDD connected to eliminate them.
thanks in advance:
JurgenMK

A:dell precision wont boot

I don't see a Precision 960 listed -- is this an Optiplex 960?  Or is it a Precision 690?
If it's a Precision 690, the very first thing to look for is the presence of bad or leaking capacitors on the mainboard - particularly near the memory socket and CPU socket.  If any are bulging or leaking a brownish substance, the mainboard will need to be replaced.  These systems were very well known for capacitor failures.
There's a set of four diagnostic LEDs on the system -- what pattern of off/green/amber shows on those?

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Hello im new in this forum, and was wondering if anybody can help with my problem,
this morning i took my computer apart to clean it, (which i have done several times)
and the computer wont boot, i dont have any diagnostic lights on, the power button is solid amber color.
i tried disconnecting every piece of hardware to try to see if its a hardware issue and even with everything unplugged same thing, solid amber light with no diagnostic light and no beeps (i think there is no internal speaker) i have repeatedly check all connectors.
**I am somewhat techsavy

Thank you for your time!

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I have 2 M4500, and I have a same problem, when I will open the device, I had seen this message:
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine.
How can I solved it??
Please answer me, I'm really need it.

A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot

Hi mahmoud issa,Thanks for posting.Apologies that your system isn't working as expected.  Without knowing more details about your system, we can only guess at a solution.  Here is some information that may be helpful:  http://dell.to/2mORDuu

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So earlier today I was playing a game on my Dell precision T5510 and all of a sudden it powers down and wont boot back up...every single time i turn it on it shows led # 3 and 4 blinks number 4 twice then turns on led 1 and never continues..I have a Geforce GTX970 in the PCI connector and it has both processor sockets full and has 8GB RAM per core...and from the error sheet provided for the computer it states that it has something to do with the memory. Please tell me if im doing something wrong because tech support has been one massive circle.

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We have quite a few Precision 3510 devices running Windows 10 (1607)
Some of them are locking up on the users
Some of them are hanging when it tries to load windows
I have read articles that there is a windows update causing this but I have been unable to validate.

Anyone with any experience please respond.

Thank You,
Jason

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ive had my laptop for a year now and its been running perfectly fine up until now. When i start my computer up, it shows the screen that has the HP logo and then stays their. I have to turn my computer on and off a few times for it too actually get past that screen and boot windows. Do any of you have some suggestions on how i can fix this?

computer specs -

HP Laptop
Intel Core Duo processor running at 2 GHz
Windows XP service pack 2

if you need any more specs ill be happy to provide

thanks in advance
 

A:Computer starts up, windows xp wont boot

Welcome to TSG....

Do you have the recovery software for your computer?
 

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I have had several Dell Laptops (D630, D830, E6410, E6510, Precision M4500), and with the D630 and E6410 Dell was VERY helpful after the warranty expired (in one case by 5 months).. even replaced a system board or 2 since tons of people were reporting issues similar to mine on the D and E series.

NOW
on my Precision M4500, I called Dell 1 day (24 hours) after the warranty expired.

Issue: The system would REFUSE to boot past the dell BIOS splash screen.
It would finally boot after 10 or so power cycle attempts.

Dell refused to "help" me but did give me some advice
now ... 1 month after the warranty expired - the issue is back

System Info:
Dell M4500
16GB DDR3 RAM (Dell Certified) - issue remains when I use the 8gb in my e6410
bluray drive (I also tried to boot using the dvd drive in my e6410, issue remains)
intel 6250 wifi/wimax card
gobi 2000 card
Bluetooth
i7 cpu
NVidia FX 880 gpu
bios level a15
os: dual boot via GRUB - Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7 ultimate (both 64 bit)

when it does finally boot, I get a message about intel management engine booting the factory image or something to that effect

it will NEVER boot past the bios splash screen on battery only (even with a new battery)
once booted, I can unplug and get about 2 1/2 hours of usage from the pc

I can access the bios settings with no issues - even on the "no-boot" power ups

once it does boot, there are no other issues

NOW:
after reading on the internet I found this to be a COMMON problem
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A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot past BIOS splash screen

I now have 2 M4500 that do the same thing. With Intel SpeedStep enabled, it refuses to boot. Both have SSD drives, 16GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA FX880 GPU. one has a i7-940 and the other a i7-920. I hope DELL steps up and fixes this issue in A16 BIOS update.

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last night my computer froze and i had to shut it down holding the power button. since then when i have tried to turn it on, it first looks like its gonna load, but then goes to the screen w/ the 3 safe mode options to start in, and to start in windows normally. the arrow keys will not work for me, so i cant get to safe mode and dont know how. after it waits for 30 seconds, it will start in normal mode, and go the the screen where it looks like its gonna load, the "Windows XP Professional" screen, where there is the time bar thing (not sure what thats called). once it is there, the screen will turn black and then restart and go back to the startup page w/ the safe mode options and normal mode option. rinse and repeat. i dont know what to do and any help will be appreciated. thanks!

A:Computer Starts And Goes To Boot Screen But Wont Start Up

If using keys at boot won't work and XP can't start then you could try using you XP installation disk to boot windows or try a linux OS on a dvd. If you still can't get it to go then try a repair install off the XP disk. http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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I recently puchased a new M4800 with an i7 quad, and a Firepro m5100 GPU. So far i have been rather satisfied with the purchase as it does everything i need it to do. However there are some quirks that are preventing it from being 100% :
When I run the descrete only card, the windows 7 log in has lag such that unless i move the cursor the screen does not update : you can type things in and no ****** symbols display in the password box. If you move the mouse constantly when you type the ***** does display in real time ? its a really odd sort of lag i have never experianced before in my life.
This does not happen with the integrated card. HOWEVER, the computer will not dynamically switch between the Intel and the AMD gpu (amd Enduro/ power express) as advirtized. When running in switchable graphics mode the global settings dropdowns are 100% blank in the CCC panel.
If you set it manually per application basis : it either does one of two things :
1) most games seem to launch fine, though monitoring it with RTSS indicates its running on the intel HD GPU, and the performance decreases substantially in reflection of this...
or 2) launching professional software like Cheif Archetect x6, or SolidWorks2014 causes the display to hang, fans to cut off and the computer wont do anything till a hard reboot via the power button.
*I have dissabled the inegrated GPU in bios and only run the AMD card as a work around. Is there a fix for this other than to ignore the Intel card ? Googling ... Read more

A:Precision M4800 : Input lag at log in, Switchable graphics not functioning, GPU fan "chirping" when it starts up.

My personal experience was a long and trying one.  First they sent a tech to replace the graphics card with another Firepro.  Did not make a difference.  Then they had tech replace motherboard.  No difference.  So I insisted on a new m4800 with the nVidia processor.  That's how I got mine.  BUT, I would think if you pushed, maybe they could send a tech to switch out your graphics card.  Or at least send you a different model (for which you will obviously need a different driver) and then you could install or take to a repair tech.
For what it's worth, Dell knows they have an issue with this hardware configuration and I was told they had elevated the issue to their senior engineers.

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Hi. So I'm working on a friends Precision T3500 and when its plugged in the green 1,2,3 and 4 lights stay solid green on the front panel. When I push the test button on the back of the power supply the fans come on but as soon as I let go of the button they shut off. There are also know beeps during any of this. I have tried another new power supply and get the same results. I think everything is fried as their house got hit with a lightning surge and some other electronics died as well. Any thought? Thanks.

A:Precision T3500 Wont power on

"When I push the test button on the back of the power supply the fans come on but as soon as I let go of the button they shut off." thats how the BIST button works.
Sounds like Fried ram, cpu, motherboard.

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hi,
i was trying to upgrade the video card on my T5500 from a GTX 560 to a Quadro k 1200.
after trying with the new card, i booted to a display showing no signal, and the diagnostic LED 2 on, and the power led off. also the network led is on without a network cable being connected to it
the manual says LED 2 is a PCI error.  but i tried booting without the display card connected, and with no external peripherals, drives or connectors, connected. but the same result.
i removed the card, and i plugged in the older GTX card, and its the same case. I checked the  grapohics card and PSU on another computer, they work fine.
im suspecting the motherboard is faulty now, but i would really appreciate some suggestions here, if there is something i missed.

A:Precision T5500 wont complete POST

Hi arunraveendran,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
The troubleshooting steps you have tried indicates an issue with the motherboard.
For me to better assist you, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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So my co worker asked me to look at her laptop its a toshiba tecra m2. The boot keeps hanging up on the system32 file agp440.sys . I went on the internet and found a windows xp pro disk to try and replace the system32 file using recovery. After a learning how to add SATA drivers to the windows xp boot I was able to detect the hard drive and just before windows setup screen comes up the computer blue screens with a 0x0000007B stop error... I read that the battery could cause this so i carefully took apart the computer and replaced it with no change. I put a windows 7 disk in to see if i could use the recovery console in it and suprisingly it booted no problem, i was able to use command prompt but with no idea what the problem is i have no idea what to do with it. If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated. Thanks for reading the problem hope someone has an idea. any more info needed just ask

thanks

A:Windows wont boot hangs up on agp440.sys and wont complete boot off the disk :/

Info on 7B STOP errors...http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm, scroll down to 7B in left column.

IMO, you have compounded the situation by using a "downloaded" version of Windows, since I suspect that such may contain embedded malware as part of the package.

Any number of things may have caused the initial hang, as you can see by reading the data at the Aumha website.

Louis

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hi and thanks in advance. i have an HP a6152n. ive had it for about a year and yesterday my brother's (who has the same PC) PSU went out. i wanted to make sure that was the problem so i used mine to test it. when i go to put it back into my computer the pc powers on. the fans spin on the cpu the video card and on the side of the case. but the monitor shows no activity, the keyboard only flashes and mouse doesnt work. i have tried the ram test to and i got beeps out of the mother board. i also tested the swapped out the video card but so far nothing has worked. i also reset the bios to see if that would work. i even bought a new power supply (gave the old one to my brother) if any of you have any more sugestions i would really appreciate it
 

A:pc starts but monitor wont

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Hello, I am configuring a Precision R7910 with Server 2012 R2 and am considering using the Intel 750 1.2TB PCI-E dual configuration but as I understand it there is one boot drive and one extra non-boot drive.  My questions is, if I use the Intel NVMe software RAID utility/driver in Windows Server 2012 R2 and the "bootable" drive fails will I have to switch the backup card to the PCI-E slot that is bootable?  I know if sounds like a dumb question however I would rather be sure before I have to decide if I go with that configuration or use 15k SAS with a Perc...this is for a hospital and they said they want RAID for uptime and reliability.

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I just repaired my computer that was shocked and fried in an electric storm 2 months ago, And now its been 3 days and whenever I start it up it goes to the windows logo and shows it loading but right before it goes into the account select screen it just stops loading! I've tried everything, safe mode, start it last time it worked, start it normally, and I even repaired all my files.


Any ideas?

A:Windows starts up but wont finish..

Well the obvious answer is that the computer is not "repaired".

What fried and what did you do about it ?

Can you get to safe mode ?

Do you have an XP disk to run chkdsk, fixboot & fixmbr ?

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I cant figure this out, my computer starts up but my monitor wont come on. I have had this problem now 3 times in 2 years. I've replaced motherboard, memory, power supplies, and changed video cards. I currently have a k-7 fsb 400 motherboard with amd sempron processor, 350 watt power supply, geforce 5200 ddr 64mb graphics card, kingston 512 ddr memory, wd cavier 7200rpm hard drive, and a dell monitor. everything starts on computer but monitor wont. yet monitor does on my friends computers. i've reseated the memory twice, tried differant hard drive, tried differant video card and power supply. still nothing. It must be the motherboard right? I just bought motherboard 4 months ago.
 

A:Computer Starts Monitor Wont Come On

txscorpionman said:



I cant figure this out, my computer starts up but my monitor wont come on. I have had this problem now 3 times in 2 years. I've replaced motherboard, memory, power supplies, and changed video cards. I currently have a k-7 fsb 400 motherboard with amd sempron processor, 350 watt power supply, geforce 5200 ddr 64mb graphics card, kingston 512 ddr memory, wd cavier 7200rpm hard drive, and a dell monitor. everything starts on computer but monitor wont. yet monitor does on my friends computers. i've reseated the memory twice, tried differant hard drive, tried differant video card and power supply. still nothing. It must be the motherboard right? I just bought motherboard 4 months ago.Click to expand...



Have you tried a different monitor, al though you say it works on your friends you also say it's intermittent, it could simply be that the monitor is faulty and moving it cures the problem.
 

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I am trying to fix a friends laptop, a Sony Vaio running Vista home premium. The problem is that after booting you can start 5 or 6 programs by clicking on the icons after that you cannot start any programs. I have scanned the machine with Malwarebytes and avg and the pctools pctuneup onetime fix, I have also manually found and removed a couple of malware programs and used msconfig and regedit to look for anything suspicious. ( I am an electronics engineer and also write software so not computer illiterate). If I boot up to safe mode programs run normally. Any suggestions as to what is causing this?
 

A:Vista wont allow more the 5 or 6 program starts

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My laptop with windows xp software starts normally with the desktop and icons appearing on the screen. However, no programs will start and after about eight or nine clicks with the mouse the laptop emits a 'BEEP' sound and from then on it doesnt do anything at all, even the cursor dissapears. Does anyone know whta could have happened and if there is anything i can do to it myself to solve the problem? I really need the documents on there so if you know anything can you please comment.
 

A:My Laptop starts up fine but wont do anything!?!?!? Please help

Have you tried booting to safemode
 

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Hi,

Over the past few weeks, when i went to turn on my PC it would start for anywhere in between 1 and 4 seconds and then completely turn off. After a few tries though, it would stay on. But today, after many tries it doesn't stay on.

When i start it, all fans, lights, drives turn on/light up then 1-5 seconds later everything just turns off completley. It doesnt even get to the point where it makes that beep sound. I thought it might be my power supply, but i bought a brand new one only a few months ago. i've tried reseating the RAM, cleaning the motherboard area, re-connecting wires/cables but nothing is fixing it.

Anyone have any ideas what this could be?

Specs:
AMD Duron 1600GHz
512MB DDR RAM
ASROCK K7S41 MOBO
ATI RADEON 9200 SE
 

A:PC Wont Start (Starts for a few seconds then stops)

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Basically my keyboard works when it starts. I can press F8 or Esc to go into the windows startup menu. However when (even in safe mode) it starts up it asks for Ctrl+Alt+Del. Here my keyboard is non responsive. I've had this issue before and used to solve it with windows restore settings to a previous date through safe mode, however this time i can't get into safe mode because clever windows felt like making it so secure.
Also the option of going back to previously good settings after pressing F8 desnt help. I've tried all sorts of boot disks made on my other computer but nothing seems to get it to that BIOS screen. As i said the buttons work before windows starts up just i cant do anything useful with them. Oh and i dont have an XP Pro CD either... would that help? how do i restore mysetings to a previous date?

A:Keyboard Wont Work When Windows Starts Up!?

Hi andrew99 and welcome to TSF !

Is this a laptop or a desktop ?

If it's a desktop, is that keyboard PS/2, usb or wireless ? What's its brand and model ? Try with another PS/2 keyboard and report if you have the same problems.

If it's a laptop, what model is it ?

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my disk driver is LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S if there is a disk in the drive when windows starts immediately, the drive will read it. 2-3minutes after windows boots up, the disk drive will not detect anything that is in the drive. is there some update that i missed that can help me fix this problem, or is it just windows being a nuisance? thanks.
 

A:Disk wont read after windows starts

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hi, my computer starts up, then 2 mins later it turns off and wont turn back on for 20mins or so. fan is on. can someone help?
its a gateway 510x, their is enough circulation in the back. this is what happens.
i sign in, i wait for everything to load, then before i touch the mouse the computer shuts off and wont turn on for 20mins
 

A:Computer starts, then shuts off, wont start up again

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so my pc is working or atleast when it starts but the problem is that it takes like few hours i dont know yesterday needed 5 hours to start up sometimes 20minutes and is not normal.... pc starts everythink inside its starts but monitor,mouse and keybord i alredy removed the small battery on mobo and put it back in after few minutes and its still doest work pls help ...
 

A:pc starts but monitor,keybord and mouse wont start

Can you please provide the model number and manufacturer name of your computer?

Have you changed any internal components before having this issue?
 

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my computer windows xp dell wont read teh keyboard or mouse because it says it needs to be installed in the software wizard i cant install it because it wont work. i have rebooted it and also enable it to read usb devices and it still wont work idk what is the problem that it wont read it and want to know how to fix it
 

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My computer freezes many times when ill start it up and get to desktop. It wont take any commands after starting and ill have to shut it down by turning power off. It seems that when ill start my computer in safe mode and then ill restart and go back to normal mode it works normally. All these began after 2 latest updates.

A:Computer freezes to desktop when it starts and wont shut down.

tuplad89, Welcome to Seven Forums. This is not my area of expertise, but I would suggest, starting in normal mode. Hold down the windows key(the one with the flag on it) and push the "R" key. It will bring up a dialogue box. type msconfig in the box and go to the startup tab. Uncheck everything there except your anti virus program, you will be prompted to reboot. Do so. Reboot even if not pompted. after reboot go back and make sure everything is still unchecked. See if you notice a difference in your issue.

Next press the start button and open an elevated command prompt ( Start-type cmd in the search boz, right click the cmd entry there and select run as administrator) In that window that appears type/copy-paste sfc /scannow If you decide to type it notice the space between the SFC and the /. If it says it found no integrity issues, type exit and let us know. If it says it found problems it couldn't fix, exit and restart the computer. Do the same thing again run scannow again. reboot. Keep doing that for 3 or 4 times until you get found no integrity violations. It is scanning system files looking for corrupted or missing files and trying to replace/repair them. It may take up to 3 times with reboots in between.

Please let us know the results of those things.

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hey all, im new to the forum but i have a problem. My computer is an e-machines and is about a year old and for the past maybe 6 months ill turn it on and all the fans start up but the processor fan stops and then it wont boot up. Normally i just keep turning it on and off and it will eventually rev up really high and then slow down and then be fine adn work ok. Now its not doing anything, Just over and over turns on and then turns off while both other fans stay running. Power supply seems to be working properly. Doesnt make any noise and i have power everywhere. Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Processor fan starts but stops and computer wont turn on

Sounds like the CPU fan is dead. Replace it. In my area a new CPU fan is $20-30.
 

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This happen after when i ignored a AVG update as im working in middle of spreadsheet which need to be done in this week and when i tried to copy and paste and the laptop were freeze and wont let me able do anything so i press "off" button to shut thing quick rather as i set my off button to hibernation mode.

When i turn on, The acer logo show then blank page. Tried pressig F8 to go Last Known Good Config and still the blank page. Also with Safe Mode. Blank page!!!

I perfer if you can change your method if i need to insert CD as it's netbook and it dont have CD drive and also i have blank USB ready to add for booting.

Thanks for any help in advance
 

A:Windows XP wont boot, Also wont boot in Safe Mode

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Hello,
i am facing an issue with a Precision 3510 i cannot boot when there is a Western Digital Hard drive with 4TB connected to my laptop.
i can boot correctly with other devices but not this USB hard drive.
the laptop start booting and then it goes to no bootable device, i've checked the BIOS setup i put my internal HDD as primary on the boot sequence and deleted all other entries and the same issue.
i am using windows 10 BIOS is set to UEFI and updated to the latest version i tried Legacy boot and i disabled Secure boot and always the same issue.

Best regards

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I have a Dell Precision 5520.   I am trying to PXE boot this off of the network and it does not connect.  We are trying to use SCCM (or now called Configuration Manager 2012) from Microsoft to drop an image onto these devices.
In the BIOS I have enabled Legacy Mode, I have enabled the Thunderbolt settings etc....  when I boot up and press F12 the following happens.
I get my boot option (boot from NIC).  I pick this.
It starts DHCP and it then prompts me with the second F12 (boot from network)   I press F12
It then gives me this error:
configuration manager is looking for policy' and then gives a pxe:mof exiting pxe rom error. 
So how do you PXE boot this device?   Thank you!!

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Hi Guys,
I have acquired a Dell Precision 590 workstation which has a boot issue that I cannot seem to solve.  The machine goes through it's POST and boot procedures and I receive messages stating that it cannot find SATA 0 or SATA1 it then gives me the option to press F1 to continue or run setup.  After I press F1 the machine continues to boot into Windows normally.  I cannot seem to get the machine to boot straight into Windows without pressing F!.  I'm not sure how to correct this issue and would appreciate any assistance you can provide.  I realize that this machine is a bit old but I would like to get it up and running correctly so that I can reinstall Windows and drivers.  Despite it's age this machine still has considerable processing power.and I would like to get it working if possible.  Thanks for the assist.

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I have a Dell Precision Workstation 390. When I boot system, first the fan is loud, then it quiets down, then the startup screen appears with the dell logo and the usual F2, F12 options and then the fan revs up and that's it. Power button is green. System is rarely used, purely a backup system in case my main system, its clone, ever fails so no dust. Every so often I start it up to make sure it is working and to update Windows, Norton etc.
How do I proceed from here?

A:No Boot, loud fan, Dell Precision 390

Any beeps from the tower? If you press F12 at boot, can you to get a menu with options to run the diagnostics?
What color are the diagnostic LEDs on the front panel?  If they don't all go off, look up error code in the manual:
downloads.dell.com/.../precision-390_setup guide_en-us.pdf
When was last time you replaced the motherboard battery?

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Hi Guys,
I have a Dell Precision 690 Workstation.  I want to reinstall Windows 7 but the CD ROM does not appear in the Boot Menu.  The drive is visible from within Windows, so I'm at a lose as to why it's not listed as a boot device.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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Older desktop running XP Pro. Had some problem booting yesterday; and today am unable to boot up at all.
Problem area seems to be the CD drawer.

Fairly sure that boot sequence is CD then C and then perhaps A (diskette drive).
Yesterday, it took several tries to boot the desktop, and I noticed that the green light on the CD drawer often kept flashing even after I had been successful. I ended up using a paper clip to open the drawer and left it open for the remainder of the day.

Today unable to boot successfully.
At one point screen showed some brief text, I believe whatever is typical at starting up sequence, but this immediately went dark. It seemed like the CD drive and drawer were trying to be accessed.

After several abortive attempts, I did a text message with something like
I believe Checksum error or Sum error but very far from being completely sure on what error code.
Previous attempts at starting computer have failed, please contact Dell for support.
While yesterday I had been successful at some point in getting CD tray to stay in the open position, and not keep closing - today I have been unable to do so.

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At some point I should replace this old machine. If I can get it up and running again, I expect that I should take the CD drive out of the boot sequence (or put it after C drive).

I do not have any bootable CD at the office, and not sure if I have one at home either (this is computer I used to use at home and now have in office).

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A:Unable to boot desktop (Dell Precision 450)

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I have a new Dell Precision T5600 workstation with A11 bios. I want to use network boot. F3 does not work. Going into the bios system setup (with F12) and changing the boot sequence to put the onboard NIC first did not work. Any clues?

A:Dell Precision T5600 network boot

Never mind, I stumbled across the bios setting. The Onboard NIC has to have PXE enabled before it will show up as a boot target.

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So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now). I'm having another issue of sorts. Updated the BIOS then went into the BIOS changed restart/shutdown to "thorough" and checked "thunderbolt adapter boot support" and "thunderbolt adapter pre boot modules" as I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST. I tried diagnostic boot and got the same result. Couldn't get far enough to press F2 or F12. When I disconnected the TB16 and powered on the laptop it booted up fine. I could then connect the TB16 and it would work fine. But if I tried to restart with the TB16 connected I had the same issue. I eventually unchecked "thunderbolt adapter boot support" and "thunderbolt adapter pre boot modules" just so I could restart without having to disconnect the TB16 (I don't know which of the two options is causing the booting issue though). I can get by without booting from the TB16 but I got it partly for that reason so would to get it working if I can. Any ideas?

A:Dell Precision 7510 TB16 Boot Issues

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So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now).
It might be if the devices are intermittent, they would exhibit problems during a Pre Boot Scan.
I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST.
You are wanting to boot a UEFI capable DVD, such as the Win 10 Install media, connected to the TB16?  If that is the case, I can test to see if I can do it.  I am wondering if the Thunderbolt is connected to the PCIe bus if any device there will be checked for boot compatibility.  
I suppose you can boot from that USB DVD when connected directly to your system?

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I have a Precision M6500. It does not have any Hard Drives on it. BIOS is A04
Default BIOS setting has SATA at RAID.
I can change SATA = Disabled and it will boot to BIOS
I can change SATA = ATA and it will boot to BIOS
I change SATA = AHCI, it pretends to boot to BIOS but gives me blinking cursor. Aborting boot with F2 or F12 also gives blinking cursor.
I open back panel, remove CMOS battery, plug it back in again, laptop will boot up. Unfortunately it boots into SATA = RAID setting.
How the heck do I change it to AHCI so I can put a Hard Drive in start using the darn thing? I see I'm not the only one who has this problem of blinking cursor, however in my case, it is not random. It only happens after I change SATA = AHCI, not otherwise.

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I am trying to get my computer to boot up using only one hard drive. Currently it will only boot up
if all 3 drives are connected. I am sending a screenshot of the disk management screen so
someone with know how can diagnose why all 3 are interconnected and need each other.
I bought a stand alone drive copier to copy my hard drive to a larger drive. I would like to make the copy of the "C" drive on the 250 gb. drive shown but I think if I change something on that drive the comp. will not boot at all.
I hope that i conveyed this so that people can understand because it is somewhat confusing. My computer skill level is decent but i need assistance on this.
I would add a second drive once I clear this up.

Thanks,

Joe

A:dell precision 380/ win 7 / 3 hard drives all needed to boot

Because you have all three drives with a partition marked Active. Windows thinks all three are needed for boot when they're marked active. You need to mark the other two partitions on other two drives as "Inactive". Leave drive C "boot" partition as active.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

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Hi,
I just got a new Precision 7510 and can't figure out how to get it to enable numlock automatically on boot.
I checked the BIOS and that is enabled already.  
I would like this as I am running WIndows 10 and it is setup to login with a numeric PIN.
Does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks,
Jim

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I cleaned my pc with an air duster ever sense i had to turn it on twice so it starts i fixed this by going to control panel changing what power buttoms do and unchecking fast starup (recommended), however i liked that mode is there anyway i can fix this?

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I get a message that Windows failed.
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It instructs me to insert the windows installation disc, restart, and run "repair your computer".  However, I did not receive an installation disc, only a utilities disk (which does not boot)
What do I do now?

A:Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not boot.

1. Reseat the hard disk drives, reseat the controller and monitor. 2. Perform chkdsk /r on the RAID volume. 3. Run diagnostics on the hard disk drives and controller and replace as necessary.
Additional Information:
Event ID 1001 is logged in the System event log. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Date: 12.08.2013 11:23:04 Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: server.domain.com Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800644ab30, 0xfffffa800644ae10, 0xfffff80001be07b0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 031214-68266-01 Review of the memory dump files using Debugging Tools for Windows will result in output similar to the following.BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40040128, ffffffffc000000e, 6454cbe0, fffff88008025000} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+36c1a ) Debugging Details: ------------------ ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified. DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardwareBugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006332b30, fffffa8006332e10, fffff80001b8e7b0} ----- ETW minidump data unavailable----- Probably caused by : csrss.exe CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
Look below for more details
Source : www.dell.com/.../EN

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This is the second Precision 3420 we try with the same result. Going into BIOS, Turn Off secure boot, then Turn On Legacy Boot. After saving the setting and rebooting the Dell logo screen does not show up anymore. Trying to press F2 or F12 immediately after reboot does not work either. I spent hours trying to debug the issue with Dell technicians and in the end the conclusion is always the same: return the computer.
Working in a research environment means we need to install any Linux we want on this machine. UEFI + Secure Boot might not always be a good option in this case. I am curios about a few issues here:
1) Should I set something different in the BIOS besides those 2 options?
2) Even if the settings were wrong, how come there is no way for the BIOS to gracefully recover?
3) Is Precision 3420 the wrong choice for research environment considering we do our work in linux world?
Val

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For a several years I use DELL Precision laptops. First M4500 and from 2012 M4600.
My Precision M4600 configuration comprises of: i7 qqd proc , 16GB RAM, 2GB Nvidia quadro and 3 hard drives:
1st is SSD DELL Samsung mSATA PM810 128GB - Linux system
2nd SSD Intel ultra speed 520 - 240GB - Windows system
3rd HDD Seagate 7200 - Data
For 4 years I didn't have any problem with my Precision configuration. Suddenly a week ago problems on boot started.
Namely, every second time BIOS during update do not recognize my mSATA PM810 disk and cannot boot up the system. That means: all 'odd' times (1st, 3rd, 5th ...) I start computer or reset the mSATA disk is recognized under other name and not as MiniCard while all 'even' (2nd, 4th etc) everything is OK.
Problem description: I start computer, After passes BIOS the screen is blank nothing happens blocked. I restart, all fine. I restart again, again blank screen nothing, I restart again - all fine, and like this goes around. 
I absolutely didn't do anything with machine it just started at once behaving like that.
Things that I have unsuccessfully tried:
Change Boot order in BIOS leaving only MiniCard - does not work. I've seen that each odd time BIOS changes the name of mSATA in disk order and when I restart it brings it back to normal. It does that if SATA is set as Raid-on or as AHCI device.
Downgrading BIOS to A15 - nothing and back to A16 nothing.
Remove other hard drive leaving only mSATA. Then it wor... Read more

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Hi.
I have several Precision 5510/XPS15/XPS13 laprops.
For now, when re-imaging them, I use a Winpe USB flash drive, which loads Acronis, which connects through USB Type C to LAN adapter to the storage server, and loads the OS image from there.
Other laptops (like Dell Latitude or HP ProBook, which have built in Ethernet), boot from the PXE server directly, either in legacy or UEFI mode, so no problem there.
The issue is, that I want to make the Ethernet-less Dell laptops boot from the network using USB to LAN dongle. How can I do that?
Is there some way to open EFI shell, so I can access the network from there? Because I didn't find the Ethernet adapter in boot options, and the "Enable EFI network stack" doesn't do anything.
If it helps, I'm using STLab USB 3.0-C to Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

Thank you kindly for the answer.
Vadim.

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