Zaivala
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Dell Inspiron 518 00 starts to turn on and hangs

My computer was running fine. I booted down to plug in a new power strip. When I booted back up, it turns on and hangs on the Dell screen with the progress bar just past the 1/3 point. I've tried this several times, exactly the same result.

I don't see a way to post a screenshot (picture taken by my tablet) or I would.

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RoHe
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RE: Dell Inspiron 518 00 starts to turn on and hangs

Did you try removing that new power strip and connecting the PC directly to the wall?

Ron

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Zaivala
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RE: Dell Inspiron 518 00 starts to turn on and hangs

It never was directly connected to the wall. That's bad power management. And it never was connected directly ti the power strip.  But yes, I restored it to its original power configuration. It accomplished nothing.

The most likely problem based on its behavior is a loose RAM chip or a bad CMOS battery. I have yet to open my computer and explore these possibilities.

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