cmckayboi
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Dell Inspiron 530 stops at BIOS Screen

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I have had 3 instances of the past 2 months when I turned my PC on and it did not load the BIOS screen. Could not press F5 or F12 to load those screens. I opened up my PC and checked my connections which did not initially seem to help but then it started working. Not sure that I really did anything to get it going again. It happened to me yesterday. I took the cover off, unplugged and plugged in connections with no response. Removed both memory modules and re-seated them with no response. Went to the library to  research this forum for support options. When I came back home, I turned on PC to check color of light at power button to begin t/s and the computer powered on. Rebooted to BIOS screen and pressed F12 to run hardware diagnostic. It displayed some error codes that it said would aid a Dell technician. Can you tell me what these codes mean? I suspect my motherboard may be failing.

Error Code 1100:012A     1100:022A   1100:032A   1100:042A

Thanks,

Chuck

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shesagordie
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cmckayboicmckayboi

I have had 3 instances of the past 2 months when I turned my PC on and it did not load the BIOS screen. Could not press F5 or F12 to load those screens. I opened up my PC and checked my connections which did not initially seem to help but then it started working. Not sure that I really did anything to get it going again. It happened to me yesterday. I took the cover off, unplugged and plugged in connections with no response. Removed both memory modules and re-seated them with no response. Went to the library to  research this forum for support options. When I came back home, I turned on PC to check color of light at power button to begin t/s and the computer powered on. Rebooted to BIOS screen and pressed F12 to run hardware diagnostic. It displayed some error codes that it said would aid a Dell technician. Can you tell me what these codes mean? I suspect my motherboard may be failing.

Error Code 1100:012A     1100:022A   1100:032A   1100:042A

Thanks,

Chuck

 
 
cmckayboi
 
Error Codes > 1100:042A  1100:032A  1100:022A  are all standard floppy drive read/write failure errors.
 
Error Code > 1100:012A   Msg: The Drive did not respond in a fixed time to an access attempt.
 
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fireberd
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 stops at BIOS Screen

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We are just users helping users on here, this is not a Dell Tech support forum.

I don't have an exact device error for that, but doing a google search for Error Code 1100:012A suggests either a hard drive or CD/DVD drive error.  I would more suspect the hard drive.  



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shesagordie
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cmckayboicmckayboi

I have had 3 instances of the past 2 months when I turned my PC on and it did not load the BIOS screen. Could not press F5 or F12 to load those screens. I opened up my PC and checked my connections which did not initially seem to help but then it started working. Not sure that I really did anything to get it going again. It happened to me yesterday. I took the cover off, unplugged and plugged in connections with no response. Removed both memory modules and re-seated them with no response. Went to the library to  research this forum for support options. When I came back home, I turned on PC to check color of light at power button to begin t/s and the computer powered on. Rebooted to BIOS screen and pressed F12 to run hardware diagnostic. It displayed some error codes that it said would aid a Dell technician. Can you tell me what these codes mean? I suspect my motherboard may be failing.

Error Code 1100:012A     1100:022A   1100:032A   1100:042A

Thanks,

Chuck

 
 
cmckayboi
 
Error Codes > 1100:042A  1100:032A  1100:022A  are all standard floppy drive read/write failure errors.
 
Error Code > 1100:012A   Msg: The Drive did not respond in a fixed time to an access attempt.
 
Bev.       
 

 
 

 


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cmckayboi
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 stops at BIOS Screen

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Thanks for the assistance. I was thinking that it might be the hard drive as well. I guess I'll have to be viligant about backing up every night before I shutdown just in case it doesn't come back up the next day.

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shesagordie
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cmckayboi

Good luck.

Backing up your files and folders to other media daily, is an excellent precaution

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