Help: As a homeworker i emailed my boss to say work will be completed by Monday( its Friday pm)
To my Horror , my Dimension 8300 windows pro freezes at the bios, now it reads "Previous attempts at booting system have failed at checkpoint ( time) . Incidently, before i am sure it said USBo and later usb1
There is one beep short
The lights are
green, orange orange green
I ahve taken out all USB leads etc and still the same
What can I do and if you are in the UK what number do I phone to get my machine repaired without having to strip it all down. I am not an engineer
Its dimension 8300 with 120 gig SATA
But the situation now gets very strange;
It started to boot up with "windows root/system 32/hal.dll missing /corrupt"
Trying for 10 minutes on safe mode. last good install etc options didnt work. I waityed 20 minutes and hey it worked. Only to close it down to fit the mouse and I am back to windows root hal.dll missing etc
Is it the fan? causing overheating?
Green Yellow Yellow Green is not a documented code for your system:
for the missing hal.dll error, see the following:
Message Edited by volcano11 on 09-10-2004 05:58 PM
The pc wont go into set up
at some point early on it staes that there is an error filei386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded and "error 7"
Try using your resource cd Hit F-12 at the Dell Splash screen, boot to cd and see if you can repair.... If you can't get that far hit ctrl-alt-D at the splash screen and see if the diags will run on the drive...
Thanks. very strange
I saw on a google web search that the error codes/ missing bits menat that therewas a memory module problem
I had bought a pair of memory modules from Crucial and took thse out. Hey guess what it worked:
Hey all those whohelped thank you