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BSOD now Cant boot anthing get a blackscrean insted.

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BSOD now Cant boot anthing get a blackscrean insted.

simonribansky
I resently tryied to run a program but i got the BSOD.

now i cant boot anything. When i turn on the computer i get past dell logo and i get a black screan and never go into the window loading screan. I never even get to the OS selection menue nor to the safe mode menu.

I tried to boot from a CD. It starts, it tells me to click any botton but when i do it goes to the black screan and stays there forever.

it acts just like when i plug in my MP3 player before turning on my coputer where it just goes to that black screan but with the MP3 i just unplug and reboot now i cant do that.

I looked around a little for similar problems and it looks like it might be an hardware problem (Mother Board or hard drive). Plz tell me it isnt as i have 2gs of ram in the mail for it (i got a pretty good deal but still nowone like to **** money away)and i dont want to spend much more on an old computer though it looks like i might have too.

its a dell dimension E310
i run windows XP media
1g ram

run with zero problem sense 2006

plz help me
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    The Scummy One

    try another power supply, if it does not help, look to test the motherboard.

    If it wont finish the POST, it likely was not the app that caused it.

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    wottaz

    Try opening the PC and check that all connections are seated correctly as sometimes they can work loose, particularly EIDE connections.

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    simonribansky

    i hope that works. ill give it a try tonight.

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    simonribansky

    tried that, all seemed to be secured


    thx for comment

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    simonribansky

    The computer seems to ran just as normal with the exeption that it wont boot. Same sounds at least and it doesnt turn off or anything.

    i would i knw that it is the power suply?

    i would want to be more sertain before i put more money in it.

    thx for you comment

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    Jacky Howe

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/adtshoot.htm#wp1124478

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    simonribansky

    I think the problem is getting worst as i can no longer boot the dell diagnositics softwere.

    When it did work, I ran a few diagnostics and all the tested that i ran passed. I did not ran very many of them though.

    I ran the quick one and a few that had to do with memory.

    i was about to test the HD but by that time the softwere did not boot.

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    simonribansky

    thx for comment

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    Jacky Howe

    no LED's on the PC to check with.

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    simonribansky

    no nothing


    thx for comment

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    Jacky Howe

    You can also test your PSU with a multimeter.
    <br>
    http://www.driverheaven.net/guides/testingPSU/
    <br><br>
    http://www.ochardware.com/articles/psuvolt/psuvolt.html
    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.
    </i>

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    simonribansky

    it was so weird virus.

    was fixed a accidentally when trying to test out if it was the hard drive

    put the drive in a different computer and the anti virus software on that computer removed enough of it to allow it to work again.

    When i put it back it suddenly worked.
    Im about to get new anti virus and firewall.

    That app i ran must have brought it in.

    Thanx for posting solutions.

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    Jacky Howe

    that you have it fixed. I will have to try and remember those symptoms. I was just working on a PC that kept rebooting and I had no access either in Safe Mode or Normal Mode.

    I tested the Hardware < big typo >by using a Linux CD. It was running OK on Linux. So I decided to boot with my BartPE CD, but after several restarts I couldn't get the CD to boot. I decided to test BartPE on another PC and it worked. I removed the CD and turned around and you wouldn't read about it but the Clients PC had booted up.

    I ran Spybot and that removed the infection that was blocking internet access, then installed and updated MalWareBytes which got rid of the rest of the infections. Something like that doesn't happen everyday.

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    The Scummy One

    try another power supply, if it does not help, look to test the motherboard.

    If it wont finish the POST, it likely was not the app that caused it.

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    wottaz

    Try opening the PC and check that all connections are seated correctly as sometimes they can work loose, particularly EIDE connections.

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    simonribansky

    i hope that works. ill give it a try tonight.

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    simonribansky

    tried that, all seemed to be secured


    thx for comment

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    simonribansky

    The computer seems to ran just as normal with the exeption that it wont boot. Same sounds at least and it doesnt turn off or anything.

    i would i knw that it is the power suply?

    i would want to be more sertain before i put more money in it.

    thx for you comment

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    Jacky Howe

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/adtshoot.htm#wp1124478

    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
    <br><br>
    <i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.
    </i>

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    simonribansky

    I think the problem is getting worst as i can no longer boot the dell diagnositics softwere.

    When it did work, I ran a few diagnostics and all the tested that i ran passed. I did not ran very many of them though.

    I ran the quick one and a few that had to do with memory.

    i was about to test the HD but by that time the softwere did not boot.

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    simonribansky

    thx for comment

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    Jacky Howe

    no LED's on the PC to check with.

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    simonribansky

    no nothing


    thx for comment

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    Jacky Howe

    You can also test your PSU with a multimeter.
    <br>
    http://www.driverheaven.net/guides/testingPSU/
    <br><br>
    http://www.ochardware.com/articles/psuvolt/psuvolt.html
    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.
    </i>

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    simonribansky

    it was so weird virus.

    was fixed a accidentally when trying to test out if it was the hard drive

    put the drive in a different computer and the anti virus software on that computer removed enough of it to allow it to work again.

    When i put it back it suddenly worked.
    Im about to get new anti virus and firewall.

    That app i ran must have brought it in.

    Thanx for posting solutions.

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    0 Votes
    Jacky Howe

    that you have it fixed. I will have to try and remember those symptoms. I was just working on a PC that kept rebooting and I had no access either in Safe Mode or Normal Mode.

    I tested the Hardware < big typo >by using a Linux CD. It was running OK on Linux. So I decided to boot with my BartPE CD, but after several restarts I couldn't get the CD to boot. I decided to test BartPE on another PC and it worked. I removed the CD and turned around and you wouldn't read about it but the Clients PC had booted up.

    I ran Spybot and that removed the infection that was blocking internet access, then installed and updated MalWareBytes which got rid of the rest of the infections. Something like that doesn't happen everyday.