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I ran the built-in diag tool in the bios, but it could only run half the tests, because the diag utilies on the hd are erased. I would give you my normal advice with dealing with MO's but with the Dell 8300, it has a life of it's own. I hope I've been detailed enough. Posted On: 13-09-2007, 04:35 AM . navigate here

thanks in advance Oct 10, 2009 #1 raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241 +9 Sounds like a heat issue, or a cpu that does not have adequate thermal paste between I did a full recovery and for some stupid reason I cant get the drivers to install. Please select new kernel, and report if issue is fixed. Both are run in default mode, as configured when i burned the isos the their cds. additional hints

The board reset when I removed the battery. Helpful +1 Report afiz..... I can see 2 yellow lights on the motherboard are lit when the power supply is turned on.

Thanks alot Report mnm- Mar 31, 2010 at 01:09 AM works fine. View 6 Replies . I've also tugged on the wires & boards after the computer boots up properly, but can't seem to get it to shut down while doing that (another suggestion from another thread). After walking him through some steps over the phone, its seems that the rtc jumper was on the 'clear' pins, and not the 'default'.

thanks! Is this a shortcircut, a cpu issue, or just the result of there being no ram and vcard? Then, 10 seconds later the computer shuts itself off. How can i figure out what is shutting down this dang computer!?

Sometimes 30 if i'm lucky. if these don't work refer to this post and I will try and help you on your problem, but post your hard drive configuration and maybe some pictures of your bios Sincerely Computernovice. The next morning.

For instance, yesterday, i had photoshop/unreal dev kit/web browser/messenger/movie tut/documentation all running on windows 7 and was using close to 3gb of memory and had just opened the unreal dev test http://newwikipost.org/topic/7RQvTTpxvL7cwcWBVkb9LU3XlApidt9j/Dell-Xps-15-shuts-down-when-working-with-media-softwares.html Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share by Email × Question about Dell POWER SUPPLY Power Supply 1 Answer Computer shouts down in 15 to PROCEDURE: 1) Reboot PC and hit F2 key to go into SETUP. 2) Arrow down to DRIVES and hit Enter. 3) Arrow down one space to "DISKETTE DRIVE" and hit Enter What the amber light is telling you is that something on inside the case is bad.

So i start thinking it could be a ram problem. check over here But when I try booting to it I simply get a blank screen. please tell me in details thanks Report workout girl- Dec 17, 2009 at 01:34 PM Hey thanks. Posted On: 02-15-2010 .

My question is weather the problem lies in the cpu or motherboard, or what other suggestions or help you guys may have. Rob Muir (rgmuir) said on 2011-02-11: #21 Simple answer: Because it was the default option and I haven't a clue what a LVM is. I been trying to figure out for 3 weeks and bought a new hard drive. his comment is here good luck cheers Report raja zeeshan- Apr 6, 2010 at 11:26 AM thanks alot man this thing was really a problem but who have given us very straight forward directions unlike

Pull the plug out the wall), wait about 15 seconds or so and then try again. View Related Posts . . The system is currently running after the 4th install but I haven't yet restarted it after the initial successful boot.

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Ive assembled everything over again and no solution. I don't really think it would be a hardware problem if xp is the only one that has done this. best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. Can you tell me what I might be missing here?

not a SATA drive). Your answer needs to include more details to help people. About a week later, i came home to find the desktop completely shut down. weblink Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.

The raid shows up says raid 0 functional and goes to the windows loading screen it does this for like 5 sec then goes black as if it were going to View Related Posts . . goodluck! When I power on the system it accesses the hard drive but the boot loader never runs.

I purchased a different machine to use as my server because I spent far too much time on the Dell box. Only thing in common with these two machines is they previously had Windows XP installed. Here's the paste from the boot info script after installing the desktop: http://paste.ubuntu.com/566076/ Does this get me any closer to installing a server? Then type "e" to edit the default, and examine the commands.

To connect the two drives internally may require a new drive cable with two connections. In this case this is after the following sequence: - Install Ubuntu server 10.04 (without LVM) - Boot first time successfully - sudo update-grub - reboot (stops at blank screen) - Do you know what this could possibly be. Report sigma- Jan 17, 2010 at 10:53 AM Thanks a lot,that helped me!!!

I apologize for actionsparsnip, but he is sometimes tired answering so many questions. I am having the same problem with my puter and did every step you did what is up with this?? Sep 19, 2010 #2 Mariana TS Rookie Topic Starter Thanks for the reply. Novelist: An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

I was monitoring the temperatures as i was fully aware i had a lot going on and was definitely pushing it as hard as i could. I simply know that in this case, a way to reduce probability of issues is to make a little "/boot" partition before LVM. I need help Report Help- Nov 18, 2012 at 12:35 AM Cant find Standard Report tekken- Nov 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM ït worked for me...