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Will not go past post sometimes

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Last response: in Components
March 31, 2010 1:27:44 AM

I have a Dell 2400 that sometimes will not go past POST. It appears to finish POST, but when this happens, I cannot get into safe mode or setup. I just get a blinking curser. This happen after trying to load an audio driver (the wrong one) and I got the blue screen of death. I have run every diagnostic program I can find and have found nothing wrong. I cannot get it to fail now, but have taken it back to friends home and it would not load windows. Maybe it will be fine this next trip. Any thoughts?

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April 2, 2010 1:38:17 AM

There should be pins sticking up on a CMOS panel on the motherboard, got any free jumpers to attach to the reset pin? Otherwise remove the cell battery on the mobo and wait ten seconds to replace it.