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Dell desktop Optiplex GX270 does not work after it has been stored

Last response: in Components
June 6, 2010 1:11:00 PM

I have got a desktop Dell Optiplex GX270,,,,,it was working fine without any problem till I stored it in our shed room for a while.

Now when I boot the PC it hangs as shown in the snapshot below :

About 5 minutes after the second screen above it says:
Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

What I did
1- I upgraded the BOIS from A04 to A07
2- I could not find an option for BOIS default setup
3- I removed the motherboard battery for about half an hour
4- I removed one of the RAM stick
5- I can access CMOS by pressing F2
6- I tried to eliminate the possibility of a hardware that caused the problem I removed CD rom drive and floppy drive but no luck.
What other troubleshoot steps should I consider ?

June 6, 2010 1:44:31 PM

Usually when it hangs there its a problem with the hard drive. Check all settings make sure all connections are tight see if it will let you boot from a CD.
June 6, 2010 9:26:10 PM

see if it will let you boot from a CD.

Yes it does hang as well.