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Dell 5100 freezes

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January 25, 2011 9:34:14 PM

Hello,
i have a dell 5100 it comes on and freezes when loading and the #1 and #4 lights comes on what seems to be the promblem?

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January 25, 2011 9:41:18 PM

Hello, and welcome to THG.

What #1 & #4 lights?
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January 26, 2011 1:56:23 AM

marcellis22 said:
Hey dogman_1234, do you just post for points, or are you just that stupid?

Here you go Regis...

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5100/e...


I have NEVER heard of a light up system on a computer, especially a Dell. This is new to me. I only knew about BIOS codes. Don't call me stupid. Just because one is not aware of something they have not heard of, does not make them stupid. Asking things like,'what's a BIOS?', then I would worry!

@OP. If you get BIOS codes as well,( the little beeps form the computer everyone 'loves') please post the beep sequence as well.
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January 26, 2011 2:17:03 AM

dogman_1234...It was a question, don't you understand the difference? If you have to post and ask questions of the OP that doesn't understand the problem, how are you helping?
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January 26, 2011 5:02:42 AM

marcellis22 said:
Hey dogman_1234, do you just post for points, or are you just that stupid?

If you plan on hanging around I suggest you stop calling people stupid.
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January 26, 2011 12:43:26 PM

dogman_1234 said:
Hello, and welcome to THG.

What #1 & #4 lights?





Dell's have diagnostic LED's on the motherboard (or some Opti's have them on the front panel).



1 and 4 being yellow with 2 and 3 being green shows to be a disk error. Try reseating all data cables to the hard drives, CD-ROM, and floppy (if present) and check all power connections to the drives. If this doesn't work, try disconnecting all drives and see if the computer will go past this point to a "Press F1 to retry boot, F2 to enter setup" error message or something similar to that.


1 and 4 green with the rest off shows to be a fatal system board error. Sometimes reseating all cards and memory will fix it. If not, remove all cards and add them back one at a time and see if one of the cards is hanging the system. If using a video card, remove it and try booting with the onboard video only, with no cards installed. Let us know if this helps.

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January 26, 2011 5:05:09 PM

Thank you mavroxur.

I was only familiar with BIOS codes. This is new to me. Seems like Dell wanted to try something different.

@OP, If you hear any beeps at all, please post the codes!
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