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Old Dell Optiplex GX100, hard drive trouble.
\015 Old Dell Optiplex GX100, sometimes when I start it up it would not come on it says the hard drive is missing and or cover was recently removed. But i noticed when i turn the computer a certain way or lay it on a certain side it comes on. It's been working for a while now but the problem came back. When i do get it to work it works for like 5 minutes and a blue screen comes on saying something about dump. I took out the sound card and the computer works just fine. what is it\015
RAM could be bad, generally when its doing a dump, ram is bad. Although it could actually be the hard drive itself. Give both a test
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