Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop ?

Trouble booting computer have to boot several times to get to come up. it sometimes says ismi or idmp on a prompt


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Before we get into any big details about your issue. Lets try something simple first. 1. Do you have your monitor on a surge protector? If so, replace your surge protector with another one, and see if things change. When a surge protector or wall outlet is going bad/or is bad it will not give off enough power to boot your pc correctly, causing it to shut down numerous times. This can be caused from wear and tear , black outs or brown outs , or lightning striking your house. If this does not work, we can go into other things.
Well, to begin with, and FWIW, here's Dell's boot troubleshooter. A good place to start.
\015\012Leaving that behind, please see this article, and especially the 'supplemental reading" section. Also see here. and it's references.
\015\012I recommend you run chkdsk c: /f or /r (instructions here and here) to check your hard drive for corruption, and follow these steps (at least first 4) to scan for malware. That will establish a baseline for your system, and if you have further problems you can look toward hardware issues, driver conflicts and so forth. You may have some device that is sporadically failing and on its way out...
\015\012Also, if you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you install the xp recovery console (see here) before you have a situation where you really need it.
\015\012Finally, here's a somewhat dated but worthy boot troubleshooter that may help you diagnose the problem.
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I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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