Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop ?

[Ithr]checkpoint failure dell 8400 dimension

\015 Upon trying to boot I keep receiving the message: Alert! Previous Attempts at booting the system has failed at checkpoint[Ithr]. Contact Dell technical support (I would rather throw the computer away than deal with Dell tech support).Diagnostic Lights are:A-Green B-Yellow C-Yellow D-Green.I have flashed the BIOS (by removing the CMOS battery for 15 minutes). Now when I try and boot the system, I get a black screen and all amber dianostic lights.\015

Answers :

What can cause this error?

Well, this is the problem since quite a variety of problems can trigger the error.

1: the bios can be malfunctioning (a bios reset or flash can give a solution)
2: the cpu can be malfunctioning (this requires a new cpu)
3: the cpu socket can be failing (this requires a new mb)
4: the problem can be with bad usb sockets
5: even a bad uplink to a usb hub can cause this error to appear.
Did you change your monitor lately? I would chase down the USB things first...that and the monitor seem to trip the trigger...
Hope this get you started- I think you were right on target with the flash of the BIOS-try it again using the BIOS flash downloaded from the dell site...and to run the chipset again...it just might
Good luck my friend, hope this helps, please leave rating, thank you kindly
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