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Dell Inspiron 6000: No Boot Up after BIOS loads

\015 Hello,I have had my Inspiron 6000 for several years. However, just last night, it wouldn't boot past the original loading screen. Once the Inspiron 6000 loading bar had finished, the screen blanked and the white cursor on the top left of the screen flashed a couple times, as is normal.However, it won't boot past that point. It is not a motherboard problem since I can get into the BIOS and change all the settings. I have also tried booting Windows from a CD (which does exactly the same thing.I have noticed on other posts that people have had seating problems with their RAM chips. I have an original 1GB chip and a second 1GB chip (that has been installed for over a year). I will try to reseat the chips and troubleshoot with different configurations of chips, since that may be the culprit.However, does anyone think there may be other problems besides RAM seating issues? My 80GB HD shows up in BIOS, so I don't think it's a HD problem. What else could it be?Thanks in advance,Joe\015

Answers :

You can download a small program called memtest 86 which is an ISO for creating a bootable cd that will test the ram. You can get it from: http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
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\015\012Also the HD may be the problem even if the BIOS can see it. Pull the HD and try booting from the xp disk again.
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\015\012Hope this helps
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