Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop ?

Booting Problems With Dell Optiplex gx270 and gx260

\015 I have both Dell optiplex gx270 and gx260 desktops which I bought at reduced prices from the company where I work. \015\012\015\012Both PCs had no OS installed on them. The gx270 had a 40GB hard disk but no RAM. The gx260 had no hard disk but had a 256MB RAM (PC2700 type). According to my IT folks at the workplace, those were the only issues with the machines as they 'scrapped. them to me.\015\012\015\012The gx260 initially had no power supply but I later obtained one from a working Dell PC and installed it.\015\012\015\012I took out the RAM on the gx260 and installed it on the gx270 to ensure that the PC had both RAM and hard disk. I then tried to install windows XP. When I switch on the system, the 'hard disk' indicator light comes on and the indicators for the 'Scroll Lock' and 'Caps Lock' on the keyboard come on alright but NOTHING showed on the monitor when I try to boot it up.The screen was blank.\015\012\015\012I installed the same RAM and Hard disk on the gx260 but I experienced the same problem. Nothing showed up on the monitor.\015\012\015\012I tested the monitor with a working PC (Pentium II) and found it to be working OK.\015\012\015\012The working PC had windows XP installed on it. I replaced its hard disk with the one I was using trying on the gx260 and gx270. The PC boots alright and starts to run windows 2000 but at a point a screen bearing the word SNOW appears. SNOW is a speciliased software used by my company for PCs on their networks.\015\012\015\012Is it a case that the DEll optiplex gx260 and gx270 have some problems? Even without the hard disk, nothing shows up on the screen when I try to boot them.\015\012\015\012Could the hard disk itself be faulty, please? Or is the 'SNOW' program my folks installed on the PC.\015\012\015\012Please yopur help would be greatly appreciated.\015\012Thanks\015\012Moses\015

Answers :

Does anything show up on the screen when you access your BIOS?
Have you tried a fresh install?
Are there two video adapters installed (one integrated and the other in the AGP slot?
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