Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer ?

My Dell Inspiron 530, works fine once its powered up, but it take three attempts for the computer to boot on. I have taken the following steps. Checked that all fans are operational, they are. I have replaced the clock battery, I have updated the bios to 1.0.16. I also updated the system to Windows 7 home addition using a clean install as well as updated all drivers. When i hit the power button, the fans turn on however about 10 seconds into powering up the computer shuts off. It does thi


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OK, here is what dell says:

BIOS checksum failure. Possible motherboard failure.

Try re-seating your memory modules and see if the beep code disappears

Also, Try using the Dell Diagnostics which is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive or on the Drivers and Utilities Cd that came with your computer.

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