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Old 07-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dell XPS 400 will not boot up

My XPS 400 is trying to boot but as it is in the process it just freezes with the windows booting screen. i have taken the cover off and blew a lot of dust out of it but now it does the same thing. From what I have read on here it could be the power supply or a fan not runnin.

I'm so green I don't now what the power supply looks like. Could someone post a pic or describe what it looks like and where it is in the tower?

I would like to repair it myself if possible. I am very mechanical capable but don't now much about repairing computers. Thanks
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Should be on the top back of your case. Look on the back of your system, where the power plugs in, there is where your PSU is.

I do not think this is a power supply issue. I would rather think it is a software issue. What version of Windows do you have?
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. I have windows XP
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OK, I would try last good configuration, click F8/F9 (cant remember which) before the Windows splash. And choose from the list "last good configuration".

We'll start with that, but do you have the XP install CD?
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I tried the last good configuration and it does the same thing. I don't have the install disk. Unless I get this computer working i can't write a c/d. I am using a Toshiba Netbook now to access the internet.
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