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XPS 400 won't boot up - HELP!!!

by jlblonde / March 9, 2011 3:05 AM PST

I have an XPS 400 running WinXP Media Center Ver, 2002 Svc Pk2

The comp turns on and begins with the Dell Logo then it stop and a blue screen appears. I keep trying to boot up again and again. Sometimes it boots up fine, but then minutes or even hours later the blue screen appears. Sometimes I can't even boot up at all. I get three different messages on the blue screen.

Here they are:
"An Attemp was made to execute non-executable memory"
and so on...

I have re-installed the software, but this has not worked.


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Try the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 9, 2011 5:28 AM PST
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Didn't work
by jlblonde / March 10, 2011 6:49 AM PST
In reply to: Try the usual.

Thanks though.
Now I have a clean computer that doesn't work. I've probably fried the damn thing.

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Any beeps or lights?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2011 10:52 AM PST
In reply to: Didn't work

I don't lose many to cleaning (one in over ten years) so check your work and with the power off, removed, gently push all cables and cards home.

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Blue Screen
by workhomeunion / March 19, 2011 11:36 PM PDT

Updating drivers is more than likely the solution. Registry issues and/or memory problems create the BSOD (blue screen of death). If you recently added hardware you may need to update the drivers. If not, check your memory, open computer and reseat the memory modules. Download free software to detect driver updates at ..

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