Boot Faliure:System Halt

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Hello,
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I have a Dell dimension 440 and then i wanted to play a game called sims so i got a new video card! I got radeon 9700 video card and switched the my old video card with the radeon card! And then i turned on my computer screen. So then the computer beeps 3 times and the monitor has no signal! But then i figured out the beeping problem, i simply reseated the Ram. Then the computer still would load the monitor screen still no signal to monitor. Then, i took out the bios battery for 5 seconds and then put it back in. Then i put the jumper in slot 2 and 3 then it loaded up Bios Mode. So then in bios mode i cliked setup configuration then clocked saved and exit. It said "Turn off power and reinstall the jumper in normal mode position" so i did all that and then turned the pc back on and the screen became black and said "Boot Faliure:System Halt" something like that. I loaded the bios again! And pressed setup configuration and then the logo screen came up and it wouldnt let me press <f12> i would only tell me to press <Del> so i did and it went straight back to bios.-____-
Could someone please tell what is going on? I really dont get how all this crap happend just for putting a new video card in....


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Hi Etsuko steal ayumi,

As this problem started after clearing the CMOS using jumpers, the most probable cause of the problem might be the hard drive settings in BIOS. Load the BIOS Defaults and check if the computer Boots to Windows. If the problem still exists, try running Dell Diagnostics. Dell Diagnostics Utility is a hardware 32-bit diagnostic program that is shipped on the Dimension Resource CD. It can be launched by booting to the Resource CD.

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I didnt get the CD :(
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Hi Etsuko steal ayumi,

You can run "Drive BIOS Quicktest" on Hard Drive by pressing "CTRL + ALT + D" during Dell Splash Screen. You must be quick when trying the keystrokes, if failed to load the tests try once more.

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I really want to avoid CTRL + ALT + D because i dont want it to delete my files! I ave important files in my hard drive i dont want them gone :( that is the only reason why im trying to fix the pc because of my files...otherwise i wouldnt really care!
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Hi Etsuko steal ayumi,

Please note the shortcut is "CTRL + ALT + D", this is no command to delete any files on the Hard Drive and your data will be safe if the Hard Drive is good (functional).

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Thank you or giving me the link to your site as well.^^
And i will try it! :o i hope it does not delete! Dx
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Hi Etsuko steal ayumi,

You can rest assured the data will not be deleted by using this command. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.

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