If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer. If the problem persists, see “Contacting Dell” in your Owner’s Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance. Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner’s Manual. A possible video card failure has occurred. The hard drive is not working or is not configured correctly.

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Enter the system setup programverify the system configuration, and then restart the computer. If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one moduleand dimensjon restart the computer. The hard drive is not working or is not configured correctly.

Advanced Troubleshooting

A possible floppy or hard drive failure has occurred. Verify that the memory modules that you are installing are compatible with your computer.

If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module.

If the computer starts normally, troubleshoot the last card removed from the computer for resource conflicts see “Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities” in your Owner’s Manual.

Serial or parallel port test failure. Reinstall all USB devices, check cable connections, and then restart the computer. Vudeo this process for each card.


If the problem persists or the computer has integrated video, see “Contacting Dell” in your Owner’s Manual. Determine if a conflict exists by removing a card not the video card and then restarting the computer.

Advanced Troubleshooting: Dell Dimension Series Service Manual

An error occurred with the keyboard connector. The computer is in a normal operating condition after POST. Master DMA register failure.

Video Memory Test failure. The operating system cannot be located on drive A or drive C. Slave DMA register failure. A possible expansion card failure has occurred. If the computer starts normally, move the memory module to a different connector and restart the computer.

Strike Vide to retry reboot, F2 for setup utility.

Reseat the memory modules. One possible beep code code consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. The keyboard or system board may need to be replaced.

If dmiension problem persists, reinstall the cards that you removed, remove a different card, and then restart the computer.

Dell Dimension C Specs – CNET

Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. The system configuration information in the system setup program is incorrect or the battery charge may be low. Keyboard Controller Test failure.


An interrupt channel on the system board failed to POST. Memory failure above address 0FFFFh.

Memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error exists. If the message you received is not listed in the table, see the documentation for either the operating system or the program that was running when the message appeared.

Enter the system setup program and confirm that drive A or drive C is properly identified. To eliminate the possibility of a faulty memory connector, remove all memory modulesreinstall one memory module if the computer supports a single moduleand then restart the computer. Ensure that nothing is resting on the keyboard; if a key appears to be stuck, carefully pry it up.

Continue until you have identified a faulty connector or reinstalled all modules without error. Reinstall all memory modules and restart the computer.

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