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Dell computer occasionally stuck on Dell screen

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  1. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 530, XP PRO, SP3, about a year and a half old. Almost since I first got it, every few months or so, when I boot up it hangs on the Dell screen. When I turn it off and reboot, it is fine. I use Rebit to back up everything on an ongoing basis and have an extended warranty from Dell. Is there anything I can do about this, or should do? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    I would run a memory tester
    http://www.memtest.org/

    Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

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  3. rapidfirerob

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    Thanks, I'll try it this weekend.
     
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