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Plug and Play configuration error Windows XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chickenshorts, Oct 5, 2011.

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  1. chickenshorts

    chickenshorts Thread Starter

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    I resurrected a Dell 8200 and it was working fine until I tried to connect a ViewSonic 23" monitor. Suddenly I got the "plug and play configuration error, strike f1 or f2, etc." Can't make heads or tails out of it so I powered off then back on then hit f12 when the Dell logo came up. I am now at the DOS prompt as I'm sure something can be done from here. Anybody have a recipe I can follow to get this thing booted up? I really need this old machine to work as it is the only computer I have that will talk to my Konica Minolta color laser printer, but that's the subject for another thread.

    I cannot download TSG SysInfo on a computer that won't boot. :(
     
  2. Oddba11

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    I'm hoping that I just misunderstood what you typed and you weren't connecting the monitor while the PC was powered ON. If not, lesson learned. Aside from Plug and Play hardware, don't connect/disconnect anything while the PC is powered ON.

    With that said, try manually clearing the CMOS. If you need step by step instructions, they should be available on the Dell website.
     
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