I require your assistance today, while trying to provide assistance to someone else.
I am (attempting) to repair a computer for a friend. This is not the first time that I have worked on this machine, and am familiar with it. However, this time it has a problem which I can not fix.
This machine is a Dell Dimension E520. When you turn it on, it has one whirl of fan noise, tries to get past the Dell loading screen (bios information), has a "click" sound emitted, and then restarts. It never makes it past this initial screen. So far I have tried
- Unseating, and reseating the Ram. Tried individual sticks, dual combos, and all 4 at once. Nothing made a difference.
- Uninstalling the video card and using onboard graphics.
- Unplugging the Hard Drive.
- Tried unplugging hard drive, and inserted Windows XP Disk.
I am at wits end as to how to proceed. Does anybody have an idea of what this could be?
System Specs: Dell Dimension E520, Windows Vista x86, 250GB Seagate 7200 RPM HD, nVidia 9400GT, Intel Core2 Duo CPU
Thanks in advance