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    Win 10 PC Won't Boot From Hard Drive or CD Drive

    Hello, I can't get my Dell Optiplex 755 to boot up from HD or CD drives. I don't get any start up screens either. When I hit F12 to change the boot sequence, I just get beeps, but make no real progress. Could the Master Boot Record be corrupted? This system has 2GB or ram and 250 GB HD.
    Any help would be appreciate.

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    Do you get any display or error messages at all? If so, what do you see?

    If not, but you do get some beep codes, which one(s) do you get?

    https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/e...ell-desktop-pc

    https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/e...error-messages

    That is an old system, so it is likely some sort of hardware failure.

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    What is the history? Did something change? Was it working one day and just quit?
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    Possible hardware problem

    Unfortunately the beeping was a result of me pressing F12 and not a system code. I expect that you are probably right that it is a hardware problem, possibly the hard drive. Thanks for your input

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    What is the history? Did something change? Was it working one day and just quit?
    I tried installing XP Pro over Win 10 and I got a blue screen but unfortunately did not write the code down because I thought the system did not like XP for some reason. When I tried to restart, I ran into problems. I tried a recovery USB, Win 10 CD and XP again, hoping that it might work. No luck. I will try removing the hard drive and replacing with another. We'll see. Thanks for your input.

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