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Error messages
SECTOR NOT FOUND
SEEK ERROR
SHUTDOWN FAILURE
TIME-OF-DAY CLOCK LOST POWER
TIME-OF-DAY CLOCK STOPPED
TIME-OF-DAY NOT SET-PLEASE RUN THE SYSTEM SETUP
PROGRAM
TIMER CHIP COUNTER 2 FAILED
UNEXPECTED INTERRUPT IN PROTECTED MODE
X:\ IS NOT ACCESSIBLE. THE DEVICE IS NOT READY

System error messages

Table 5. System error messages
System message
Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system
have failed at checkpoint [nnnn]. For help in
resolving this problem, please note this
checkpoint and contact Dell Technical Support
CMOS checksum error
CPU fan failure
System fan failure
Hard-disk drive failure
Keyboard failure
No boot device available
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Troubleshooting
Description
The operating system cannot locate a sector on the hard drive. You
may have a defective sector or corrupted File Allocation Table (FAT)
on the hard drive. Run the Windows error-checking utility to check
the file structure on the hard drive. See Windows Help and
Support for instructions (click Start > Help and Support). If a large
number of sectors are defective, back up the data (if possible), and
then format the hard drive.
The operating system cannot find a specific track on the hard drive.
A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning. Run the
System Set tests in Dell Diagnostics. If the message reappears,
Contact Dell.
System configuration settings are corrupted. Connect your
computer to an electrical outlet to charge the battery. If the
problem persists, try to restore the data by entering the System
Setup program, then immediately exit the program. If the message
reappears, Contact Dell.
The reserve battery that supports the system configuration settings
may require recharging. Connect your computer to an electrical
outlet to charge the battery. If the problem persists, Contact Dell.
The time or date stored in the system setup program does not
match the system clock. Correct the settings for the Date and
Time options.
A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning. Run the
System Set tests in Dell Diagnostics.
The keyboard controller may be malfunctioning, or a memory
module may be loose. Run the System Memory tests and the
Keyboard Controller test in Dell Diagnostics or Contact Dell.
Insert a disk into the drive and try again.
Description
The computer failed to complete the boot routine three consecutive
times for the same error.
RTC is reset, BIOS Setup default has been loaded.
CPU fan has failed.
System fan has failed.
Possible hard disk drive failure during POST.
Keyboard failure or loose cable. If reseating the cable does not solve
the problem, replace the keyboard.
No bootable partition on hard disk drive, the hard disk drive cable is
loose, or no bootable device exists.

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