DELL GX240 not starting NORMAL but works fine in SAFE mode
Posted on 2004-07-31
Moved my disk from a DELL Dimension 4100 to my DELL GX240 and tried to keep everything intact by just starting up. After start it stops and beeps at a black screen and says "plug & play configuration error....strike F1 to continue or F2 for setup". After F1 it gets to the WINDOWS XP PRO logo screen with the bar on bottom moving from left to right but never goes anywhere else. If I start up again and go to the safe mode it starts just like it should in the safe mode and works fine....all network and hardware seems properly installed....no problems in device manager....gets online and all applications seem to be fine. BIOS is VER A05 and the machine has 512 megs of ram,2.4 gig P4, 120 gig HITACHI HDD, RADEON 7200 PCI nothing exotic or special. ANY IDEAS?