is my Dell 660 (2012) probably done for its work life?
hi. i'm just looking for any possible quick fix to my current desktop pc situation.
setup: 2012 Dell Inspiron 660
Core i-53330 CPU @ 3.00 GHz
running Windows 10 Home edition with auto updates..
two 1TB hard disks
the set up has been faithful for the last 7 years or so..
as of two days ago upon book up, the DELL logo popped as usual,
then .. screen goes black.. with a small text blinker on the upper left hand corner..
it's hung there several times for over several hours. i've hard shut down with the power button and same result.
any quick fix suggestions? i have a win 10 recovery disk that i'm going to attempt to boot through ..
i'm of the opinion that it may be near its useful shelf life.. this is my home office desktop setup and i rely on it heavily when i work from home.. need dependability and this concerns me for the future..
p.s. i booted from Win10 USB boot drive. ran REPAIR.. and got the "Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC" message.
i store EVERY data in the cloud so i'm more concerned with whether my motherboard has issues. i suppose i could just reinstall win10 and see if that solves the issue, but if there is a quick way to see if there is any death issue, it would save me time to do a reset of my pc one time..
i've already installed a clean Win10 baseline just under 6 months ago.
DellPCDesktops* inspiron 660
8/22/2022 - Mon
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