Dell Inspiron will not open past Dell Screen

May 25, 2011 at 13:53:38
Specs: Windows 98 2nd Edition, Pentium II
My Dell Inspiron 7000 on start up gets to the Dell Screen, then goes to a black background with white lettering. States; The amount of system memory has changed or suspend to disk file is absent.... See "Suspend-to-Disk File" in the user's guide for instructions. ...Error 0211---Keyboard error......Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup..... When I Press F1 or F2 nothing happens. The Computer does not respond. I did a hard shut down and start up and the same screens and results. I looked up the Users Guide for Instructions, but it does not explain Error 0211....... I am Lost...... Is this fixable or has the Computer Died? Thanks for any Help..... Jim Auth ......... PS: I am not very smart solving these types of problems......

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#1
May 25, 2011 at 22:25:04
Try hitting F2 before all the errors show. Maybe you can get into cmos/bios setup. Once there look for 'suspend mode'. The options should be either 'save to ram' or 'save to disk'. Change it from whatever it's at now, save settings and exit.

As far as the keyboard error; are any of the keys being pressed down unintentionally?

Ding dong the witch is dead. . . .


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#2
May 26, 2011 at 00:28:16
Here's the downloads for that model:

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...

I don't see any general 'user guide' but something there may help.

Ding dong the witch is dead. . . .


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May 26, 2011 at 10:42:53
Daveincaps..... Thanks for getting back with the Info.... I tried a couple of things, with out any positive results... It is a old PC that my Dear Wife uses to plays games. Maybe time to go Shopping for a Low Cost Notebook on Sale.... We are on Vacation and this old Dell is a Negative..
Again Thank You,
Jim A in Pa.

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#4
May 26, 2011 at 12:12:48
Yeah, the 'suspend to disk' part of the message has to do with a small partition on the hard drive. If it's not there and you have suspend mode set to 'save to disk' I think you get that error. Or the message about system memory being changed might be because suspend mode is set to 'save to ram' and consequently the OS has less available ram. I couldn't find a definite answer. It's a uniquely Dell error message.

Ding dong the witch is dead. . . .


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#5
May 27, 2011 at 00:37:05
DAVEINCAPS..... Well I inserted the Windows 2nd. Edition disk, and it preceded to go to the Windows Home Page...... So all is Well for Now........Dear Wife can Play her "Games Again" & I get my Laptop Back,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Thanks, Jim A in Pa. {:>)

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