resource conflict-PCI on Motherboard

July 13, 2012 at 01:09:24
Specs: Windows XP
It's a Dell Laptop.The CPU is Intel Pentium III Processor 650/500 MHZ and w/640K System RAM.255 Extended RAM & 255K Cashe SRAM. On Boot up it beeped several times & I got ERROR message that there is Resource Conflict-PCI on Motherboard. That the amount of memory has changed OR the "Suspend-to-Disk File" is absent. Said to check online user"s guide for instructions! & to either press F1 to resume, or F2 to Setup. What do I do? Also want to know how to obtain a DVD Decoder as somehow my got deleated! I can't play any DVDs on my computer now.

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July 13, 2012 at 04:13:30
Go to the Dell website using a working computer and you should be able get information there. You should also be able to download a fresh copy of the DVD player software that was pre-installed at the factory.

Either that or perform a factory recovery which will re-install Windows and applications as it was when the laptop was new.

Dell support for UK:

If you need Dell support for a different country, click "United Kingdom" at top-left and choose country from the drop-down list.

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July 13, 2012 at 15:27:54
Hi DianeJC

I am Makarand P from the Dell Social Media and Communities team.

With regards to your issue, the issue is caused because the computer was shut down while booting up on multiple occasions or was shut down while getting it to hibernate. Due to this the file for the system memory used during hibernation might have got corrupted. Also, was the memory removed or reseated at any point of time.
I would suggest you to navigate to BIOS by pressing the F2 button at the Dell logo screen and reset it back to defaults. Doing so would ensure the right amount of memory is detected and system should boot normally.
Upon loading of windows, if you get a prompt to repair the file or clear the memory, please do so. It is a single click procedure and a automatic repair option on click.

Kindly revert for further clarifications.

Thanks and regards,
Dell Social Media and Communities Responder

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July 21, 2012 at 16:06:12
There should be an option in BIOS to allow suspend to ram.

Also, check the Time/date is accurate.

You should allow Suspend to hard drive if possible or just shut down when the laptopis not in use. Hibernation and sleep mode is quite dangerous should your battery goes flat, it might corrupt the system files.

You are not supposed to run a laptop on DC power, it is a laptop that uses battery power. You only use the adpater to recharge the battery or if the battery goes flat during use, you attach then when the battery has charged, you remove the DC power cable..

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