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GX270 Alert! Attempts at booting failed at checkpoint [krst], [usbf], and [time].


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GX270 Alert! Attempts at booting failed at checkpoint [krst], [usbf], and [time].

  • I usually leave my computer on in the office overnight and just lock my network login.  This morning I came in and it was a blank screen with a cursor in the upper left corner of the screen.  When I press [ctrl][alt][del] three times, I get the screen:

    Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [krst].  For help in resolving this problem, please note this checkpoint and contact Dell technical support. 

    The only way out of the screen that I can figure out is to turn the power off.  When I turn it back on, it won't let me go to F2 or F12.

    I get three different checkpoints each time I press [ctrl][alt][del] at the error message screen. 

    The lights in the back are:





    Can somebody please help me with this problem? 

  • Try booting the system with no external peripherals attached (usb printers/scanners and so on). I have seen a similar problem and it turned out to be a label printer. May also need a motherboard replacement. Perhaps try calling Dell "Tech Support".
  • Hi,

    Krst - Checkpoint corresponds to the "Testing Keyboard Reset Command"

    Try reseating all the cables including the mice and keyboard at the back of the machine and check

    The Apostate

  • I had the same problem on my Dell PowerEdge 400sc, finally we found out it is bad memory card problem, after taking out the bad memory chip, it works fine.
  • MaggieZhao:
    Found your posting of 10-11-04 via a search initiated by a good samaritan named Steve.  Your report that the problem stemmed from a bad memory chip fits with my own preconceptions, so
    I'll try that first.
    John Van Laer