Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [PnP1]

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Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [PnP1]

  • When I try to start my machine it doesn't boot properly. after MANY attempts it starts and i get this message in bios:

    Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [PnP1]

    What should i do for starting my pc everytime without this annoying procedure?

    Thanks for Help

    Jefo

     

    PS: Why is there no german board?

  • It's difficult to give a precise answer without knowing which model computer you have.  The general answer is to go into the BIOS setup program and clear the event log.

    Steve

  • I thought my system is posted automatically...

    Service Tag: F49FJ0J
    Service Code: 32909440771

    Dimension 8200
    Bios Vers. A09
    P4 2,4 GHz
    256 MB RDRAM
    WIN XP

    i think that's all what's necessary.
  • Your system information only posts automatically if you create a signature for the forum.  Moderators may be able to get to it from your account information, but other users, like me, who answer most of the questions here, cannot access your information.

    See the following documentation on your BIOS setup program to see how to clear the event log:

    http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/systems/dim8200/syssetup.htm#1097056

    Steve

  • I'm guessing PnP1 points to PCI Slot 1. (Plug and Play 1). Maybe the card in slot 1 is giving you problems. Hopefully it's not the video card, and you can remove the card and see if it stops the errors.
  • You're correct.  It is pointing to a PCI card problem.  Pulling the card to verify the error goes away, then reseating the cards one by one should either solve the problem or point out the problem card.