Sorry, re-reading that it looks like you didn't even find the diagnostics (the BIOS has obviously spotted something amiss early on)
If the laptop boots past this stage, by pressing F12 repeatedly immediately after turning on you will probably get a startup menu from which you can select "Dell Diagnostics" and from there, run the memory tests - should be quite self-explanatory
i did this which brought me to the initial 'pre boot assessment' thing i mention above.
it was running a lot of memory tests which brought up the error code above. (some beeping went off like an alarm and it asked me if i wanted to carry on running the tests - which i did). it completed without any other issues being reported.
i'll try have a look at the ram module.
would it be worth taking one out and running start up as normal? (i.e. if its 2GB RAM should it be able to start up on 1GB RAM module in place?)
this is probably the first time i've done this sort of troubleshooting, so bear with me on the lingo
i've replaced/upgraded RAM modules before, so i'm no stranger to opening these things up. jus tthe software side i'm very new to.
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