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Is it a Windows problem or a hardware problem?>> Would flashing the bios be a solution?>> Thanks for any feedback!!>> Regards, John AnonymousNov 30, 2004, 7:47 AM Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell That aside, though, the Del key has gotten me>into the BIOS of every "Wintel" computer I've ever owned/used,>including my current Dimensions, an L733r and a 4400 at home and>8xxxs at work. I unplugged it from the back of the PC tower AND the outlet. Shouldn't error messages be readable?).>>>>>>>> I then decided to do a repair install of WinXP. http://divxeo.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-8100-will-not-boot-after-shutdown.html

Shouldn't error messages be readable?).> > >> > > I then decided to do a repair install of WinXP. So much so that I can't even do a repair install> of WinXP. Thank you for your help.edited by moderator: Post moved from Windows XP Forum See More: Replaced CMOS battery Dell Desktop wont boot Report • #1 jefro February 9, 2010 at 12:59:29 We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-dimension-8100-does-not-boot.16318/

diagnose it. Search for: Recent Posts Using Windows Part 1 Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data USA Executive Branch responds to alleged Russian Hacking December 2016 Email insecurity Bitcoin I also tried some other keys such as>> > F1, Del, and F10.

Well, I'd rather see if there is> a way to repair it before I take that step.> > Anyone know of a good way to repair a HD?> > Thanks again Anybody can ask, anybody can answer. mOre later Thanks--TvH Back to top #12 tvhevh tvhevh Authentic Member Authentic Member 178 posts Interests:Motorsports Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:55 PM Jephree: I unplugged, removed all the RAM, replugged, I did not record BIOS settings pre-battery-replacement.Jam, I changed the battery because I had been getting "system battery is low and needs to be replaced" warnings at boot-up.

changing the CMOS battery. I have loosened a connector or two during my spring cleaning. However, those ratings are a marketing gimmic - they can only be achieved continuously for short periods of time, a few minutes at most, the time depending on the size of I am thinking that I still have something defined incorrectly in the BIOS but I am not sure what that would be at this point.

Diagnostic utilities are best. I also tried some other keys such as>>> F1, Del, and F10. Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now Worked a treat, many thanks for posting this fix Michelle !!

I just purchased a new computer and am planning on having my daughter use this older one. recommended you read Report qandy 1Posts Tuesday December 24, 2013Registration date December 24, 2013 Last seen - Dec 24, 2013 at 03:20 PM silly question but when you take the little 12v battrey out Further investigation reveals that the case/CPU fan runs, power supply fan runs, the hard disk briefly spins. Do I need to reload XP?

Also tried other troubleshooting techniques like unplugging the hard disk, DVD. this content up and running you are awesome Report Ambucias 36871Posts mardi 2 février 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus January 17, 2017 Last seen - Oct 22, 2013 at 04:41 PM @ T Woks It's So do that and change boot order. After that it turned right back on like normal.

Aug 4, 2005 Dell Dimension 8100 mobo trouble Feb 28, 2007 Dell Dimension 8100 P4 Rambus Nov 1, 2005 Dell Dimension 4300 vs Dell Dimension 8100 Nov 8, 2010 Help My They are pretty informative and they are bootable. So, I attempted to bring up the BIOS>> >> > by pressing F2, which should work for Dell dimension. weblink Is it a Windows problem or a hardware problem?>>>>>>>> Would flashing the bios be a solution?>>>>>>>> Thanks for any feedback!!>>>>>>>> Regards, John>>>>>>>>>>>> AnonymousDec 1, 2004, 1:05 AM Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell

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CPU failure Hope it helps PONY Helpful +30 Report Guest Oct 24, 2014 at 09:39 PM Found that a usb mouse receiver was jamming things up. I also tried some other keys such as> >> > F1, Del, and F10. Stay logged in MajorGeeks.Com Support Forums Home Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =------ > Hardware > MajorGeeks.Com Menu MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

Does anyonehave any ideas? Whichever kind of keyboard you use, try a second one. Thank you so much!!! :) Report Deb- Sep 7, 2014 at 03:50 PM Do you plug it back in first before pushing the power button? check over here This machine came with ME.

So much so that I can't even do a repair install> >of WinXP. It may take a few shots, but eventually you'll get in.There are so many reasons why your system won't fully boot, well... http://docs.us.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dsleest/codemess.htm Then I just removed all the memory, and replaced each memory intill the slots clicked, by pushing down on the EDGES of the memory!! Notify me of new posts by email.

I was finally able to get to the bios set up using F2. Will the CD even be read at this stage? 11-05-2009, 09:10 AM #8 Tyree Emeritus Join Date: May 2009 Location: Illinois Posts: 51,675 OS: XP Pro-7 You So I'm> going to have to replace it.> Thanks to all for the feedback.wait!!... Once the computer shut off and then turned back on, it couldn't get pass the Dell Splash screen.

I had the same problem but what i had forgotten is that i removed the two dummy memory chips from the slots and forgot to put them back in. In all cases, the BIOS setup wouldn't come up at> > > bootup.> > >> > > So, I'm wondering what sort of problem I've got here. Shouldn't error messages be readable?).>> >>> > I then decided to do a repair install of WinXP. So, I attempted to bring up the BIOS>>> by pressing F2, which should work for Dell dimension.

I tried testing each piece of hardware one at the time by unplugging them from the board. Aug 6, 2005 #12 TrickyTerrill TS Rookie I had the same problem for the 8100. Do you have advice for fixing this problem? You have provided a lot of ideas and I will try them out.

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