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If YES explore the data corruption options, if NO start looking for a new drive, or at least a "borrowed" drive to test this theory.Submitted by: Treknology***********************************************************************Answer:I've had various problems before It can be done, and I would considder it if the CD drive on my laptop was broken. I install eTrust EZ Antivirus and who needs Earthlink or AOL to get to the Internet these days?Simple matter to use the Wizard to say you already have what you need so i tried to bend the pins inwards a lil bit because i figured that they weren't making a connection.. his comment is here

Without more information about your computer and the onset of the problem, it is difficult to identify the definitive culprit. I noticed they all worked except for one. If it isn't then AFAIK you'd be out of luck although a bios flash might possibly add this function. fyi, the 8100 will not boot if a memory slot is empty.

Magued Animal wrote: I'm currently running a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop - it's a good few years old, but serves my purpose well. System Halted! The first 3 are usually the most common. I have tried new a new keyboard and mouse to no avail.

I just got a Dimension 8100 computer from my brother, and after taking it apart to clean it, I plugged everything back in, and turned the power on. Placed xp install cd in cd drive and it came up and I ran repair section. Aug 4, 2005 Help My Dell Dimension 8100 is messed up! But if you tell the BIOS you want to boot to Floppy and/or CD-ROM first, it can look for an OS on CD-ROM and execute it if found.

Anytime I see errors related to a hard drive, I assume the worst and immediately save important files in case the drive fails completely.2.) Start with the simple things first: Have That should fix things right up.Submitted by: Eric T. However, that takes a few seconds to complete. http://newwikipost.org/topic/ew9Ifr484JNos1m0Dymbf3MQj6bwLzoR/Dell-XPS-Dimension-Gen-4-will-not-boot.html Press the SPACE bar to see what is listed as your primary drive, if anything.

Refer to your Motherboard manual for help in interpreting the settings. Jul 30, 2005 #8 JAR TS Rookie One more thing... Welcome to Techspot! This is useless to most home users.

The Dell tech guy said the memory was corrupted or looped and this procedure cleared it out. http://www.electronic-servicing.com/dell_dimension_8100_pc_desktop/q65885-pc_boot The Dell tech guy said the memory was corrupted or looped and this procedure cleared it out. Check both of your CD drives and see if they are reading disks like they should be. I had run out of ideas.

System Fan Not Detected Alert! this content There are 4 slots on the motherboard, and I was instructed to use them as pairs--either the 2-256s ot the 2-512s. Alert! I don't have a PS/2 port on my computer so I can only use USB devices.

Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 12-12-2007, 02:25 PM #2 SamTech Registered Member Join Date: Dec 2007 Posts: 2 OS: Windows XP SP2 I've tried a few things As you said, it isn't in any way serious, but it does get annoying. Oh God! http://divxeo.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-8100-will-not-boot-after-shutdown.html i just LOLd coz been havin a pretty bad day.

Back to top #14 tvhevh tvhevh Authentic Member Authentic Member 178 posts Interests:Motorsports Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:51 PM Actually, I have 4 sticks; 2 are 256 MB and 2 They are pretty informative and they are bootable. option.

In your configuration utility, you will find an option that shows you what your drive is configured as (Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, Secondary Slave).

So what you said has nothing to do with the topic in discussion. If it doesn't find an operating system there, it proceeds to the CD-ROM drive, where it performs the same search. While booting up before Windows loads I got a "Keyboard Failure" message, but the screen goes away and Windows loads up normally. To be safe, you may want to replace the drive cable anyway.

jdelfire lol reviving a an old post I see.. If an operating system is found, it executes that OS. Being as frustrated as I was I then replaced the power supply. check over here I contacted Dell and was able to resolve the problem with this easy fix...as follows. -Unplug the computer and disconnect all devices. -Press and hold power button for 10 seconds to

SO I tried the above method but to no avail. Seems like when you correct one, you then subsequently have to deal with the other. Replacement CD drive for inspiron 8200 and it's only 35 dollars! If so I would suggest for starters unplug and re-plug the fan header for your CPU fan.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - not sure what he meant, but here is my list :-) by Cadillac84 / March 9, 2006 11:31 PM PST In reply to: Turn off your computer and insert bootable USB and start the computer. Good luck with this, hope you have another computer to deal with while that one spends a day or two installing lol.