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Turn on (or restart) your computer. 3. Depending on the age of the system and the speed of the processor, you may want to consider replacing the machine altogether if that's the case.Having experienced the same error you If not, suspect a cabling error. If that doesn't work, I'm stuck for the moment. http://divxeo.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-8200-manual.html

They should be "Primary Master Drive," "Primary Slave Drive," "Secondary Master Drive," and "Secondary Slave Drive." From this point on, any time I refer to "all" or "any" of the options, I installed a Seagate ST3600 as a slave on the primary controller. It will then list all the software and hardware on your PC. Windows XP will automatically run the full scan when you reboot again. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/17787850.aspx

Cover was previously removed f1 to continue, f2 to setup i chose f1, after that there's a selection to choose: Safe Mode Start with Network Start with Command Prompt Last Good This can especially be the case if you frequently leave CD's or DVD's in your CD/DVD drive(s), since booting to CD-ROM first will cause the computer to search the CD or Thanks for your help! This process consists of automatically loading into memory something called a 'Basic Input-Output System', or BIOS, which is stored in a special memory chip in your computer, and then using the

Oh, and if this is the case, you'll definitely want to back up your data as they will be sending you a replacement drive. Similar Topics Dell Dimension 8200 won't power up at all Jan 27, 2006 Trouble starting up dell dimension 8200 Oct 9, 2008 Dell Dimension 8200 Memory Upgrade Jan 21, 2003 Dell The value for this field should be set to Hard Drive. I've made sure all the drive cables are totally connected, I only have one hard drive (so it must be finding the "primary drive"), I've even reinstalled Windows XP, yet the

Figure 2 - not in Disk Management either. Are the jumpers set to be Master and are you plugging it into the corresponding spot on the cable? 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites devtha Then I installed this drive back into my dell deskptop and popped in my XP CD to see if I can install the OS upon reboot. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289785-30-dell-dimension-2400-bios-read-hard-drive The Hard rive is IDE not SATA.

Garret Claridge 73.613 görüntüleme 1:42 Destroying An Old Dell PC - Shovel, Hammer, and Water - PC Smash Test - Tech Torture Thursday - Süre: 7:59. However, you indicated the drive cables are connected - but are they in good shape? This is the original drive that came in the Dell Dimension 2400. I suggest you check your owners manual for CD drive removal, when you get the old one out check the jumper setting on the back side of the drive (it will

Oct 5, 2009 #2 apainlessend TS Rookie Topic Starter Thats jsut it, its not reading ANY ide drive Everything says unknown device Oct 5, 2009 #3 mailpup TS Special Forces Good Luck!Submitted by: Ray G.***********************************************************************Answer:Hi Gretchen, I had this same exact problem a few months back after I installed a second hard drive, so I know exactly how you feel. Tell them to SLOW DOWN, and if that doesn't work, ask them to connect you with someone else. Once you are in the setup screen and depending on the model of your system, you should see one of three possible screens, lets take these one at a time.

If your ever to scared to go into these menu options just follow the directions on how to escape out. check over here Answer:I have had this happened to me before as well. By the way I can use this drive as external drive and it spins as well. The problem is that I had 3 HD's on my pc, then attached another one (80 gb) from an internet cafe.

If the pins are bent or broken, replace the keyboard. Of course, you keep your data backed up, don't you?Lastly, there is the possibility that the drive has "failed" and does not initialize fast enough to be found by the BIOS Im trying that now Oct 5, 2009 #9 mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,995 +373 Unplugging the power supply is mainly a precaution against accidentally shorting anything. http://divxeo.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-8200-specs.html Computing.Net and Purch hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of Computing.Net and its accuracy.

It is possible that someone entered setup and accidentally changed some settings. Also make sure the ribbon is plugged in the correct way, the ?red stripe? If you boot to HDD first, this should speed up the boot process.

I tried the manual scan both times but still cannot make the new drive visible to Windows XP explorer." May 24, 2008, 9:11 PM by cjd. "Problem here also.

You should always start a new thread for your issues and link to the appropriate older thread so yours can get the attention it deserves. It has a small notch so you can use a tool with an edge to help remove.3) Reboot the CPU, if the message still comes up, reboot the CPU and try Then, highlight "Drive Type" and push the right arrow key until the words directly across from "Drive Type" read "Auto." After you've done this push Enter. Of course it is always the BOSS (owner!) who has all of his critical stuff including over 25,000 emails in folders by category, etc.

However in all probability, it is an indication of a drive that is going to fail. Usually on first page, it will list the manufacturer of your motherboard and model no. The BIOS chip has its own battery power so that the contents are not lost when you turn off the power.The BIOS contains the instructions that make it possible for your weblink 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

So use it as a reference:http://support.dell.com/support/edo...1. If it still has a modem in it, remove it, not only is it useless they often cause issues themselves. 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites If it doesn't find an operating system there, it proceeds to the CD-ROM drive, where it performs the same search. If you notice by the "IDE" and power cable there are 8 copper prongs with a white plastic piece inserted near the plug-ins.2) This plastic piece can determine whether or not