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I have a dell 2400

It will startup but stops no main page need to reboot system but i dont have my disc anymore

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  • grayfox36 Nov 12, 2008

    i cant get that far i can do F2 OR F11 AN THATS IT

  • grayfox36 Nov 12, 2008

    THANK YOU

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Try going into safemode and doing a system restore to the last time the unit worked.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • Brad Hamilton Nov 12, 2008

    If that is the case than you HDD might be bad, you should ALWAYS at least be able to get to the boot loader.

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Have a used dell dimension 2400, hard drive died i replaced it, but i dont have the original os disc that came with the system, can i use my copy of vista, or find another copy


If your Dell computer had Vista installed then you can use your copy of Vista CD and you can use the product installation code that is printed on the Windows label that is attached to your Dell.
When you insert the Windows CD into your Dell and boot up your computer then select the CD as the boot device (ie 4=IDE CD).

After Windows is installed and activated then you need to install the Dell computer's device drivers.
You can download the device drivers from Dell WEB site, the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop, better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where the specific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select the Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Jan 21, 2013 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Will a NVIDIA GeForce gt 610 graphics processor work on a Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop


YES, Zian it will work....BUT,....................

1) It is a PCI graphics card, and uses a PCI expansion slot.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2898922&CatId=319

The Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop PC's motherboard, has three long white PCI slots,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/techov.htm#1105465

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Dimension-2400-Desktop-Motherboard-System-Main-Board-F5949-K5148-G1548-/190750417467?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2c699c623b

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI

If one of those long white PCI slots is open, you can use a PCI graphics card.

Concerned that the graphics card uses DDR3 graphics memory, and your computer only uses DDR Sdram ram memory?

Don't be.

The graphics card has it's own processor (Graphics Processing Unit), and graphics memory.
It runs independent of the system resources; the Processor and Ram Memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

The concern is the Power Supply.
Original power supply's maximum rated Wattage is either 200 Watts, or 250 Watts.

The above graphics card requires a minimum system requirement/power supply requirement; of 300 Watts.

I would recommend replacing the Power Supply.
(Especially with it's age, if it is still the same one)

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1389575&CatId=1078

ONE thing though..............
Watch the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, and the wires in it. Be sure they are in the standard place setup.

Check the pinout, and color code of the wires,

1) Dell Dimension 2400 desktop computer, 20-pin ATX main power cable connector pinout,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/techov.htm#1105612

2) STANDARD 20-pin ATX main cable connector pinout, and color code of wires; as set by JEDEC,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

[Be aware that the ATX main power cable, and connector, you get with a new power supply; such as the above, will have a 20 =4-pin ATX main power cable connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20plus4

Use the 20-pin connector, tie the 4-pin power cable up out of the way]

For a time period Dell was making the motherboard's main power cable connector - Proprietary.
Meaning they has that motherboard connector wire pinout changed.
Colors of wires were in a different place, than the standard setup by JEDEC.

Orange wires are 3.3 Volts (DC)
Red wires are 5 Volts (DC)
Yellow wires are 12 Volts (DC)
Black wires are Ground wires.

Guess what happens if a 12 Volt Yellow wire, is plugged into where a Black Ground wire is supposed to be?

ZZZZZZzzzzt! Motherboard fries, processor fries, ram memory fries, and graphics card. (If used)

Check the color code of the wires, in the 20-pin ATX main power cable's CONNECTOR, for the Dimension 2400's power supply.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 14, 2012 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My Dell Dimension 2400 has stopped working - how do i restore the factory settings ?


Hello,

It appears your model Dell 2400 should have been supplied with the CD's for reinstalling Windows XP, CD will be green or blue in color and the drivers and applications that came with the computer.

If so, back up your files first to an external drive and then put the CD in the CD drive and reboot the computer. It should come up to reinstall XP.

If good to go, you will be prompted to install the second Cd as well as online XP updates.
Software that was installed after you bought the computer also wouyld have to be reinstall as well as restoring your backed up file.

Rememberm all data is lost when you reinstall your operating system, unless these is a choice on install that may ask for destructive, or non-destrutive (keeps files).

I am attaching a link to Dell for your to copy and paste into your web browser for the support page for drivers and user guide in the event you need to reveiw the process.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Sep 06, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I have a dell dimension 2400 desktop. The green light goes out and an amber one comes on. The screen then goes black and I can not use the power button to reboot. I have to unplug everythhing and then it...


You most likely need to reinstall windows. Insert your windows cd or dvd into your disc drive and then reboot the computer. Make sure you backup any of your important files first.

Mar 05, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I have a dimension 2400 just reformatted to factory settings everything working fine, internet through ethernet cable, but problem with speedtouch 121g usb adapter, it just will not have it. the comp keeps...


We need the BSOD error for a better diagnostic but it appears that the soft for the Alcatel Speedtouch is at fault here - as usual; find the latest driver and use it. 
How to stop the autostart: Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery ->  Settings... -> System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"

Jun 13, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Reboot dell 2400 whant to set to factory settings


Try hitting F5 at startup, if not then the only bet is to call Dell and tell them you need your recovery discs, they will try to sell them to you but don't fall for it, if you argue enough they will eventually send them for free.

Jan 27, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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DEll 2400 - cd-dvd drive stopped working


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Dec 02, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Format c drive


you need to have your windows xp cd to do that

Aug 03, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Get the blue screen


If your Dell was built after 6/04, you have a recovery partition. Press Ctrl+F11 on startup to restore the system to the way it was when delivered.

Downloadable pdf manual for your machine:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimc521/en/OM_EN/RP333A00.pdf
See page 56.

Aug 03, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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