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Errorcode 2000:0221 / 4C00:041C

I am having problems with my Dell Inspiron 6400 lately. It want boot into Windows OS and it is not booting any recovery CD to the end. The PSA diagnostic program shows 2000:0221 (Interval Timer Channel 0 (mode 0) is not generating interrupts). In addition the extended check display the code 4C00:041C (channel mode 2 is not operating correctly). I have checked the hard drive and it seems okay. What does it mean? How can it be fixed? Has somebody made experience with this problem?

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  • pcxphelp001 Dec 06, 2008

    Hi, thanks a lot for posting the link. It provided me the possible reason for not being able to boot my XP OS. Apparently

  • pcxphelp001 Dec 06, 2008

    Hi, thanks a lot for posting the link. It provided me the possible reason for not being able to boot my XP OS. Apparently the

  • swolenator May 11, 2010

    did you get this fixed? i have same error 2000-0221 on my xps 730x vista 64 dell.

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Found a similar post in the DELL forums, seems to be a hardware failure on the system board. http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/18830946/18953932.aspx#18953932

Strangely seems that Vista is not affected by this as I assume you have XP.

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