Question about Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop
My Dell Dimension 8250 won't boot. The hard drive is making a clicking noise and the monitor was blank. I reviewed the manual and it directed me to view the 4 lights on the back of the CPU. I have 3 green then one yellow. The manual then directed me to open the box and check the drive connectors. All connections are good - nothing lose. Upon rebooting, I hit F12 and ran the IDE diagnostics. It recognized the hard drive but it failed the test with error code 5. Now when I try to reboot the system I get "error loading operating system." I'm going to try and boot with my operating system reinstall disk - wish me luck.
What is code 5 and is my hard drive dead? Any suggestions for moving forward?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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