Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
On startup after the dell logo screen , it will go to a black screen with a blinking cursor, or boot device menu screen with 8 choices 1 normal 2 diskette drive 3 hard disk drive c 4 ide cd rom device 5 usb flash device 6 system setup 7 ide drive diagnostics 8 boot to utility partition. And final I upgaded the hd drive from 40 gb to 320 gb and ram from 768 mb to 1 gb
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
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: pc won't boot
Any leaking brown stuff means blown capacitors- DELL (along with other manufacturers) were sold some "fake" capacitors and they didn't have all the correct ingredients to perform like they should. After about 2-3 years of use they started to break. DELL was replacing them mobos for awhile, even after the warranty ran out, but that deal is probably over. I know because I was able to replace several of them - out of warranty.
As far as your hard drive goes, Do you have an IBM Deskstar, also a.k.a as DeathStar? If it says it can't find the hard drive and you did not change the cables or mess with the jumpers and you have checked that the cables did not come loose from the motherboard and drive, then you most likely have a dead drive. You can always try to recover from the recovery console using CHKDSK. I have recovered a few drives this way. If you do recover then get your files off immediately.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
When in doubt do without, that is remove the new hard drive cable and power, remove the DVD drive and try loading booting the XP from just this CD device. Enter the BIOS and check if the system sees the device. If it's not found in the BIOS then you'll never boot anything. Address it as the Primary device on the cable (I don't use CS) and see if the BIOS sees it.
If you get CD device seen in the BIOS then try to boot the CD in it. If it boots then power off and connect up your 40gb drive (optioned as Primary) on the other cable. Now power on as check the BIOS for the drive and the DVD device. If both are seen then boot the cd and try to load XP. After it's up and running install the other CD device as a Slave on one of the cables.
Posted on May 28, 2009
SOURCE: Dell DimE310 wont reeboot
try this unplug your machine,take off the side cover,there is a jumper near the battery for the cmos,it has three pins,remove from pin 1&2
and place on 2&3,remove an return to the original position.
plug in and restart,at startup press F2,scroll to boot sequence and press enter,change order to (1)CD,(2) IDE hard drive(3) SATA hard drive,save and exit.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
SOURCE: no boot device available stike
Your computer cannot find a boot-able storage device, i.e. hard disk drive, to boot from. Either your hard disk drive is defective or the OS (operating system software) is corrupted and needs to be re-installed.
Posted on Jul 27, 2011
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