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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? so did you get it fixed? what u do? i have same issue on my dell 730x i just have the error code 2000:0221

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  • swolenator Mar 12, 2009

    doh ok i don't know why it copied all that but here is the issue i have. The PSA diagnostic program shows 2000:0221 (Interval Timer Channel 0 (mode 0) is not generating interrupts). What does it mean? How can it be fixed? Has somebody made experience with this problem?

    so did you get it fixed? what u do? I'm on a dell xps 730x vista 64.

  • swolenator Mar 13, 2009

    yeah which it says to update/reinstall bios. Which the dell guy said wait for new bios it will fix it yet i had some other people run test same pc and they don't have it. I've been having issues with apps that will stop responding. The first dell guy reinstalled original bios which is only one released yet and that fixed games crashing like crysis and left 4 dead they now run smooth but I still get apps stop responding all the time. The 2nd dell guy said wait for new bios that was a month ago it's been like this since day 1 well was alot worse but still is a pain. Reason I ask is I found one guy with the same pc 730x with the same error code and they sent a guy out to replace motherboard and cpu unfortunately he never responded back tell me if that fixed it. I think it's like a bad motherboard or memory but that dell link and 2nd dell guy said update/reinstall bios but i've been waiting over a month for this update. Here are the links I have
    4 which is what says to do for that error code
    I'm swolenator and fordmustang16.

    I'm just trying to find out if I have a bad part it's listed as a motherboard error code on dell site. Also in my pc it also said channel 2 timer mode 0. I think motherboard needs be replaced or a memory card but the dell guy insisted it wasn't an error for a bad part but why then would not everyone have it it's brand new and dell even just reinstalled factory bios which did lesson the problems alot but is still not 100% and still has error code.

  • swolenator Mar 13, 2009

    I was told that
    PSA error message is erroneous on the XPS 730x. It is a BIOS bug that
    will be fixed in the next bios.They should not have replaced hardware
    for that customer. So hopefully the new bios will fix apps that stop responding in particular firefox freezes when I start a download and when I close counterstrike source it comes up half life 2 has stopped responding I click ok and it's fine. I managed get it working the only real issue is everytime I try download with firefox it freezes. As of late those are only 2 that do it but stuff seems pop up now and then. Guess I will wait till new bios tnx

  • swolenator Mar 29, 2009

    i tried a restore before didn't help but reinstalled bios it fixed 90% of it still get error which dell said it was irrelevant and would be fixed next bios update so i'll try it since most the issues went away or are minimal.

  • swolenator Jan 06, 2010

    i still get the error code 2000-0221 after having motherboard replaced and reinstall of vista 64 and all drivers.

  • Larry Rider
    Larry Rider May 11, 2010

    I found allot of information about your problem at have you been to this web site. if you have let me know and I will try to dig deeper into the problem. mysleuth


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Have you tried rebooting and pressing f11 several times immediately up on reboot. This will give you the option to restore to Dell's System restore. If this does not work for you let me know. I have it had work for previous client's.

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