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Dell xps 200 installed new hard drive

Diagnostic lights 3&4 are on. Should I continue with the installation of the cd or do repairs on memory modules? help please

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  • Wild Mustang Feb 14, 2014

    I did not do the installation because I was not sure if I should do additional repairs before installation......especially when I have diagnostic lights warning me?

  • Wild Mustang Feb 14, 2014

    should i do the installation first? or should I take the memory modules out first?

  • Wild Mustang Feb 14, 2014

    one more point, I am reading the instruction manual stating that I should have memory modules 1&3 in white clamps and 2&4 in black clamps. I just looked inside pc.....both modules are in while clamps,,,fyi

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I share information HDD back site small jumper available so you attach 1-2 and CD back side available jumper not connect any pin. Mother board auto find it and not any issue ok.

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Lights 3 &4 is a memory code error and should be fixed first since the OS and all programs run in you system memory.Dell recommends removing the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error. Sometimes reseating them is all that is needed.

dell xps 200 installed new hard drive - ed2be462-6057-47c1-9993-4d32be8fce31.jpg
This is a link to the XPS 200 owner's Manual.
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Hello Wademyd,
It seems that the installation CD that you have is not a bootable CD.. must be old one.
Please down load the boot disk for windows from http://www.bootdisk.com or follow the Microsoft article link given below:
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http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?journalid=6EB139500365CBA6E040AE0AB5E109D6&treeid=286725

See that link for the beginning of the Dell troubleshooting wizard for diag lights 3 & 4, it is in fact a memory subsystem error. Usually meaning the stick of memory in the first slot is bad. The wizard will walk you through this, but try removing the first stick and using the second stick in the first bay and see if it will boot. Unfortunately no recalls on RAM for this model but the good news is that your memory is cheap and if your not under your service contract you can buy a set on newegg or a similar site for about 50 bucks.

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Hey! Nice Computer! ( At least while it was working! Specifications show some high-end hardware parts)

Steady amber light on the Power On light, means a bad power supply.

The Dell XPS 420 uses the standard ATX style of power supply found in 90% of computers out there.
(Personal computers. Not the Cray Supercomputers!)

This is Dell Support, and the User Manual - Removing and Replacing Parts - part of the manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1466871

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1) Computer unplugged from power, computer case open. TOUCH the metal frame BEFORE you reach inside.
Your body carries Static electricity.
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Touch the metal frame Before reaching inside, your computer is safe.

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You either have a 375 Watt, or a 425 Watt power supply.
I would recommend a power supply with more Wattage, and more Amp's on the 12 Volt power rail.

The Dell XPS 420 comes with an Intel Core2 Duo processor, or an Intel Core2 Extreme processor.

These puppy's can use a lot of power when gamin', or other intense programs are being used.

The Nvidia GeForce 8800 Series of graphics cards offered, use a lot of power when maxed out.

The motherboard with the Intel X38 motherboard chipset, uses a lot of power.

I would recommend a 600 watt power supply for a replacement.

My recommendation would be an OCZ StealthXStream 600W

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2) It has Four - 12 Volt power rails.
EACH power rail can handle 18 Amps.
That's a total of 72 Amps!

3) It has all the power cables you'll need.

A) 20 + 4-pin ATX motherboard power cable
B) 8-pin 12 Volt power cable (8-pin EPS)
C) 4-pin ATX power cable
D) SATA power cables [ 3 ]
E) Peripheral power cables, (4-pin Molex) [ 6 ]
F) 6-pin PCI power cables. [ 2 ]

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3092557&CatId=106

Not advertising for the above website, nor the PSU manufacturer. Recommendation supported by personal preference, and experience.

Information about the various PC power cables and connectors,

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

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