Question about Dell Dimension 8100 PC Desktop
Upon Power on, the Dell 8100 Dimension will not detect either the Hard Drive or the CD Roms. I tried a known good drive.
If the drives share the same IDE cable, try to replace the cable and make certain it is seated properly on the motherboard. Check for bent pins on either drive and on the motherboard IDE connector. Sometimes pins (especially near either end of the 2 rows of 20 pins) will bend under if they are not lined up with the IDE cable. Also check that nothing changed on the Jumper positions on the drives. They should be set to Master if both drives are single and Master (hard drive) and Slave (CDROM) if they share the same cable.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
Did you open the system and change the cable connections?? This happens due to wrong/disturbed cable connections, reconnect it to the proper working slot, if you do not know the right place try all the slots one by one and find the correct position, make sure you connect the power cables too.
Check if the memory chip (Ram) is inserted properly into the slots, Also in the BIOS setup always keep the device detection to "Auto Detect" unless you are pretty sure about the configuration.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps
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