Question about Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

1 Answer

I got the blue screen of death on my Dell Dimension 8250. I was able to boot once in safe mode and retrieve 1/2 of my files. Now it won't boot at all and is making a ticking noise. I would like to retrieve the rest of my files in My Documents. Is there a way to do this?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,614 Answers

Hi there,

If you have faulty RAM, this can cause massive instability with your system. Is the ticking noise coming from the hard drive? If your hard drive is failing or has bad sectors, this can also cause problems as the Operating System tries to use that damaged sector.

Try to test the unit using a new RAM modules.

Let me know here again for any development.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

  • micromaster
    micromaster Jul 08, 2010

    There isn’t much you can do to fix a hardware component except replace
    it. But if your problem appears to be software related, you can always
    reinstall Windows if you have a Windows installation disk or a recovery



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop Logo

107 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18402 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides