Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
Looking at your motherboard info you only have an IDE controller it is possible that there is a problem with the IDE contoller.
However this is a old computer and it will not support over a 120gb hard drive on the IDE controller. So if you have a hard drive that is bigger than 120gb then you will need to purchase a controller card that will support the bigger drive.
Let me know if you have any more problems or questions
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
You need to determine if this is a hardware or software problem. First find out if the units get power take out the cover of the desktop and check one of the big 4-wire connectors if it's powered with a voltmeter: black (-), red (+5 volts) and yellow (+12 volts).
If they are ok then boot into the BIOS and in there find out if the internal hard disk is detected ; if it isn't then check that the jumpers and the cables are attached accordingly : the hard disk on its own cable, at the top connector and the jumper set at master. If this is the case then the motherboard of your Dell has died - time for a new pc.
If the disk is correctly detected in the BIOS then the Windows install disk is defective and you need another one.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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