Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
I figured I add a 2nd hard drive to my comp. After connecting the 2nd hard drive, I was messing around in the BIOS screen and accidently save the changes and I believe I turn on one of the slave drive. Then when it restarted it would just sit at the dell splash logo screen and wont go any further. I hit the F2 but still nothing. Did i mess up something in the BIOS? And how would I get pass the dell splash logo screen to even access the BIOS screen?
Could something also be wrong with the both the hard drives? I did accidently touch it, which I know I'm not suppose to.
Appreciate any help or advice I can get. Thanks
1. Did you remove the jumper to the second HDD
2. Did you place the jumper for the first HDD in the Primary master
3. Press the Del or F2 key to enter the BIOS.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2008
Just open the system tower and there you will find a coin cell battery just remove it and put it back
it will reset the BIOS defaults.
for opening your system log on to
enter your system model or put in the service tag
you will find a bar coded sticker which has a 7 digit alphanumeric number its either located on the right side of the tower or may be at the back where all the cables are connected
once you reset BIOS do remember to go to system setup again by pressing F2 button at as soon as you power it back on and disable the floopy drive as it will display a message regarding the discket seek failure
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Try re-setting the CMOS setting, use the jumper to reset.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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