20 Most Recent Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop Questions & Answers


I have installed new video

You need to install the right drivers for your video card. If a CD came with the video card that should have the drivers on it. If you do not have the CD then goto the manufacturer's web site for the drivers. If you have the drivers installed check for any updates at the manufacturer's web site too.
4/7/2020 7:00:10 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Apr 07, 2020

After loading windows 2000 progress bar computer restarts

Hit F8, enter en safe mode, and clean the computer and unistall the last program installed (if any) Be sure also that your computer is not infected by virus or spyware.
If after that the problem continues, you need to use your windows cd and use the opcion (R) recovery console.
3/10/2019 12:43:48 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Mar 10, 2019

ERROR 1002

This error can occur during a system recovery, and choosing the backup option to an external hard drive. The recovery might stop responding, and an Error 1002 message displays.To resolve the error, follow these steps:
  1. After the error message displays, turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect the external hard disk drive.The backup is still useable.
  3. To continue the system recovery, restart the computer.
  4. Press F11 repeatedly at startup.
  5. Select Advanced Options , and then select System Recovery .
  6. When given the choice, choose to continue without a backup.
  7. After system recovery is complete, restore files from the external hard disk drive.
9/20/2018 4:00:04 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Sep 20, 2018

I have a dell dimension 8200 with Windows XP, sp3.

Dell offers technical support via phone and chat. You can reach technical support at 1-800-204-4427. You may also chat with Dell Technical Support representative (U.S.) 6 Am to 6 Am, (24*7 hours) Pacific Time, Monday through Sunday. If you needs a technical diagnosis you can call on our Microsoft technical support team 1-800-204-4427, which is especially open round-the-clock for online assistance. For more Click : Dell Technical Support Phone Number 1 800 204 4427 USA Canada
5/1/2017 6:43:43 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on May 01, 2017

What memory (does) it use?

Jokodi Haynes, The Dimension 8200 memory specs are listed below. Memory Architecture RDRAM Memory connectors four Memory capacities 64-, 128-, 256-, and 512-MB non-ECC RDRAM Minimum memory 128 MB Maximum memory 2 GB with Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows XP; 512 MB with Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Memory type PC800 (non-ECC) Memory speed 40 ns or faster BIOS address F8000h Thank You, Dell-Jesse L Dell Social Media and Communities
3/29/2016 1:40:26 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Mar 29, 2016

My dell dimension keeps beeping

Hello, The beeping is either from no keyboard,mouse or monitor.
11/1/2015 8:06:02 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Nov 01, 2015

No tengo audio en mi computadora

si puede leer un poco inglese, va aqui. tiene muchas photos pueden ajudar. hablo un poco de espanol... no puedo recomendar bastante bien. o repetir su busca en espanol para conseguir consejos mejores. lo siento.
2/12/2015 12:26:22 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Feb 12, 2015

When my laptop is plugged in the screen is dim. When I unplug the charger the screen returns to normal. What is the problem?

Go to control panel then power options the set the laptop dimming settings to desired effect
1/3/2015 7:46:14 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jan 03, 2015

Dell dimension 8200 help

A steady or Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.
1/3/2015 12:16:28 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jan 03, 2015

Showing message out of range

Your monitor settings within windows are set too high for the monitor to display... When computer first boots.. be ready and press the F8 key...
Enter safe mode.. Reset the display properties in control panel to 800 by 600 for a start. Setting the resolution too high past the monitors ability will give you that message.. Most monitors are able to display 1024 by 768 just fine.. Out of range.. means the display settings within windows are out of the monitors range of ability to display the screen resolution you have set... Good luck!!
11/1/2014 2:55:00 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Nov 01, 2014

A "friend" sold me this junk dell demension 8200 it worked 1 week, now screen stays black says to type password you cannot do anything then it says system haulted power down?

Boot your computer into safe mode with AVG.To do this go to the boot menu and press safe mode with AVG.IF this still does not work,check your motherboard and check the hard rive cable is connected correctly. If not,replace
6/20/2014 10:49:16 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jun 20, 2014

I have 2 amber / yellow and 2 green lights on can you help please

Well, I\'ll go with Dick\'s solution. Its the Problem in your Ram or motherboard\'s ram slot. Check One by one both the ram and the slots.
6/20/2014 1:35:22 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jun 20, 2014

Why is the disk drive green light off an on no power up of computer?

If you're talking about the light blinking on the CD/DVD drive when you try to turn on your system .. that's because it's getting enough power for the disc drive to run it's onboard boot circuits. Does not mean that the rest of the system is getting the power it needs .. could very well be that your main Power Supply Unit (psu) is going out. Note :: PSU's are one of the most frequently replaced items in desktop systems. Many new systems come under-powered and upgrades that place more demand on the power supply will stress minimal psu units. When I replace them, if at all possible, I put in stronger ones so they do not stress and wear out as quickly. If you're talking about the actual Power LED on the computer blinking, its most likely an error. The 8200 has a set of LEDs on the back to indicate various failure codes. You didn't mention beeping so its not a beep code, which exists as well. If any light other than the CD/DVD disc light is what you were talking about, please clarify or visit [Link shown below] :: the Dimension 8200 pdf manual link, codes in it. QwkLink1
6/10/2014 5:13:10 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jun 10, 2014

Power Doesn't Turn The Computer On

Well if isn't the power supply or the motherboard, it's a boat anchor. You can still use the TX certified sound card in a new one.
5/12/2014 7:19:34 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on May 12, 2014

Dell 8200, xp. plug & play config error. can not

Plug and Play Error? Check and see what CD/DVD Device you have connected. An 8200 uses Either SATA Connectors or IDE (WIDE GRAY CABLE) to connect to the hard disk and the Optical Drives. You may also want to check the jumper settings on the CD/DVD Drives. You will see if it's been set to "Cable Select," which is AUTO for most Dell computers. Dell OptiPlex and Dimension computers can be tricky so try "Cable Select" first. If you have TWO cd/dvd Drives in the PC, you have to have one SET for "master," and the other one to NOT HAVE A JUMPER AT ALL. Dell computers just work weird that way.
5/1/2014 2:28:01 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on May 01, 2014

Desktop not receive a current

If you mean Power, then your psu (power supply unit) has most-likely gone bad. This happens a lot when a computer is as old as this model is. If you have no other choice than to replace the power supply, be sure to use dell in the search, models of this era did not have an opening on the back to accommodate a power (on/off) switch so you must get a replacement that will fit the case and not need an opening where there is not going to be one. If you meant anything else, you need to explain better.
3/27/2014 11:57:50 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Mar 27, 2014

Cd drive not found

If you're still using a Dimension 8200, there is a very good chance that things are beginning to wear out. Power supplies go out just about more often than anything else but, CDs are a close 2nd on having to be replaced. Once computers reach this sort of age it really is better to go ahead and take the plunge .. save up if you have to but, its sinking ship time with old model computers and you'll never stop dumping money into them to keep them working reliably.
3/27/2014 11:51:19 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Mar 27, 2014

How to fix 404 Not Found

404 errors online usually mean the page requested is missing. If you are getting that no matter what address you try to visit, then you're not online to the internet. You may wish to restart your computer and see if it "gets through" to any website. If you do get some sites to come up but still get a 404 on a particular link, the page doesn't exist. If you're not able to get any pages then something is wrong with your networking .. somewhere along the line. Could be in the computer, router, cable/dsl modem. A simple 404 does not help too much on its own without some more details about what's happening.
3/27/2014 11:48:43 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Mar 27, 2014
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