I just aquired this dell 2300 processor w/o a hdrive from my friend.I have 2 pata hdrives w/ windows xp home that I connected. However, the monitor , keyboard and mouse show no signs of life. Your expert advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: dell 2300 desktop
Does the system TURN ON atleast if YES and if you do not see any action on all the peripherals that you hae mentioned above THEN CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE CONNECTED THE HDD DATA CABLE REVERSE . Remove the connection and switch on the system and see if it works . The correct way to connect the HDD is on the DATA cable which is 40wire/80wire look for one which is RED or BLUE this should be plugged nearer to the power connector (the orientation).
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Generally, yes, if it's the same version, (e.g., "Home Edition, or "Professional", etc.Then the Operating System disk should get you going well enough to start all the necessary updates You may need to go to Dell and download the model specific driver files, updates, etc. to get everything !00% Make sure you have the right Microsoft Product key for the installation. Best thing you can do is back up your system and keep it somewhere separate, with all this info. There are many good free utilities for system specs., such as Belarc Advisor. It's easier to fix a broken system when you can automatically put everything right from backups, where ever possible.You are thinking ahead, instead of after a disaster! Good luck.!
If you have an extra laptop in your house, try to use hard drive. You may consult for a computer technician in dismantling the old HDrive and installing the new Hdrive. Another option is to call Acer for request for Hard drive replacement...
what i would start with is this. check all the connection first to the motherboard. cables to hard drives cd/dvd players power connectors. once u have dun this and still wont work, trace back the steps b4 it started to do this. remove 1 component at a time continuously restarting the computer. once the u isolate the component replace usually and a no-boot bios condition 3 things need to be present first. keyboard, mouse and monitor. also. another thing i would try is this.. if u installed multiples of memory remove then to a single stick and see if it boots. nothing worse than 1 stick of bad memory to crash every thing
Hi there you can try this locate your router in your internet connections and rightclick on it and look for repair and click on it now the comoputer will try to renew the ipconfiguration and address and hopefully this will get you going again once it is done you should be able to go to the router and click status and see if it says aquiring network address and wait to see if it does ok please let me know how this goes for you