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Two of them (including the one I re-installed XP on) are Western Digital products. your crazy tech with nothing to lose About Contact Us Archives Glossary Forums Archive Advertise AdChoices PCMag.com ExtremeTech ComputerShopper Logicbuy Toolbox.com ziff davis © 1996-2013 Ziff Davis, Inc. I also tried removing and reinstalling the battery. Stand up for the right to repair in Massachusetts. Check This Out

Generated Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:22:08 GMT by s_ac4 (squid/3.5.20) Android Apple Microsoft Science Gaming News Apps & Software Tablets Mobile Deals Follow Us Twitter Facebook StumbleUpon Google+ LinkedIn RSS Feed Good luck Dim8400BlowsJul 3, 2008, 1:23 PM Thanks a ton Joe! Forums > Tech Support > Dell Dimension 8300 Motherboard Problem? "Dell Dimension 8300 Motherboard Problem?" Started 6/15/2007 by admin in Tech Support Forum (8 posts) 1 7/18/2005 (2:32 The weird thing is that my computer will start up every now and again and act perfectly normal (all be it very rarely), but most of the time it goes crazy

The IDE drive has now developed a fault and I want to install a new hard drive on the other SATA port rather than replace with in IDE drive. it is created when you install the Operating System Was this second drive installed on another pc? Check your motherboard for corresponding holes before adding standoffs.

Tell them repair is good for farmers, good for consumers, and good for businesses. No external lights front or back, no sound, no fan, nothing changed when I hit power on. Manufacturers like Apple are standing in the way. I'm going to replace the PSU tonight.

My son lives in Boston and I'm in South Carolina, so this is all being handled over the phone. Can anyone say whether I can boot it from aUSB flash drive?Can't find a straight answer on Web, inc. THANKS. This info REALLY helps me out...You da man Oneman5Jul 5, 2008, 1:02 AM joefriday said: The cheapest way to repair your 8400 is to do the following: buy a cheap ATX

And they get to set whatever prices they want. Neth" wrote in message> news:[email protected]> > Yes, it can boot from a USB drive.> >> > http://www.memorykeytools.com/> >> >> >> >> > "John Fryatt" wrote in message> > news:[email protected]> Both are set to cable select. Can anyone offer advice?

I don't understand the question. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/dell-dimension-8300-will-not-boot-get-error-system/c0c13bed-ec05-4ddf-acdb-8d0ebcaec65e Turn on Scroll-Lock, Caps-Lock and Num-Lock in the BIOS setup and then press -e (This will re-enumerate the connected devices). I'd gamble its the power supply.»support.dell.com/support ··· acy=true · actions · 2011-May-3 4:11 pm ·

Forums → Tech / Special Interest → Computer Hardware Help« Pc won't boot • [hard However, since it is now working with the one HDD, I assume the 'known to be working' cable would be good for any other disk, right? 09-27-2010, 02:18 PM

HandyostNov 20, 2006, 3:25 AM I did'nt buy a dell, it's my eldest daughters, I would'nt have one if they gave it to me, just trying to help her out of his comment is here I am not even close to computer hardware savy, so this has been an adventure :-) wittmanJun 10, 2008, 5:12 AM Add me to the list, what is so galling is I tried to do a clean install of XP using a different HDD. settings/information/software..

Want to see something funny? [FrontierCommunications] by fibergeek287. There was no change which led me to believe that it was not a cable problem. Hopefully the Dell power supply will fit in the case I get (or can be "persuaded") but the heatsink fitting will be a problem, I may need to get a new this contact form MluiryApr 19, 2007, 7:32 PM Hi I had a similar problem I also found that changing the power source and the CPU helped me solve it, but I had some advice

Longshot though... You are lucky that you had the extended warranty. And they get to set whatever prices they want.

Plus, if Dell offers any setting(from memory) to access the SATA port directly in bios.

Refer tothe> computer manufacture User's Guide to confirm support of USB> bootability."> but my Dell manual doesn't say (or I couldn't find it).>> I got the 8300 without a floppy drive, I took one of them and reinstalled XP on it to see what would happen. My screen froze and I had to unplug it from the wall to shut it down. Check the hard drive settings to make sure SATA is enabled not IDE and that the SATA drive is set as the primary boot drive.

I cannot even get to the CMOS menu as there is nothing on the monitor. If you get the same, likely some hardware problem. I purchased a new Western Digital drive to replace it with. navigate here What do you think? 4 7/19/2005 (12:47 pm) by propoxyphene propoxyphene (159 Posts) that sounds about right to me, i cant think of anything else that might be wrong right

Thanks much for ideas. Tell them you support a bipartisan Fair Repair bill, SF 15. I replaced the Page 1 of 3 1 23 > Thread Tools Search this Thread 09-24-2010, 03:01 PM #1 Timeclock Registered Member Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 20 Now the machine is intact - power on, power supply fan starts lights blink, no go..doesnt power up, doesnt blink amber, nothing.

Find out who represents you in the Nebraska legislature. I can set the secondary drive to any other setting except master, and it will function. So i think it is safe to assume it is definitely a hardware fault causing it, and i'll see if i can get dell to send over some replacment parts (what