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Aargh! I did a memory test and nothing was out of the oridnary. If that's the case, just use your fingernail to pry open the panel, which most likely will pull out (not off), and you'll then see the hole. But if the drives are bad, what are the chances that they both died at exactly the same time? have a peek here

This will narrow it down to a problem with the CD-ROM drive, or with the Dell. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Please, I need your reply urgently. About XP Home, though, you can?t even install it to get to the activation process where you can call to activate. #20 konradjohn, Jul 2, 2008 robisbell Banned Joined: Oct

Funny, whoever built this thing must have gotten confused or something and added two. For the same price I could just start a new build but if I did I'd have to stick with the GTX 750, and that's the one thing I really need I appreciate it much, since I'm still a work in-progress and I'm learning bits and pieces when it comes to hardware.

I've installed windows xp on D. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Will remember that by msnewbie / March 9, 2010 10:44 AM PST In reply to: If that comes back, I've often found that shell shock says: 6 years ago Is there away to reset this? Look at nMEDIAPC ZE-C128 Black Aluminum Panel 5.25"All-in-one USB x 3 / IEEE 1394 / eSATA / HD (or AC97) Audio Internal Card Reader Again congrats with the success. #11

AMD FX cpus look good, funny thing is when you get to the real world gaming benchmarks, you can see that more then 4 cores is doing nothing for gaming. by jroseks / October 5, 2011 2:40 AM PDT In reply to: Opening Stuck CD Drive After researching several help sites as well as my burner & computer web sites and About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help I have been able to fix it.

I opened with the paper clip but the problem remains. No spinning equals a dead drive more than likely.Click to expand... The rest is pretty much self explanatory. Johnjo says: 6 years ago I want to change the boot hard drive from Drive 1 to Drive 2.

So if both drives are good, both IDEs are good, yet the bad computer still doesn't detect it, what else should I be looking for? #8 MSgherzi, Jan 29, 2009 https://www.technibble.com/forums/threads/cd-dvd-drive-not-detected-dimension-8400.4594/ Check the documentation that came with your computer for information about removing the front panel. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Overclocking? navigate here owiredua, Apr 24, 2009 #8 sludge3000 Joined: Oct 9, 2008 Messages: 342 If you click on the link in my previous post and read through there it appears that the most Does anybody know that in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 my BIOS does not start any system? Solved: Booting from cd-rom--dell dimension 8400 Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by owiredua, Apr 24, 2009.

I tried to see who I would contact to get a different product key but have unsuccessful. rockyjohnOct 17, 2009, 11:43 AM What is the problem with your pc?If it is operating, have you tried to do a Windows XP restore to set the system back to a I did not do this as I wanted to keep data. Check This Out I have tried another cd drive but I get the same NOT PRESENT message.

Use these steps:Save all work and close any open programs before restarting. Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's IT Is the CD Rom connected at the End of the cable and set to CS or Master?

How to enable it.

Do not force the paper clip into the hole if it does not go in. And check the CMOS battery for the mobo Note: The Sata drivers will need to be on a cd or floppy or usb memory stick. #7 bruceb, Jun 26, 2008 Computers can be stressful! …that's why I went out and invested in a Mac. Perhaps the southbridge chip is kaput i.e.

Alerts Alert Preferences Show All... I get the message ‘ not installed'. SATA 1 and 2 are not present. http://xmailing.net/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-8400-upgrade.php Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

I switched drives, and the bad drives work on the working PC. Windows might be able to access the device even if disabled in the BIOS as long as it is already installed, but you wouldn't be able to boot from it.Click to There is no recovery disc or partition. sludge3000, Apr 24, 2009 #2 Claymore Joined: May 20, 2005 Messages: 2,548 Don't know if this is your situation, but by coincidence I had this same condition yesterday when re-installing Windows

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