This doc recommended the following fix:
1.Flash the BIOS to the most current version available - I did this, didnt work
2.Use the Dell Support Fix It Button- have no idea what this is, or where it is, the PC wont boot into windows.
I live overseas so have to rely on overseas support from Dell. A technician came and changed the CDROM drive (that also wasnt working) and left, the PC still isnt booting, it took two weeks for him to come. He told me I have to call Dell again and make another report, I will have to wait another two weeks.
Can anyone give me some advice ?? Need help right away, this PC is very important for work.
Thanks for the advice, I ran a diagnostic on the HDD but everything tested ok. I ran the Dell diag. from floppy and got the foll. error codes:
This morning I noticed a BSOD on my Dimension 8400, stating that my PC had been shut down automatically blah blah blah.
When I went to reboot later, I got the same message as Jaggs - "Loading PBR...done". Press CTRL ALT DEL to reboot.
All the on HD diagnostics come back with no problems. But I still cannot boot up.
Anyone with any insight to this problem? Thanks in advance.
Just signed into the forum. I have an Inspiron 220 doing exactly the same thing i.e. stopping on a blank screen after the message "Loading PBR for descriptor 2......done"
Dell just want to replace the hard drive, with of course complete loss of data. Was there another solution?