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Error code 2000-0221 xps 730x

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Does anyone know what this means? I ran the preboot assessment on startup and got error code 0221 error code 2000-0221 channel 2 timer interval timer not functional. Im on a dell XPS 730X, Intel Core3 I7-940 (2.93GHz, 8MB cache)
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM)
nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
500GB - SATA-II, 3GB/S 7200RPM, 16MB Cache
16x CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
vista 64
killer k1 nic
according to dell site the code means Interval Timer Channel 0 (mode 0) is not generating interrupts.

Error Message


Action to be Taken


Conclusion
Retry PSA after every replacement in the order listed to determine fix.

BC 2-2-1

PSA 1000-0221

PSA+ 2000-0221


PSA: Interval Timer Channel 0 (mode 0) is not generating interrupts.
PSA+: Chipset Interval Timer failed!


Flash the latest BIOS and retry PSA.


System Board
Processor

I have had dell reinstall vista 64 and all drivers, reinstall and update bios (now 1.0.5), they just installed a new motherboard since thats what the dell thing i saw when googled said to do.  I also went into bios hit load defaults even though never changed them.  The guy booted to utility partition ran the tests on motherboard and processors all passed but when ran the preboot assessment test still get the error.  Basically symptoms are that it will freeze up for like 2 minutes then unfreeze in web browsing and gaming and in games just loading like mw2 it takes 3 minutes for the game to unfreeze once the game start menu pops up and crysis i know is hard on pcs but i have it set to optimal settings and still freezing it wouldn't even get to load screen at first now it runs but chugs bad and sometimes completely locks up pc even though friends with lesser pc parts can run higher settings.  Whenever I click join lobby in left 4 dead 2 it will freeze for like 1-2 minutes before does anything then puts me in the lobby and firefox will completely lock up and crash.  He also tested temperature function said was fine.  I made a thread on toms hardware the one guy said he reset cmos default error went away  i tried that no luck one guy said they replaced his mb and got new pc still had error.  Should i try uninstalling xps thermal app? Could the killer nic card be causing it? I'm at a loss as to what to do next.  When dell reinstalled vista64 and drivers and bios that fixed a lot of it but not the error 2000-0221 and the lockups at times it was real bad but it still does it.  I havn't tried any games since new motherboard but error remains so...

 

XPS 730X, Intel Core3 I7-940 (2.93GHz, 8MB cache)
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM)
nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
500GB - SATA-II, 3GB/S 7200RPM, 16MB Cache
16x CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

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  • hi The help error2000-0221
  • Hi Tsogtoo99,

    Error code 2000-0221 : 'Interval Timer Channel 0 (mode 0) is not generating interrupts' indicates an issue with the system board.

    Are you facing any specific issues with the computer?

    If you are using XPS 730x system and are able to boot into the operating system, you may try updating the BIOS from Here.

    Please reply with the findings. Will take it further from there.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Sundeep B
    #iworkfordell
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