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  • Forum Thread: DELL Dimension 9200 (Also known as an XPS410) crashes when installing windows

    I've bought a 2nd user Dell Dimension 9200 (Also known as an XPS410) with 2Gb of memory and without HDD's I've bought a SATA2 HDD and tried to install various versions of Windows7 as well as Windows XP. The Windows 7 installs all crash with 0x80070570 at exactly the same point. The...
  • Forum Reply: Re: I keep getting a blue screen that says Hardware Error / Memory Parity Error - how do I fix this??!!

    dellboy Hi, thanks for your help, but when I click on the Drivers and Downloads (in How to run the Dell Diagnostics) - this message appears: Sorry, an error occurred while processing your request. Anyway, my computer keeps freezing and I have to turn it off and on all the time, and a few times...
  • Forum Thread: google plus

    I heard that dell was thinking about using Google plus for support i think this is a great idea. The video chat feature would be like text support on steroids, making it a lot faster and easier to find a solution to your problem copy and paste this in a new forum if you think dell should use Google plus...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 9150 hard drive 650F:0244 error recovery?

    I recently starting getting BSOD iastor.sys stop errors for my 5 yr-old machine. After updating the drivers from the Dell support site had no effect, I used the Dell diagnostic utility, symptom tree test for blue screens and, during the SATA DISK Read test, got multiple '650F:0244 Uncorrectable data...
  • Forum Thread: BSOD When Reinstalling WinXP Pro SP3 - pci.sys

    Hi, Have a Vostro 420 that I've decided to reinstall Windows XP - a fresh install. The Vostro does still boot to Windows, but has shown some erratic behavior that suggest a virus or other malware. However, XP will not reinstall. BIOS was upgraded to 1.3 from 1.0.3; BIOS settings were reset...
  • Forum Thread: XPS400 will not boot XP usb installer

    I have an XPS400 that I currently have ubuntu installed on. After Ubuntu has become corrupted more than once I thought it might be a good idea to install windows XP on it instead. I had an original XP Professional install disk laying around as well as a license for XP Media Center edition '05 (original...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8300 XP trouble recovering- need help deciding next step

    So the old desktop was showing "Unmountable Boot Volume" BSOD warning.. tried safe mode- which I knew wouldn't go anywhere.. and was correct... So al I pulled out the original Dell Recovery CD "Reinstallation CD" to try and get it to bite and try something. User data is safe...
  • Forum Thread: BSOD after Automatic Update from Microsoft

    After a recent update from Microsoft I am unable to get to my desktop. Windows tries to open, but once it gets past the Welcome screen, I get a BSOD with the message that Windows has encountered an error and had to shut down to prevent damage to the computer. The error is BAD_POOL_ CALLER and the error...
  • Forum Thread: 8400 Setup STOP

    Started to post this yeserday, then tough I'd make one more effort with a different variable. Every tech loves a challenge. I do, but this one is tough. I have a Dimenson 8400 with 1 IDE and 4 SATA ports. BIOS is current, v.A9 I can install XP on either an PATA or SATA drive - problems at...
  • Forum Thread: 4600c - BSOD When trying to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a new 500GB Sata Hard Drive

    I'm trying to fix my sister's computer and have tried many things. Not sure what is going on. This is what I've tried so far along with the problem she was originally having. Problem she reported to me She said when the computer would go to sleep (after the screen saver was on for a while...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Diskette drive 0 seek failure is going on ...

    This is normal, your computer asking to connect floppy drive because it is set in bios, now all you need to do is------- Go in your BIOS set up and disable floppy thing, you are good to go without this error any more, you won’t see any messege bellow that says strike F2 to rety reboot. It will...
  • Forum Reply: Re: BIOS download from DELL not the correct one? DELL VOSTRO 220s

    SOLVED! So today I took out another hard drive and tried to load Win XP 32bit; but kept getting the blue screen error message. Finally I solved this by looking in the BIOS and setting HDD to: ATA instead of AHCI which took all of 2hours to figure out ... O_O Then the XP insallation disk would load...
  • Forum Reply: Re: optiplex 780 windows xp SP3 system freeze

    This is a wide spread problem. When it first started, it appeared that changing out the hard drive would fix it. Now I have upgraded the bios to latest A09 and on a single machine I have upgraded all of the intel program drivers to support.dell.com website, hopefully that will provide some answer. ...