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  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8400 No Disk Recognized Problem

    Ok, so I have the C0000218 error and after doing research on the forum and on the web, I am delving into repairing this. However, I have an issue I can't seem to get past. When I insert my original OS disk and get to the screen to select repair, continue, or esc, it makes no difference what I select...
  • Forum Thread: Is my Dell Dimension 8400 Dying?

    I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with Windows XP svc pack 2, it has been having the following problems on and off for awhile, and they are getting increasingly worse. Programs & Applications are hanging, freezing, not responding and if they work at all are VERY SLOW. Even doing something as simple...
  • Forum Thread: problem with CHKDSK finding errors, fixing them and then finding more

    Dimention 8400 win xp sp3 I was having problems with my McAfee antiVirus software and they opened a cmd dos window and ran chkdsk. It showed som problems si I typed chkdsk /f which schedualed a fix next time rebooted. I did that and when thru screen passed so quick I did not see any error messages...
  • 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: Unknown Hard Error

    I have a Dell Dimension 8400 XP MCE 2005 that will not turn boot up. When I power on, the computer goes through startup, I can see XP loading, but I then get a blue screen with "STOP: c0000218 Unknown Hard Error, Unknown Hard Error". What has happened and can it be corrected?
  • Forum Thread: Upgrade Dimension 8400 to Windows 64bit ..either Vista or 7

    So this is what I want to do.. I have a Dimension 8400 that I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 64bit ... So I'm planing on buying: - Either windows Vista or 7(64bit) - Replace my ram with two of these " Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop" -I...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8400 memory upgrade

    Dimension 8400 Windows XP SP2 Media Center Edition with 1GB of memory. Which memory configuration below would result in the best & most cost-effective performance? I would like to upgrade the RAM in my Dimension 8400. Currently, I have 2 - 512MB sticks running at 400MHz in slots 1 & 2....
  • Forum Thread: Windows XP Generic host process error and Windows Activation problem

    I have a Dell Dimension 8400, 3GB RAM, Windows XP. The motherboard went bad and I had a local shop replace it. The first time I got it back from them it had a problem with a "Status" program stuck in a loop, wanting to load from a "1" drive. Took it back and the shop said it had tons...
  • Forum Thread: dell dimension 8400 won't turn Off

    When I use muse to turn Off the computer the fan speed up , the screen showing computer is shutting down but nothing happen.
  • Forum Thread: Second Hard Drive Will Not Initialize

    New Western Digital 500GB hard drive will not initialize on Dimension 8400 running Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3, Bios version A09. Installed as second drive. Recognized in Device Manager. When trying to use Disk Management utility to initialize, I get error "Unspecified error (80004005)."...
  • Forum Thread: Trying to install a 1TB Hard Drive

    I have a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am trying to install a Maxtor 1TB HD and install WindowsXP Pro . When the install process gets to the point when it asks for partitioning it crashes. I thought I might have a defective drive so I called Maxtor and they suggested installing the latest SATA drivers from...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 8400 boot problems

    Use Windows XP Turn on power, Dell screen appears At this point, or sometimes after Windows screen appears, or sometimes after I am completely booted up, power shuts down to PC. Amber light blinks on front of PC; no diagnostic lights are lit on rear panel. Tried to run diagnostics, but power...
  • Forum Thread: Replacement of CD's

    I cannot find on the Dell website where I can order the replacement software CD's for my Dell Inspiron 530. Has anyone had to do this before? surely I am not the only one that has ever lost the installation CD's am I?
  • Forum Reply: Re: A05 BIOS HELP

    THIS IS THE ANSWER!!! If you have had to press F1 to co continue to your Operating System, or F2 to Settings, and cannot find where to Reset your BIOS/CMOS to Default, the instructions above, In Red, is the Solution To Your Problem. It seems ridiculous and looks as if someone is pulling your leg,...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 8400 32 bit or 64 bit?

    Hi I can't boot my computer Dell Dimension 8400. But I found by pressing F2 that the processor has following features: Pro. type= Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40 GHz; Pro. speed= 3.40 GHz, ............, 64-bit Technology= Yes (Intel EM64T) I prefer of installing Win XP. But I'm wondering...
  • Forum Thread: Deminsion 8400 will not boot up

    probably had a brief power outage while away on vacation. Now on power up will not boot window xp. I change the mother board battery after following the usual BIOS reset outlined when changing battery. Still no boot up, diagnostics on ST3160023A5 hard drive, Return Code:7. Tried changing boot sequence...
  • 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: 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: Dell DIMM 8400 heatsink not seating

    My troubles began when cpu would only boot to a blinking cursor. The diag lights AB - Green CD -Amber Which told me a pci card needed to be reseated, I took the tower off the desk and layed it down on it's side. I opened the case & took out the parralel port and rebooted the cpu and it worked...
  • Forum Thread: FIX FOR DELL DIMENSION3100 BLINKING AMBER POWER LIGHT

    Enhance mosfet field effect transistor two installed near processor part number 6n03la0 one or two of them shoted siple replacement problem solved had the same blinking light tried everything nothing worked then remved the four pin 12 volt connector from psu to motherboard blinking light stop on power...
  • Forum Thread: Dell DIM 8400 Boots to blinking cursor

    I have a DIM 8400 and it continually wants to just boot to a blinking cursor. The 1st time it happenned I say the lights on the back A&B are green . C&D are Amber. That means a PCI card is bad?? SO I layed the pc on it's side and took out the modem. PC booted right up. "I'am preatty...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8400 Rebuild

    Hi, I've have decided to replace the system disc in my 8400 and re-install Win XP from scratch - This is because my Hard Drive is full, over 7 years old and the OS is so 'clogged' the machine barely runs anymore. I would therefore be gratful for the following information: What...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Hard Drive Dead Tried A New One--No Luck

    Drive Guy- Ron's answer to me pretty much solved my problem with Dim 8400, suggest you use spare HD for RAID if SATA or use cheap SATA to PATA adapter off 2nd SATA port for 2nd drive or RAID if it's PATA. ps- D8400 (D for Dumm?) has only 1(!!) PATA port not 2 like my GX270 pps- replace DVD drive...