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  • 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: Blue Screen

    Hello, My computer is fairly new I have the Inspiron 620 and ever so often something crashes and manages to recover, eventually the computer has a blue screen and restarts itself. Why is this? What can I do to stop this? Thanks Kind Regards
  • Forum Thread: XPS 420 Hard Drive Error - New HDDs?

    Hello My old xps 420 is showing an error on the hard drive in Port O (error 2000 - 0146). I presume this means a new hard drive is needed so I was thinking of changing both the 320gb hard drives (RAID O) to WD 500gb or 1tb Black Hard Drives. I want to keep the RAID O setup so how do I transfer my...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 630 Tech Support Nightmare

    I have also been having a completely miserable "XPS experience" since acquiring a 630i in March. Within a few hours of starting the new system, I received the BSOD reporting a "hardware malfunction" with no associated error code/stop code. Chalking it up to the idiosyncrasies of a...
  • 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: Inspiron 350s Won't start, 4 beeps

    Hi everybody! Last night I was on my computer and all of a sudden my screen went blue. It said there may be a problem with a drive and that I should shut down and restart. When I shut down, it won't turn back on. The fan blows constantly and there is a beep code of 4 short beeps. My screen will not...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Dimension E521 Startup Bluescreen

    I can get into safe mode by pressing F8 but when doing a regular boot it shows the xp boot logo and then the error screen with the following screen details: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this...
  • Forum Thread: Blue Screen of Death DImension 8400

    OK peeps like everyone else I need help please! I have a Dimension 8400 running XP home edition. WHen I booted up the computer this morning, i had a message that the battery voltage was low. In my infinate wisdom I decided to change the only batter I knew of that was inside the computer. After the switch...
  • Forum Thread: Error: Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [nnnn].

    Please help this has been happening for a while now. I dont know what is causing it. It has been a month or so. Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [nnnn]. For help in resolving this problem, please note this checkpoint and contact Dell Technical Support —...
  • Forum Thread: My Dimension 4700 (Home) refuses to boot.

    I would appreciate any technical expertise because of my current and dire financial circumstances. My Dimension 4700 (Home) refuses to boot. When I turn it on, there are two (2) beeps. The diagnostic lights on the back, depending on what's going on, are all green when the blue screen is on...
  • Forum Thread: How do I restore my Dimension 2300 desktop to factory settings?

    I have tried holding <F8> when the Dell blue splash screen appears, and in the Advanced Options it did not have the Repair System listed in the options. I also attempted <Ctrl> and <F11> during the splash screen and nothing happened. What else can I do that will work? I have all the...
  • Forum Thread: How to Enter Intel Option ROM from an XPS 410 DELL?

    i need to know so i can disable my RAID
  • Forum Thread: Degraded Raid1 drive with Windows blue screen error message

    I have a 2006 Dimension E510 with Windows XP that now has a degraded drive (first it showed "REBUILD", and now - after trying to start in safe mode a few times - it shows "DEGRADED"). Windows will not start - I just get the blue error screen; stop error is 0x00000024 (NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM...
  • Forum Thread: Precision 690 Freezing During Shutdown

    Morning all I have a Precision 690 tower that will randomly freeze at the "Shutting Down" screen (Win 7 Pro x64) requiring me to hold the power button until it turns off. This has been annoying but not critical as aside from this, the machine performs flawlessly. The "critical"...
  • Forum Thread: Desktop Inspiron 2320 freezes

    Reading all of the same problems. my computer is new in December 2011. Freezes every couple of minutes, we should not have to be making all of these adjustments on a new computer. Has anyone received any type of offer to take the computer back? This is very frustrating. The reason for buying a new computer...
  • 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: Blue Screens, freezes and random restarts on my xps 8300

    Hey all. Im currently freaking out over my computers behavior of late. I think it started a week ago. I have windows 7 64 bit, dell xps 8300, dual screen monitor set up and it has been absolutely fine since i got it in i believe around 2011. One day my computer froze twice after reaching desktop...
  • 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: Blue screens on Inspiron 560s

    My computer has crashed with a blue screen after startup for the past few days. It seems to have a cycle: blue screen, self-restarts, then another different blue screen which gets stuck. I manually shut down, restart and then it freezes at some point (ctrl-alt delete won't work). So force shutdown...
  • Forum Thread: [Need fast answers] Need System Restore to factory settings disc (Make/Create) windows 7

    My inspiron 570 needs a system restore. Two problems with that are that I don't have a disc (Can't find it) and the Dell Datasafe restore and emergency back up did not work. I restored it with Dell Datasafe and it seemed like it worked but when i got into the profile and pressed computer. it...
  • Forum Thread: dell xps 9100 freezing(HELP!!!!)

    hi guys, i own a dell xps9100 bought back in jan 2011. and of course is out of warranty currently. my key specs are: i7 930 2.8ghz 5870 radeon creative audio sound blaster sound card 12gb ram i have been experiencing screen freezing issues for 2months now. sometimes BSOD, sometimes...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8100 Windows XP boot failure after upgrading to 2GB RDRAM

    Hi Hope someone here can help. I have a Dimension 8100 system that I had upgraded with a PL/P4N to 2.8 GHz processor a number of years ago. I had also upgraded to 768Mb RDRAM (using two sticks of PC800-45 256Mb RDRAM manufactured by SAMSUNG. Everything working fine. BTW , I'm running Windows...
  • 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: GFX Card Died - Need Advice on Replacement

    I have a Dell Dimension 9200 with a dead GeForce 7900 GTX, (which was the one that came with the machine). Over the past few months, had artifacts that would appear in games from time to time. Then a few days ago green vertical dashes appeared on the Logo Screens and the OS would load fine in safe mode...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 570 - Interesting Crash

    I am working on crash scenario I haven't seen before. The operating system starts and right when the 4 swirls of the Windows 7 logo appears, the system restarts. I turned off the automatic reboot so I could see what is the stop error and it's 7B, with a second parameter of 0xFFFFFFFFC000000D...