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Dell Dimension 2400: DVD-ROM Not Working

Then if someone who added a DVD-ROM to their Dell Dimension 2400 could give me some information on the DVD drive they bought or the size it would need to be, Yes ,it does show in My Computer. Expert: Barun replied5 years ago. If the Restore Disc that you have is for a Desktop and you are attempting to use it on a fairly new NB it will not have the SATA Driver to Hard Drive Does Spin when powered up !6, Test Power Supply, GREEN LED on MB is "ON" !7, reset BIOS ( Disconnect power cord, remove CMOS battery, Hold power button http://mffonline.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-2400-help.php

Then realized that it didn't have a boot.ini on it since it had been the secondary drive when WinXP was installed on it. Read http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6121_102-0.html?threadID=361156&tag=forums06;forum-threads Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - still need help by Huskee / September 29, 2009 12:44 AM PDT In reply to: Dell Dimension 2400 not recognizing CD Any leaking capacitors?Did you test the RAM?Does it boot from just a hard drive set to master? Be sure that it's all hooked up and after booting the door opens and closes. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/19481734

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK Netbook Dvd cd burner wont come on Make sure all your motherboard drivers are up to date. SR-71 BlackbirdMar 8, 2012, 7:44 PM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened SR-71 BlackbirdMar 8, 2012, 7:45 PM Best answer selected by Area51reopened. I pushed play, no sound but still working. Expert: Barun replied5 years ago. I followed your directions., response was to insert cd.

If you do not have warranty, you may replace the faulty drive with a brand new CD drive; I would recommend purchasing an external (USB) CD/DVD drive - just plug and It can sometimes be made to function, after more work by the user than it's worth...but nothing is guaranteed.Moving XP to new MB or Computer - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html Louis Using The REPORT Tips for a great answer: - Provide details, support with references or personal experience . - If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box . - It's 100% free, Go to the Dell website, download and reinstall the CHIPSET driver, which includes the IDE channels.

Search Sign Up Log In Home Forum How To Download News Encyclopedia High-Tech Health Sign Up Language English Español Deutsch Français Italiano Português Nederlands Polski हिंदी Bahasa Indonesia Log In Subscribe What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~ Aaron Levenstein Back to top #8 hamluis hamluis Moderator Moderator 51,740 posts ONLINE Does not detect HDD or DVD RW drives.. « Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 08:14:41 AM » Quote from: geek hoodlum on March 12, 2012, 12:30:17 AMAside from swapping the https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/dell-dimension-2400-not-recognizing-cd-or-dvd-drives-361253/ However, I will absolutely download the WD drive checker utility you mention, run it, and report back on the results.

I'm thinking it's probably because the game is in a DVD-ROM disc and my drive simply can't read them since all my other games have been CD-ROM. Best answer JustSomeJoeMar 8, 2012, 1:23 AM Old Parallel ATA drive? I have checked that the boot sequence is supposed to go to the CD drive first, and I thought it would continue to do this as it always had, but it I'm leaving town tomorrow, so there will very likely be a break in work flow on this issue.

Your best option is search for a replacement to the optical (cdrom) drive. You may purchase one from your local vendor, or online from any of the following retailers:http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=420&name=External-CD-DVD-DrivesRegards Barun and 5 other Computer Specialists are ready to help you Ask your own Any other ideas appreciated. It is listed.

I have no idea what I can get that can go in my Dell Dimension 2400. http://mffonline.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-2400-upgrade.php Suggested Questions/Answers : Both Drivers for CD Roms wont work for Dell Dem 2400 The two devices are both hooked to your secondary IDE channel. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~ Aaron Levenstein Back to top #5 hamluis hamluis Moderator Moderator 51,740 posts ONLINE XP is designed to defeat such, as a way of dealing with projected attempts to use one valid XP license of XP for installation purposes on multiple systems.XP uses the settings

Im doing a course on windows xp proffeisonal, in order to learn the upgrade from windows 2000 to windows xp prof, what will i need. I'm not going to do this as the first thing, though. Thanks Related Resources Dell Dimension 2400 -- install new CD drive My Dell Dimension 2400 computer has no hard drive installation bracket inside of solved Hard drive not detected - Dell navigate to this website If you accept cookies from this site, you will only be shown this dialog once!You can press escape or click on the X to close this box.

Hard Drive Master on IDE1, CD/DVD Master on IDE2.Common BIOS entry KeysF1 F2 DEL ESC F10 A user will know when to press this key when they see a message similar After removing them it would not boot. BleepingComputer is being sued by Enigma Software because of a negative post of SpyHunter.

I cannot locate those LEDS, and the "TWO BEEP" code just says Refference Error Message onscreen....I HAVE NOT tried setting the CDROM as master and see if it will detect that

I thought my best bet would be to pull the hard drive, reformat it using another computer, and start completely afresh with an WinXP install. Remember that IDE ports can be disabled by doing things like adding some SATA drive (long story so I stop here) or changes in the BIOS settings to an outright failure Jan 4, 2010 #2 FeistyKitty TS Rookie Topic Starter Ok, now what DVD drive can I get? Back to top #11 britechguy britechguy Topic Starter Members 1,701 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Staunton, VA Local time:05:53 PM Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:33 PM Here's the latest: - When

Login now. Brian Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy-> (website address is in my profile, if interested) Statistics are like a bikini. Privacy Policy | Cookies | Ad Choice | Terms of Use | Mobile User Agreement A ZDNet site | Visit other CBS Interactive sites: Select SiteCBS CaresCBS FilmsCBS RadioCBS.comCBS InteractiveCBSNews.comCBSSports.comChowhoundClickerCNETCollege NetworkGameSpotLast.fmMaxPrepsMetacritic.comMoneywatchmySimonRadio.comSearch.comShopper.comShowtimeTech my review here Is that possible?

Does not detect HDD or DVD RW drives.. « Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 08:30:09 AM » 1) Did you use compressed air and clean out the inside of the Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and After extracting the user data from the disk, I tried doing a fresh install of WinXP, which resulted in an unwanted dual boot situation. I guess the stress/frustration got to me].

Dell dimension 2400, bios cannot read the hard drive DELL DIMENSION 2400 BURNER DRIVE CONFIG Dell dimension 2400 internal hard drive New Dell Dimension 2400 CD drive disappears! Click here to Register a free account now! Jan 5, 2010 #3 mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,995 +373 Any of these should work fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...0100055 1038406818&name=IDE&SpeTabStoreType=1 There are others that will also work. I see.

Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 1:48 AM PDT In reply to: still need help "If BIOS says the CD-ROM drive isn't installed (which is what it says) how can Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... It takes less than a minute and is completely free!