In all cases, the BIOS setup wouldn't come up at> bootup.>> So, I'm wondering what sort of problem I've got here. I tried it several times. The monitor shows the no input message. Report Julia- Dec 5, 2014 at 04:27 AM Worked for me too - thank you sooo much... click site
By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies.Tell me more | Cookie Preferences Partially Powered By Products Found At Lampwrights.com markdigital.com Mark Lund's It may take a few shots, but eventually you'll >>> get in.>>>Every Dell I have owned from the Dimension 8100 to 4550 to 2400 to 8400 has >>used the F2 key When I hit F1 to continue I get "Error loading OS". What are your thoughts on the problem.. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-dimension-8100-does-not-boot.16318/
Your mboard is booting fine. Also do you get the diagnostic lights on the rear of the tower? solved Just replaced the hard drive in my Inspiron laptop but error messages come up says to hit f2 but I do and it still won't de an solved Not booting
I removed the jumper and got past that message. Shouldn't error messages be readable?).>> I then decided to do a repair install of WinXP. Report Weary traveler- Oct 14, 2013 at 05:21 PM You sir are a lifesaver, thank you! I tried it several times.
Did you double check power connectors ,IDE cables and card seating? Does anyone> > have any ideas? About the only>> thing that seemed to be able to was Partition Magic, which could at>> least identify the file system type for each partition (Windows and>> Linux), but nothing was Aren't we full of ourself.On a good day...
I discovered this when I decided to try a standard>> >keyboard (i.e. Whichever kind >>> of keyboard you use, try a second one. I'm going to keep at it for a while to determine more conclusivelywhat is going on.
Opening up the computer, i noticed a steady amber light coming from the motherboard that I do not believe was there before when the computer was working.
I don't know if this is always the fix, but you might want to try it as a first step. Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Some of the troubleshooting I did: The diagnostic lights on the back ABCD. So, I attempted to bring up the BIOS> > > by pressing F2, which should work for Dell dimension.
This didn't>>> work. Shouldn't error messages be readable?).>> >>> > I then decided to do a repair install of WinXP. Does anyone>>> have any ideas? my review here It had the same problem.
I hope I don't have to reformat the drive and reinstall WinXP and everything else. Are you aware of ESD precautions? I tried it several times. Oct 23, 2004 #4 Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573 +65 This wouldnt be the first Dell Dimension 8100 with a bad hard drive I've seen, so it wouldn't surprise me
Well I was cleaning my PC and I disconected everything, when I conected everything I powered up the PC and nothing came on, I hear the fan funning the CD wanting I also tried some other keys such as>>> F1, Del, and F10. A search engine search reveals others have had similar problems, some forum threads: http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60265 http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-16318-Dell-Dimension-8100-does-not-boot.html http://forums.whatthetech.com/Memory_failed_to_be_sized_enabled_on_dimension_8100_t69694.html Some people have fixed their 8100s but some have not not. mOre later Thanks--TvH Back to top #12 tvhevh tvhevh Authentic Member Authentic Member 178 posts Interests:Motorsports Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:55 PM Jephree: I unplugged, removed all the RAM, replugged,
Should be set to Master, on some drives (most Western Digital) there are two Master settings one for with Slave present and one for without. __________________ Everest CPU-Z GPU-Z HWMonitor RealTemp In all cases, the BIOS setup wouldn't come up at> > > bootup.> > >> > > So, I'm wondering what sort of problem I've got here. If i can't see anything on the monitor, then i can't run the computer to see what the problem is. HELP!! 11-06-2009, 12:04 AM #12 Underclocker TSF Enthusiast Join Date: Aug 2007 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 827 OS: Win7 Pro x64 SP1 My System I suspect the
I did not record BIOS settings pre-battery-replacement.Jam, I changed the battery because I had been getting "system battery is low and needs to be replaced" warnings at boot-up. Note, Windows XP had been> working fine for months, this error cropped up over night for no> apparent reason, i.e. Jul 30, 2005 #8 JAR TS Rookie One more thing... Now that you mention it, I remember them switching to F2 back around 2001.
They are used to recertify drives by the> manufacturers' themselves... I took it to Geek Squad but they couldn't do anything for me since the PC couldn't boot up and they only recommended me paying them money to ship it to Make a note of where the specific cables go so you can re attach later.