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I copied the System32 files to the external drive and tried to boot from it after I changed the boot order. owiredua, Apr 24, 2009 #10 owiredua Thread Starter Joined: Oct 28, 2007 Messages: 34 The new BIOS ersion after updating is A09 but still the CD drive is "NOT PRESENT" No spinning equals a dead drive more than likely.Click to expand... I tried reinstalling. More about the author

If the drive works then you know the drive is fine. If you have any questions or can’t get into the BIOS on your computer, post a comment here and I will try to help! Power down and connect second drive, set as Slave and power up. And must be jumpered Master or CS. anchor

My name is Aseem Kishore and I work as a Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX. My old internal hard drive (C) is dying. Have you checked for bent or missing pins on your board? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - NEW SUGGESTIONS FOR STUCK DISC TRAY by mkrock / March 9, 2010 5:45 AM PST In reply to: Disc-tray stuck I have a

Note that there are not a ton of options in a BIOS, so just go through every page if you have to until you see something like First Boot Device, Boot Try these steps in the following software programs to open the disc tray:#2A Windows Media PlayerOpen Windows Media Player. How can I include it? I would also double check the BIOS settings to make sure the CD-ROM drive and/or IDE controller haven't been disabled some place.

ucanOct 16, 2009, 12:30 PM Dell did not send OS re-install software on a CD-R disk. It will tell you what the manufacure is ect. Have you tried out either of the drives in a separate machine? If so, set it to first in the boot order and try again.

Just wanted to add to ahtoi's suggestion, which has worked for me in this same situation: there might be a panel that covers the tray, and you won't see the tiny Thank you "ahtoi" the paper clip worked just fine. If you system is working, you can save the data to an external source, then do the Dell restore.Off course, depending on the problem, there might be third party software that If that's the case, just use your fingernail to pry open the panel, which most likely will pull out (not off), and you'll then see the hole.

If this is the final solution I am very happy and will stop shopping a new drive. https://www.technibble.com/forums/threads/cd-dvd-drive-not-detected-dimension-8400.4594/ Suggestions? If that drive doesn't contain the boot files, will it try other drives and boot from the one that has them. Any suggestions.

Using a new harddisk is not helping because the PC can't start from the CR-rom The question is how do I make my CD-rom to be present so that I can my review here I have got a big problem. The computer, itself, never came with a operating disc nor any recovery disc. How sad.

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This information is found on the right hand portion on the lower half of the screen. But when I go to the boot manual by pressing F12, the boot manual still lists the Floppy disk as the 1st boot item. click site This will narrow it down to a problem with the CD-ROM drive, or with the Dell.

However, you might just try it to see if the system has been updated to give you the option to boot from the DVD. Remove the disc and turn on the computer. Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!

I set my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd boot device to my cd-rom, cd-rom, hard drive, and now my graphics card isn't booting.

And a reinstall patition should come up.If it still don't work ? That will be the drive at the end of the IDE ribbon cable; if you have a second drive, it will be connected to the middle connector of the cable and I re-installed windows xp on my pc, this time to D. Advertisement owiredua Thread Starter Joined: Oct 28, 2007 Messages: 34 Hi, I have DELL dimension 8400.

This problem has been "dogging" me for months and now thanks to you it's solved. shell shock says: 6 years ago Is there away to reset this? However, this website has a CMOS battery that says is compatible with the Dimension 8400: http://www.impactcomputers.com/75481.html ^ Good idea? #12 MSgherzi, Jan 30, 2009 Last edited: Jan 30, 2009 (You http://mffonline.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-4300-vs-dell-dimension-8100.php I would also recommend using a known good drive and also testing that drive in another known good system. #3 RonWood, Jan 28, 2009 MSgherzi Expand Collapse Member Likes Received:

If boot media is not found, it will try the second device and so on. But back then I wasn't who I was today and I never did anything to fix the problem so I don't know how it could have been fixed if I tried If you're asking about my post, then yes, it worked. Can you advise, please.

Drillingmachine, successor of Excavator. If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). I have tried another cd drive but I get the same NOT PRESENT message. What I did to create the overall problem was I need to swap hard drives in the Dell Dimension 8400.

Otherwise, I don't know where it booted from.