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Clone IDE to Sata from Dell Dimension 2400 for Dimension 8400

Q: Clone IDE to Sata from Dell Dimension 2400 for Dimension 8400

I have a Dell Dimension 2400 1.6ghz 1gb RAM with XP Pro on it for several years now. It has many programs installed on it. I purchased a faster used Dell Dimension 8400 3.6ghz hyperthreading 3gb RAM with XP Pro on it.

My question is simple. My Dimension 2400 has an IDE hard drive and the 8400 has SATA. Rather than spend days re-installing and tweaking all of the programs on the 8400 I tried the following. I used Acronis Easy Migrate 7 to Image the IDE hard drive to the SATA hard drive and installed it into the 8400. It would not boot, I tried a repair install, then while booting I get a blue screen stop Error 0x0000007B. What do I have to do to fix this so it will boot? What else is it looking for?

A: Clone IDE to Sata from Dell Dimension 2400 for Dimension 8400

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Hi,
Well, my Dell owners manual leaves me wondering...:rolleyes:
about a planned upgrade to this PC.
The Dell Owners manual says that "SATA HD's" connect to the system board connectors labeled SATA-0 thru SATA 3 and CD/DVD drives to the PRI IDE connector.
My question is, can I hook up a LG GSA-H62L 18X DVD +/- RW DL SATA Drive w/LightScribe to the SATA connectors instead of the IDE connectors?
:suspiciou
I have a extra SATA power connector on the power supply cord to the single HD with just enough length to reach the upper drive bay for a workable power connector. I'll have to order a SATA signal connector cable though.

My minds eye says yepper rooney, it's a doable thingy.
Just crossin' my "T's" and dotting my "i's".
How about it guru's?

ARE Any 'MB set-up' configurations that would be needed?

Thanks....

Jeff
 

A:2005 Dell Dimension 8400 SATA DVD +/- RW DL upgrade

yes you can do that. im sure when the manual was written there was no SATA CD/DVD. you sould have no problem installing the LG GSA-H62L DVD drive
 

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that has a hard drive that uses a gray cable to connect to the motherboard. I think that is an IDE ?  I am trying to find out if it is possible to connect a SATA hard drive to this motherboard.  
I have a Dell Studio that simply refused to come on. I feel it is the motherboard, not the power switch, because things have, over the last little while, quit working. First the DVD drive would not work, then the external DVD drive that can be plugged in to a USB port would not work on the pc. I had a friend who had the very same Studio and the same thing happened to hers. She had someone look at hers and was told the motherboard had indeed gone bad. So I feel that the motherboard just breathed her last breath and died on me.  The SATA drive is in it. I have all my info on the drive backed up to about a month or so ago, so it is not a huge loss of data, but over the last week there are things on the drive that were not backed up yet that I would like to access and get off the drive.  I have no reason to believe that the hard drive is ruined in any way, and I would like to install it on my Dell Dimension 2400 just to get what I did not have backed up yet over the last week.
When I went to install the hard drive out of the Studio I found that it does not have a spot for the long gray cable on it.  So I need to know if I can still install this drive on the Dimension 2400. If so can someone tell me, or post a link to, ... Read more

A:Dell Dimension 2400 and SATA Harddrive

Okay, update... the little adapter came in today. It worked so far as connecting and everything. But Vista on the hard drive is 64 bit and the older pc I was wanting to put it in motherboard will not support 64 bit.   So yes, the little connectors do work as they are supposed to. But the motherboard would not support Vista 64 bit.  Oh well, I didn't spend a lot trying it and I discovered a docking system, so I just got one of those.

Thanks for everyones help!

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Hi Guys,

Had a major crash and now can not install windows on the Dell pc as it can not see the hard drives anymore.

Installed a brand new hard drive and still no luck just says can not locate a hard drive to install windows on, done a check in the bios on the hard drive and it says it's fine but can not see it on the fresh install.

Any help please thanks in advance
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400

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dose any one know where i can buy a 1gb memory ram for dell dimension 8400.
it would be better if the site or the store is in uk


----thank you----
 

A:RAM for Dell Dimension 8400

This will give you useful information regarding your model and memory capabilities: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=Dimension 8400 Series

I would still open the case up and check the following:
The number of sticks currently fitted and how many slots are spare
The ratings of your current RAM Is it PC2-5300 or PC2-6400? PC2-6400 is faster.

If you already have 2x PC2-6400 memory sticks, then you can order another matched pair and increase your RAM on top of your current RAM.

If you have PC2-5300 RAM I would recommend you replace them with new PC2-6400 RAM.

You should order memory in pairs (matched pairs), as otherwise they can't function in dual channel mode and it restricts performance of them. According to Crucial you have 4 slots, so 2 are likely being used by 2x 512mb RAM sticks, leaving 2 left.

The best place I find to order computer stuff here in the UK is from www.ebuyer.com I don't use anywhere else.

Link to the memory page for compatiable memory from Ebuyer. Its 2x 1GB matched pairs, of DDR2 PC2-6400 (DDR2 800) RAM. http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&store=2&cat=3&subcat=2052&ca630=2GB+-+2x1GB+Kit
 

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I don't see much difference in the systems. I have a Dell Dimension 2400 here and am considering a replacement board. E-bay seems to have better deals on Dimension 3000 boards and they do look the same to me.

Anyone know any reason why the 3000 board wouldn't do well in a 2400 case?

Do they both use the same memory?
 

A:Will Dimension 3000 board fit Dimension 2400 case?

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The problem I a having with Red Alert 2 is that when I insert the CD and run the setup, it simply crashes at the splash screen. I have tried setting the compatibility of the "setup.exe" to all the options available, but it still crashes at the splash screen.

I know that my copy of RA2 is perfectly fine, because I have it (plus Yuri' Revenge) running perfectly on my brother's computer.

So can anyone please help me out in getting RA2 installed on my PC?

My PC specs are as shown below.

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz
OS: WinXP Home w/SP 2
Memory: 1GB(2x512MB) DDR2 SDRAM at 266.0MHz
Graphic Card: 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GTO
 

A:Red Alert 2 on Dell Dimension 8400

It's a common theme with Windows XP. Try turning off the Sound Hardware Accelerator and try to install again.
 

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Hi,
I have DELL dimension 8400. The language on it is Norwegian. I want to change to English Win XP but at the boot sequence the CR-rom is marked (NOT PRESENT) even though the CD is attached amd working alright in the old windows. Because the CD is not present the machine can't boot from the cd-rom. I tried to install the new win XP from the old one that is norwegian but it stops after loading the files and it's about to start the installation. MESSAGE--to prevent damage to my PC. 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 either use a new harddisk or format the old one. Thanks.

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I have a friend that I'm trying to help out.

He has a Dell Dimension 8400 computer and the motherboard is dead. The question is, if I get him an exact replacement (same part number) motherboard, will it be plug and play (just move everything from his old motherboard to the new one)?

He also has all the original installation disks if we happen to need them.

Thanks in advance.

- Ray
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 needs new motherboard

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Hi there,

I am trying to work out what my options are for upgrading the CPU on my existing Dell Dimension 8400 machine. ie. keeping the motherboard and just replacing the CPU. I have recently bought a high end consumer camcorder and I want to edit AVCHD footage using Sony's vegas Movie Studio, but my existing CPU does not seem quite up to the task when it comes to previewing my edits. As far as I can tell below is the exisitng machine spec. Any answers greatly appreciated.
Processor type
Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT Technology

Level 1 (L1) cache
16 KB
Level 2 (L2 or L3) cache
512 KB, 1 MB, or 2 MB (depending on your computer configuration) pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative, write-back SRAM
Computer Information

Chipset
Intel 925X Express or Intel 925XE Express

DMA channels
eight
Interrupt levels
24
BIOS chip (NVRAM)
4-Mb
NIC
Integrated network interface capable of 10/100/1000 communication.
System clock
800- or 1066-MHz data rate (depending on your processor)
 

A:Best CPU upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8400 please?

It's not a matter of "the best" rather than a matter of what options the Dell proprietary BIOS version will support. Dell should be able to tell you that, as the model shipped with several different speed CPU's as a choice.

Problem is nothing in what you have shown above indicates what speed CPU was fitted to your model.

Most large PC makers restrict the "upgradeability" by BIOS limitation to only allow the PC to have the combinations that they know will work compatibly, and will work with the Power Supply. Otherwise call center staff can be run ragged trying to help with non approved and unknown mixes.

Generally I would never "expect" a Dell or HP etc to always be CPU upgradeable, it would only occur if there were choices at purchase time and the slower choice was opted for, it's quite possible that a faster CPU (but within the original range available) would work OK.

Remember that you can't just upgrade the motherboard either, as the Windows version is tied to it, requiring a new copy of Windows.
 

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All lights at the back of Dimension 8400 are green. When I start computer will shut down on the screen is All the write-up if the computer shut down first time...
At the bottom of the screen is (0x00000018,0x00000002,0x00000000,0xF6712261)
I cant even do clean install. Go back to this same screen. Any idea ?

A:Dell Dimension 8400 crash

Did you try a clean install with a cd or by using the setting to go back to the original manufacturer's settings?

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Dell Dimension 8400 BSOD
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000018, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xF841c261)
iaStor.sys - Address F841c261 base at F840D000, DateStamp 426d0c8c

I first started to see the BSOD a while ago when I installed a Dynex wireless enhanced desktop G card. I would restart my computer and it would be gone. However, when I restart my computer now it won't even load it just goes to BSOD. I have uninstalled the software and removed the hardware but it still shows the BSOD. Please help
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 BSOD

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Hello, new to the forums here and need help figuring out what to upgrade my Dell Dimension 8400 with.. I bought it Aug 2004 and the specs are:

XP 32 bit
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPU's?) - does that mean 2 processors?
3 gigs of RAM
RADEON X300 series

Thats about all the info I can find atm... I am pretty sure it is using a 300watt Power supply...

Ok so like I said, I would like to do an upgrade so I can run high end video games. I know I might not be able to get the best FPS, but im sure anything would beat the graphics card I have right now right? lol.

So for a Power Supply, I was thinking this 500watt Dell PSU. Anyone know of a cheaper one maybe?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703016

As for a graphics card... well this is where I am troubled. I read that some graphics cards will not fit in the Dell Dimension case. I am guessing this is true. If so, what PCI-E 16x cards will fit? I am ok with either ATI or NVidia.

As for cooling.. Well with the Dell Dimension, I see no 80 or 120mm fans besides the Power Supply fan. Would I need to fabricate an intake and outake for added airflow and cooling?

Is there anything else I need to take into consideration here?

Any help will be GREAT!! Plan on ordering the hardware from Newegg once we get this figured out. Thanks ahead of time for your help and if I left any information out, please ask and I will investigate asap.

Thanks again!
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 upgrade?

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Hi all,

I'm sitting in the office scratching my head at this one! I have a Dell Dimension 8400 that was a bit messy (lots of viruses, malware and other nasties).

When these were all cleaned off I noticed that the USB drivers were not present (something the client had muttered about at the desk). I happily googled the appropriate Chipset driver, installed it and assumed that the issue would be resolved as per so many other cases. How wrong I was.

The peripherals in the USB slots are seen but no drivers can be found; indeed Windows was looking for a "USB" driver.

I'd like to get this one fixed before I head home tonight and was wondering if anyone had any solutions?

Kind Regards,

Roo82

A:USB Failure on a Dell Dimension 8400

in the device manager click on view at the top and in the dropdown
show hidden devices
then uninstall all listed usb items
turn the computer off
unplug usb plugs
reboot twice
replug in the usb plugs

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 case, what PSU will fit in the box and work with the stock mobo?


 

A:Looking to upgrade PSU for Dell Dimension 8400

IF Dell is stil using proprietary connections for the PSU's then your only option is with PC Power&Cooling. they make Dell compaitable PSU's. I havnt checked Dell's llately but I had heard that they were no longer using Proprietary connections, in which case you can use any retail PSU.

Dell should be able to tell you about the PSU and whether or not you can use an off the shelf one from any retailer.
 

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At some later date, I changed the password to the Dell Dimension 8400 A02 (08-23-04) BIOS, and I can't remember it, trying any password I might have used in the past. I haven't got it. Is there a universal A02 BIOS password that I might use, or does anyone know how to get the one I put in a while ago.

External links are fine, just as long as I get it to work. Thanks a lot !
 

A:Bios A02 Dell Dimension 8400

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Hi all,  Hope someone can help me.  I have a Dell Dimension 8400, I know very old.  We unplugged the computer the other day to move it and now when we turn it on the it just we get a screen that says "Utility partition not available - strike F1 to reboot , F2 for setup utility".  We hit F1 and it repeats the phrase, we hit F2 and it takes us to the System Info (Blue screen).  
 
We just want to be able to get to the desk top so we can get our work.  Does anyone know why this might be happening and how to fix it.  Mind you we are not tech savvy and anything that involving navigating thru the computer might be a little challenging for us, but any help would be appreciated. 
 
 

A:can't get to my desktop - Windows XP - Dell Dimension 8400

Solution 
Open the BIOS > Load default settings > Make sure that your hard drive is detected in the BIOS.
Set your hard drive (where OS is installed) as primary boot device.
Save the settings and exit from the BIOS.

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Hi,
I have DELL dimension 8400. The language on it is Norwegian. I want to change to English Win XP but at the boot sequence the CR-rom is marked (NOT PRESENT) even though the CD is attached amd working alright in the old windows. Because the CD is not present the machine can't boot from the cd-rom. I tried to install the new win XP from the old one that is norwegian but it stops after loading the files and it's about to start the installation. MESSAGE--to prevent damage to my PC. 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 either use a new harddisk or format the old one. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Booting from cd-rom--dell dimension 8400

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My computer is making a lot of constant noise. The kind that happens when running a large program etc. I checked the task manager there are no open programs running but the CPU usage swings wildly from 10 to 70% I just went through a windows update and then there was an error message saying I needed a Dell driver check. Downloaded/installed said software and it did not find any problem. I would like to re-install XP I put in the CD restarted the computer got to the WINDOWS XP SETUP page and selected TO SET UP WINDOWS NOW it states that my hard drive is not there/not working. The computer runs OK a little slow and as I said above will not stop making the normal noise as through it has a lot of programs running. Any ideas as how to either make it stop making this noise or how to re-install windows XP (I have already backed up all my important files to CD's)

Thanks

A:Help me debug my Dell Dimension 8400 XP home

Hard to help if you don't give a detailed description of the noise, or open the case and see if you can pin-point the source.

As how to reinstall WinXP, especially if you don't want to loose your apps and current configuration, you do a Repair Reinstall.

Repair Reinstall:Mount your original WinXP Setup CD in the drive and boot to it
When you are offered the 1st Repair option (bottom Status Bar) DO NOT use it, use Install
WinXP Setup should see you already have it installed, and this window will have a 2nd Repair option
The 2nd Repair option is the Repair Reinstall, and will reinstall WinXP by overwriting OS files with the original versions, but keeps your configuration and apps as they were
CAUTION - Repair Reinstall will require redoing ALL Win Updates (see NOTE to follow)

NOTE: When you have a large number of Win Updates when using Repair Reinstall, it is safer to use the [Custom] mode of updates and;When shown the list of required updates, use [Uncheck All] first
Then check [X] only 3 to 5 updates at a time
Install the 3 to 5 updates
Reboot your system, asked to or not
Then repeat this method until all updates have been done
This is better than having the [Express] mode of Win Updates fail (voice of experience)

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I have recently been asked to reinstall windows XP on a Dell Dimension 8400.

The computer is unable to start at all (in safe mode or otherwise) and when attempted it gets stuck on the Microsoft Windows XP loading screen with the windows logo.

When booting in safe mode it becomes stuck on iomdisk.sys

I have tried to go straight through the boot menu and load the install from the CD (as usual), but every time I get to the screen that has the options below, I get a frozen screen and am unable to select any option.

Press ENTER to install

R to repair

F3 to exit

(not in those exact words obviously but that's the gist of it)

Any ideas on what might be wrong?
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 reinstall not working

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Starting a few days ago my Desktop would freeze at the Dell boot up screen.. Id have to turn it off then back on to get anywhere.. The 1st time this happen I turned it off an back on twice an got through.. I didnt think much of it.. Today I was working on the computer and everything just froze.. At that very moment the last thing i did was change the screen saver to none.. then it all froze.. This time when booting up it jus kept freezing i didnt think i was going to be able to get through but on pwoer up i heard a beep an got an error saying it was having trouble booting up at checkpoint[Ithr]

I havent really tried to fix it in any way thiniking i could mess it up more and not be able to get through at all .I looked at the Dell support site but i couldnt select what exactly is happening.. And Ive tried to run dell diagnostics before and i always got an error for that too so im kindve stuck.
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 Boot up Error

This error can be anything from faulty USB devices that are plugged in during Boot to a failing motherboard to a bad RAM chip. Most common on that particular model of Dell is a failing motherboard as indicated by swollen (domed) capacitors on the motherboard..
http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19293513.aspx
 

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Maybe someone can come up with a few suggestions to help me speed up this Dell PC. It has 54.5GB used space with 16.4GB free space and takes about three minutes to load upon startup. What I've done to date:
1. Defraged drive
2. Installed 2GB additional memory (2.56GB total)
3. Deleted some programs.
4. Used MSCONFIG to remove some items upon startup.

Run the latest version of HIJACK THIS (log attached)

Any help or suggestions most appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Slow Dell Dimension 8400

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Hi, i have a dell dimension 8400. My house was recently hit by lightning and caused my power supply to go bad. I am looking to replace it with an upgrade to the stock so that when I build my next computer i can use it. The stock isn't a standard power supply so I'm wondering how i we'll be able to buy one that will work for the Dimension and my future desktop. Im talking about how on the dimension thier is no place for a power switch like most.
Any ideas?
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 power supply help

Some dell pw supplies and not standard atx that is the wiring is not standard. You need first to check with dell or the dell forum to see if your system uses a standard atx type pw supply OR a dell proprietary pw supply. If it is the latter, then you cannot install a standard atx pw supply.
 

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Computer will not power up. Power light on the power on button is blinking amber. When I first plug in power cord, standby power light (AUX_PWR) comes on. Tried reseating main power connector, RAM, all PC cards. When I first press the power on button I do not get even a slight indication that the power supply kicked on then off. Need possibliities or solution!
 

A:Computer will not power up - Dell Dimension 8400

My first guess would be the pw supply however it cannot hurt to do some troubleshooting.
1 Open the case and pull the pw connectors from ALL drives; both hard disk and optical type drives.
2 Disconnect any usb type device; ie hub, scanner, printer, etc.
3 Pull out any add-in cards except the video card
4 Now attempt a pw ON. If you get a display, great. If not shutdown the system
5 Locate the pw switch leads on the motherboard. Remove the lead. Use a small screwdriver or other metal part to jump across the pins on the motherboard. If it still does not pw ON and post, clear cmos and repeat.

If still no post in the above config, you need to start swapping parts with known good units. Start with the pw supply since that is much easier to change out than the mb.
 

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I have installed Windows 8 on my older computer, Dell Dimension 8400. Everything worked except my sound drivers. I checked the website and there were 2 available downloads for sound drivers. I downloaded both. One said incorrect hardware, so I assumed that that wasn't right driver. I tried the other, and first it said Wrong OS, so I ran it in recommended compatibility, then it said Incorrect hardware. So both drivers must be incompatible? But when I had windows XP before, it worked perfectly. Not sure why it doesn't now. I also tried using the driver searcher thingy. It was searching for like an hour, and when I tried to stop it, it wouldn't close. I had to force close it, and it found nothing.

Does anyone know how to resolve this problem? If so, please help me!

A:Sound drivers for Dell Dimension 8400?

did you insure they said for windows 7, and were for your machine? some machines from dell may have different drivers depending on the configureation of machine even if said machine has multiple OSs that were shipped with it, the hard ware its self may be slightly different example sound blaster hardware (creative) may have shipped with your Dell 8400 with XP but the machine with windows 7 may have been shipped with audio audigy (made up for this example) hardware so the drivers may be different in respects to that, or it could be generic intel driver(s) (i don't think intel makes sound cards but i could be wrong...

if you know the manufacture of the hardware components (say creative/sound blaster) i would go to the manufactures website and download the proper/appropriate drivers for the hardware on the windows 7 platform...

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Comes with a 350 Watt power supply.

Can this power supply handle a 6800GT or 7800GTX. I would think so becuase the system can come with an ATI X800XT if you choose it from Dell.

I just want to make sure before I purchase a higher level video card.
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 Power Supply

DEll usually uses PSU's built by fortran so they are normally good power supplies. I believe that the 350 Watt PSU fals within the recommended guidelines for the 7800GT. if it doesnt you will have to get a new PSU, and since dell uses proprietary connections for PSU\Mobo you either have to get one from Dell or go to PC Power&cooling.
 

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hey well im new to this stuff and I have a question...

I'm about to buy a Azenram 512 MB DDR PC3200 RAM, the guy told me that ram always degrades itself to be compatible with my system.... my ram I have now in my pc is a 256mb PC2700 ram stick...so will the Azenram 512mb PC3200 ram stick work in my system?


 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 help

if your system supports PC3200 and you have PC2700 in it now, then the PC3200 you add will run at the speed of the PC2700.
 

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I'm a newbie when it comes to wireless capacities in computers. I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that doesn't seem to pick up wireless internet. Do I need a special adaptor for this?
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400

You need a wireless adapter. Pretty sure that model didn't come with one standard. Do you have a PCI or USB wireless adapter?
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 computer. This system comes with an Intel Celeron 2.7 GHz processor 256 MB of ram and a 70GB hard drive. The other day I was reinstalling Windows Xp on this system. Everything was going ok for about 30 minutes when all of the sudden the computer just shut itself off. I did some investigating and found that my heatsink was so hot to the touch I could not hold it without a pair of gloves on. I removed the heatsink and processor and I noticed that the thermal compound was very runny almost like water.

I have not had any issues before this with this computer. Can anyone inform me why my heatsink got that hot and why my thermal past got like that?

I am going to apply new Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400

Check your fan. With the Dell passiver cooling system the fan must be working perfectly to pull enough air across the heatsink for cooling. I don't recall exactly how any air inlets are arranged on the chassis, but pull the front cover and make sure everything is clean for air to enter the case.
 

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Hi I am putting a new graphics card in the above comp could anyone tell me how to turn of the onboard graphics in the bios.

Regards

Spireite
 

A:Dell dimension 2400

From the Dell Forum http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_video&message.id=108582&view=by_date_ascending&page=1
 

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came in office and computer is off (a possible windows update) anywho the xp slash screen shows normally but after that the screen goes blank....i tried another video card but will still go black
anything else to try??

THANKS in advance........

A:Dell Dimension 2400

Is the cursor blinking in the upper left corner of this black screen?Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 Louis

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Ok i just bought Vista and installed it everything works fine except it looks like im running in safe mode i know the dell dosnt have a agp or pci-e but if i upgrade to a pci card will it improve it at all? and if so what what card should i pick up. I only use my pc to browse the web and stream my dvds to my 360.
 

A:dell dimension 2400

yes, for what you need try the ATI radeon 9250 good budget friendly pci card. unless you want to use Aero, then you need a card with Pixel shader 2.0 support, im not sure if the 9250 has pixel shader 2.0.
 

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I would like to know which processor for the Dell Dimension 2400 can use the highest number of ram size and what the size of the compatible ram is. As of now, my Dell Dimension 2400 has the Intel Pentium 4 and I want to make my computer faster. 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 CPU

JohnLabib
I would like to know which processor for the Dell Dimension 2400 can use the highest number of ram size and what the size of the compatible ram is. As of now, my Dell Dimension 2400 has the Intel Pentium 4 and I want to make my computer faster. 
JohnLabib
The Dimension 2400 supports a maximum of 2gb [2x1gb modules] of DDR RAM. 
 The Dimension 2400 can use either 400MHz or 533MHz, Socket 478, P-4 Northwood, or Celeron processors with a 512k or smaller cache.
The maximum processor size is a Socket 478 Northwood P4 3.06GHz 533MHz FSB processor.
The 2400 will not take Prescott processors [1mb cache].
Prior to upgrading the processor check that the latest BIOS version is installed, with BIOS version A03 Updated CPU microcode was added to support latest CPUs.
Bev.

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I have an old dell dimension 2400- and to my knowledge is riddled with viruses- which sits unused as it takes too long to do anything,turning on alone is atleast 11 hour. My knowledge of computers is limited but, correct me if im wrong, i was going to replace the hard drive to remove the viruses. It would also be great if you could recommend other new hardware to improve it so it is useable. It would be perfect if I could upgrade it to be more powerful than my laptop so the laptop could be used for mainly portable purposes and the Dell for games etc. As i said my knowledge is limited so if someone could explain how i would go about these upgrades/send me a link to a video explaining it i would be extremely grateful. Money isnt a huge issue but obviously the cheaper the better.
Thanks in advance for any help you can supply.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400

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Hello Guys and thanks for replying! I have a Dell Dimension 2400 which I want to reconfigure to original factory settings, I think I have all CD's originally shipped, but need help in " What is the correct sequence to upload all the Cd's ? Ie. Operating sys, BIOS, hardware , ect etc...Thanks for your time....
 

A:Dell dimension 2400

The Dell Dimension 2400 desktop appears to be 8 - 10 years old, so reverting it back to its original factory condition is going to revert it back to a very outdated condition.

What's the 7-character "service tag" number on the sticker?

What's the exact version of Windows XP(including any service pack number) that's on the Microsoft COA sticker?

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The Windows operating system would be loaded first, then any necessary device drivers would be loaded next.

Make sure to first disconnect any unnecessary external devices, such as a printer.

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I'm trying to do a fresh reinstall of winxp home on my computer every time it gets to about 39% it gives me a blue screen that say a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Any thoughts anybody
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400

Did you format and/or remove the old partitions before installing?

Unhook any unnecessary hardware, boot from the CD, remove all partitions, create new ones, format NTFS, and try that.
 

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I have a dell dimension 8400 that I am simply reformatting and reinstalling xp. The problem is that the cd roms aren't booting the disc. There are 2 of them. First I checked the obvious settings in the boot menu, and selected usb or onboard cd rom selection for first boot device. Next I checked the settings jumperwise. Both were set for CS, so I set the first for master, and the second for slave. The message coming up is "No boot device available. Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 to enter setup." I'm thinking of checking the ribbon cable to the cd-roms, but doubt that is what it is since the cd roms are showing up in the bios setup.
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 cd roms not booting from disc

Try unplugging one of the drives from the ribbon cable. What USB devices are plugged in? Can you change the bios to just check CDrom as first boot device.
 

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I have a dell dimension 8400 that I am simply reformatting and installing windows xp. The problem is that the cd roms aren't booting the disc. There are 2 of them. First I checked the obvious settings in the boot menu, and selected usb or onboard cd rom selection for first boot device. Next I checked the settings jumperwise. Both were set for CS, so I set the first for master, and the second for slave. The message coming up is "No boot device available. Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 to enter setup." I'm thinking of checking the ribbon cable to the cd-roms, but doubt that is what it is since the cd roms are showing up in the bios setup.
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 cd roms not booting from disc

do u have 2 IDE HD chanels... (= 4 hd's or cdroms)

try fliping the cd rom, and put them on the HD chanel, and put the HD on the CD chanel.
 

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As my Dell PC is out-of-warranty I'm having trouble identifying a suitable graphics card replacement. MOBO is a Dell 0U7077, bus clock 800MgH, Bios A09 dated 07/07/06. Running XP Pro with 3Gb of RAM. Currently have a Radeon X300 series PCI Express card. Any advice as to what I should buy would be greatly appreciated please. (Why is it Dell will not help unless I make a 'phone call to a paid-for help service and Radeon will only refer me to Dell for advice? Don't these companies want to sell me a new graphics card?)
 

A:Replacing graphics card in a Dell Dimension 8400 PC

Just about any PCI-E 16x graphics card would work, but you will need a new power supply too. And that will be a problem, because normal ATX PSUs will not fit in that computer, at least without bending and cutting the case.. Here's a decent power supply for you: http://www.pcpower.com/products/description/Silencer_500_Dell/index.html
But wait... You won't need that if you don't want to upgrade. I would suggest upgrading if you like to game and are currently running a bit slow or ugly in your opinion. Another reason to upgrade is that you cannot find enough old and little power consuming card for your power supply to be enough for... Get the PSU I linked, and this graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127383
 

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My son's dell case is history. I am putting parts in new case. The power and front usb connectors have plugs to the mobo that look like some kind of all in one connector. Help Please, thanks Kesler
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400 case mobo problem

http://www.hardwarezone.com/img/data/articles/2004/1364/usb-connectors.jpg
there is a link to a picture of usb headers, which is where you will want to plug that usb connector into.
 

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My hard drive's windows files have become corrupt and I need the files on it, so I purchased a new hard drive. I can't seem to install Windows XP Home onto the new hard drive. Everything goes fine, but then I get an error message saying it can't install the product catalogs. Is this because I'm using a reinstall CD that was provided by Dell. Will I need to actually purchase windows Xp Home ALL over again? Or is this error from something else? I've been stumped for about 3 weeks now. I'l tried EVERYTHING pretty much and I can't reinstall Xp onto my old hard drive properly.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Installing Windows Xp Home on a Dell Dimension 8400

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A:Needed: BIOS pwd reset, Dell Dimension 8400

Well got this from your manual anyway

Locate the 3-pin password jumper (PASS) on the system board, and attach the jumper plug to pins 2 and 3 to clear the password.
NOTE:
When you receive your computer, the jumper plug is attached to pins 1 and 2.
Close the computer cover
Connect your computer and monitor to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
After the Microsoft® Windows® desktop appears on your computer, shut down the computer
Turn off the monitor and disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
Disconnect the computer power cable from the electrical outlet, and press the power button to ground the system board.
Open the computer cover
Locate the 3-pin password jumper (PASS) on the system board and attach the jumper to pins 1 and 2 to reenable the password feature.
Close the computer cover
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on
 

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I have a Dell 8400 with a ATI X1600 PRO 512.

What is the best card I can realistically hope to place in this machine without adding more power.

is an x1900 a reach?

Thanks.

Best
 

A:Best Video Card for a standard Dell Dimension 8400

It would be iffy I think.
You have the 350w psu (?) don't know
The 375w psu has 30amps
I have the 305w psu with 22amps

The 1900 calls for 30amps
I would think you have 26-28amps
Just thought I'd throw that info your way
 

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Sometimes this computer will start, sometimes it wont

When it doesnt, the On button just flashes orange, when it should be solid green. Sometimes it will start up and get to the log on screen and then just shut down and flash orange. It works fine when it does turn on. Iv been through the dell help and support stuff and that doesnt help, this is my last option before i send it away somewhere. Anyone have any ideas???

Thanks
 

A:Dell Dimension 8400, Windows XP, Wont Start

any1 able to help???
 

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I have a three year old Dell Dimension 8400 desktop running XP that I hate to restart or shutdown and reboot. It boots fine up through the command prompt for the password sign-on. Then it sits and sits and sits. After anywhere from 5 minutes to eight hours it will then continue cycling through the rest of the boot up to the Windows XP users screen. Occasionally I get ticked off, shut the machine down, disconnect all wires from the back of it, depress the start button to discharge all capacitance, then reassemble everything. Even then it is a 50/50 chance that it will go through the bootup cycle without hanging. Any ideas on what is causing this problem? It's been going on for all three years I've owned it. Thanks for any help you can offer.
 

A:Dell dimension 8400 takes forever to start

Have you used any registry cleaners?

Try to minimize programs that start with your computer using a startup manager:

Startup Control Panel
MZ Startup Manager
Startup Control Panel (Exe version for Vista)
Emsa Startup Manager
EM Startup Manager
WheresJames Startup Manager

Startup Programs Reference

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Remove large files and folders from your desktop.

Run chkdsk /f on all drives to be sure there are no errors. Every time you shut the machine down with the switch, there is damage to the file system. Trying to get it to shutdown when there are no disk writes going on is like running between raindrops.

You can use BootVis to analyze and optimize the boot process.

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Check all your connections inside the machine. If you get other, seemingly random errors, try testing memory.

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Roadkil's RAM Test
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)
Memtest86

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista, tap F8 on boot and choose the memory diagnostic, or if you can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:

mdsched.exe

Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.

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My Dell Dimension 8400 won't power up.
There is no noise, no fan, no lights - its dead.

So I changed the power unit, but when i connected it to the mains all i got was a brief light on the DVD drive, but that was it (maybe a small power surge?).
Now I cant even get that - it continues to play dead.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

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I'd been getting RAM failure errors one my Dell Dimension 8400 so I took out one of the 512MB sticks of ram to see which stick was causing the problems, and it appeared to be the one I took out as I didn't get another error.

So I then put back the "bad" stick and left out the "good" stick to see if it worked, and I got the error again. So I then placed the "good" stick back in, leaving out the "bad" stick, and my computer doesn't boot up now.

All that happens now when I turn it on is a beeping sound about every 2 seconds and the fan speeds up to a very fast speed. No image appears on the screen. I've tried to turn it on 3 times now and have had to pull the power as I've got the same results each time.

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Dell Dimension 8400 RAM and boot failure

Problem now solved. I realised that the little side clips/holders on the RAM slot were not sitting the side notches of the ram stick properly. Therefore, the sticks really was not installed at all. It was all just because I didn't fit them to the RAM slots properly.
 

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Evening,

Been toying with the idea of upgrading this older system to W7. Ran thru the upgrade advisor and the major issue is the Intel ® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics controller. The INTEL website does NOT list this as compatible either. Is this as simple as replacing/upgrading a video card, or is this a chipset on the motherboard?

Is there a way to overcome this limitation?

Thanks

A:Upgrading a Dell Dimension 2400 to W7

Does it come with original specs?
Celeron 2.40GHz, 512MB, 80GB HD

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Hi I was going to look at a friends computer to see why it won't connect to the internet and have a problem. The dell bios screen comes up, then the windows xp loading screen, then nothing. I'm assuming it's something to do with the monitor drivers but I don't know how I can get drivers on to the computer when I can't see anything. I tried loading with last known working configuration, and I tried to boot in safe mode but it didn't work either.

Thanks

A:problem with dell dimension 2400 (cant see anything)

What happens when you boot to Safe Mode?
What about Safe Mode with Command Prompt?

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I have a Dell Dimensions 2400 purchased in 2005. Can I install Windows 7? The thing is running very slow and I was wondering if it would be better to do a clean install of Windows 7 or just reinstall windows xp

A:dell 2400 dimension upgrade

Hi fleogran. the quickest and easiest way to see if you can run Win 7 is by running the upgrade advisor: Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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Have scout leader, she has dell dimension 2400, on power up, hard drive spinning, fans spinning, on the diagnostic lights in back a,b,c are not lit, d is lit amber which does not match any of the combination's in the dell manual. Out of warranty. I disconnected all PCI cards, hard drive, case fan, and memory and still on power up, only get amber d light and no beeps. This is a bare bones dell 2400.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 not powering up

The place to start is to test the power supply. Take the tower to a local shop, and have them test the unit. It only takes a few minutes to test, and the cost should be minimal.
 

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I just bought this game battlefield 2 and I really want to play it and some other games. I have already upgraded to 2 512 sticks of RAM. I was thinking about getting a new mobo so that I could get a good video card because I read that PCI video cards are not that good. I know that my comp has a Pentium 4. Any suggestions would be appreciated. In depth would also help cuz I am kinda new to this stuff and tryin to learn. Thanks.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 upgrade

Hi, welcome to TechSpot!

replacing the mobo and adding a PCI-express video card (or even an AGP card) may also require you to upgrade your PSU as well.

while it is true that PCI video cards are crap compared to PCI-E and AGP, you can get one that will allow you play most games on low settings. This will by no means make it a gaming rig, but it will allow you to play games for a while at least. When DirectX10 games start to come out, no PCI card will be able to play them
 

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dell dimension 2400 ... took lightning hit week ago last tuesday .. really big CRACK from cpu .. now dead .. nothing happens when i hit power button .. green led on pcb is only thing that comes on .. no diagnostic lights on back, either .. no fan .. nothing except green led on pcb .. is it well and truley dead or is there a possibility of the power supply ? .. no popped capacitors, but a static charge would not have popped any caps .. tia
 

A:dead dell dimension 2400

You could try a different Power Supply . . odds are against you . .
 

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I am trying to add a 2nd Western Digital 320 G hard drive with a cage to mount it in for a Dell Dimension 2400Intell Celeron 2.4 GHz PC with 1 G of SDRAM memory. I have a 120 G Western Digital HD, 2 CD/DVD combo drives, and a floppy drive connected now to the MOBO. I have a new 80 pin IDE cable with connectors for master, slave and the card/or mother board. It is a miniATX motherboard. The BIOS is AU6. It is WindowsXP Home Edition SP3.

I have recently installed a Masscool XWT-RC018 3-Port SATA & IDE PCI Card - 2 Internal SATA, External SATA, Internal IDE, SATA 1.5Gbps Support. When ever I try to connect the new hard drive, the PC fails to boot.

I have tried switching from Cable Select to "master" and "slave", changing the BIOS to auto detect, and switching the boot sequence.

What else can I do to make this work? Re-configure the cabling and boot sequence? Change/add the jumper shunts? Do I need to adjust the software or hardware for the PCI 3 slot since briefly my son's friend had installed a video graphics accelerator card that I have removed and uninstalled its drivers, since it was causing my PC to crash?
 

A:Adding 2nd HD to a Dell Dimension 2400 PC

Either the Dell power supply is too weak or the motherboard is too proprietary to handle the SATA controller
 

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I've got some games (Age of Empires III) for my kids that they can't play because of the factory graphics card on my Dell Dimension 2400. (No AGP slot)

I'm looking to upgrade the video card and memory. I went to www.systemrequirementslab.com and they suggested some cards like the EVG NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256-P1-N399-LX. I went to www.crucial.com and they suggested
DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 32Meg x 64 ( I have only two memory slots)
As you know this is not a brand new or top of the line machine and I just want it to play the kids' games so I'm not looking to spend a lot of money. I'd like to do some comparison shopping on bargain sites like boddit.com, bensbargains.net, newegg.com Butt I'm not sure which of those cards or memory sticks would be compatible. Based on the suggestions these other sites have made does anyone have any advice on how I can tell which memory/graphics card would be compatible with my system and the Age of Empires III game? Or if you have a specific bargain graphics card or memory deal please let me know.
Thanks for all the help,
Matt
 

A:Upgrade Dell Dimension 2400

First for RAM, if you are unsure your best bet is to visit www.crucial.com and run the memory test on the site and buy the exact RAM it recomends... you should be able to buy what crucial suggests with the knowledge it is compatible.

As for graphics card, can you give us the minimum spec for the game? (on the back of the box). I think that you need atleast shader model 3 and I don't think this is a vailable on a PCI video card which may stop you playig the game alltogether...
 

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Hi all,
I hope someone can help me. I have a Dell Dimension 2400. It was working fine. It was shut down properly. The next day when I press the button to turn on, it did nothing at all. No green light on the outside of the component. I also notice that the button did not click.

I opened the unit and there is a green light on the mother board on. Does this indicate that the power supply is OK. How can I test the mother board to see if it is that or simply the click button on the component.
I am not a PC whiz. I really appreciate any information from anyone.
Thanks
Cary
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 problem???

cary said:



Hi all,
I hope someone can help me. I have a Dell Dimension 2400. It was working fine. It was shut down properly. The next day when I press the button to turn on, it did nothing at all. No green light on the outside of the component. I also notice that the button did not click.

I opened the unit and there is a green light on the mother board on. Does this indicate that the power supply is OK. How can I test the mother board to see if it is that or simply the click button on the component.
I am not a PC whiz. I really appreciate any information from anyone.
Thanks
CaryClick to expand...

The light means that the MotherBoard is getting power. Make sure the power button is securely attached to mother board. Look for any unplugged cables and/or wires
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400. I currently have 1Gb of RAM installed (2x 512Mb). Recently, I visited the Crucial website to system scan my computer. Unexpectedly, I found out that my system can hold up to a maximum of 2GBs! I couldn't believe it so I did some more researching. Most of the sites, (crappy memory sites), and they all say it can only hold 1GB. I would really really like to have 2Gbs or Ram. But I don't want to go and spend all that money and find out I can only use 1. I need help with knowing whether I can get 2gbs of ram. If anyone has a 2400, please give me some info. Thanks.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 Memory Help

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic47210.html
 

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I was wondering if a Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.8GHz Socket 478 Processor would work with a Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard that has a intel Celeron 478 pin processor 400Mhz Fsb? Will it work if the Pentium 4 processor is 533Mhz? I'm not that good with computers so help me out. Im just trying to upgrade. Thx ^_^
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 CPU upgrade?

Yes, it should be perfectly fine.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/specs.htm
The key points are that your board supports only northwood core cpus(not prescott), and that it can take only 400 an 533 fsb cpus(not 800fsb).
 

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I am trying to "Killdisk" my HD so I can reinstall Win Xp on my Dell Dimension 2400 computer.

I did reinstall Win Xp many time without any problem in the past, but this time something is totally wrong.

It usually take aprox. 1 hour to reinstall but this time it took 5 hours and in the end:
"13 minutes to finish install"
and it frozes and nothing happen after that, I tryed 5 times with same result.

I guess it got Virus/Malware in the root of computer memory. So I tryed to use Killdisk to clean up and start new to reinstall Win Xp, but I got following resxponse:
"Error loading Free Dos Kernell"
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 - Win Xp reinstall

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Im going to start over clocking my machine (first time). I was wondering if anyone else has overclocked a dell dimension 2400 and what types of results they have had. Im going to up it 10 at a time like the faq guide suggests. Then when I get brave ill read up more on the voltage, and attempt to slightly adjust it. Also about ram over clocking, will it help my machine since I already have 2gigs of ram in this old clunker? I noticed while in bios theres agp apperture, I read up and understand what it is. However I dont have a apg slot, I use pci. Would changing this setting even affect my video car?

Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 2400
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 653MB used, 2395MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
E-geforce 6200 graphics card (pci)

Ok I found out, supposedly you cant OC my computer. But everything iv read was from like 2004. Is there some kind of program i can use to attempt to oc? Also I'm considering oc my video card. Would my cpu even be able to handle a overclocked video card?
 

A:Overclocking my dell dimension 2400

I owned a Dell Dimension 3000 which would be the basic thing you've got only a year older (I believe). There are no programs out there that will overclock a machine with no overclocking features. It's a good question, but no can do. When (if) you ever decide to build a computer get an ASUS or some board that has the O'Cing features that you need. G' Luck.
 

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first off i have very limited knowledge about computers (so talk to me like im stupid) i have recently recieved a Dell Dimension 2400
the specs

reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-2400-pentium/1805-3118_7-30824846.html[/url]

now for the problem:
when i plug it in a flashing amber light comes on sometimes it will work fine when i flip this little red switch on the back
so im wondering if its a hardware problem or a software problem?
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 trouble

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

Also have a look at THIS thread to find all details on your system
 

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I've have a dell dimension 2400 thats about 3-4 years old, Now I've had some problems in the past with certain pci devices. Now recently i've purchased a graphics card (geforce 6200) and the thing only worked now and again. I've had it tested and the card is working fine. So I turn to the motherboard as the offender. I want to buy an upgraded one but i'm a total newbie when it comes to Motherboards, The only thing I have been told is not to buy one from dell..... as if i needed that piece of advise! So calling all computer buffs, can you help me please?
I can supply the id tag if needed.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 MOBO?

No board other than dell will be a direct replacement, but any micro atx socket 478 board with ddr memory support should work. I'd get a board with agp(very hard to find a board like this with the newer pci-e), so you aren't limited to pci cards only. You probably will have to modify the front panel(lights, button(s)), as well as the front usb/audio, as these are likely specific to the dell motherboard. Note, the only one you really need to hook up is the power switch, the other stuff is just for convenience.

Socket 478 boards are falling away fast, as they're somewhat outdated. I could only find two new boards that'd work on newegg, and only one is in stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138262
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813123008

Here's your spec page, fyi.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/specs.htm
 

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I recently came into possession of an old Dell Dimension 2400 that runs perfectly. . . but has a paltry 512MB RAM. Despite it having a Pentium 4, the mobo can only accommodate 2GB of RAM. I want to bring it up to that, but there are 2 memory types that can be used: PC2700 and PC3200. The latter (PC3200) runs at 400Mhz, but has latency of 3.0. The PC2700 runs at at max of 333Mhz, but it's latency is less -- 2.5. I saw a post on a forum that indicated that ANY Pentium 4 had to have a mobo with the 400Mhz or greater front-side bus (FSB), and if that's true, I should buy the PC3200 DIMMs. But this computer is REALLY old, and if the FSB speed is less than 400Mhz, I'd be better off buying the PC2700 DIMMs to get the shorter latency time.

I have tried several times unsuccessfully to find the FSB speed on Dell's site, which is really lame. Does anyone know what the FSB speed is on this mobo?
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 - FSB speed

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I am trying to repair a Dell Dimension 2400 computer that belongs to my brother. I am fairly knowledgeable of computer building/repair, because I build my own. However, I have never dealt with a Dell Computer before. From the symptoms he describes, my first suspect for failure is the power supply. I have a spare 450 watt ATX power supply in my closet that I would like to sub into it for troubleshooting, however, I see that some Dell Computers use a proprietary supply and that a standard ATX supply will cause damage. From what I see on the internet, it looks like they used proprietary PS's on older machines only. Anyone have an idea whether this computer uses a standard ATX PS or whether you must use a specific Dell PS? Thanks for your time and assistance.

Jim
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 Problems

Dimension 2400 does not use a proprietary PSU. A standard ATX PSU will do.
 

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Hi all

I have an 8 year old Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows 7 on. I decided I wanted to bring a bit more life to it as it will be used again for a while. So I want to upgrade the graphics card, CPU and ram and also maybe a faster IDE hard drive, I do know quite a bit about computers its just that I don't know whether the following graphics card will work in my Dell properly.

The graphics card I found is a ATi Radeon HD5450 PCI not PCI-E http://www.amazon.co.uk/ATI-Radeon-...n/dp/B008R835KO/ref=?ie=UTF8&m=A11UYXL65U9RAB I don't see how it wont work. but any suggestions will be appreciated. But I would like the graphics card to be able to run Windows 7 Aero. Which this card does support. I have also found some graphics cards with the same GPU but less memory 512MB DDR2 would this graphics card be more compatible with my Dell?

Also the CPU I have in my Dell is an Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz I would like to upgrade this to an Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.06GHz which I have had a look around on various websites and the Dell website and I think this will work?

Any help about the graphics or any suggestion will be appreciated

Thanks
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 Upgrade

Being that its an 8 year old computer i think you would be better off getting another newer computer than putting money into a computer that old.And by a newer computer it doesnt have to be brand new theres lots of good used or reconditioned refurbished computers out there that might have what you are looking for and will be a lot faster.I had a dell dimension 2400 at one time and if i remember correctly it came with windows xp.Running windows 7 on it might be the problem right there as well as the age of the computer itself.If all the ram you have now is 512mbs im amazed that windows 7 is running at all because thats the minimum for running xp properly.
 

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Lately, whenever i turn on my computer a message pops up with all the computer info, 2 beeps, and a message stating,
"Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility..."

Option 1: click F1 key, a second message pops up saying :
"A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

If you proceed and do the control alt delete combo, the computer restarts and this happens again {-_-}...

Option 2: "Strike" the F2 key only to be brought to a screen with options like this:...

Drive Configuation..................................................... <ENTER>
Hard-Disk Drive Sequence........................................... <ENTER>
(Good examples i know)

And these continue down the screen and some geeks will know this to be the "Setup Utility"

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Considering that this is my best option other than doing something to the actual Hardrive i need some help/assitance with this problem because im no geek at ALL.

by the way i looked up this problem and the closest one i can find was found here...

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/503050-solved-primary-drive-1-not.html

But seeing that this is closed and the guy with problem use to fix missile guidance systems... i find myself much behind either of the dialouge that the moderator and this man are having... Think someone could let me in on the "basic" ways of fixing this?
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 Series

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Hi there, i have a (approx) year old dell dimension 2400 desktop pc, and i want to upgrage the ram in it

On cpuz i get this for the ram section

Memory SPD
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DIMM #1

General
Memory type DDR-SDRAM
Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
Size 256 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2700 (166 MHz)
Part number M3 68L3223FTN-CB3
Serial number 410BDE1F
Manufacturing date Week 04/Year 04

Attributes
Number of banks 1
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Registered no
Buffered no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 133 166
CAS# 2.0 2.5
RAS# to CAS# delay 3 3
RAS# Precharge 3 3
TRAS# 6 7


Now it says pc2700, with a speed of 133mhz, but when i look on novatech for pc2700 RAM, it says it has a speed of 33 mhz, so what im wondering are the two compatable???

Many thanks in advance,
Rob
 

A:What kind of RAM for a DELL Dimension 2400?

It's PC2700 which runs @ 166MHz (333 DDR).

The different frequencies reported in the timings table is just the different supported speeds : 133MHz for PC2100 & 166MHz for PC2700.
 

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I have been asked to upgrade this dell to improve performance as it has a Pentium 4 processor that runs at 2.66GHz and I think 512-MB Ram. So my Question is...What motherboard should I get, ram etc and would i need to change psu depending on the new equipment you suggest?
Ideally it would be under ?150
 

A:Upgrade a Dell Dimension 2400

Where are you buying from and what's the PSU in this computer? And what is the computer going to be used for?

At this point, I would suggest an AM3-based system; maybe an Athlon II X4, a cheap AsRock (or similar) motherboard and a 4GB RAM kit. Depending on where you buy it from that should add up to just about ?150. But then again, depending on your needs, maybe a Sandy Bridge based system would be better; it would be good if you gave more specific details of what you need.
 

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I recently purchased Verizon wireless 5G internet device. Download and connection to internet went fine. After I connected the Verizon device to the Dell USB port though, it killed my other USB connections. I have 6 USB ports. Printer nor anything else would respond. Once I disconnected the Verizon wireless device, then rebooted, the other devices worked fine. I tried all different USB configurations with the Verizon device and other USB connected devices. Always the same issue. I can use multiple other USB ports at the same time, just not with the Verizon device connected. Verizon Tech support has no clue. Dell wants my credit card number to even talk to a real person. Please help. I am running Windows XP SP3
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 USB Ports

Have Dell swap your internet device with a new unit, sounds as if the one you received is faulty.
That's a good start to seeing if the problem is computer related.
 

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I formatted and reinstalled Win XP on Dimension 2400, but this time around 13 minutes to finish, I got prompted:
"INF install failed. reason: handler and parameter error"
The after 1 hour, I prompted:
"13 minutes to finish install" and it froze.
I did reinstall few times before but never had this problem, only thing that changed since the last reinstall
is that I chaged ISP to Shaw cable fast internet connection.
I suspect a Malware or Hackers intervention.
Please Help !
Thank you !
 

A:Win Xp reinstall on Dell Dimension 2400

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I want to upgrade the 80 Gb HD in my Dell Dimension 2400. I already use an external drive for most of my storage but the internal drive appears to be going bad. I believe the maximum capacity for the unit is 160 Gb but can anyone confirm that? If I install a larger drive than that will it cause any problems even if not all of the drive is accessible? Is there an update that can be done to change the limit?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 HD Upgrade

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I have had this computer for a while now and only recently has it been acting strange , When i go to my email as usual in the morning it makes a bunch of clicking noises and things in my book marks area start to load other pages and things i don't want to get on at the moment. This all could have started after i clicked on a Advertisement online. Now on email i have a bunch of spam offers that i didn't before , I have Norton Antivirus and have done a scan with no luck... Will i need to wipe the drive to get this working again? I had bought another computer but was unable to get it working so this is my last leg to stand on so to speak any help would be appreciated.
 

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​Hi, I'm looking to purchase a couple upgrades for my ancient Dell Dimension 2400. Right off the bat, let me state that I am fully aware how old this system is, and that it is very limited (e.g. it only has PCI slots, no AGP or PCI-E). I am also aware that for the money I propose to spend, I could get a new, much faster computer. Having said that, I am not interested in doing so.
I Have 2GB of RAM, with as much hard drive space as I need. I have a 2.4 GHZ Celeron processor and a 64 MB integrated graphics chip, and a standard power supply, which I believe is 200 or 250W. I am running Windows XP SP3.
My first proposed upgrade is from my 2.4 GHZ Celeron to a 3.06 GHZ Pentium 4.
http://www.compuvest.com/Desc.jsp;jsessionid=c1b1f271ce88f0f68ef02e71b91e?iid=846286
My second proposed upgrade is a Sparkle GeForce 9500 GT 1024 MB PCI graphics card.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5771192&CatId=1603
My questions are, will these parts be compatible with my computer, and will I need a bigger power supply for them? The graphics card says it needs a 400W PCI-E compliant power system, and a PCI-E power connector. I have also been looking at the following replacement power supply:
http://www.cputopia.com/hp-480w-dell-dimension-2400.html
Do I need this, and will it work with the card, or at all? It also seems surprisingly cheap, should I be worried about that? Also, would overclocking any parts of this computer totally destroy ... Read more

A:Dell Dimension 2400 upgrades

All the above parts will be compatible with your computer. However, you may need to flash your BIOS for the P4 CPU to be supported. You will also require the 480W PSU in order to be able to run the 9500GT.

As for overclocking, it's not going to net you any sufficient gains on that system.
 

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Hi:

We have a dimension 2400 with a 2.2 Celeron in it and I would like to bump up the CPU to something a little quick. It only has 128 megs of ram in it, some I am also considering just putting a gig of ram in for a performance boost. The budget is tight, so it will be one or the other.

thanks,
shawn
 

A:Upgrading a dell dimension 2400

your in luck..i have a dell dimension 2400 to
i just bought a geforce 5500 256mb graphic card..thats a good way to start

and im looking to buy some RAM..that kinda what you had on your mind for upgrades..
your dell has PCI slots right?...mines pretty garbage..
 

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Lately, whenever i turn on my computer a message pops up with all the computer info, 2 beeps, and a message stating,
"Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility..."

Option 1: click F1 key, a second message pops up saying :
"A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

If you proceed and do the control alt delete combo, the computer restarts and this happens again {-_-}...

Option 2: "Strike" the F2 key only to be brought to a screen with options like this:...

Drive Configuation..................................................... <ENTER>
Hard-Disk Drive Sequence........................................... <ENTER>
(Good examples i know)

And these continue down the screen and some geeks will know this to be the "Setup Utility"

-

Considering that this is my best option other than doing something to the actual Hardrive i need some help/assitance with this problem because im no geek at ALL.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 Series

What's the configuration of the Diagnostic lights?
http://support.dell.com/support/sys...&~file=/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/advtshoo.htm
Test the HD with the Diag utility (F12 at boot, as I recall).
Dos the HD show in the BIOS?
 

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I just got a used Dell Dimension 2400. I had been using an older Dell (the one i'm on now) with a P3 1.0 MHz set. On this dimension 2400, I installed Win XP Pro which I also installed on the machine i'm using now, same disc, so it does work. I tried to hook up a dsl modem, just like the setup I use on this older computer. The Dinension does not even recognize that a modem is hooked up. Also, I tried to play a sound, a wav file, and error message says format unplayable. Windows says there is no sound device installed, when it came installed with the computer, I can see it, along with the ethernet which does not seem to work either. I am at a loss as to what to do. The modem is a basic one, not a router. It has usb capabilities, but when I tried to connect with that, windows acknowledged the modem then asked for drivers which I have no clue about ( and i'm not sure if it wanted drivers for the modem or the usb). Can anyone tell me what is the problem? Or any of the problems? lol. Thank you.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 Problems

You need to install the motherboard drivers for Ethernet and sound. Windows has the USB drivers. You should be able to get the drivers from Dell's website. Did you get any discs with the 2400?
 

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I disconnected my CD-Rom/Optical Drive from my Dell Dimension 2400 desktop PC in order to connect a Hard drive and quickly transfer some files - but once I reconnected the optical drive, the PC doesn't seem to recognize it. I tried resetting my BIOS options to original, but no go.

Can anyone out there help me? I tried another known good optical drive and I know that the IDE cable is good and my BIOS is A05, which is the most current.

I can't figure this out for the world of me. If any of you experts out there have any idea where my next step should be, I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me!

Thanks!

BGPhilbin

Forgot to mention, both this and the other KG optical drive power up just fine - it's just that the system never recognizes it.

I also got a message when I first connected it that indicated that the PC had found a floppy drive, rather than an Optical Drive. I don't have a floppy, so that was a bit confusing to me, and nothing is recognized when I put a CD in it.

Thanks, again!

BGPhilbin
 

A:CD-ROM Issues with Dell Dimension 2400

What else changed about your system. 10 to 1 you wont have problems like this just from switching your cd drive for a hard drive. I do it all the time and have never had problems. Does it see the drive in the POST? Make sure your bios is set to auto detect everything.
 

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Dell Dimension 2400: What DVD drive can I get?

Edit: Ok, so I need a new DVD Drive. I have no idea what I can get that can go in my Dell Dimension 2400. If you need to, read my post below mailup's.


Information: I have a Dell Dimension 2400 PC2700. I have updated it to 1.25G RAM and added a Nvidia GeForce 6200 Graphics Card. All other hardware, however, (including my DVD/CD-ROM) are still the standard ones that come with the Dell.

My problem: I never used my computer for DVDs, and when I bought Sims 3 and tried installing it, the DVD/CD-ROM drive wouldn't read it. 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. However, when I check in the Device Manager under the "Properties" of My Computer it clearly says "DVD/CD-ROM Drive." I tried updating it and checking to see if was disabled or recently changed but I got no results. I haven't used it for DVDs before, so have no point of reference as to what I might've accidentally done to mess it up. What should I try to get results? Also, in the event that there is no hope and that I need to buy a new drive, which one(s) are going to be the ones compatible with my computer and able to play DVD-ROMs?
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400: DVD-ROM not working

The way I see it is either the drive is not a DVD drive or it is and something is wrong with the DVD laser. Either way you need a new drive.

You need to look for an IDE DVD drive. There many to choose from including DVD burners or just DVD readers.
 

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I am looking to upgrade the memory on my Dell Dimension 2400 to at least 512 mb. I have heard that you have to purchase a specific kind of ram (dell certified?) and that it won't just use any kind of brand. Is this true? If so, can someone point me in the right direction?

I know that it must be DDR PC2700/333 but I'm unclear as to which brand to buy.

I spoke with Dell and hung up unclear (she spoke very poor english) so really got nowhere.
Thanks!
 

A:Memory for Dell Dimension 2400

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I was wondering if you guys have any insight as to what's the problem here. I left my computer on (as I always do) and went to work. When I came back home, I found my computer off. I thought to myself, "hmm..that's weird, I know nobody comes into my room or they BETTER NOT...stupid bratty little sister..." Then as I tried to turn it on, it won't turn on. Nothing. Not even a small sign of life.

I took the casing shell off, and tested the power supply. The power supply was okay. I was disappointed when I found out the power supply was okay because that being the one obvious flaw, I don't know what's wrong with my computer anymore. Do any of you guys have any ideas as to what's going on? I will tell you that I leave my computer on for long periods of time which is probably something I shouldn't be doing from now on. Any help is appreciated.
 

A:My Dell Dimension 2400 PC Won't Turn On

How did you test the power supply???

Not sure of your level of expertise but no disrespect meant, you can only really test an atx power supply by connecting it to another Computer or MB setup on a workbench because the MB controlls the switching on of the power supply.

If you tried a new power supply on your system and you get nothing at all then you have a dead MB.

Its ok to leave your computer on for long periods so long as you' got good ventilation and good cooling fans does not run Hot all the time your pc can be ok.
 

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Hello.
I have recently acquired parts to a dell dimension 2400 series. I tried to rebuild it, but when I plug it in, the lights go on, but when i press the power button, nothing happens. Is there anything i can do do fix it?
 

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Hello everyone, I just upgraded my dell demension 2400 cpu from a 2.4 celeron to a 3.06 pentium 4. Works fine. I enabled hyperthreading in bios. My queston is why does it say the clock speed is 1.60 instead of 3.06. I know my motherboard supports the chip. It works fine. I just don't know why the clock speed says 1.60. Shouldn't it say 3.06 or is it supposed to say 1.60. It's a northwood p4 533fsb/512/3.06. Thanks.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 CPU upgrade

Is it listing the CPU in BIOS as the correct CPU you now have fitted.

It sounds like it hasn't fully recognised the CPU to me.
 

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Hi,
I'd appreciate some advice on a video card upgrade that will be compatible with an old Dell Dimension 8400.
I recently attempted to swap in an MSI GEFORCE GT720 1GB card, on the naive assumption that since it was a low power consumption PCI-E card it would just work - however all I get is a black screen (card works ok on another PC).
https://uk.msi.com/Graphics-card/N720-1GD3HLP.html#hero-overview

Any advice on a compatible video card  that's an improvement on the original one that the PC shipped with would be great.

Regards,
Dusty

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Ok, i have a dual boot system with Vista Premium and XP. The following issue ONLY occurs in Vista. XP is fine.

When I insert my headphones into the front panel of my dell dimension the sounds cuts from the speakers and enters into the headphones as normal. But when removing the headphones the sound should automatically transfer into the speakers, but this doesn't happen and i get no sound at all, not even i put my headphones back in.

I have rebooted and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers to no avail.

Any ideas?
 

A:No Sound after using Dell Dimension 8400 front headphone jack

It is a simple mechanical problem. When you plug in the headphone jack, a spring leaf is moved breaking the circuit to the speakers. When you remove the headphone jack, the spring leaf is supposed to move back to the normal closed position. The metal used to construct your headphone jack was made of a metal too soft to spring back into position. You will have to open the computer case and bend the contacts back to the correct position. If you are electronics savvy you can replace the jack -- or you should ask Dell to replace your computer under warranty.

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I upgraded Del Dimension 2400 from XP home to XP professional and now can not get it to accept the audio driver. Talked to Dell and they want $ 150.00 to make the fix. I see on the Dell web site there are a number of people having the same problem. Any one out there have the fix ?? Al
ae at volcano.net

A:Dell dimension 2400 Audio Driver

and welcome to the Forum

You may need to AAU driver from Microsoft first, then install the audio driver from Dell

Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) High Definition Audio class driver available for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Window 2000

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I currently own a Dell Dimension 2400 with 1.25 Gigs of Ram, a Celron 2.2 socket socket 478. I also have a GeForce4 MX 4000 128 MB, S-Video/TV out and a regular monitor out. There is a sixty gig hard drive. I have purchased a P4 2.8 I have yet to install. I have been looking for the best PCI video card for the money. The best one I have found is the eVGA GeForce 6200; the problem is my case is 50 watts shy of the 300 mark.

I found some other 256 MB one that was OK. I need TV out as it currently goes out analog to a 27 inch TV. I am getting a new one with S video. I also plan on getting two gigs of ram.

I am hoping for some suggestions on how I can best spend a hundred dollars to upgrade this computer. The processor cost $6, a new video card I am willing to spend about fifty, and another GIG of RAM is about $20. What would be the obvious motherboard upgrade? I really am content to push the original motherboard. It is an OG1548. I am going to throw in a $20 DVD burner and an old hard drive I have. The lowest setting of youtube staggers, though Netflix streams fine. I want, at most, play Bioshock or Half Life II. I understand DIablo II is pretty much out of the question. Starcraft II would be a dream, because I have a logon. I am also curious if my motherboard would allow the P4 to be overclocked, and if not, what third party program would allow for suck tweaking? I read one guys post how he overclocked a 2.8 to 3.5. I'd just like to know what is realistic performanc... Read more

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Hi Guys,

Have got a problem with my oldish Dell Dimension 2400.

Yesterday, the monitor didn't come on when I turned the PC on. (Absolutely NOTHING had been changed since it was turned off the night before).

I disconnected the monitor, and plugged it while not connected to the PC and it didn't do anything.

I had a spare monitor in the loft, so I tested that that one and it worked on it's own, so I connected it to the Dell.

It worked, YIPPEE (I thought) all fixed.

But you already know that's not the end of the story.

After working for a day the second monitor stopped.

I disconnected it and as with the first monitor there is no responce.

It looks like my Dell has some fault which is destroying Monitors.

So here I am today, unable to use the Dell, and dare not connect another monitor to it for fear of destroying it.

Could I buy an "older style" Graphics Card and put it in?

Will the PC use the new card automatically, as I have no screen to set up a new card.

Or is there something else I should try first?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Paul
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 Monitor Problems

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Hello,

I am installing Windows 7 on my parents computer. I just did a fresh install (not an upgrade) and ran into a problem.

I downloaded the drivers from the Dell website, and figured it would solve my problem of not being able to change the resolution. It didn't.

Now I am stuck. Is this computer just not able to handle Windows 7? Any help is greatly appreciated! I'm about to pull my hair out!

A:Dell Dimension 2400 - Resolution Problems

Update: I was able to change the resolution by going to:

Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings > List All Modes > 1024 by 768, 256 colors, Default Refresh

It was originally set to 640 by 480, High Color (16 bit), Default Refresh.

Now, the colors are terrible! I can barely read anything. Any suggestions on what driver I am missing?

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What are the LIN and AC outlets for on the back of a Dell Dimension 2400. It has an Intel Pentium 4 processor made for Microsoft XP and a DVD Rom Rewritable Ultra Speed CD player?

 

A:Solved: What are the LIN and AC outlets for on a Dell Dimension 2400?

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okay so our dell dimension 2400 (xp home) is no longer showing the taskbar or icons.
we've tried right clicking, ctrl-alt-delete and using safe mode to no avail all that comes
up is the background pic. we bought it from our local goodwill store so we don't have the
recovery cd(s) needed to do a reinstall. please help!!
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 - No taskbar no icons

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I am working on a PC for a friend and after installing Adaware,Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster and Avast I found too many things wrong with the PC and was trying to just reinstall Windows instead. I followed Dells instructions to Hold down Control and then hit F11 and then release both at the same time to get to the restore screen. Well it never came up and I got to the Safe Mode Last Known Good Configuration screen instead. I kept trying and nothing would change, so I picked Safe Mode. Now all I get is the BSOD that states Unmountable boot volume. Stop Error 0x000000ed (0x83376900,0xc0000006,0x0000000,0x0000000)

Any ideas? Tried Last Known Safe Mode and Command prompt.
 

A:Dell Dimension 2400 Restore Function

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