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During the set up, I got this message: "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HARD DISK DRIVES INSTALLED IN YOUR SYSTEM.MAKE SURE ANY HARD DISK DRIVES ARE POWERED ON AND PROPERLY CONNECTED any suggestions would be helpful. Good question Tom...darn, why didn't I think of that? PCAnswersMagazine 333 680 visningar 9:47 Installing a 2nd Hard Drive - DIY Video Guide - Längd: 6:49. http://internetbusinessdaily.net/hard-drive/bad-hard-drive-in-dell-inspiron-8000.html

Arbetar ... Now that I have installed the new hard drive when i power the computer up i receive 3 long beeps and nothing else. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... thank you very much, and sorry to have made such a noob mistake.

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WDC Data Lifeguard tools can be run from a bootable floppy. support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=502&sid=2 I'd be interested in giving this a try BUT, a "bootable floppy"? I'll report back with an update (and hopefully good news) at that time.

norton850, Sep 17, 2007 #4 Big Wunder Thread Starter Joined: Sep 17, 2007 Messages: 3 You are exactly right, i checked the light warning chart and looked again in better light, All rights reserved. Again, both hard disks would have to be faulty for this to be true. This is unlikely, hence the need to test each hard disk to confirm. Dell Support Thank you, Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Boot error by AlohaKona / October 5, 2005 3:54 AM PDT In reply to: Aloha..

No...no beep codes. Dell Hard Drive Replacement Cost This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Back to top #2 jojesa jojesa Gold member Advanced Member 2,668 posts Gender:Male Location:NY Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:39 PM What's the status of the power light. I don't know why this would have anything to do with the current problem, but I had just reformatted the hard drive and did a fresh install of XP Home.

Du kan ändra inställningen nedan. UPDATE - PROGRESS MADE 1-I disconnected the Audio-IDE-Power cables from the CD/RW Player, powered up the computer and monitor and discovered the "clicking noise" is NOT coming from the CD/RW Player Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums TechSpot Core CPUs and Motherboards Today's Posts Dell Dimension 4400 has a boot-upproblem Byedwenger · 7 replies Feb 6, 2006 Dell Dimension 4400 Windows XP Home This morning while troubleshooting further, I opened the case (at this point is where I was able to trace the clicking noise to the CD Player..four clicks - pause - four

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In anycase, make a backup(if you can), of your important data ASAP onto cd or dvd.

While I'd always prefer to use a friend's laptop to test my fringe hypotheses, having your own is a fine option too. Dell Xps 420 Hard Drive Replacement Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop Hi wht to do as error 0x000000ED - Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop When you first restart your computer during the upgrade to Windows XP, How To Remove A Hard Drive From A Dell Desktop According to the documentation, this apparently indicates a "Power Up Default".

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? http://internetbusinessdaily.net/hard-drive/bad-hard-drive.html OK, then do you have a Windows XP or Windows 2000 CD from any PC? Try repalcing the cable and see if that works, cheap fix, it was in my case. Join the community here. How To Replace A Hard Drive In A Desktop

About.com 517 149 visningar 3:17 How to transfer files from a Dead PC [CC] - Längd: 11:35. Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows http://support.wdc.c...2&sid=3&lang=en Since the Dim4400 cannot access the Hard Drive, hence I can't use a browser, I'm unable to avail myself of these services. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. this content If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

are there any devices in device manager with ayellow question mark or yellow triangle beside them? Try booting to the XP CD and do a repair on the system. No, unfortunately, I don't have access to another computer where I can test the WD drive so I'm going on the presumption the drive is bad, unless proven otherwise.

I am re-cycling the computer and want to destroy the hard drive for security purposes.

I will do the diognastic test. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/625215 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? After a grueling 3 days of pulling my hair out, I felt like I had all of the photos off and any docs that they might want to keep. Back to top #13 mrlessk mrlessk Advanced Member Advanced Member 302 posts Gender:Male Location:Oregon USA Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:32 PM Gene, I would not proceed with a course of

Laddades upp den 24 nov. 2007Step-by-step process on how to replace a desktop hard drive. electronhacks 150 046 visningar 5:54 Replace Hard Drive in Desktop - Längd: 7:02. You can use one of those to run check disk from the recovery console. have a peek at these guys That being said, start hitting F8 as soon as you see the Dell spalsh screen and don't stop until you see the Windows Startup Menu. 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Yesterdays

Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop Hard Drive I replaced the factory Hard drive from Dell because they said my old hard drive was bad. I just assumed you had the CDs but this is definiately not a show stopper if you have a CD from another PC. 0Votes Share Flag Back to Windows Forum 9 Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop I am unable to open cafe world - Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop You've done all the right things - likely the keyboard controller is\015\012shot.

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). All indications are the Power Supply is good, the Mother Board is good and nothing else beyond the Hard Drive is at fault. Take out the RAM modules and put them back in, making sure they are in the same slots. Back to top #20 mrlessk mrlessk Advanced Member Advanced Member 302 posts Gender:Male Location:Oregon USA Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:14 PM If the WDC drive is recognized when connected to

BEST TRICK - Längd: 7:46. You have backups don't you?? In the F8 menu, look for disable autmatic restart, not startup. Tips for a great answer: - Provide details, support with references or personal experience . - If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box . - It's 100% free,