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Dell Dimension 2400 Cd Burner Not Working

Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive 4. When I power it on I see the Dell load up screen. What should I try to get results? Not by brains, but by trial and error. Source

These are the top Dell diagnostic lights and their conditions that can prevent your system from booting. I get that whole "no bootable devices - strike f1 to retry and f2 for setup utilities" bit. If installing by CD is your only option, we might have to wait for some other, more knowledgeable forum member to help you out! Chance October 1, 2013 I have a dell computer and the d light is green but all the others are black not yellow or green. Continued

Hope this helps. ... I have a portable CD drive which I hooked up to it, but is says the same thing, so its not the a hardware issue. Reason: Update situation. It seems more like the other problem I mentioned with disabling some features in BIOS while installing - i`l come back and post a more helpful link if I find one.

  1. The BIOS is the same as it was when it booted the Live CD.
  2. Sorry! (Sorry you are going thru all this..
  3. The front switch was required to be pressed several times in order to boot the computer.
  4. Good luck.
  5. Now they just say "insert disk in to drive", and it doesn't matter what disk is in the drive(s) it says this on both drives.
  6. So I could not continue as those directions said to.I have spent 5 days emailing different people and physically unhooking and switching jumpers and cables and it gets me nowhere but
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As retrying the boot does not work. If not installed in the correct order, the drivers may not function correctly. I also reinstalled the bios. support.dell.com Marcus May 9, 2013 I'm currently troubleshooting a Dell Dimension 24000, it has a yellow D light and all other lights are green.

You are stuck in between installation because it requests you to burn your disk at a slower speed? I also tried making the boot from usb the primary boot device. Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Dell Dimension 2400 not recognizing CD or DVD drives? check and hit exit and save changes, restart computer, f12 again...

I have to burn another Pro XP image on a +RW disc and will tell you how that works out. Also, our forums have a Dell section. I would start here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19?c=us&l=en&s=dhs Put in your service tag number and look for the manual for that computer. Just the one drive as CS (that's how 99% of the Dells come set) and on the Master connection.

Or other?Much appreciated! Your IDE channels where probably put in PIO from transfer errors so you might have IDE cables that are bunk. Thank you for any responses David Purcell August 21, 2011 I would unplug any external devices and make sure there are no thumbdrives or disks in any of the drives. Remember that the Dell produced a working Live CD.

Both drives physically work, they light up, open, take discs in and spin, but 'My Computer' shows nothing other than floppy A: and C:.I have tried switching the jumpers from CS http://elliottwaveresearch.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-e310-cd-burner-not-working.html David Purcell March 10, 2011 You should visit the Dell site and download the manual for your model. Adv Reply April 25th, 2012 #6 Boyntonstu View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Frothy Coffee! Helpful +2 Report ComputerGuy55 Dec 23, 2009 10:25AM So, I used my +RW cd in the laptop and it sees it fine.

Please try the request again. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. what exactly is happening when you initiate the installation from with in Windows XP? have a peek here The one I am using is an Image on a DVD -RW and the computer is quite old also and wont read the disc.

You might be in PIO which is a transfer mode which is slower than what you really need... Jan 5, 2010 #4 FeistyKitty TS Rookie Topic Starter I've ordered, and the new dvd drive is officially on its way. Motherboard, cable and drive.

Get the press f1 message.

Your cache administrator is webmaster. Be careful not to touch any chips on the memory or the motherboard in the process.

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Anyways, if someone could help me out... Do any of you guys have any idea how I can get it to boot up? As soon as I plugged the portab Try this:In order to delete upper and lower filters you're going to have to edit \012the registry. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.

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Use our customized search engine to search for Dell Computer CD / DVD drivers or search our entire driver archive to find the exact driver that fits your needs. But I noticed the laptop I am trying to install windows on does not even see the -RW disc's in windows... Need more help? All other hardware, however, (including my DVD/CD-ROM) are still the standard ones that come with the Dell.

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I then placed an os boot cd in there and that doesn't work.