Dell Dimension 8200 Blinking Cursor Problem.
DistroUbuntu Development Release Re: 10.04 server wont boot - blinking cursor Originally Posted by graves007 I get exactly the same problem after installing ubuntu-10.04-server-i386 iso on an old Dell I have This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. They (DDO's) fail in similar fashion and often require a partition restore utility to fix and recover data. Guess what, the system boots up just fine with my spare drive. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/305031/dell-dimension-8200-blinking-cursor-problem/
Let me know if you need the voltages and wire colors to do it this way. If you accept cookies from this site, you will only be shown this dialog once!You can press escape or click on the X to close this box. I can hear the drive > spinning, so I know it's getting power. Disconnected CD-ROM drives and used secondary IDE connector > 4.
The drive works fine. What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD sayingThere is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out Sorta.It was still in the middle of the repair install so I let that finish, Loaded up my service pack dvd and ran sp3. Board index All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ] Login FAQ / Rules Register Search Boards : Knowledge Base: knowledge base chat about fr ja es mozillaZine is
Ray. CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech Web Hosting Forums News Apple Computers Deals I've successfully installed Unbuntu Server 10.04 and after it restarts, I just get a blinking cursor. http://newwikipost.org/topic/V5JFULiqd7wo6xFqWwHuQszn08WWOEQ7/Dell-Dimension-8200-Memory-Problem.html I am not trying to dual boot, this is the only OS and hard drive.
Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Well the thing booted up fine. Replaced bios battery and restored bios to defaults/verified all settings > 7. Replaced bios battery and restored bios to defaults/verified all settings > 7.
I don't get any of these unusual noises when the > drive is connected in my other system. > > I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, however I believe wrote: > Hi Guys, > > I seem to be having a bizarre hardware problem with one of my Dell Dimension > 8200 systems. Windows XP/2000 will appear to be installing itself for the first time, but it will retain all of your data and settings. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?
I can't exactly pinpoint what may have caused it... check over here Tried new IDE cable. > 2. What is easy/basic/simple is new to me...I have learned to deal with other problems such as routers as they come up, but going inside except to replace a hard drive, is Drive detected ok.( I installed this drive (320gb ide) in July of 09 and rebuilt it with a fresh install and backups)So the first move logically is to boot from xp
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Ubuntu Logo, Ubuntu and Canonical © Canonical Ltd. If your system hard disk is old more than 4 years, chances are that it could fail any time. The system was working fine yesterday until I decided to do a system restart.
I can hear the drive spinning, so I know it's getting power.
vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. I got out a spare drive that I hard > laying around and installed it in the malfunctioning system. Once completed, you will be confronted with "Windows Setup". Right now I'm at a loss and > don't know of anything else I can do except to start replacing parts, > starting with the motherboard. > > James > >
Run defrag. (Insert rant as Microsoft stopped the defrag, installed a "security update" and forced a reboot.)Sigh.Started defrag again... A good memory test can be found here: http://www.memtest.org Step 2: Begin the repair process * You must boot from your XP or 2000 CD. I went ahead and removed the hard drive and installed it in my other Dimension 8200 system. http://draw3lines.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-5150-wont-come-on.html The only choices I get on the Dell bootup screen is F2=Setup and F12=Boot Menu (this option asks me if I want to boot normally, from a floppy, from a CD,
Any ideas? Jim, Nov 29, 2005 #9 Advertisements Show Ignored Content Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question? The system then hangs right there. The OS on the HD you substituted may not be utilizing as much RAM as XP would, and you might not have reached the bad location. > > At this point,
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Adv Reply July 30th, 2010 #8 jzilbauer View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date Aug 2008 Beans 8 Re: 10.04 server wont boot - If you are unable to boot from the XP/2000 CD, then please check the last step in this short guide. Still blinking cursor.
First let me say that I have been working on computers for > years, I do it for a living, and have personally never seen a problem > exactly like this Another interesting note, I have run > the Dell Diagnostics CD and the hard drive test passes without any errors. > One thing that is strange is that the hard drive It boots up properly without > any issues and I'm able to get to the windows log in screen. follow his advice, he/she is taking you in the right direction! 0 LVL 15 Overall: Level 15 Windows XP 6 Components 3 Desktops_PCs 2 Message Accepted Solution by:riteheer riteheer earned
RAID/SCSI/Unsupported UDMA users: You will be prompted to "press F6 to install any third party SCSI or RAID drivers".
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