Posted 24 October 2006 - 06:34 AM
Well as I stated in the topic, my Dell will not start up, I'll give a little background.
The computer was bought as my main PC and a short while (7 to 10 months) later I bought a laptop and hooked up a network using the Dell as my base station but used the laptop 99.99% of the time. One day I went to start up the Dell and it blue screened me and then after that I formatted the drive and re-installed Windows XP home. It backed it up and started up once but now when it starts up it gives me an (error) saying I think something about the PXE and a cable not plugged in.
But here is where it goes bad......now I can't get passed that even to re-install windows or format my drive and evertime I go into set up and set how it's supposed to start it does nothing still. I've tried everything from removing the CMOS jumpers and then putting them back etc....... I got it to back up one time (not sure how I got to that screen) but I got to a screen where I could go into safe mode. Now it doesn't even recognize my hard drive and when it first starts and says "IDE configuration" it doesn't seem to set it, it just goes to that error again and gives me 2 options to choose from, either F-1 or F-2 to set up, F-1 brings me to this same screen and F-2 brings me to the set up screen?!?
I cannot hit the F-8 or 10 key when starting windows as it gives me a keyboard error and shuts my keyboard down so I have no idea what to do?!?!?
Dell dimension 8200
256 RRAM "Romulas Ram" or something like that? (Think it was something new, I've never seen it since getting my pc)??
40 gig hard drive
N.I.C. card but is not set up for wireless like most are now.
Also when I had that blue screen problem I figured that my Microsoft Router I was using did not need to go through the PC for me being able connect to my laptop so I unplugged my router from my Dell and never used the network again just the router to my laptop from my broadband connection. I was wondering if that could have caused any problems that I'm having now?!?
Well I'll be checking to see if anyone has had any familiararity with this problem or any ideas on what I can do to get this damn thing started up