Also, a lot of the time, BIOS figures out something to do with the drives, even if you don't strap them right... Copyright © 1995-2016 DoItYourself.com Inc. Similar Threads - Dell Dimension 4600 Solved Dell XPS 15 (L502X) DVD-R Drive. Just make sure you don't install over your old drive by mistake! http://getplaycraft.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-4600-cd-drive-not-working.html
If the computer sees it, the primary IDE port or cable has gone bad. I am stumped and don't know how to get around this. Author with 3 other contributors Eugene Member since: 10/12/2011 156 Reputation 1 Guide authored Badges: 5 +2 more badges Team CPSU Member of CPSU REGAN-F11S6G10 4 Members 6 Guides authored 0 Is this correct? http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19339208
If you can't read files on the 80, that's another issue altogether. So, what do you mean by "XP won't boot". Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists...
Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Step 1 Side Panel Edit Locate the case cover latch on the back of the computer. Add a comment Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Step 4 Optical Drive Edit Locate the Optical Drive by finding it externally on the case. They're well under $100.
And again thank you very much! Electronic Equipment and Computers Computers, Internet Capable Devices and Peripherals Hard Drive Upgrade Problems - Dell Dimension 4600 Hard Drive Upgrade Problems - Dell Dimension 4600 Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums! i did notice that the time and date in the bios would return to 0 hours and date back to 2004 sometimes.Click to expand... https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Dell+Dimension+4600+Optical+Drive+Replacement/7004 My two cents. #8 Hercomputers, May 10, 2010 red12049 Expand Collapse Well-Known Member Likes Received: 101 slim_xgy said: ↑ did that, same problem.
I set it to Master, and rebooted. Rick Sponsored Links 06-30-08,11:38 AM #2 tjlowing Member Join Date May 2008 State MN Posts 4 It's possible you may not be able to use the primary IDE interface when using i checked all kinds of forums and did almost everything. Connect the SATA, set it up as the boot device, pop in a Windows install CD, format and install Window on the SATA.
I guess he was correct! I would appreciate some input from anybody who may have some idea as to what is going on with that old computer. I was doing everything the correct way. I really need to get this thing back to the guy so I went out and bought a 320GB IDE drive.
Same issues! have a peek at these guys If it has a SATA port, and the motherboard has a problem with the IDE connector that the CD-RW is connected to at least I know that I'll be able to Add a comment Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Step 2 Edit Using your index finger, slide and hold the cover latch down. I also reinstalled the 2GB of RAM and now this thing SCREAMS.
After you transfer all your stuff to the USB drive, remove those files from the 40-gig and defrag it. but now I'm trying to figure out what I can do to fix my issue. Join our site today to ask your question. http://getplaycraft.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-3000-dvd-drive-not-working.html Password Register FAQ Calendar Today's Active Topics Search Notices Viewing on a mobile device?
Reason: No company bashing. The time now is 10:09 AM. i dont understand why it doesnt recognize cds to read either.
matmroy 8,311 views 19:00 Dell dimension 4600 - Duration: 10:48. Or do you mean that the setup won't boot off the CD? Rating is available when the video has been rented. Maybe there is a BIOS upgrade available. 08-22-08,05:37 PM #22 peace2u Member Join Date Aug 2008 Posts 2 No the BIOS does not see the drive.
Forum Archive Cyber Tech Help Forums RSS Help Forums | Tutorials | Downloads | News | Other Resources Home | Site Help | About Us | Subscriptions | Services | Contact i did notice that the time and date in the bios would return to 0 hours and date back to 2004 sometimes. #7 slim_xgy, May 10, 2010 Hercomputers Expand Collapse Or 2 different cables? http://getplaycraft.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-e310-cd-drive-not-working.html Some say you can, some that you can't...
Know any good hard drive ghost-maker and where can I download them from? Rule And/Or Policy Violation Join Date Nov 2007 Posts 504 Does the BIOS see all the drives? The easy way would be to return the SATA drive for an IDE but I got it online and don't want to wait for the swap. Thanks for any insight... 08-21-08,06:51 AM #21 oneofamill Banned.
I have the jumper on the Maxtor set to CSL but have also tried removing the jumper entirely. If the CD includes SP1 or SP2 it's not a problem though.
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