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Dell Dimension 8200 turns off in BIOS
\015 On the back there is a yellow light on A and D and green lights on B and C. I checked the connections on the ide cable to the hard drive and they're not loose. I am trying to reinstall windows XP using the cd rom. The cd rom works and is connected with the ribbon-orange. The hard drive was tested- I connected it to my other computer as slave drive - and it was recognized. I connected it to the blue ribbon. Is the motherboard dead? Is the cpu dead? During the BIOS the message is-'' several attempts have been made to boot--call dell support''. Error message for check Hdsk.Is the drive bad even though it was recognized on another computer?Is the IDE controller bad? I'm confused.\015
If the dianostic lights A & D are yellow an IDE bus failure has occurred. Reseat the IDE cables at the motherboard and drive(s). If this does not resolve the issue you may need to contact Dell for a motherboard repair or replacement.
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