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\015 Hi to everyone, I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with a Pentium 4 proc 540 3.2ghz 1MB Cache 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM @ 533MHz265 MB Nvidia Geforce 6800 GTO Grap. Card40 Gig Serial ATA Harddrive3.5in Floppy Drive\015\012with Windows XP sp2\015\012 this is my problem{s},\015\012when i turn on the computer it wont boot at all, the screen stays dark the power light on my monitor is orange and when you push a menu button the message reads "In power saver mode prerss the power button or any keybord key or move the mouse" i tried doing it all but nothing seems to help.\015\012 The dia.lights ABCD on the back of the tower flashes all green for about 20 seconds the the lights goto GYYG for about 15 to 20 seconds then back to all green. when the lights are at GYYG the small green led lights on the front of the tower thats beside the dvd drive and floppy drive blink. when starting the computer the hard drive light comes on blinks a couple of times then goes out.\015\012\015\012thats about it for now so if you have a solution other than target practice i would appreciate it very much\015\012Thanks\015\012Mike\015

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I would recommend testing the power supply as Dell PS's are not known to be "forever". A power supply tester can be purchased online at Tigerdirect.com for around $20 and they are fairly easy to use (you can also get a new PS there if necessary). If that is not it, I recommend going to a local small computer shop and picking up a used Hard Drive (be sure to get SATA), and switch it for your main HDD,, if the PC starts up and goes to an "Error no OS found" or the ilk, the culprit is your hard drive. I am in CT and fix PC's for a living, I am A+ certified and have passed all the dell Factory Cert tests. If you need help and are in the area or work well over the phone,, let me know I CAN solve this problem.
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