Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop ?

Dell 8200 Dimension shuts down on bootup. Making

\015 Dell 8200 Dimension shuts down on bootup. Making clinking noise while power on light blinks yellow instead of solid green.\015

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The clinking sound could well be your drive heads snapping back into parking location if your power supply is going out. Since the 8200 comes with a pretty weak power supply those tend to go out shortly after you've upgraded to a better graphics card or added another drive to the system. I've replaced mine a few times and now have a 450 watt supply in it which seems to be able to handle a powered video card and the 2nd HD, 2nd dvd without running out of juice.
Another good thing for these old dimensions is the addition of a case /slot fan to help with cooling a bit more. (see included picture)
I've had dealings with a number of dimensions from this era not cooling enough and the slot fans really helped stability.5a04930.gif
Let me know if any of this helps your situation.
The yellow light generally means there is a hardware failure somewhere and it will fail to boot. This could be anything from your power supply, motherboard, RAM, hard drive etc. If you're not familiar with disabling certain functionalists from BIOS and physically I would recommend taking your PC into a computer store for service.
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