Dell 2400 to Dell 4400

May 31, 2010 at 11:52:32
Specs: Windows XP
Ok I have a running working just fine dell 2400 (yes its ancient but i have no money to buy a new one) and I was recently given a dell 4400 with a corrupted hard drive that will not boot or even allow me to get to the partition screen when installing windows xp to remove the corrupted partition, a blue screen comes up and forces reboot. How can I either transfer my 2400 hard drive to the 4400 or somehow wipe the 4400 completely and install a fresh copy of windows xp?

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#1
May 31, 2010 at 11:59:25
There doesn't seem to be much difference in the two models. I would stick with the 2400 and max out the memory until I could buy a newer machine.

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#2
May 31, 2010 at 12:03:24

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#3
May 31, 2010 at 12:04:28
well the 4400 has AGP 4x for video, and DDR2 instead of regular ddr which the 2200 has. just has more room for upgrading i think.

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#4
May 31, 2010 at 12:16:59
It's your choice, as always.

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#5
May 31, 2010 at 12:22:00
yeah, i just cant afford anything but i have a flash drive somewhere, i will try that killdisk thing. if it works hey, 2 pcs.

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#6
May 31, 2010 at 12:27:10
You can swap the hard drive from the old one and do an xp repair. If you have the restore disks, you could try those too.

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#7
May 31, 2010 at 12:55:46
The 2400 may have rambus ram. It was super fast in it's day and may be better than the newer one.

Could just keep the old one and put linux on the new one.

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#8
May 31, 2010 at 14:24:43
cant get killdisk to work. ive tried using a usb flash drive and boot from that but all it does is take me to the safe mode, etc. menu. then i try to boot normally or in safe mode and it just reboots.

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#9
May 31, 2010 at 14:41:38
I believe the hard drive is not corrupt, but crashed.

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#10
May 31, 2010 at 15:12:57
Have you entered the bios and selected boot from the cdrom drive first? If you have and it did not work download and burn an ISO copy of Linux like Mint or Ubuntu on a CD. Enter the bios and select boot from cdrom first and use the linux CD to reformat the drive. You might even enjoy using Linux. If you do not, install XP.

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#11
May 31, 2010 at 15:25:18
no burner available, and somehow the cd drive in the busted pc has power but isnt recognized

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#12
May 31, 2010 at 18:54:18
The Dimension 4400 does NOT use DDR2 RAM:

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...

Other than the lack of AGP, the Dimension 2400 is the better system:

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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#13
May 31, 2010 at 19:19:05
So you have no burner that works on either the 2400 or 44oo? You can buy one for about $25 from NewEgg.

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