Solved Dell Dimension 2400 desktop will not boot.

January 25, 2014 at 10:12:19
Specs: Windows XP Home
You said there is an easy fix if a Dell 2400 Dimension will not boot if there is video but will not load. What is the easy fix? Mine does the same as of today. All lights (ABCD) on back are green. After you push the power button, there is video of graph line to 100%, then screen goes blank. Need help! Need the easy fix!

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#1
January 25, 2014 at 11:37:42
Who is the "you" that you refer to. If you refer to another thread here at CN you need to provide a link to it.

What do you mean by a graph line?


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#2
January 25, 2014 at 15:54:10
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There's no easy fix because there's no single problem that can cause that. It can be due to many things.

Is the 'graph line' the windows xp loading page?

Try tapping F8 before windows would normally start loading. A boot menu should come up. Choose 'safe mode' and see if it boots that way.


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#3
January 25, 2014 at 18:00:41
The "YOU" is Tubesandwires, April16, 2012 at 15:36:58. In the reply, tubesandwires said it was an easy fix. What is the easy fix? Need detail. My problem is the computer power (led) button lights up and hard drive activity led lights up and blinks for about five (5) seconds, then goes blank.

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#4
January 25, 2014 at 18:26:04
Yes. The graph line is XP loading page, then goes blank. Power button led lights up and hard drive led blinks for about five (5) seconds, then goes blank.

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January 25, 2014 at 18:35:13
The YOU is Tubesandwires, April 16,2012 at 15:36:58. Tubesandwires stated there was and easy fix. What is the easy fix? Need detail. The graph bar is XP loading page. My problem is the power button led lights up and the hard drive activity led lights up and blinks for about five (5) seconds, then goes blank.

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#6
January 25, 2014 at 21:20:46
Ah yes, tubesandwires. I haven't seen any postings by him for awhile.

This is what is meant by a 'link':

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

The easy fix in that particular instance is probably video resolution, the likely verification of which would have been a successful boot to safe mode as I recommended in # 2 above. If it boots to safe mode then you go to display properties and change to the safe mode default of 800 x 600. Save, exit and reboot normally. Assuming it then boots normally you can change the resolution to something higher, if you like, but not something the monitor can't handle.


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