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kurplegirl

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dell computer with windows 98
« on: May 25, 2005, 10:38:54 AM »
does anyone know anything about dells, i have a friend that has a dell xps t600r computer with windows 98 it also has on the tower windows nt, but anyway it wont boot to windows either and i cant change the boot sequence in it either to boot to a floopy it will boot to a windows 95 boot disk even though it has windows 98 onit but it does nothing else, someone gave it to her so she reallly doesnt know if it was working or not, also the cd writter and the dvd player was not hooked uo when i opened the caseing also there is a red light on the main board when u turn it on when its off its just a silver piece thing , i have never seen one with a red light were this was located, so is this the problem please tell me thanks so much

merlin_2

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 11:28:53 AM »
will it boot if you hold the f8 <safemode> on start-up.....

kurplegirl

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005, 12:18:02 PM »
no it wont boot pushing f8 key, do u know anything about a red light being on i think its the motherboard and its not like were a light should be

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Raptor

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005, 12:40:03 PM »
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does anyone know anything about dells, i have a friend that has a dell xps t600r computer with windows 98 it also has on the tower windows nt, but anyway it wont boot to windows either and i cant change the boot sequence in it either to boot to a floopy it will boot to a windows 95 boot disk even though it has windows 98 onit but it does nothing else, someone gave it to her so she reallly doesnt know if it was working or not, also the cd writter and the dvd player was not hooked uo when i opened the caseing also there is a red light on the main board when u turn it on when its off its just a silver piece thing , i have never seen one with a red light were this was located, so is this the problem please tell me thanks so much


Is there a Windows 95 boot floppy present in your Floppy Disk drive?

« Last Edit: May 25, 2005, 12:40:19 PM by Raptor »

Computer_Commando

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 12:49:24 PM »
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...do u know anything about a red light being on i think its the motherboard and its not like were a light should be

Where is light?


kurplegirl

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2005, 01:43:27 PM »
the red light looking thing is close to #30
also yes there is a windows 95 boot floppy i have also ryed to boot it with a windows 98 boot disk because it is supposed to have windows 98 and windows nt on the dell and with a universal boot disk it will go to an  a prompt but when i go to c prompt and type in dir there is none but it states volume in drive c is winnt and volume serial number is 3671-1404 then it says directory of c and thats it
« Last Edit: May 25, 2005, 01:51:21 PM by kurplegirl »

merlin_2

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2005, 03:36:19 PM »
well did you look at the back of the pc>>.http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkub/codemess.htm

Computer_Commando

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005, 05:30:52 PM »
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the red light looking thing is close to #30
also yes there is a windows 95 boot floppy i have also ryed to boot it with a windows 98 boot disk because it is supposed to have windows 98 and windows nt on the dell and with a universal boot disk it will go to an  a prompt but when i go to c prompt and type in dir there is none but it states volume in drive c is winnt and volume serial number is 3671-1404 then it says directory of c and thats it

30 - Flea power indicator (whatever that means, LOL).  Maybe, +5VDC Standby.
If WinNT is formatted NTFS, Win95 and Win98 boot disks will not be able to see anything.  You need to load an NTFS for DOS reader:  http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/ntfsdos.shtml

kurplegirl

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2005, 07:45:23 PM »
yeah its by the #30 stays red all the time but isnt a light when computer is off its a flat silver looking thing

Raptor

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2005, 06:00:43 AM »
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yeah its by the #30 stays red all the time but isnt a light when computer is off its a flat silver looking thing


Then do as Computer_Commando has told you to...

Computer_Commando

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005, 12:53:54 PM »
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yeah its by the #30 stays red all the time but isnt a light when computer is off its a flat silver looking thing

It's called an LED, (L)ight (E)mitting (D)iode.

kurplegirl

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2005, 11:53:28 AM »
no its not a led light its were a light shouldnt be and anyhow no other computer has it

Raptor

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2005, 12:02:58 PM »
I believe that Computer_Commando has stated exactly what the LED stands for and what you have to do.

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30 - Flea power indicator (whatever that means, LOL).  Maybe, +5VDC Standby.
If WinNT is formatted NTFS, Win95 and Win98 boot disks will not be able to see anything.  You need to load an NTFS for DOS reader:  http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/ntfsdos.shtml


There it makes no sense for you to deny what it is and why it is there. I suggest you do as Computer_Commando stated.


« Last Edit: May 30, 2005, 12:03:55 PM by Raptor »

merlin_2

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Re: dell computer with windows 98
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2005, 06:00:27 PM »
The red light may indicate that the mobo has power to it?? concertrate on the problem. in hand.......forget the right led......see dell main site........sorry joleen but .....its make it and the shove it to the wally who buys it.