What Dell model you have? Each Dell model has its own distinct error codes. Do the diagnostic lights on the rear of the system give an additional error code?
...problem and concerns over in the Dimension - General Hardware forum. That forum is very popular and has more viewers than the BIOS forum. Not too mention that venue is frequented by those who are familiar with hardware replacement issues.
here are the beep codes for your dimesion 4700 http...htm#wp1052968 this is the phoenix bios beep codes- http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm Message Edited by ronss on...
BIOS updates seem to result in corrupted or inconsistent CMOS settings.Â Resetting the CMOS can fix many of those problems as you found.Â This problem/solution should made more prominent by Dell. Â PeterÂ
(Dimension 9100) I updated my bios from A01 to A03. Now the computer will not start and I have a BIOS beep code and diagnostic lights. (3&4). I have run thought the memory diagnostics (reseating the memory modules) and nothing will resolve this.3/16/2008 | (Forums)
Sorry about upper case in last reply
try putting in the service tag in this link and see what you get. httpsupport.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/details?c=us&l=en&s=gen
here is the manual for your Dimension 4700, Erwin httpsupport.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/sm/adtshoot.htm В
while booting can you go into setup mode ?
make sure that your HDD are connected properly ... I just had a situation like yours where my old DELL did not boot and I could not get into setup ... while I removed/re-installed a 2nd HDD I partially unplugged the HHD connector on the motherboard ...
I'm stupid sorry about the last message Â when you install memory in pairs make sure that you use banks 1 + 2 with white securing clips, or 3 + 4 with black securing clips
It states that ram has to be installed in pairs - can I install just one strip??