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Dell XPS 600 won't Boot

By Xeroxipe
Mar 11, 2008
  1. burhanhd

    burhanhd TS Rookie

    Hello there

    well this my first post on this website...
    i hope you can help me to solve my problem. I have Dell xps 600 , i need to format and reinstall windows xp but it wont detect the HDD, but it shows in bios, i went throght other blogs it says i have to download the Sata driver for motherboard, can any one tell me from where i can download this driver and how to install it ??
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Don't find an Dell XPS 600. There is a Latitude D600, and and Inspiron 600M, but no XPS 600 is listed by Dell. Can you give me the Service Tag. I will then come back with the info you need.
     
  3. burhanhd

    burhanhd TS Rookie

    Hi Raybay
    the service tag is 6svt72j
     
  4. stepitup1999

    stepitup1999 TS Rookie

    Dell XPS 600 Amber Flashing Light - Light 4 lit Green

    I started my XPS 600 and the power light was flashing amber and a clicking sound occurred every few seconds. None of the components will start. I installed a second power source and reconnected the CPU and monitor power to this device. The same problem occurs. I reseated the memory cards, video cards, and verified all connections were in place.

    Can anyone tell me what the LED lights mean. The only one on after I attempt to power up is 4.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    stepitup.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,927   +167

    You may have a bad motherboard
     
  6. stepitup1999

    stepitup1999 TS Rookie

    Tmagic650,

    I was afraid of that answer but research seems to confirm your assessment. Thanks for the response.

    Stepitup
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,927   +167

    No problem Stepitup,
    I have worked on a few of these. It may be extremely expensive to replace the motherboard. You can't just buy any board to fit... Good luck
     
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