I have a Dell Dimension 8400 (several years old) and today it stopped booting up. It's used in my classroom (I'm a teacher) and one of my students brought it to my attention. He said he accidently turned it off, and now it won't boot back up. I tried running diagnostics on it by pushing F12. Here are my results:
Drive 0: WD800JD-75LSA0 - Pass
Drive 1: No device
Drive 2: No device
Drive 3: No device
Drive 4: GCR-8483B - Diagnostics not supported
Drive 5: Samsung CD-R/RW SW-252S - Diagnostics not supported.
The LED lights on the back (listed A B C D) are all lit green, leading me to think it's not the hard drive (I guess?)
It will not get pass the loading "Dell" screen when I hit "start windows normally"
When I try to boot in SAFE MODE or SAFE MODE WITH CMD PROMPT, a long list appears in black and white and it goes no further. The first item on the list looks like this:
all the other lines that follow it say the same thing until the last section that i bolded
I even tried inserting an XP reinstallation CD but nothing happened.
What should I do??
Thank you so much for reading this!