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Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Computer Corporation disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. See “Contacting Dell” in the Owner’s Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance. Computer has started and No action is necessary.

The POST beep dimennsion are listed below. Ensure that the drive is installed correctly in the computer and defined Diskette Boot Failure correctly in the system setup program. Check the interface cable at both ends. Click OK when the installation is complete. Right-click the following link to the file: Before you remove the computer cover, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated.


Do not attempt to service the computer yourself, except as explained in this guide and elsewhere in Dell documentation. Always follow installation and service instructions closely. Dimensioh yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface at the back of the computer before touching anything inside your computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the computer to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal components.

Disconnect the power cable from your sell. Remove the front door, if it is attached. The front door snaps off of the two hinge arms.

Remove the front-panel insert above the front-door bay area. Pull the bottom of the insert with your fingers to remove it. Using excessive force to pull the hinge arms into place may damage the arms or the front panel. Pull the arms toward you until they snap into place. If the hinge arms don’t snap back into place on the first dimensiom, slightly reposition the arms and try again.

Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in “Safety Instructions. To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.

Shut down the computer. Lower the plastic securing lever. Connect any cables that should be attached to the card. See the documentation that came with the card for information about the card cable connections. Close the computer cover. Connect your computer and devices to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

To connect a network cable, first plug the cable in to the network wall jack and then plug it in to the computer. You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. For information on the type of memory supported by your computer, see “Memory” in “Technical Specifications. Memory purchased from Dell is covered dimendion your computer warranty.


Align the notches on the bottom of the module with the crossbars in the connector. To avoid breaking the memory module, do manuql press near the middle of the module. Insert the module straight down into the connector, ensuring that it fits into the vertical guides at each end of the connector. Press firmly on the ends of the module until it snaps into place.

Visually inspect the position of the securing clips on the memory connectors and make sure that they are secured in the vertical position in the cutouts on the ends of the memory modules. Otherwise, the securing clips may prevent the AGP card from being properly reinstalled. Drives sold by Dell come with their own operating software and documentation. Delll you install a drive, refer to the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing and using the drive software.

To avoid possibly damaging the drive by electrostatic discharge ESDground yourself by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on connecting a drive cable to the drive and system board.

Your computer uses cable-select drive cables. This means that the device connected to the end connector of the drive cable is the master device and the device connected to the middle connector is the slave device.

Dell Dimension 4400 User Manual

Attach the rails to the drive using the screws supplied with the drive. Ensure that the rail tabs are positioned at the back of the drive. Gently slide the drive into the bay until you hear a click. Do not discard the original heat sink and securing clips unless you are installing a microprocessor upgrade kit from Dell. If you are not installing a microprocessor upgrade kit from 400, reuse the original heat sink, blower, and securing clips when installing your new microprocessor.

If you are installing a microprocessor replacement kit from Dell, return the original heat sink assembly and microprocessor package to Dell in the same package in which your replacement kit was sent. Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their electrical outlets. To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.

Note the routing of the DC power cables underneath the tabs in the computer frame as you remove them from the system board and drives. It is important to route these cables properly when you replace them to prevent them from being pinched or crimped. The system board and the metal tray are attached and are removed as one piece. Remove or move any components that restrict access to the system board.

Disconnect all cables from the system board. Before you remove the existing system board, visually compare the replacement system board to the existing system board to make sure that you have the correct part.

If the power light is solid amber, the computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem may exist—call Dell for technical assistance. Operating system not found— Call Dell for technical assistance.


Insert bootable media— The operating system is trying to boot to a nonbootable floppy disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD. Ensure that the printer is turned on— Check for interrupt request conflicts— “Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities.

If you need technical assistance for your scanner, call the scanner’s manufacturer see the documentation that came with the scanner for the correct phone number. Check for interrupt request conflicts— Check the speakers and subwoofer— “Sound and Speaker Problems. In Windowsdouble- click the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop. See the program documentation for installation instructions. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

Select the program that you want to remove. Go to the Dell Support website for help with general usage, installation, and troubleshooting questions. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours.

The ResourceCD contains drivers for devices that are not part of your computer. Only reinstall the specific drivers for hardware included in your computer. Otherwise, your computer might not work correctly. Select a topic in the Topic list. If you select Drivers in the Topic list and a particular driver is not listed, then that driver is not required by your operating system. Click the System Restore tab.

Make sure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked. Before proceeding with any System Restore function, Dell recommends that you thoroughly read Microsoft’s information about using System Restore.

To access this information: The options can potentially overwrite files installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive.

Dell Dimension 4400 Installation Manual

Therefore, Dell does not recommend that you reinstall your operating system unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.

Back to Contents Page To change the system configuration information after you add, change, or remove any hardware in your computer To set or change user-selectable options—for example, the user password Dell recommends that you write down the system setup program screen information for future reference. The system setup screens are organized as follows: At the top is a menu bar for accessing the main program screens. Processor Type Displays the type of microprocessor installed.

Processor Speed Displays the internal speed of the microprocessor. System Bus Frequency Displays the external speed of the microprocessor. Cache RAM Displays the cache random access memory. Yes so the operating system handles all Plug and Play operation. Be sure that this option is set to No before running Dell Diagnostics. Otherwise, some diagnostics may incorrectly fail.

Depending on its configuration, the system setup program may automatically set this option to No or Yes. Set this option to Auto defaultEnabled, or Disabled.