dban won't work on dell dimension 4550

k.c.

New Member
why won't dban work on old dell dimension 4550
 

Joel

Active Member
Maybe you can tell us what error you see?
 

k.c.

New Member
it doesn't show any errors , it will not run!
 

DavidHB

Active Member
What do you mean, 'it won't run'? That could be a number of things, such as:
  • The machine hangs on startup, after the BIOS has finished;
  • the machine starts to boot DBAN, with some screen messages, then just hangs;
  • the machine doesn't boot into DBAN, but straight into Windows
  • the machine boots DBAN, then either will not open the program, or the program crashes.
Do any of these ring a bell?

David
 

k.c.

New Member
i finally got it to work, apparently my old computer's cd drive was not capable of burning an iso file, after i downloaded a cd burning program i burned a new cd and it worked, it must be stressed on the download page that you have to have a cd burner that is capable of burning iso files !!!!!!!
 

DavidHB

Active Member
Well, if you want to burn an ISO image to disk, that is something of a given ... :)

You can also copy DBAN to a bootable floppy, on very old systems with no optical drive.

David
 

Phatboy

New Member
You must boot from the master device (top drive).

Try disabling other boot devices. When you get a nonbootable drive error, "hit any key" and it will keep levitra trying. Eventually it will work. Don't forget to go back into the BIOS to enable the hard drive as a boot device.

If it simply will not boot from the top drive, try swapping drives, but make sure both are jumpered to cable select.
 
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