Using Support Tools
Enter system setup and ensure that the boot
sequence information is correct (see the Dell
Technology Guide on your hard disk or the
Dell Support website at support.dell.com).
No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system
board might be malfunctioning or motherboard
failure (see "Contacting Dell" on page 51 for
USB over current error — Disconnect the USB
device. Your USB device needs more power for
it to function properly. Use an external power
source to connect the USB device, or if your
device has two USB cables, connect both of them.
NOTICE - Hard Drive SELF MONITORING
SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has
exceeded its normal operating range. Dell
recommends that you back up your data
regularly. A parameter out of range may or may
not indicate a potential hard drive problem —
S.M.A.R.T error, possible hard disk drive failure.
This feature can be enabled or disabled in the
BIOS setup (see "Contacting Dell" on page 51
If a device is either not detected during
the operating system setup or is detected
but incorrectly configured, you can use the
Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the
To start the Hardware Troubleshooter:
Start→ Help and Support.
hardware troubleshooter in
the search field and press <Enter> to start
In the search results, select the option that
best describes the problem and follow the
remaining troubleshooting steps.