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August 24, 2004 1:24:10 PM

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I just by accident saw a refurb as such and think I did good but don't
mind "constructive criticism". Yeah I know if I did bad sorta late
tho supposedly I can still cancel per Dell ( days= ??? )

I'll swap out the hd with a 80gb and cd drive with a dvd burner I have
already. I presume 160gb max hd size in the specs is for the system
without an added controller to see the larger size ??? Just curious.
And I'll add 512 MB ram to this system (see my other post as to where
to buy? )

Does this sound okay (I went with 90 day warrantee since I'll use it a
lot the first week to test it out) :

Dell Dimension 2400 Micro-Tower
Intel 2.8GHz with 533MHz FSB
Integrated Audio/ Video/NIC
Microsoft Windows XP Home
128 MB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz
No Floppy Drive (I have one lying around if I want to install)
40 GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
56Kbps Data/Fax Modem
48X Max Variable CD-ROM Drive

Software :
(not really interested here since I will exchange hd)
---omited by me--


Shipping Material:

Logitec 2-button Scroll Mouse
QuietKey Keyboard
USB Printer Cable


Unit Price: $459.00


Sub-Total: $384.00 (after instant rebates)
Shipping Discount: -$120.00 (free 2nd day air)
Estimated Tax: $31.68

Total: $415.68
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 1:40:57 PM

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Jim,

That's not a bad price with tax included.

Word of caution though, boss - you can't just "add" your floppy drive to
this unit, as there's no FDD cage in which to mount it. Simply, ordering
the floppy means that the mounting cage needed comes in the system. If not,
you'll have to buy the cage from Dell, ebay, or some other place.....about
$20, I think.

( Dell FDD Kit part # M1210 or #2Y692, includes drive, cage, cable and cage
mounting screw. Pre-assembled with drive in cage).


Stew



<jim> wrote in message news:qmjmi0510rfpptodgqag58ss1s3p4obleo@4ax.com...
>I just by accident saw a refurb as such and think I did good but don't
> mind "constructive criticism". Yeah I know if I did bad sorta late
> tho supposedly I can still cancel per Dell ( days= ??? )
>
> I'll swap out the hd with a 80gb and cd drive with a dvd burner I have
> already. I presume 160gb max hd size in the specs is for the system
> without an added controller to see the larger size ??? Just curious.
> And I'll add 512 MB ram to this system (see my other post as to where
> to buy? )
>
> Does this sound okay (I went with 90 day warrantee since I'll use it a
> lot the first week to test it out) :
>
> Dell Dimension 2400 Micro-Tower
> Intel 2.8GHz with 533MHz FSB
> Integrated Audio/ Video/NIC
> Microsoft Windows XP Home
> 128 MB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz
> No Floppy Drive (I have one lying around if I want to install)
> 40 GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
> 56Kbps Data/Fax Modem
> 48X Max Variable CD-ROM Drive
>
> Software :
> (not really interested here since I will exchange hd)
> ---omited by me--
>
>
> Shipping Material:
>
> Logitec 2-button Scroll Mouse
> QuietKey Keyboard
> USB Printer Cable
>
>
> Unit Price: $459.00
>
>
> Sub-Total: $384.00 (after instant rebates)
> Shipping Discount: -$120.00 (free 2nd day air)
> Estimated Tax: $31.68
>
> Total: $415.68
August 24, 2004 1:56:45 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:40:57 -0500, "S.Lewis"
<stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:

>Jim,
>
>That's not a bad price with tax included.
>
>Word of caution though, boss - you can't just "add" your floppy drive to
>this unit, as there's no FDD cage in which to mount it. Simply, ordering
>the floppy means that the mounting cage needed comes in the system. If not,
>you'll have to buy the cage from Dell, ebay, or some other place.....about
>$20, I think.
>
>( Dell FDD Kit part # M1210 or #2Y692, includes drive, cage, cable and cage
>mounting screw. Pre-assembled with drive in cage).
>
>
>Stew
>
>


Thanks Stew for the heads up. I'm not really concerned about the
floppy drive nowadays but your info is good to know just in case I
change my mind.

Outa curiousity, can one take a floppy and image it to a cd and run it
from the cd? I'm not sure I understand this tho.
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Anonymous
August 24, 2004 4:38:03 PM

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<jim> wrote in message news:kjlmi0h8qod2dhied8sq0qmrhcvv6er8so@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:40:57 -0500, "S.Lewis"
> <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>>Jim,
>>
>>That's not a bad price with tax included.
>>
>>Word of caution though, boss - you can't just "add" your floppy drive to
>>this unit, as there's no FDD cage in which to mount it. Simply, ordering
>>the floppy means that the mounting cage needed comes in the system. If
>>not,
>>you'll have to buy the cage from Dell, ebay, or some other place.....about
>>$20, I think.
>>
>>( Dell FDD Kit part # M1210 or #2Y692, includes drive, cage, cable and
>>cage
>>mounting screw. Pre-assembled with drive in cage).
>>
>>
>>Stew
>>
>>
>
>
> Thanks Stew for the heads up. I'm not really concerned about the
> floppy drive nowadays but your info is good to know just in case I
> change my mind.
>
> Outa curiousity, can one take a floppy and image it to a cd and run it
> from the cd? I'm not sure I understand this tho.


If you're speaking of making a *bootable* CD from a floppy boot disk, then
go here: http://www.bootdisk.com/nero.htm . The page contains info. for
doing so from both Nero and Roxio CD burning ROMs. I've successfully done
this in Nero, but haven't used Roxio to attempt such.

If you're speaking of simply copying files from a floppy disk over to a CD,
then the easiest way (in my opinion) is to insert the diskette, then insert
the blank CD media, wait, cancel the XP wizard for the CD, open "My
Computer", then open the a: drive, right click on the file(s) you wish to
burn to CD, highlight "send to", then select your CDRW/burner. Look for the
"you have files waiting to be written to CD" balloon from your system tray
at bottom right. Click the balloon and follow the prompts.


Stew
August 24, 2004 4:46:52 PM

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On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 12:38:03 -0500, "S.Lewis"
<stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:

>
><jim> wrote in message news:kjlmi0h8qod2dhied8sq0qmrhcvv6er8so@4ax.com...
>> On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:40:57 -0500, "S.Lewis"
>> <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>
>>>Jim,
>>>
>>>That's not a bad price with tax included.
>>>
>>>Word of caution though, boss - you can't just "add" your floppy drive to
>>>this unit, as there's no FDD cage in which to mount it. Simply, ordering
>>>the floppy means that the mounting cage needed comes in the system. If
>>>not,
>>>you'll have to buy the cage from Dell, ebay, or some other place.....about
>>>$20, I think.
>>>
>>>( Dell FDD Kit part # M1210 or #2Y692, includes drive, cage, cable and
>>>cage
>>>mounting screw. Pre-assembled with drive in cage).
>>>
>>>
>>>Stew
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks Stew for the heads up. I'm not really concerned about the
>> floppy drive nowadays but your info is good to know just in case I
>> change my mind.
>>
>> Outa curiousity, can one take a floppy and image it to a cd and run it
>> from the cd? I'm not sure I understand this tho.
>
>
>If you're speaking of making a *bootable* CD from a floppy boot disk, then
>go here: http://www.bootdisk.com/nero.htm . The page contains info. for
>doing so from both Nero and Roxio CD burning ROMs. I've successfully done
>this in Nero, but haven't used Roxio to attempt such.
>
>If you're speaking of simply copying files from a floppy disk over to a CD,
>then the easiest way (in my opinion) is to insert the diskette, then insert
>the blank CD media, wait, cancel the XP wizard for the CD, open "My
>Computer", then open the a: drive, right click on the file(s) you wish to
>burn to CD, highlight "send to", then select your CDRW/burner. Look for the
>"you have files waiting to be written to CD" balloon from your system tray
>at bottom right. Click the balloon and follow the prompts.
>
>
>Stew
>


Bootdisk sounds like what I had in mind.

Thanks Stew.
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 7:46:28 PM

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First, as an alternative to an internally mounted floppy from Dell, USB floppy
drives work just fine. They catch more dust though.

It is not so easy to image a bootable floppy onto a bootable CD, because they
use different boot records. The procedure and software to build all manner of
bootable CDs remains somewhat arcane. A Belgian named Bart has a very technical
web site that addresses the problem of burning bootable CDs. After a tour of
his web site, you may well agree that burning bootable CDs is a black art.
Maybe someone else can provide easier to digest information on this subject?

.... Ben Myers

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:56:45 -0500, jim wrote:

>On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:40:57 -0500, "S.Lewis"
><stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>>Jim,
>>
>>That's not a bad price with tax included.
>>
>>Word of caution though, boss - you can't just "add" your floppy drive to
>>this unit, as there's no FDD cage in which to mount it. Simply, ordering
>>the floppy means that the mounting cage needed comes in the system. If not,
>>you'll have to buy the cage from Dell, ebay, or some other place.....about
>>$20, I think.
>>
>>( Dell FDD Kit part # M1210 or #2Y692, includes drive, cage, cable and cage
>>mounting screw. Pre-assembled with drive in cage).
>>
>>
>>Stew
>>
>>
>
>
>Thanks Stew for the heads up. I'm not really concerned about the
>floppy drive nowadays but your info is good to know just in case I
>change my mind.
>
>Outa curiousity, can one take a floppy and image it to a cd and run it
>from the cd? I'm not sure I understand this tho.
August 26, 2004 12:34:25 AM

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S.Lewis wrote:

> Jim,
>
> That's not a bad price with tax included.
>
> Word of caution though, boss - you can't just "add" your floppy drive to
> this unit, as there's no FDD cage in which to mount it. Simply, ordering
> the floppy means that the mounting cage needed comes in the system. If not,
> you'll have to buy the cage from Dell, ebay, or some other place.....about
> $20, I think.

Or you can get yourself a USB floppy, which will be good on any system
with USB support (I got one for my laptop & it's great).
August 26, 2004 7:47:52 AM

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On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 20:34:25 GMT, Sparky <nemo@moon.sun.edu> wrote:

>S.Lewis wrote:
>
>> Jim,
>>
>> That's not a bad price with tax included.
>>
>> Word of caution though, boss - you can't just "add" your floppy drive to
>> this unit, as there's no FDD cage in which to mount it. Simply, ordering
>> the floppy means that the mounting cage needed comes in the system. If not,
>> you'll have to buy the cage from Dell, ebay, or some other place.....about
>> $20, I think.
>
>Or you can get yourself a USB floppy, which will be good on any system
>with USB support (I got one for my laptop & it's great).

Excellent idea.
Anonymous
August 27, 2004 4:39:07 AM

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you can just get an external floppy drive via usb



"S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:hrIWc.14727$cx.9705@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> Jim,
>
> That's not a bad price with tax included.
>
> Word of caution though, boss - you can't just "add" your floppy drive to
> this unit, as there's no FDD cage in which to mount it. Simply, ordering
> the floppy means that the mounting cage needed comes in the system. If
not,
> you'll have to buy the cage from Dell, ebay, or some other place.....about
> $20, I think.
>
> ( Dell FDD Kit part # M1210 or #2Y692, includes drive, cage, cable and
cage
> mounting screw. Pre-assembled with drive in cage).
>
>
> Stew
>
>
>
> <jim> wrote in message news:qmjmi0510rfpptodgqag58ss1s3p4obleo@4ax.com...
> >I just by accident saw a refurb as such and think I did good but don't
> > mind "constructive criticism". Yeah I know if I did bad sorta late
> > tho supposedly I can still cancel per Dell ( days= ??? )
> >
> > I'll swap out the hd with a 80gb and cd drive with a dvd burner I have
> > already. I presume 160gb max hd size in the specs is for the system
> > without an added controller to see the larger size ??? Just curious.
> > And I'll add 512 MB ram to this system (see my other post as to where
> > to buy? )
> >
> > Does this sound okay (I went with 90 day warrantee since I'll use it a
> > lot the first week to test it out) :
> >
> > Dell Dimension 2400 Micro-Tower
> > Intel 2.8GHz with 533MHz FSB
> > Integrated Audio/ Video/NIC
> > Microsoft Windows XP Home
> > 128 MB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz
> > No Floppy Drive (I have one lying around if I want to install)
> > 40 GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
> > 56Kbps Data/Fax Modem
> > 48X Max Variable CD-ROM Drive
> >
> > Software :
> > (not really interested here since I will exchange hd)
> > ---omited by me--
> >
> >
> > Shipping Material:
> >
> > Logitec 2-button Scroll Mouse
> > QuietKey Keyboard
> > USB Printer Cable
> >
> >
> > Unit Price: $459.00
> >
> >
> > Sub-Total: $384.00 (after instant rebates)
> > Shipping Discount: -$120.00 (free 2nd day air)
> > Estimated Tax: $31.68
> >
> > Total: $415.68
>
>
Anonymous
August 27, 2004 7:47:29 AM

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"CaptainKrunch" <nobody@nothing.com> wrote in message
news:t8adnU73Z965eLPcRVn-tw@comcast.com...
> you can just get an external floppy drive via usb
>
>
>


Sparky posted this two days ago.
!