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Dell Dimension 4600C Upgrade

I have a dell computer and would like to upgrade the RAM to 4GB. I know that each slot can only take a maximum of 1GB and there are 2 slots. Can I increase this maximum by upgrading some other part of ...
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Dell XPS 410 running XP Pro - two internal drives - won't boot

My 410 has two internal drives and all of a sudden today, when I tried to boot up as usual, got the error message that Windows couldn't boot because configsys file missing or corrupt. I tried to load ...
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52 views

Doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP

My Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP. Does anyone know how to fix it? Any helpful answers would be greatly appreciated!
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96 views

Computer in Boot Loop

My old Dell PC has recently gotten stuck in a boot loop, and I'm not sure why! I'm kind of new to troubleshooting computers, but I'm trying to learn how. I've checked the RAM, there's no problem ...
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383 views

Old Dell Dimension 8200 running windows XP

Hi everyone I am running Windows XP on an old Dell Dimension 8200 and I made a bootable version of Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a flash drive however when i'm in the bios there is no option to boot from usb. ...
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1answer
186 views

How do I remove (Dell printer) drivers from the cache so I can re-intall from the CD

I have a Dell All-in-One 810 printer from years ago and only recently installed it (a few months ago). Later I had reason to uninstall and re-install the printer but whenever I connect the printer ...
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1answer
104 views

Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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2answers
315 views

Cannot log into windows - have been locked out

I have a Dell desktop that I changed from the domain (at my workplace) to a random workgroup. At the login screen it doesn't give me the option to choose my domain and entering [domain]/[username] ...
2
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1answer
286 views

Error, Screen messes up on boot but works in safe mode, Win XP

I've recently crashed and re-installed Windows XP on my Dell M4300. Completely removing all old data. After installing windows, I updated everything via Windows Update so that everything is good to ...
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225 views

Extended Firefox use causes my sound to cut out

I have Dell PC, and I use Windows XP. After using Firefox for extended periods, my audio starts cutting out, as though someone is pressing play and pause continuously, and the mouse pointer lags. ...
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1k views

Dell 790 Optiplex Windows XP

I am having difficulty installing Windows XP on a Dell 790 Optiplex. The version of Windows XP I have is a volume licensed version which has SP1 on it. When I boot from this CD, I get a blue screen ...
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I cant install OS on new DELL laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup Windows XP on Dell Latitude E6400? I have a brand new DELL lap top and it says that there is not OS installed on it, so I though I am going to try to ...
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222 views

Dell C840 hangs on resume from standby

I have an older laptop - Dell Latitude C840 - with Windows XP Pro SP3. Everything works fine except for standby. It will go into standby but has great difficulty getting back out. On resume, sometimes ...
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How to reinstall the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM

I have a Dell Precision R5400 rack mount computer. It originally came with a the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM installed. But then we decided to remove the RAID drives and replace them with ...
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3answers
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Why is my computer taking so long to copy from one drive to another?

I have two disk drives in my computer of about 120GB each. The 'C' drive has about 50Gb of data and the other drive (E) is almost empty. When I try and copy a large directory (65gb) from the 'C' drive ...
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1answer
99 views

How is my system capable of using more RAM than stated in its specification?

I have a Dell GX520 Optiplex model (mini tower) and upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 4GB. Although the Dell specification states 2 DIMM slots Non-ECC dual channel shared DDR2 SDRAM system memory (400 ...
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Random freezing on Dell Optiplex 780

I ordered a batch of these for work (10 machines). Some of them got Windows 7 and the rest got Windows XP SP3. The ones that were loaded up with windows 7 are working fine but the ones that have Win ...
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2answers
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Dell D630 pink tint on screen when powering on, what will happen?

I've been given a Dell D630 laptop by a friend. I got it in the mail yesterday and it was quite cold, I plugged the power in and after 20 mins I switched it on. The contents of the screen had a pink ...
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3answers
2k views

Sound leaks from speaker even when headphones are inserted

I've a Dell Optiplex 960 (which I presume has a speaker inside the tower). This speaker is normally in use whenever I play music (lets call this "tower speaker"), and when I insert my headphones in ...
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1answer
3k views

Burning Linux ISO to DVD and making it bootable

I just downloaded the Fedora 14 Live-Desktop ISO and used CDBurnerXP to burn the image to a DVD. For some reason the first time I burned the image nothing showed up on the DVD when I accessed it even ...
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1answer
2k views

Dual Boot XP - Ubuntu 10.10 (XP Installed first). Boot Loader issue

I have an old Dell laptop ( Inspiron 2650 ) I am trying to dual Boot XP Pro and Ubuntu 10.10. Windows XP Boots fine as it stands and the 40 GB disk is currently partitioned as: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ...
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82 views

Dell running Windows XP automatically switching on

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP, it has a Intel Pentium dual core 2.8ghz processor and 2gb of ram. It also has 5 users, of which only one is an admin. The others are limited. Could ...
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1answer
183 views

will a vostro 1000 vista startup disk work on a vostro 1000 with xp?

I was given a dell vostro 1000 with xp but the os installation was faulty so i got a new hard drive. A relative has the same computer but hers runs vista. Will her recovery disks work on my computer.
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Windows XP won't start up - file missing

This laptop was working fine. All of a sudden it blue screened. After the blue screen, when we went to turn the laptop back on, it would get to the Dell home screen portion where you can opt to go ...
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1answer
913 views

Secondary Monitor won't Display at Full Resolution with Primary Display Disconnected

I have had a bad day. Among today's events, the LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until ...
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2answers
4k views

Diagnosing Hardware Interrupt Process Usage Problem on Dell Dimension

I've got a 5 year old Dell Dimension running WinXP SP3 that's really chugging along - Process Hacker (and Windows Task Manager) both report abnormally high Interrupt CPU usage. This ranges from ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows XP refuses to install on a dell mini 10

I have a dell inspiron mini 10. It boots from an external CD-ROM drive and goes through the first part of the windows XP home install with no problem, but on reboot it loses the CD-Rom drive when it ...
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2answers
763 views

Bluetooth not working on Inspiron 9400

It used to work when I had Windows XP installed, but now, with Windows 7, it isn't even showing up in my device manager. I tried updating the drivers but that didn't fix the issue?
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1answer
875 views

Nvidia driver for Dell XPS M1330 in XP

I need to run XP, and cannot find a driver that works for this laptop in windows xp. I have tried quite a few of them, from my google searches, but none work, they all come up and say no proper ...
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2answers
2k views

Unable to boot from CD: CODE 4

I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 from a Dell green CD. I am installing it on a Dell Dimension 4100. I used 2 CDRom, no luck, still get the error message: CDBOOT: Unable to boot from CDROM: Code ...
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2answers
782 views

Poor TCP performance over single connection, but not over multiple?

On two separate Dell machines, I seem to be having an annoying performance problem when downloading over a single connection. The one I've just tested this all on is a Dell Dimension 3000, XP SP3, P4 ...
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1answer
255 views

Windows XP installation problem with Dell laptop

AFter the first part of the Windows XP setup on my Dell laptop, it does not respond to the Enter button (i.e. Press enter to install Windows XP does not work). The Enter button works well in BIOS but ...
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2answers
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Dell Latitude 531 with Windows XP hangs and then emits a continuous loud beep

I have been trying to troubleshoot this laptop for a couple of days now. It has hung about 8 times in the last two days. It will become completely unresponsive except for CAD. CAD will show the ...
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4answers
673 views

Suggestions for troubleshooting intermittent power failures <DELL Dimension Desktop>

I have an aging Dell Dimension 4700 (Windows XP SP3) that reports a Dell 0M3918 motherboard with a Prescot Pentium 4 (2.8GHz) CPU. After several power outages, the machine is not stable. It will run ...
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Can I fix “Unmountable Boot Volume” on a Windows XP DELL laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “Unmountable Boot Volume”? I have a Dell Laptop loaded with Windows XP. Now, when I power it on, everything goes normal and Windows XP splash ...
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1answer
3k views

Where to find Dell 500 drivers?

I have Dell 500 laptop and I can't find from where to download its drivers, I have Windows xp intalled, but can't setup the audio driver, and some others. I hope I can find a place where I can ...
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How can I diagnose if a DVD drive is defective?

I am asking because I know Dell is going to give me a problem. How do I know if my DVD drive in my laptop is broken? I burned 4 DL discs and they ALL failed, I called Dell and they suggested using ...
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1answer
586 views

HDD Write / Hibernate issue on Dell Latitude with XP

My 2-year-old laptop has been getting extremely slow for the last few months. The most pronounced problem has been that it now takes somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes to go into hibernate, when it ...