20 Most Recent Dell Dimension 5150 Intel Pentium 4 w/HT Technology 3.0GHz,800FSB,80GB HD,512MB DDR2 RAM, CD-RW/DVD ... (D5150) PC Desktop Questions & Answers

once you put in a different OS there is no factory system to restore . messed up on this one

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 30, 2018

try restarting the pc in safe mode
uninstall the graphic driver restart the pc and again restart the pc

this is problem of screen resolution

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 06, 2015

It say do not attempt to uninstall without a password. It kill your internet. You can request a 24hr temporary password.


Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 11, 2012

Dell specifies Sound Blaster or SIGMATEL-Driver.


Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 11, 2012

It is a bit of a crapshoot trying to upgrade a processor from a major manufacturer. Their motherboards are designed specifically for the manufacturer and documentation on exactly what will work NOW compared to when the unit was new is rather hard to come by. They don't support people upgrading very well compared to the aftermarket manufacturers.

You should go to dell.com and put in your service tag to check your exact configuration yourself before spending any money.

According to Dell, the Dimension 5150 has a motherboard that uses the Intel 945G Express chipset. You can see INTEL'S documentation on that chipset's capabilities here. According to that documentation you can use a socket LGA775 with up to a 1066 MHz system bus speed.

Looking at Newegg, the fastest LGA775 processor with 1066 MHz are a 2.93GHz Duo core or a 2.4 GHz quad core. Again, no guarantees either will work with your system, and you definately want to make sure your power supply and case cooling are up to the task.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 13, 2012

Hello a_bartlett50
In your Google bar on top of your home page , click on the small blue icon at the right side , next to " Sign in " ( key ) . Select options and uncheck the arrow " search Store History on my Computer " .
Best regards

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 27, 2011


Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 26, 2011


OK, firstly, you basically have 2 options.

Firstly you can put the CF card in a camera and transfer the data using the USB cable.


You can buy yourself a CF card reader , as seen in the image below.


This is the easier and much more convenient way of performing this task. You wil be able to buy this reader at any computer or camera store for about $20.

please feel free to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Kind regards

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 11, 2010

try re-installing service pack three or run chkdsk/f to repair the files on your disk

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 25, 2010

Your fan is most likely in need of a cleaning, or straight out replacement. You can remove the retaining screws and pull the fan out as a complete unit and blow it out with a can of compressed air. If the noise is a high squealing sound, then I would purchase a replacement fan and install it. Fans can be purchased from Ebay, just remember to check and make sure that you are ordering the correct fan (case or heatsink) before you commit to buy.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 25, 2010

The orange light on the power button normally indicates power supply failure.

If the system does turn on after a few seconds, this may indicate damage to the power supply and it may need to be replaced.

If you feel confident you can open the side of your PC and see if any of the capacitors are broken and leaking. "Bad caps" on the motherboard can be another cause of slow power ups.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 07, 2010

get AVG from piratebay

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 27, 2010

Download the _free_ "Audacity" software:


and install it.

This software lets you choose "line-in" (the socket on your sound-card) and lets you click "Record" and "Pause Recording" and "Save as WAV file".

Then, any CD-writing software can be used to "create audio CD", reading your WAV file(s).

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010


You have two options that may work. Can you log in with your old username and password to the system? If so, and if you have sufficient rights with that user account, you can remove the domain and join a work group. **Before doing that, create an administrator account that you know the username and password for.

The second thing is to see If you can log in locally with that administrator account? If so, then you can access anything on the hard drive, and you can change the domain to a work group. On the log in screen, you should see username, password, and domain. Change the domain to the local system, and use administrator to log in, if you are lucky, the password could be blank. Or maybe (not likely though, they would give you that password. If not there are ways to hack it.

If you get to that point, or if you need assistance trying my suggestions, please let me know.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 13, 2010

The power LED Flashing AMBER indicates the power supply in the tower has failed and needs replacement.
You can get a replacement here:

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 20, 2009

Mark you try to scane for virus and if you find that there is no change you install again the oparating system but dont repair, just format and install

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 22, 2009


Try the above might help.

The board you put in should have a model no ont and rev no.


Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 06, 2009

Unless you are running a 64-bit version of XP or Vista, Windows will not report the full 4GB. It's because of the way the program addresses and uses RAM. Here is a page that gives a little explanation. The bottom line is that if you want to get the full use of 4GB of RAM you need the 64-bit operating system.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 23, 2009

the adapter u are using is pci express and the dell dimension 9100 are not compatible.. try returning it for either a pci (usually the white slot) or AGP which in most cases is brown.. the AGP will be your best performance.. if return is not an option.. then it seems that a new pc is in your best interest.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 06, 2019

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