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What happens wen you turn the pc on ? What sound do you hear?

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 20, 2016


If you are prompted for the Windows password, this would mean that your Windows user name is password protected. This is separate from the BIOS password. Resetting the BIOS password on your computer will not reset your Windows password. If you are unable to recall your Windows password, or if you do not recall setting up one, try to leave it as blank and see if it works. If not, your other option is to restore your operating system through a previous restore point. **WARNING: Be sure to try to backup important files before you proceed as this can cause data to be lost.** Try to boot using your Windows Disc and perform a repair install or a full operating system reinstall. Another method is to use the factory restore option on your dell computer if it is still available. To do a factory restore, restart the computer and as soon as the Dell logo/screen shows up, hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard and press the F11 key a few times and release both keys. once you get to the screen where you can choose to restore to factory settings select Restore then press Enter. Let it go through the process and select FINISH once you get the message that it is completed .

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


Boot into the BIOS (press F2) and look for a "Thermal Setting".
Make sure it's not set to the highest setting. You can adjust it to your preference and make sure to save before you exit.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 17, 2015


hello,
1.first go to http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems
click on the green button that has run now
Run the microsft fix it tool
if it works GREAT! if not go to #2
#2 go to this site http://www.techsupportall.com/fixed-solved-cd-drive-not-found-not-detect-remove-upper-and-lower-filter/
follow instructions
IF THAT WORKS GREAT! if not proceed to 3
#3 turn off computer unplug power cord.
open your computer case unplug the cables that connect to the back of the cd rom. plug computer back in power it up. shut it down once it loads. then once it is powered down open case again and plug the cables back in make sure they are connected well. close case and power up the computer.

hope that helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 02, 2014


Take your pick, USB or check what type of slot you have available. Dont forget to disable the sound chip/feature in your BIOS.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=107&srkey=sound%20card

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 11, 2014


replace the power supply

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014


Check your device manager to see if the drives show up at all.
Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager
If they show up as disabled or with warnings, uninstall them and then go to "Action" then "Scan for Hardware Changes". This will make Windows rescan your devices and re-install the cd-rom drivers.
If it still shows up as being unable to start, there is a registry fix available on Microsoft's website.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
If the drivers are installed properly and the drive isn't listed with problems, you may just need to assign it a drive letter.
Right click on "My Computer" and then on "Manage". There you will find the "Disk Management" console where you can assign it a drive letter.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 22, 2014


Check your device manager to see if the drives show up at all.
Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager
If they show up as disabled or with warnings, uninstall them and then go to "Action" then "Scan for Hardware Changes". This will make Windows rescan your devices and re-install the cd-rom drivers.
If it still shows up as being unable to start, there is a registry fix available on Microsoft's website.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
If the drivers are installed properly and the drive isn't listed with problems, you may just need to assign it a drive letter.
Right click on "My Computer" and then on "Manage". There you will find the "Disk Management" console where you can assign it a drive letter.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 22, 2014


Hi Natalie,
It sounds like the monitor has come to the end of its life cycle....You can verify that the monitor is bad by connecting it to another PC or Laptop using a VGA monitor cable, and seeing if it does the same thing.

Gary

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 12, 2013


It looks like a dime sized coin on the motherboard.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 02, 2013


Hook it up to another monitor to see if the old one is working

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013


CS = Cable Select.
In a Master / Slave configuration you have to make sure the jumpers are set correctly on the hard drives.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 11, 2013


Hi,

Things to Check When No boot...
1. Have you connected all the power cable?
2. Do you see any display?(including the power lights glowing)
3. Does the screen show you any blue screen error message?
4. Do you hear any beep noises?
5. Have you tried to install any third party hardware or software?
6. What do you think could have caused the issue?

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Thanks and Regards

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 25, 2013


you just need to re-install the Operating System from recovery cd

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 19, 2012

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