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Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 17, 2019

first unplug all power from your computer. Next open the side panel of the desktop. Inside the computer you will see the motherboard. locate the battery ( round flat like a quarter size, silver color). Carefully ( very carefully) remove it. Wait 10 seconds and reinstalled it. This will reset all your cmos or bios setting to factory setting including deleting your password.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 10, 2017

System Mechanic is suppose to speed up your system.
System Mechanic it's junkware useless made by www.ioio.com
go to control panel click add and remove programs to scroll down to system mechanic and uninstall
I'd go back to the bank talk to the manager it's hard to believe they can't stop transactions.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 14, 2017

Follow This Steps:

> Hold ALT+F4
> Use Down Or Up Arrow Key
> Select Option to Suhtdown , Restart or Sleep

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 05, 2016

Although your computer has usually an Intel Pentium 4 chip installed, your memory of 512MB is really the absolute minimum. Depending of your Operating System (WinXP or Vista), you give WOW very little to work with. The 512MB minimum requirement for WOW means, that it would not even load/start if you had less.

My advice is to upgrade your memory to at least 1GB, to give your game more "breathing room". You can order the memory needed directly from Dell (here) or from another supplier like Crucial (here). Just check for the best price.

You did not mention if you have a separate graphics card installed. You onboard graphic chip is a "Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2". If you look at the WOW support page (here), you can find all supported (and unsupported) video cards. You might want to consider to invest into a better graphic card (like this one), if you want to keep playing WOW.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 02, 2016

  • The steps are:-----
  • Shut down computer.
  • Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn them off now.
  • Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
  • NOTICE :---- To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
  • Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then press the power button to ground the system board.
  • Lay your computer on its side with the computer cover facing up
  • If your computer cover has a cover latch, slide and hold the cover latch.
  • Grip the indents on the computer cover, and slide the computer cover toward the back of the computer.
  • Place the computer cover on a level surface.
  • An additional image:----
Thank you. ( the image is in the above link ).

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 29, 2016

It most assuredly can, and a fresh install will not help, if that is the problem. What makes you think it is faulty capacitors?

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 26, 2016

Did you check with Dell? Is unit posting? Will not post if you have bad memory, peripheral, Try disconnecting everything except one stick of memory and see if it posts or you get something on the monitor.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 01, 2016

you may require a new DVD drive

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 22, 2016

Are you kidding? That model is a boat anchor now!

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 12, 2015


Exit all programs and then re-boot the computer first to see if the sound returns. If you hear the start up sound, things are probably working.

Here is a link to the Dell support page to investigate further:


Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 13, 2015

Try Re-seating the RAM. This mostly does the trick.... does it beep any error sounds?

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 04, 2015

For the diskette drive 0 seek failure, does the computer skip past this error without difficulty ? If it does, then you may ignore it. It is caused probably by your replacing the battery having reset the BIOS which is thinking now it should find a floppy disk to boot from. If you haven't a floppy disk, or have floppy disk drive you will get this message. I do, but I ignore it. When you power up, you could try entering the BIOS setup, by pressing for example, the esc, F1, F2 or F8 keys - for your model I don't know which, you may find out from the internet, your manuals, or the Dell website/help or support - repetitively before the computer starts,
( from Dell support - "You can enter the system BIOS or Setup on a Dell PC by pressing F2 at the Dell loading screen").and somewhere the BIOS setup there should be the boot order change this to CD first (no CD inserted unless it is bootable), then USB if available (no media USB inserted, some USB devices are ok), the HDD. You should not set HDD first because this will give you big problems if it goes wrong and you need to boot from somewhere else. Put floppy disk after HDD and the message will disappear.

I don't know about the password issue. I suggest you contact Dell support on this topic.

You may find the following links helpful

21.June.2015 https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=A9mSs2LW34ZVSAcAzONLBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByaW11dnNvBGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--?qid=20080113054551AAsulsm&p=enter%20bos%20on%20dell%20dimension%203000

Knowledge Base
and have a good look through this page
Product Support
and the associated links. In subsequent efforts try joining the Dell Users group (or what ever it's called, probably accessible from the link above and asking there, it might be a common issue that many have experienced and there are well known solutions to)

Sorry not to have been able to answer your questions directly, and to have pointed you in the direction of lots of reading, but I hope the links prove to be quickly useful

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jun 22, 2015

Robin Guzy,
You will need to start the computer and tap the F2 key to enter the bios. Tab to where it reads the diskette drive and choose to disable the diskette drive. If you have a diskette drive you will need to replace it. Not many uses for diskette drives these days.
For the password, you will need to try and remember the password or use a password recovery disk. This disk would have been created by you. If you did not create a password recovery disk you are going to either format and reinstall Windows or search the internet for programs that will recover your password.
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
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Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jun 09, 2015

The CMOS battery is a CR2032 button battery. You can find this at your local Radio Shack or other electronics store for about $5 or less.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jun 07, 2015

You can only do a system restore if you can boot into safe mode. If you do not have Dell rescue discs then you need to reinstall your OS and you would need an OS disc for that.

Do you not have other options like pressing F5 or6 during boot?

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 21, 2015

Sounds like he may have turned on the "Sticky Keys", to turn this off , tap the shift key 5 times....should take care of it!

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015

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