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On page 34 it states
A possible graphics card failure has
• If the computer has a graphics card,
remove the card, reinstall it (see
page 56), and then restart the
• If the problem still exists, install a
graphics card that you know works and
restart the computer.
You need to restore your computer to an early setting . To restore your os to it's original state, you need to click on ( start ). Then click on ( All Programs ). Then click on ( accessories ).Then click on ( system tools ). Then click on ( system restore ). And the last thing you'll do is to select a recently saved restore point. And there you have it. Have a nice day and hoping this would have good effect on your computer
Uninstall the Existing Dell™ Printer Drivers Before reinstalling any printer drivers, it is necessary to remove any printer drivers that were previously installed. Not doing so can cause problems that prevent the computer from communicating with the printer.
To uninstall previous printer drivers:
Turn off the printer.
Disconnect the USB cable from the back of your Dell printer, click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell™ Printers and then point to the listing of your Dell printer and then click the Uninstall Dell Printer icon.
When the Dell Printer Uninstall confirmation window appears, click Yes. This process may take several minutes to complete. Do not attempt to power off the computer at this time.
When the Dell Printer Uninstallation window appears, click to select the Yes, I want to restart my computer right now (recommended) option, then click OK. (The system automatically shuts down and restarts.)
After the system restarts, the printer uninstallation process is complete.
Do not reconnect the USB cable to the printer until after you have downloaded and reinstalled the printer's drivers.
Download and Install the Inkjet Printer Drivers To download the 924 All-In-One printer driver from support.dell.com, perform the following steps:
if you have not reinstalled operating system at any point of time there is a way to bring it back to factory settings , however this will wipe off complete data from the system , so use it with complete precaution,
1. restart the computer .
2. as soon as you see dell logo press ctrl + f11
3. it will take you to recovery options choose dell pc restore.
4. follow on screen instructions.
if this dosent work then you will have to install operating system manually. you can do it from the operating system disk send by dell along with the system.
If the computer is using Windows XP, do the following to restart the system: •Click the Start button •Click Turn Off Computer. •Cick Restart The computer will restart after the shutdown process finishes.
Also, here's is a link to the Dell 4600 Series user guide: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/index.htm
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increase the virtual memory by right click my computer> properties > advanced > under performance click on settings > click on advanced again > under virtual memory click on change >under custom size >put initial size to 2000 to 3000 and than hit set and than okie and restart the system and the virtual memory is increased
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1. First of all, you must open the computer case (with power off), and werify the power cable and data cable of hdd. please detach and put them right back. 2. then power on your pc 3. you MUST press F2 for setup utility in order for correct setings of your bios. the message "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" came from the computer bios, not from Windows XP CD. 4. verify if you followed the correct procedure of installing an new hdd as is described on page 66 of owner's manual from dell.
"Installing a Hard Drive 1 Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation. 2 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer. 3 Remove the hard drive bracket (see page 64). 4 Attach the hard drive to the hard drive bracket: a Place the small bracket tabs into the drive-securing screw holes on one side of the drive. b Gently swing the drive toward the bracket and align the three screw holes on the other side of the drive with the screen holes on the bracket. c Attach the hard drive bracket to the hard drive. d Insert and tighten all three drive-securing screws. 5 Install the hard drive: a Place the two bracket tabs into the drive slots inside the bracket for the additional hard drive. b Swing the bracket forward so that it is flush with the bracket for the additional hard drive. c Replace the bracket-securing screws. 6 Connect a power cable to the drive. 7 Connect the data cable to the drive and to the system board (see page 53). 8 Close the computer cover (see page 75). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer. 9 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation. 10 If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, insert a bootable floppy disk into drive A. 11 Turn on the computer. 12 Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 80), and update the appropriate Drive option. 13 Exit system setup, and restart the computer. 14 Partition and logically format your drive before you proceed to the next step. See the documentation for your operating system for instructions. 15 Test the hard drive by running the Dell Diagnostics (see page 36). 16 If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, install your operating system on the hard drive."