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For the past 4 months, I cannot use my restore systems. I am afraid that I might have deleted SOMETHING by mistake of course... I do not know for sure that this is the problem but I can think of NOTHING else that would have resulted in this.. Before, I depended on the restore system from time to time but now.. cannot

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Re: Dell, 4600 desk top

You sure did delete it if it is not there. You will have to reformat your drive or let your software program reformat your drive and then reinstall windows again. Be sure and save all your info before you redo your system.

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Re: Dell, 4600 desk top

Make sure that the System Restore option is still enabled in Windows XP. This can be done by right click on the My Computer and selecting Properties. Click on the System Restore tab and make sure the Turn off System Restore button is NOT CHECKED.

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Dell dimension wont boot up to windows..

Use System Restore

To use System Restore, first restart the computer by pressing[Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start or hear the singlebeep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced Options menu. Now, select theSafe Mode item from the menu and press [Enter].

Once Windows XP boots into Safe mode, click the Startbutton, access the All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools menu, and selectSystem Restore. Because you're running in Safe mode, the only option on theopening screen of the System Restore wizard is Restore My Computer To AnEarlier Time, and it's selected by default, so just click Next. Then, followalong with the wizard to select a restore point and begin the restoration procedure.

Let me know if it helps you.
Use system utility tool like RegInOut to remove unwantted files and fix registry and windows errors.

Jan 04, 2012 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have a folder on my desk top that is empty but it will not delete. Every time I delete it a new one appears.

hi you can try starting your system in safe mode then delte it and see if it returns, if it does, check your start up and see if there is something creating a folder on the desk top when you start your system, you can go to system configuration utility in , start, help and support, tools, system configuration utility, then look for startup thumbnail at top and check to see if there is anything you need to stop running...hope this helps

Mar 18, 2010 | Dell PC Desktops

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Dell Dimension 4600 desk top out of virtual memory

Some computers can be slow or short of hard drive space for quite simple reasons.
Windows and other program hide temporary files in lots of different places
The best option is not always a program or utility and if you want to do as much as you can for FREE like I do then you have a few options.
1. First you need to be in windows explorer.
3. Now click the VIEW tab
4. Tick the Show Hidden Files And Folders option
Unpick Hide Protected Operating System Files (it may warn you but you can ignore it)
5. Click APPLY then OK
6. NOTE some files may not delete this is OK Also DO NOT DELETE the folder itself where mentioned for cleaning.
7. Using windows explorer go into the WINDOWS folder and look for a directory called TEMP (it is possible there may be more than one)
8. Select all the contents and delete them. Do the same for any other temp folder e.g. temp000
9. Now navigate to Documents and Settings
There are quite a few folders in here that can be cleaned up
10. Look for folders named "Local Settings" In there you will find more TEMP folders that can be cleaned out
11. Now look inside the Temporary Internet Files. Delete anything EXCEPT cookies. Otherwise passwords for some sites you have stored may need you to type the password again.
12. Do this for each user / profile you see.
13. Now check the C: drive itself and see if there are any Temp folders and clean those out too
To prevent accidental deletion of any files windows needs you should go back to step (4) and change the two settings back to their original
Hope this gives you the information you need


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Dec 11, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I closed my business last month and my desk top dell dimension was networked with microsoft xp pro and i want to take the hard drive from that somputer and install it in my home computer which is a stand...

When you remove the harddrive from a computer and plug it into a different machine though of the same model.It would not boot, because the operating system product key is unique to the machine. If you want to use this particular hdd in your home system, make it a secondary harddrive or reload windows on the harddrive again. But doing so , you would remove everything from the harddrive.

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Nov 07, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 PC. I get error messages saying "cannot find install log" Does this mean a full restore??

Yuo missed a log file by some reason . somebody has delete a log file . check your recycle bin if you see a filecalled" install "restore it . otherwise you have to copy back that file .
this wrning is not asking you to full restore

Oct 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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System restore

For windows XP , Try start - run - msconfig - launch system restore

For windows vista
Click on start - Type system restore in start search - Click on system restore at the top - Wait for system restore to launch.

Sep 18, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Deleted browser driver for dell dem. 4600 desk to windows xp home

Assuming that you deleted the ethernet driver.

if you placed any other modem in the system, then tell the modem name. or else it is an onboard ethernet. you can driver from the above location

Apr 21, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Factory Reset

1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received

Jan 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Dell 4600 desktop PC

If you are running Windows XP do a system restore. But BEWARE. You will lose everything you have installed since you started operating.

Jul 08, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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