Neighbor gave me this computer. It was just used for poker agmes and the such. It's infected with all types of spyware, adware, and trojans. I tried to get into setup to set the machine to boot from cdrom drive, but it wont allow me in. It acts as if it's going to go in, then skips, and continues to boot normally. Of course with all the garbage popping up all over the place. I would love to be able to just format the 160G hard drive and reload XP PRO, and office 2003. Please help
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Re: Dell Dimension E510 won't allow me into set up
You probably need to reset the drive boot order in the system bios.Usualy your computer will tell you what key/keys to press to get into the bios.Usually once you are in there you can scroll around until you find it. Keep in mind this is a low level of the computer and everything is done by the keyboard and there is only text so follow instructions to the letter.
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Do you use a surge protector? If you do, try turning off the power supply to the surge protector and switch on again. There are a number of causes for this problem, the most likely being a PSU problem or a motherboard fault/failure. To check the power from the PSU to the motherboard, you will need a multimeter to make sure enough power is going to the motherboard. Also check the motherboard closely to see if there is any signs of corrosion or blackened areas, which could be caused by overheating components. Check for leaky or burnt capacitors.
completely depends on what you are using it for, if you are just using it as a standard user for listening to music, gaming etc any 5.1 PCI card will do. If you want to use specialist software for editing etc you may want to go up market?
Hi, to find out if the “Keyboard is compatible with your system?” You can do the following: Shutdown the Computer, connect the Keyboard to your computer.Turn on the computer.If, the “Keyboard have a Power Button?”(Turn on) the keyboard.Go to, Control Panel; click on Device Manager.Click to open Keyboards, in the (Keyboard Properties) Click on Driver (Box), next click to Update Drivers! Click OK. Restart the computer.Check keyboards’ functionality. Thanks paul7of9
if the power button was blinking amber, unplug your tower, and hold the power button for 30 seconds to 1 minute, to use any excess power stored in the capassitors in the pc. this was told to me by a dell tech, it is a small issue with the 3100=E310, and 5150=E510 Dimension desktops
Hi, i think u need to talk to dell support chat, they will give you more info, or else try them in parallel, i mean like terminate with a screw driver or u can download the service manual for this like Dimension E510. Hope that helps Cheers