Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
I have a dell dimension 3000 with 256 mb ram and I run XP. I started it up, got the windows splash page as usual, and then the black bios page followed by the "virtual memory low" message. I clicked ok and the message box disappeared, but all I got then was a black screen and a mouse that moves. I can't even shut it off without unplugging it. I''ve tried the windows key and pause break...nothing. I tried to start up in safe mode and got the same message and a frozen mouse. Any ideas on how to get windows to load, or even how to get a start button?
The real solution to this is going to involve spending some money to buy some new memory. It should cost about $30-50 depending on type and amount. 256Mb is not enough for Windows and other software to run. I would recommend buying at least 512Mb additional to add. Before you purchase open up your machine and look to see how many memory slots you have and how many are currently used. According to some specs on the internet, here is what you have.
Maximum Memory 2GB Memory Slots 2 (1 bank of 2) Install in pairs non-removable base memory 0MB Machine name: Dell Dimension 3000
CPU options: Intel Pentium 4 or Intel Celeron
Chipset: Intel 865GV Chipset
HD Bus: Ultra ATA/100
Front Side Bus options: 800MHz FSB
Memory Speed options: PC3200 DDR400 184pin SDRAM DIMM
Special notes: The Dimension 3000 has two different bus speeds each of which takes different memory. You cannot mix the speeds. Please check the speed on the memory modules currently installed, or use our "Check Your Computer" to find the correct module.
It is simple enough most anyone can do this themselves, and I could walk you thru it, otherwise you would need to take it somewhere, but my recommendation would be to do it yourself and simply ask me or others here for advice. Let me know if you want help to do this.
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