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Screen freezes often

Dell dimension 2400 desktop screen freezes often for few seconds at a time, even when no other prog.is running. No virus or spyware found on daily scanning.

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Check the CPU fan if it is working fine
clean the dust on cpu fan
try cleaning the ram
after trying all above then also if u face the same problem try checking the power supply connectors which connect your motherboard
and the last 2 options will be your motherboard or processor

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Computer wont boot past POST just gives me a black screen (Dimension 2400)


You might have some viruses and malware..

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
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Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
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If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

Jun 28, 2012 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I have a dell dimension 2400 which is getting slower and slower and slower. Have done disk clean up, defragged, etc. Plenty space unused on hard disk. Anti virus etc all up to date. Do you have any ideas?


I run into this type of complaint very often, and it's almost always caused by viruses or spyware. I would recommend that you download two free clean-up tools that are very widely used and trused.

MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php (download free version)

Super AntiSpyware Free Edition
http://superantispyware.com/ (download free edition)

Install both programs using their default settings, run their respective updates from inside the program, and then run the full scans on both. You can run both scans at the same time, they'll both take a long time to run. Expect the scans to take an hour or more depending on how slow your computer is.

When the scans are finished, you'll get a list of "infected items". Follow the instructions for cleaning and deleting them, then reboot your computer. Once it comes back up, you may want to run both scans again just for good measure. If it comes up clean the second time, you should be all better for a while.

Good luck!

Sep 03, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 series that is very slow & freezes.


It sounds like you might have spyware on you computer. The two iexplore files might be spyware. I am not sure about the teatime.exe file but there is a file called teatimer.exe which is associated with the SpyBot software. I usually recommend Webroot Spysweeper software to remove and keep the spyware off of computers.
If you have software such as SpyBot I would disconnect the computer from the internet (after you update the software to the most current definitions) and boot the computer to safe mode. Log in as an administrator and run your software. This should pick up spyware before it has a chance to load.

Mar 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Contrast100 do not disappear from my monitor screen


Its a virus.
You need to run these 3 essential programs to remove all the spyware on your computer.

If you do not have an internet security suit and only an anti virus
1. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
2. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!
3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot or Superantispyware
Use Mozilla firefox or the google chrome browser for browsing unsafe websites

Install ThreatFire.ThreatFire, features innovative real-time behavioral protection technology that provides powerful standalone protection or the perfect complement to traditional signature-based antivirus programs offers unsurpassed protection against both known and unknown zero-day viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, buffer overflows, spyware, adware and other malware.
Run an online virus scan like Trend Micro HouseCall,F-Secure Online Virus Scanner etc etc
update your software by running
Secunia Online Software Inspector
Install a good antivirus in your computer.
Keep your antivirus updated. If automatic updates are available, configure your antivirus to use them.
Keep your permanent antivirus protection enabled at all times.

Jul 21, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My Dell Dimension 2400 running home XP is freezing up. I have a good virus program that is updated and run everyday. It freezes up on line and then closes the site but recovers it following another freeze....


Typically, freezing is caused by Spyware, Malware or memory.

First, install and run Spybot and Malwarebytes. If still a problem, power off your system and remove all the memory modules. Install one at-a-time and boot your system to see which module is problematic. Hope this helps.

Jul 20, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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Very slow also to increas memory


You need more memory. If you have windows xp you need at least 512 memory.

Jul 03, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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How do I configure the Dell Dimension 2400 to start from the cd/dvd drive?


Hi, When you first switch on your pc, press F2 on the spalsh screen, this will last only a few seconds so be quick. Once your in the bios, looks for Boot Sequence, once you have found this change it so that CD/DVD is set to 1.

Jun 16, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Regarding my desktop


You may have picked up a virus or spyware.

Click Here for Trend Micro's free online virus scanner.

Sep 13, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Dell 2400 freezing upon startup


Hi, Try this: Choose last version correct from the start up menu.

Jul 07, 2007 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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