I have a dell inspiron 530 with xp and vista, recently i was unable to connect to the net on xp, i get the error of no dial tone, but i can connect on vista.I reinstall all the modem driver on xp but same error.Any ideas?
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That error message is usually coupled with removing an adapter connected to a RAID device. Have you disconnected anything in your computer recently? Have you opened it and cleaned it recently? If you've opened it to clean it, there's a chance that something may have come loose. If you know what you're doing on the inside of a computer, you can go through and make sure that everything is properly connected and then try booting again too see if that works.
Generally this is an indication of a modem failure. If there have been any storms in your area, then the modem may have been zapped. The dial tone curcuit is normally the first casualty when a modem gets hit with more power than normal.
Provided that your telephone is functional on that line (Unplug modem, and connect a handset if this is a modem only line and see if the handset gets a dial tone, this is a good check to make sure the line is functional)
Sounds like it could be a virus. Or, a heat buildup problem - are all fans inside machine working? Is the fan inside the power supply operating? Was there any work done inside the computer recently? If the hdw is all ok, go out and buy yourself a copy of Norton Internet Security 2009 - 1 user lic - $49.99 @ Staples. Do *not* buy any earlier vers. of this software! Install, update it, run computer computer scan - probably will find/remove some/many viruses.
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