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My old, cheap Dell will not come on, screen is black

I kept getting message--not enough memory. Tried deleting a lot, defragmenter did not have enough space to perform. I left for a couple of hours, returned to find a black screen. When I first turn computer on, I get a green light on monitor for 5 seconds, then it turns amber. The tower light is amber, only.

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  • maxtcat Mar 12, 2009

    Wow, didn't expect answer that fast. Sadly, my computer will not come on at all. How can I get all my "stuff" out of it, if I buy another computer?

  • maxtcat Mar 12, 2009

    Of course, the main problem with my computer is the loose nut in front of the keyboard! I'm a 65-year-old Grandma, and, while your answer makes sense to me, I don't have the background knowledge to comprehend it.

  • maxtcat Mar 12, 2009

    You are a GENIUS! That is the best solution ever. You have made me very happy. This going to the library to use the computer is getting old. Thank yoiu!

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Hard drive may have died. Download Harddriver software that will check it for you, such as Seatools from:
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Hi Maxtcat!

If it tells you that there is not enough memory..it wont help if you deleting or defragmen it. You need to clear of memory, not hdd space.
I think that the memosticks isent in best shape. If you cant get in the operative systen to shut down backgrund running programs then you need either to put in more memory or upgrade to biger memosticks.
MY guess it that the sticks have done their work and its time to replace them.
What kind of memostick do you have in your pc?

Good luck
Nic

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    Nicolas Mar 12, 2009

    Hi again maxtcat!



    Well, you can get all things you want from tah computer to a new one. Since you telling us that you dont know anytthing about computers i wont even try to explain how to do it, But i will tell you what to do:) When you buy that new computer, tell the store that u have one condition to buy it, you want them to help you tranfer your files (the files you selected) to the new computer. :) they will help you with that, that dosent take very long time do for them. If they dont help you, take both the old computer and the new one to a pc-repaire shop and they will do it for you. It will cost you a small fee.



    Let me know how it goes:)



    Good luck Ma'm

    Nic

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    Nicolas Mar 12, 2009

    U welocome Ma'm:)



    Glad that i could help you solve a problem:)



    Nic

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The memory it is referring to is RAM, not hard drive space. You may have a bad memory module; one easy way to tell is, if your computer comes up at all, right click My Computer and select properties, it should display on this screen how much memory the computer thinks it has. You may need to get some new RAM.

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