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MY DEL DESKTOP 531 THE DISK CLEANUP HAS NOT BEEN WORKI NG & MY BACK UP HAS NOT BEN WORKING AS I CAN NOT DELETE OR KNOW WHAT TO DELETE BUT I CAN'T DO THAT NOW

MY DELL DESKTOP 531 I USUALLY DO A DISK CLEAN UP BUT FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS WHEN I GO TO DISK CLEAN UP OC OR RECOVERY IT WILL SAY MICROSOFT CAN'T FIND A WORKIN/FIND A WORKING DISK CLEAN OR SOMTHING LIKE THAT SORRY MAYBE IT YOU CAN SEE THE USUAL WHICH PROGRAM. I WAS GIVEN THE COMPUTER BY AN ELDERLY NEIGHBOUR AS HE JUST GOT A NEW SYSTEM THE DELL STARTUP DISK THAT CAME WITH THE COMPUTER WAS LOST OR HE CANNOT FIND IT BEHING ELDERLY I'VE ASKED A FEW TIMES BUT MUST HAVE BEEN LOST THE DISK IVE TRIED DELL BUT THEY ARE NO HELP AT ALL,DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GET ONE?.ALSO MY BACK UP & RESTORE WONT WORK DUE TO NOT ENOUGH SPACE ON THE OC /RECOVERY ARE NEARLY FULL,IVE TRIED SAVING ON A DISK BUT NOT ENOUGH SPACE,IVE TRIED DELETING OLD FILES ETC BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DELETE THAT MIGHT STOP MY COMPUTER WORKING PROPERLY AS IT IS BAD ENOUGH,I REALLY DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO GO AND BUY A NEW COMPUTER FOR A GOOD FEW MONTHS SO I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO & WHEN TRYING TO GET THE ORIGINAL DISK I A CANT GET ONE AS I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WITH A DELL.I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP ANYONE CAN GIVE ME TO HELP ME RESOLVE THESE PROBLEMS,THANK YOU

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Wow! Where to start? First of all if the computer has Windows XP loaded on it that is no longer supported by Microsoft. If you want to re-install an OS (operating system software) I would suggest Windows 7.

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SOURCE: Disk cleanup does not work

There can be alot of reason the program is nt working, more details would help. go here, this can directly solve your prob, you can also download a copy of the prog cleanmgr.exe and replace with the original one in windows directory.(cleanmgr.exe is the actual prog which does disk cleanup) http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/cleanmgr/

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Need System restore disk

http://www.user-guides.co.uk/cddownload/Dell/DellOptiplex/Dell-Optiplex-SX270-XP-Driver-CD-Recovery-Restore-Disk-115478.html

download and burn it on a cd.
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Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Gx270, Major Computer Crash, nothing is working

If you have a legal COA for window XP on your computer you can use anyone's dell reinstall disc. Your original info is stored in the BIOS. Now if you can't find anyone with a dell windows XP reinstall disc I saw a place that sells them for $19: found it
http://www.pacificgeek.com/showcategory.asp?c=283&S=-1&fi=0&offset=10
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Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 531 (desktop) won?t turn on/boot

You've either got a bad motherboard or a bad processor (I'd lean to the motherboard being bad). I would honestly take this into a computer repair shop and have them check both.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Vostro 200 PC freezes on Dell Start up page & won't turn on

If you have windows 7 installed, then see if you can boot to the DVD and run a repair on the OS. You also may want to run a diagnostics on the system if you can get to the F12 menu

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