Question about Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop
I have a 4700, was going to shove in some more RAM and another Hard drive, but in the process all boots ended up in just beeps, so i put it back how it was, and now it boots up fine, or at least it sounds like it does, but nothing comes up at all on the screen, not even the bios screen :/
Please make sure that the monitor cable did not shift while moving the system. If it is even slightly off it may not show up. Also when you were in the computer did you happen to notice if the video is from an on board graphics port or a video card that sits in either a PCI, AGP, or PCIe slot? If it sits in a slot make sure that it is firmly in.
For future reference you need to make sure that the RAM is designed to be used in your system or it will give you that beep code and not start up.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
A couple of things could be happening. You didn't get the video card reseated correctly in the slot when you removed it from the machine. Hopefully you had the power cable disconnected from the computer when you did all this. You plugged the video into the wrong video port on the computer. You bent a pin on the video cable when you reinstalled it. You forgot to plug the monitor back in or turn it on. Once you are up and running install the HDD first and the restart the computer. This should boot up correctly and you can get the formatting all done. The memory is a different story. The memory has to be matched in type and speed in order for it to work. it also matters which slots are populated with the memory. Read the owners manual on making any upgrades to the system. If you don't have one you can download it from Dell on line and print it out. Good Luck, RAC
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart then
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or
control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task on restart
then defragment your hard drive
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer you might have virus slowing your computer
also select users you will see who is using your computer
hope this helps
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