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Dell 3000 when starting up my dell 3000 it goes through the whole process everything seems fine says windows starting, the welcome note but all that shows is the dell desktop picture no icon or start menu. The keyboard & mouse is also not working & the cd drive wont open to allow me to reinstall the windows xp cd that came with the computer any ideas?

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Re: dell 3000 - Dell Dimension 3000® Pentium® 4 2.8GHz, 256MB, 80GB, 48x CD-RW PC Desktop PC Desktops

Can you start it in safe mode?

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I deleted everything and now it goes to a black screen

Start the computer, and watch for the screen at the bottom to indicate to press F11 or to run setup. Once here, You'll see a file menu. Press F9 on each one and save the defaults. Once you reach the last, Exit Menu, press F9 and press yes to save defaults.

Press Exit again, and exit saving settings.

The computer will restart again. If the OS (operating system) does not load still, restart the computer again, and press F1, or the indicated F command shown at bottom of screen to go into Loading List.

This list will allow you to start the computer and operate in "Safe Mode". NOTE: some programs will not operate or run in safe mode,however you should be able to downlaod the appropriate driver.

If this does not work, insert the Operating System CD and re-install from the start - if you are prompted for repair or install, select Install.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.


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Blue Screen of Death

yeah unfortunitly you might have to reformat the entire hard drive and start from scratch

May 05, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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My dell dimension 3000 goes to blank screen after it shows windows xp logo and seems to stop there, how do I fix this?

Have you tried starting in safe mood and then ran a scan of the hard drive, it could possably correct any file errors that the start up files may have Hope this Works Steve

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The left half of my desktop shows half of the picture

try replacing the video card. if the video card is working just fine then try replacing your monitor

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PC constantly reboot

try run windows in safe mode. then scan for virus infection.

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Returning To The Original Operating State

you may find that you have two partitions on your hard drive showing as a seperate drive in my computer, here there is normally a backup of your pc's initial setup.

There should be a wizard somewhere on your programme files to help you with the backup restoration process, but make sure you save anything important to a cdrom before you start as the system will be completely formatted and installed as new.

Nov 23, 2007 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Sound is scratchy or doesn't work at all

What have you tried so far, specifically? From the description provided I would try two things. First, I would check on Dell's support site to see if there's a newer driver available for your sound card, as they update them fairly regularly in most cases. Assuming you have Windows XP, this link should get you to their audio driver section for your machine: Do you remember making any system changes from the time the sound worked last until it stopped? Maybe something was installed that caused a conflict with your sound card. Does everything appear ok in the Device Manager? (Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager) Nothing shows up with a red X or a yellow exclamation point?

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