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Computer Keeps restarting

My friend downloaded a norton symantec software, restarted his computer (dell dimension 8200, Pentium 4) it will go into 'windows is starting up' then automatically restart, ive tried to use the 'last known good configuration' of the recovery disk, but it restarted itself. now it wont reboot off the recovery disk. any solutions or suggestions are welcome.

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I need to reset a dell dimension 8400 to factory setting what f key do I use

Welcome to FixYa!

Using Dell PC Restore by Symantec

Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system. PC

Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.

Any programs or files added since you received your computer-including data files-are

permanently deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail

messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC


NOTICE: Using PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications

or drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using PC


To use PC Restore:

1 Turn on the computer.

During the boot process, a blue bar with appears at the top of the screen.

2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press .

If you do not press in time, let the computer finish restarting, and then

restart the computer again.

NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
3 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.

4 On the next screen, click Confirm.

The restore process takes approximately 6-10 minutes to complete.

5 When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.

NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.

6 When prompted, click Yes.

The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the

screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that

appeared the first time the computer was turned on.

7 Click Next.

The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
8 After the computer restarts, click OK.

Good Luck

Nov 11, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop


Dell Dimension 4550 Ethernet Driver Installation Guide Here are the steps on...

Dell Dimension 4550 Ethernet Driver Installation Guide

Here are the steps on how to properly install the Ethernet Driver for the Dell Dimension 4550:

1. First click this link to download and install the Intel Chipset Driver for your computer model.

2. After the driver installation is complete restart the computer.

3. Then click this link to download and install the Ethernet Driver.

4. Restart the computer again.

Other software downloads for Dell Dimension 4550 can be found here.

on Aug 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Factory Reset

1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received

Jan 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have difficulty in uninstalling my nortan antivirus software

Here are the steps to Remove it Fully :

  1. Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Scroll down to your Norton program
  3. Click Change --> Remove All.
    You will be asked to restart your PC. Do so.
  4. Now go to Start --> My Computer --> Program Files. Right click on each Symantec folder and select Delete.
  5. While you are in Program Files go to the Common Files folder at or near the top of the Program Files window. Delete every Symantec folder there. And, again, restart your PC.
  6. Go to Start --> Search --> All Files and Folders --> More Advanced Options. Check each option except for "Case sensitive"
    Now type in Norton and delete each Norton folder from the search results (Again, right click, choose "Delete"). One more time, restart your PC.
  7. Repeat step 5 except type Symantec in the "Search" box.

The next step is trickier: go into the Registry.
  1. First thing to do is Back up the Registry. I'll be saying more about the Registry later. But suffice it to say that the presence of uninstalled security software in the Registry can conflict with newly installed security software and cause system freezes. So can folders of "uninstalled" programs for that matter.
  2. Once again, go to Start, then click on "Run". Type in "regedit"
  3. Go to the top of the Regedit window. Click (+) next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Go down the thread until you see Software. Click on Software and scroll down the thread until you see Symantec. Right click on Symantec and choose "Delete".
  4. From there go down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and repeat step 3. Restart your PC.
  5. Click (+) next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, now: Click (+) next to Software, Click (+) next to Microsoft, Click (+) next to Windows and Click (+) next to CurrentVersion.
  6. Select the Run folder. Right-click and delete each Symantec entry you see (if present). Restart your PC.
That should completely eradicate Norton Antivirus from your system!

Dec 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Windows XP SP3 IE v7.0

When you say download do you mean any file you try to download? Have you tried using another browser such as firefox? If you do not have firefox installed I assume you cannot download it to try. If this is the case I would suggest going to a friend or family members computer & downloading it to a thumbdrive or cd then take it home & install it. If you can download from firefox. Then I would uninstall IE V 7 from add remove programs & then re install it. I'm assuming you have tried the usual things like restarting your computer

Aug 27, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Cannot uninstall symantec

You have to be logged in as an administrator to uninstall symantec, and then follow the instructions for your particular version outlined in this page.

Jul 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Dell Dimension 8200 Processor

hi, i also hav a dimensions 8200 which i recently uprgaded to a 2.8gh, but i discovered there were two versions of this system one which supports a 400FSB and the other 533FSB, these can determine the speed of ur cpu. Like you, I havent been able to unlock my clock speeds in the bios but i think you should be able to get more from ur new cpu by updating ur bios version to A09. check the dell site for more info on how to do this.

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Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop problem

Kaspersky - best rated this year - and has a small footprint on your computer. I personally use Avast 4 Home - it is a free application anti-virus for home users and it has done a great job on my computers (I have eight up and running all the time).

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