I recently upgraded this computer from 2000 to XP. Computer is a Dell GX270, P4, 3.2 GHz, 3.0 GB of RAM. Camera used to be recognised previously on Win 2000. Device Manager recognises it as a Disk Drive- Sony DSC-F505 USB Device. But it still does not show up as a disk drive with a drive letter assigned to it. What can I do?
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Support for XP has ended, the operating system is 14 years old, It's time for an upgrade.
There is probably a lot of things wrong with the laptop and not worth messing around with.
I would suggest backing up any files you wish to keep and get yourself a newer laptop!!
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ALL these systems suffered from defective capacitors caused
by bad manufacturing at the component factory. I have put here a pic or two for
you to see what defective caps look like. Call Dell and ask them. I some case a
while back they were doing a free motherboard replacement. The problem causes a
whole raft of errors to occur from blue screens to "thermal event
error" and the only thing that fixes it is to have the motherboard
replaced. Hope this helps you
Kind regards from London
You'll need to have at least the following specs to run vista comfortable;
1 or 2 Ghz processor
1 or 2 GB RAM
Video : AGP with 256mb or more cache
Yoy might also have to consider changing your power supply.
Check Computer Management / Disk Management. Windows on Windows XP, Probably the Drive needs formatting first and partitioning before it will visible on My Computer. By Default the new Hard Drive is "Unpartitioned / Unallocated". So acess disk Management to format and partition the Hard Drive.
To access the computer management and disk management and create and partition under disk management, Check Videos for guide :
You need to set one of the drives to be 'master' and the other to be 'slave'. This is done by positioning jumpers on the back of the harddrives. Pretty sure that on the drives is explained somewhere how to position the jumper, for several options.
OptiPlex GX270 can be small form-factor, small desktop or small mini-tower. The DIMM slots and therefore maximum memroy capacity depends on the form factor. Double check our OptiPlex GX270 and find memory info below.
Memory Type 333MHz (PC2700) or 400MHz (PC3200) DDR SDRAM
Memory connectors/DIMM Slots small form-factor: 2 small desktop: 4 small mini-tower: 4
Memory capacities Supported 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB non-ECC
Minimum memory 128 MB
Maximum memory small form-factor: 2 GB small desktop: 4 GB small mini-tower: 4 GB
Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or
higher, or Windows Vista; Internet Explorer version 6 or higher;
Windows Media Player version 11 or higher; an active broadband
connection to the Internet; 1.0 GHz processor; 512 MB RAM; 3 GB free
hard disk drive space.
you should be ok with the movies download and watch.
Other wise you will probablt need new hardware which is really tough to upgrade on a laptop.