Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
How old is this computer? If it is brand new, then you should be able to send it back to Dell (assuming that is the brand) for a replacement. If it is an old one, don't start worrying about the ENTIRE tower, because it is most likely that only the drive is failing. If I were you, I'd start by replacing the CD drive. By the way, what is the drive exactly? Does it say stuff on it like, CD 54X, DVD+/- compatible, etc. etc. etc... If you don't want to replace the drive yourself, then just take it down to your neighborhood computer store and ask them to replace it with exactly the same type. If you want me to give you a tutorial on how to replace the drive yourself, let me know.
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Click the "Start" icon on the Windows Vista home screen. Select "eMachines," then click "eMachines Recovery Management." The eMachines Recovery Management program opens.
Click "Create Factory Default Disc." The program will tell you how many discs you will need. Make sure the correct optical drive is selected, then insert a blank disc into that drive. Click "Start" to begin the burning process.
Remove the disc when it is finished burning and label it "Recovery CD 1." Insert the next the next blank disc if one is required. Click "OK" to begin burning the next disc. Repeat this step until all of the discs have been created and labeled. Close the eMachines Recovery Management program, insert the system CD that came with the laptop and restart the laptop.
Press "F12" repeatedly when the eMachines logo is displayed on the screen to be redirected to the Boot menu. Select the optical drive, then press "Enter."
Insert Recovery CD 1 when you are prompted to insert the recovery disc. The eMachines Recovery Management program will open.
Click the "Restore" tab in the list on the left side of the eMachines Recovery Management program window, then select "Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults." The computer automatically restarts and the recovery process begins. Insert any additional recovery discs as requested. The computer will reboot automatically when the laptop has been recovered to its original factory default settings, and you will be taken to the Windows Setup screen.
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