Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Taking forever to reinstall XP Home Edition

1.) I get an error message: INF INSTALL FAILURE REASON: The Handle is invalid

2.) I can't get to advanced setup to try to clear NVRAM

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 313 Answers

To clear the NVRAM, perform the following steps:

Restart your computer.

At the first text on the screen or at the Dell logo, press the <F2> key every three seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
The System Setup screen appears.

Press the <Caps Lock> key, the <Scroll Lock> key, and the <Num Lock> key to light up all three lights on the keyboard.

Press the <Alt> and <E> keys at the same time.
The system will emit a beep tone to indicate that NVRAM has been cleared.

Press the <Esc> key, and then press the <Enter> key to save the changes and reboot the system.

Proceed with the installation or troubleshooting that you were attempting

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Running Windows XP Home Edition Error code


The diags code was a failed response from the floppy drive. Most system didn't ship with one.

Boot to the XP CD, go to recovery console, run bootcfg /rebuild

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184

May 18, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

2 Answers

I have an eMachine T3410. When it boots, a screen


your missing the biosinfo.inf. try reinstalling the system but backup everything you need first.

Jun 09, 2009 | E-Machines eMonster 600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Running windows XP home edition get message USB


Try reinstalling the motherboard drivers, maybe something is wrong with the USB controller.

Jun 07, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Frequently appearing unwanted message


uninstall you suspect program 1. Make a backup of your registry

2. Now you need to download a program called subinacl.exe from microsoft. This is the link :

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.
aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en

3. Install subinacl.exe.

4. Copy the code below into a text file and then name the text file reset.cmd

--------------------- THIS IS THE CODE TO COPY --------------------

cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

-----------------------------------------------------------------

  • ** remember that reset.cmd must be run with administrator rights
  • Reinstall your program. reboot

    Apr 05, 2009 | HP Desktop Computers - Hewlett-Packard...

    1 Answer

    System logging off as soon as i starts it. Please see details..


    Looks like you've tried a lot. Try this stuff.

    1) Try F11 instead.
    2) Dunno. Corruption?
    3) chkdsk /f
    4) Microsoft EULAs are much less crackable than their software, according to BitTorrent.

    Feb 12, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

    1 Answer

    Error in registry


    The easy way is to make windows repair itself, this can be done by starting your pc from the windows cd, then when the blue screen appears with 3 options,
    ..install windows,...repaire,...quite ..F3,
    press enter for installation, then F8 to accept, then windows setup will search for installed OS and then asked you to press R to repair it, from this point you can press R and wait while installer delete windows system files the reinstall them without loosing your installed programs.

    Dec 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

    1 Answer

    I am trying to re install my software for my iriver IFP-390t I have recently downloaded XP service pack 3. Now when I try to install my player I get the message: "a service installation section in...


    Hi there the software that you have downloaded in the net is not compatible in XP service pack 3.. Note: if you are installing please know the software if they are compatible in your system you are using. Thanks and have a nice day please rate.

    Nov 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

    1 Answer

    Reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition on Gateway 500XL


    it is all to do with the installation. You will need to install windows freshly. the disks you are using sound like they are recovery disks but if you have formatted your harddrive then they may not work.

    if you have a windows disk and are trying to load it and are having problems doing this then let me know

    Oct 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

    1 Answer

    Tattoo hidden partion


    Hi there, the disks will only work if you have the drive that came with the laptop/dekstop

    You will need to get hold of an OEM version of Windows XP Home - you can reinstall from scratch, but will need to install the drives etc for your computer seperately,

    You will use the licence key that was proved with your computer.

    That will sort it out.

    Regards

    Chris

    Jul 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

    1 Answer

    Windows Xp Home edition Installation


    Hi tross202;
    Is that an original XP home edition installer? You may try another cd installer if you can secure one.

    Jun 01, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario SR1420nx...

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop Logo

    876 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Dell PC Desktops Experts

    joecoolvette
    joecoolvette

    Level 3 Expert

    5660 Answers

    Les Dickinson
    Les Dickinson

    Level 3 Expert

    18298 Answers

    Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan

    Level 3 Expert

    27725 Answers

    Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...