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DELL COMPUTER When look at my system information it states Cannot access the windoes management instrumentation software. Windows files may be moved or missing.

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  • Rednog Apr 26, 2008

    windows xp version 2002 service pack 2

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    eric bosman May 11, 2010

    can you tell me which OS you are using?

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What sometimes happens is that the acces you have in your profile gets limitted.
Shut down and start up in safe mode.
Go in the computer as administrator and grant your profile administrative control. This nomally should fix the problem. Or......... restore your computer to a previous date. Sometimes virus scanners or registry cleaners screw xp up a little.
restore to about a month prior.
This should be enough to reset all the changes.
Good luck

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You are using windows xp service pack 1

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 stuck in windows boot manager file \windows\system32\config\system status: 0xc000014c info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt ...


Here's part of an article on how to replace that registry file:

Look in the C:\windows\system32\config\regback\ folder.
There should be copies of the registry files stored inside that folder.
They are backed up periodically and stored in that folder.

If you create a MiniWin, BartPE, or a Linux Live CD, you can start the computer from CD and move the file system to the required folder, C:\windows\system32\config\.

Apr 15, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Computer PC...

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PC Housekeeping


When you buy a new computer system, there are some tasks you should do that will help you maintain the usefulness of your computer to you. <br /> 1. Put all the manuals and support disks in a place that you will be able to access quickly and easily if you need to. <br /> It is not uncommon to have to reinstall system drivers over time. If you need tech support, you will need to access this stuff. <br /> 2. Include a copy of the sales receipt and warranty information with those items. <br /> Why angst and buy stuff twice? <br /> 3. If you had to go through a recommended process to get your computer set up, make detailed notes of what you did and keep that with the other info above. <br /> You may really appreciate this at some point. <br /> 4. Make backup copies of all support disks that came with your computer and store them safely. <br /> If you misplace or damage driver disks, how will you find replacements? One or more of your system devices may become un-useable without the specific drivers. <br /> 5. Make a rescue disk for your computer, in case your setup is disabled by a virus or by corrupted files. <br /> Some computer system hardware, such as Dell may need that to run well. <br /> 6. Don't cheap out; buy software to protect your system from viruses and identity theft. <br /> It's a small investment for your security. <br /> 7. Don't use cracked/pirated software. I believe this invites virus disasters, and possible legal action. <br /> 8. Use a 3rd party program like Norton Utilities to maintain your hard drives' data/file management. Windows can accumulate so many file management errors that your system will become sluggish. <br /> 9. Don't exceed about 70-80% of your hard drive capacity. When you defrag the hard drives, you need clear space to allow it to work. Otherwise, you risk losing data. <br /> 10. Do not download and/or install files from email or web sites you are not familiar with. <br /> <br />

on Oct 28, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Where to find driver versions in Windows


Windows is a versatile operating system environment, and there is almost always more than one way to access information. If you need to see what version of a specific device driver you have, there are two main ways to do it.

- System Information

The System Information utility contains a lot of information about your computer. You can find out everything from the maker of your BIOS to what print jobs are currently pending.

System Information can be accessed through the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information). In Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can also type it in the Search bar.

You can view driver versions under either the Components heading -- where all of the driver info is displayed on the last line for each component -- or the Software Environments heading -- where all of the drivers are listed individually under System Drivers or Signed Drivers.

- Device Manager

The Device Manager is your one-stop shop for everything related to your computer's devices and components. For each device, you can view its current status, its driver version, as well as a basic troubleshooter.

To access Device Manager, type "devmgmt.msc" into the Run bar (or type "device manager" in the Search bar). When it opens, your devices will be broken into categories; just expand each category to see the individual devices, and double click on a device to view its properties. Driver information can be found under the Driver tab.

The Device Manager can also be found in the Computer Management console, which you can get to through the Control Panel, under Administrative Tools.

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Install a 2nd hdd (sata) on dell optiplex 360 not working


Can the disk viewed in disk management?

Right Click 'My Computer'-->Manage-->storage-->Disk Management

Disk 0 usually for windos partition (your 80GB HD)
If Disk 1 (your TB HDD) show unallocated, you need to format it to NTFS.

Right Click and select 'Format'.
!!!!Make sure it is your TB HDD!!!!!!!

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How do I enable my task manager on a Dell dimension 3000 desktop computer


Here's How:
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type REGEDIT
  4. Click OKThe Registry Editor will now open
  5. Browse to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Policies\system
  6. In the right pane, look for the value: DisableTaskMgr
  7. Right click DisableTaskMgr and select Delete. (When prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete this value", select Yes.
  8. Now browse to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\policies\system
  9. In the right pane, look for the value: DisableTaskMgr
  10. Right click DisableTaskMgr and select Delete. (When prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete this value", select Yes.
  11. Close the Registry by choosing File ' Exit
  12. You should now be able to access Task Manager. If not, reboot into Safe Mode and repeat the steps outlined above.
Please let me know if this washelpful and if it solved the problem! Good Luck.

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My pc is very slow


-Can you provide more information about your issue?
-Are you using Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows Seven?

When you say slow, is it slow when you are on the internet or slow when accessing or the computer or generally slow like everything is running slow?

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Missing boot manager


Unfortunately, this often means a disk problem which has corrupted a key windows file. Dell has a diagnostic partition which will allow you to test your disk.
  1. Ensure that the computer is connected to an electrical outlet that is known to be working properly.

  2. Turn on (or restart) your computer.

  3. When the DELL™ logo appears, press immediately. Select Boot to Utility Partition from the boot menu and press .

note.gif NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop; then, shut down your computer and try again. note.gif NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities media.
  1. Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive.
If this answers your question, I'd appreciate 4 thumbs. I do this for fun and do not get paid.

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The machine boots fine but no output work;ie: Display,Sound and USB all don't work


Hi,
I suppose its under warranty then get the Dell support can be issue with your motherboard.

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I'm pretty sure you have a failing hard drive. Try dowlnloading diskeeper 2009 trial & see what it shows for fragmentation of the drive. Run the program & defrag the drive. If that doesn't help you can look for a program called tuff test & check the drive that way. That's the sure fire way to find out. If the drive passes tuff test then back up your important stuff & reformat & re-install the os. Use google to find tuff test. Good luck!

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I keep getting an error message when I start up my laptop. the 2 wire gives me a "corruption has been detected in feature manager, backup file has been loaded", and it will not connect. All other programs...


If the machine is a Dell with DellControlPoint, open start, run then type msconfig and hit enter. Choose the Startup tab and find the startup item named "Dell" with the Command from "C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Control Point\Connection Manager\Dell.UCM.exe" and uncheck the box. Hit Ok, then reboot your computer.

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