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My dell dimension c521 is restarting itself all the time. I turn on the computer and see the screen - start windows normaly,I scrool down to the comand andI hit the enter key,it does its thing then I see the windows ep logo for about 30 seconds then it starts the process all over again.Start,windows logo start windows logo. Now I am not computer savy so please explain in normal terms. thank you

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Select the debugging mode from the same menu of safe mode

press F8 while machine boots
select debugging mode

there is a file called sptd.sys in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers" delete that file and the restart the computer

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How to factory reset


Hello!

Did the system come with a Factory Reset CD? If it did, use that.

Oct 28, 2013 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Factory restore


Dell Dimension computers have a built-in PC restore system that allows you to quickly restore the PC to its original factory settings.
The PC restore is located in a hidden partition of the PC's hard drive and contains a copy of the computer's original factory installed software.
There are two different ways to restore the Dimension's settings depending on which operating system your computer is running.

Windows XP

Disconnect all peripheral equipment that is attached to your computer such as printer, scanner, external hard drive and memory sticks.
Restart the computer.
After the Dell screen appears on the monitor, hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "F11" key.
If the Windows XP screen appears before you can finish this step, wait for the computer to finish rebooting and restart the computer again.


Highlight "Restore" in the Dell PC Restore window by using the tab button.
Hit "Enter."


Highlight "Confirm" in the restore warning box by using the tab button.
Hit "Enter."
This will start the system restore process.
Do not attempt to turn off the computer during this process or vital system files may be damages and you will not be able to restart your computer.


Click "Finish" in the box that notifies you that the restoration has been successful.


Hit "Enter" to restart the computer.
The computer has been restored to the original factory settings.

Windows Vista

Disconnect all peripheral equipment that is attached to your computer such as printer, scanner, external hard drive and memory sticks.



Restart the computer.
After the Dell screen appears on the monitor, press the "F8" key.
If the Windows Vista screen appears before you can finish this step, wait for the computer to finish rebooting and restart the computer again.


Highlight "Repair Your Computer" by using the down arrow key in the Advanced Boot window.
Hit the "Enter" key.


Click "Next" after selecting a language. Log into the computer as an administrator.
"OK." Choose "Dell Factory Restore."
Click "Next."


Check "Yes" next to the reformat the hard drive and restore factory settings option.
Click "Next" to start the restoration process.
Do not attempt to turn off the computer during this process or vital system files may be damages and you will not be able to restart your computer.


Click "Finish" in the box that notifies you that the restoration has been successful.
The computer will automatically restart itself to its original factory settings.



Aug 18, 2013 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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When i turn my computer on the dell loads up and when it goes to the black screen afterwards it restarts and keeps doing that/ i have dell dimension c521. help


have you added any ram recently or anything? i would suggest booting into safe mode press f8 after the bios and try and do a roll back and shut off any un needed programs via run-msconfig-start up. also DISCONNECT ANY USB DEVICES

Mar 14, 2011 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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I want to restore my dimension c521 to factory setting


Hi lorenzovrfs, "To 'restore' the Computer to Factory Settings."


Follow these instructions:

  • "Restart the Computer."
  • While the Computer is "Booting-up!
  • Press [F8] button.
  • The {Advance Boot Option} window will open.
  • Click on the [Down] arrow to choose: "Repair Your Computer."
  • Now, press the "Enter" button.
  • Next, select the {Language} preference.
  • "You will Log-in as the "Administrator."
  • "Do not 'attempt' to do any work, while the "Restore is running!"
  • Once the [Restore is complete].
  • Click on the "Finish" button!"
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Mar 12, 2011 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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I have a dell c521 desktop I bought it from a rental place I do not have a reboot disc I've called dell suport they were no help is there any keyboard configureations to get this rebooted


***Using the Start Menu
  • Press a Windows key (the ones with the Windows symbol on as shown right), this will open up the Start Menu.
  • Use the cursor keys (the ones with arrows on) to highlight 'Turn off Computer' and press Enter to select it
  • A dialog box will open. Use the cursor keys to to highlight 'Shutdown computer', 'Turn off' or whatever your version of Windows says, and press Enter again.

***Using the 'three finger salute'
Hold down Ctrl and Alt, and press Delete.
Windows 2000 and XP Home Edition users will be presented with a dialog box with buttons on:
  • · Use the cursor keys to select the 'Shut Down' button and use Enter to select it.
  • · Select 'Shut down' from the list using the cursor keys and press Enter one more time.

In other versions of Windows the Task Manager will open:
  • · Hold down Alt and press U to open the 'Shut Down' menu.
  • · Use the cursor keys to highlight 'Turn Off' and press Enter.

***Hit Alt F4 'till you can't any more
The final method of shutting down that I will explain here is to hold down the Alt key and press F4 repeatedly. This will close every application that is open on Windows and eventually will close Windows itself. You may be asked if you want to save files by some programs, if so use the cursor keys and Enter to get past these dialog boxes.

Oct 24, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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SCREEN HAS GONE BLACK ON MY DELL DIMENSION C521 PC, AFTER IT FROZE AND I SHUT IT DOWN BY PRESSING THE BOTTON. TRIED ALL SORTS OF


hello if your screen goes black and you press down this combination keys together window +Alt + delete and still it did'nt restart itself so you can use it then check your monitor cable that enters the back of your system. If the problem persist then you will have to reload your system operating system put in the window Xp or Vista CD and follow the command giving to you then if you are sure that the monitor is not the problem may be it has completely get fault that will need for another monitor
if you need more assistance pls get to us ok

Feb 20, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Blue screen Dell Dimension C521


Hi,
This problem occures when ther is an conflict with drivers, so try to updat your Bios from dell web site orm you may try to update the video driver or have an option to replace it and try Try to boot the system safemode and chk if you get the same BSOD if not then its the video drivers

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Samson Ved

Feb 05, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Dell Dimension C521 w/Vista will not boot OS.


There is no way around this you need to get your OS from Dell and reload.

Sorry.

Feb 19, 2009 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Blue error screen and system shutdown on Dell Dimension C521


Rule of thumb test ram out first usally that is the cause what does the code say on the blue screen

Feb 13, 2009 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Cant get to windows


Is it XP or Vista? I would load the recovery cd and attempt a repair( not an install).

Sep 06, 2008 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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