Question about Dell Inspiron 531 Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.3GHz 1GB 500GB DVD RW Vista Home Premium PC Desktop
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: PC will not boot from CD drive
Download the six winxp install floppies,,from bootdisk.com and install that way.
Your PC was not meant for XP it was meant for Millenium at most.
But if you load through floppies and then use the cd you should be OK
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
Sounds like you need a driver disk for your motherboard, this usually will load and install the devices you are referring to. This may not have been included with a pre-loaded computer. Search on the Dell website or get the make and model of your motherboard and search on a computer with internet access for the appropriate drivers. This may solve your problem but if it doesn't then we can go from there. Sometimes these come on a floppy but with newer systems they are on a disc.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
If you have the oprating system disk with you thats the most convenient way to install the OS. Else the only option left for you is to contact dell and then order a new OEM disk which costs only $10 - 11 which is very less as compared to the price of a new OS
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Okay, so it seems you installed Microsoft Windows XP Home on a what was Media Center Edition installation, and the ethernet is no longer worker.
Please refer to dell.com's support section, enter your model, and download drivers that you need.
To find drivers you need, Go to start --> control panel and then go to (under classic view) system --> the hardware section, open up device manager, and then look for ones with a yellow big question mark, and get those drivers from dell's website. Burn these drivers to a CD on another computer, or use a USB flash drive if that does work.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
hello, sounds like memory issue, I would say if you have more than one stick of memory in it remove one at a time and try it again.
also while you are at it reset BIOS by remove battery from motherboard and/or switching jumper setting.
hope it helps.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
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