Hi my old Dimension 5150 as gone bzrk, it freezes during start up and I cannot use either F2 or F12. For a short moment last night bootstrap went ahead and loaded windows but this morning I can't pass the first few seconds than freeze.
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HI Joe. It's likely you have a virus. Or could be just a corrupted section of the hard drive. The F8 is what gets you to the black screen with the differnt boot options. F2 or Del button gets you in the the BIOS or start up instrutions for the PC. F 12 will get you boot device options. The F12 or F2 needs to be pressed before it ever gets to try starting windows. So when you first power on, immediately start tapping the F12 about once a second. This should bring up a menu of which items/ device, to start from. [If you get a stuck key message just clear it and continue tapping F12 or start over] I would suggest you use the windos CD and choose the CD device to boot from, then it will recognize the CD drive. You could follow the CD start up options to peform a repair of windows. If you do a repair, then you should also perform a virus scan immediately after. If after all that, you still have issues, then it's likely the hard drive itself is bad or going bad and you should look at replaceing it. Good luck.
Main cause of the problem is a corrupted operating system which can be cause by a virus or a defective hard disk or a defective memory module. First to try is to replace your memory with a certified good one. If the problem persists, Try to reinstall you windows using your CDRom. If there still the problem, replace hard disk.
Is it USB connnected to the PC? If so, check to see what the webcam requirements are in terms of USB 1.0 or 2.0 and compare that to what your PC has.
Next, how much memory does your PC have? Check for any requirements in the web cam literature.
Also check to see what requirements there may be for sound reproduction and whether or not your sound card is compatible.
Finally, check the specs on your PC and see how much video memory there is and especially if it's shared with the main PC processor. You may be able to install a separate video card that could help if it is shared, but for a 5 year old machine it may not be worth it.
Please let me know what is the make and the model of the pc that you are using.. Also, go to the bios, under boot menu, make sure that you have hard drive as the first boot option.. For further queries please get in touch..
check your hard drive I think press f2 or f12 for hard drive test or reboot. If it is the hard drive and its out of warranty check w/new egg just bought one for my 510 dont forget to check hrd drive connection type ata or sata good luck