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I have a Dynex external modem for dial-up internet, my windows system is Windows XP Home. Everytime I shut down my computer I have to reinstall the modem, why would that happen? Could you please help me.

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Maybe you install deepfreeze on your pc...just try to boot thawed first then install the driver

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Does not connect 2 internet


Are you getting any error messages? Is your computer plugged directly into a modem, or is it connected directly to a router. Is the computer connecting to the internet using a wireless network card? If connected directly to the modem, shut off the modem, wait a few seconds and restart; also reboot your computer. If that does not work, go into device manager If you're running windows xp - it can be found by going into control panel - system - device manager and see if your network card is listed without any x's or other markings which indicate a problem with the device. If your network card is indicated with no markings, and it is not working, try downloading and reinstalling the drivers for your system's network connection device (you can get that from your system's support page). If your plugged into a router, or if your connecting to the internet via wifi, try shutting off and restarting the router. Reboot your computer and see if that works. If not, you might need to download and install a firmware upgrade for the router. This is relatively simple, and the instructions and appropriate download file can be found at your router manufacturer's support page. Try these and see which works. Good luck!

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How to restore Dell Dimension 8200 to original factory setting?


  1. Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.

Close any program or utility that may start to run after you insert the CD into the drive.
note.gif HINT: The CD that you need to place in your CD or DVD drive is titled Operating System.
  1. Turn off the computer, and then turn the computer on again.

  2. When the blue Dell logo appears, press immediately.

If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then shut down the computer and try again.
  1. Use the arrow keys to select the CD-ROM option, and then press .

  2. When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press to select To set up Windows now.

  3. Read the information in the License Agreement window, and then press on your keyboard to agree with the license information.

  4. If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and then go to step 15.

If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press to select the fresh copy option, and then press on the next screen to select the highlighted partition (recommended). Then follow the instructions on the screen.

The Windows XP Setup screen appears and Windows XP begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times before it requires additional input.
  1. When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click the green arrow icon at the bottom of the screen to continue. Follow the on-screen directions to finish.

  2. When the Regional Settings screen appears, select the settings for your locale, and then click Next.

  3. Enter your name and organization in the Personalize Your Software screen, and then click Next.

  4. If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, enter a name for your computer when the Computer Namewindow appears, and then click Next.

If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, enter a name for your computer and a password when theComputer Name and Administrator Password window appears, and then click Next.
  1. If you have a modem installed and the Modem Dialing Information screen appears, enter the requested information, and then click Next.

  2. Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window, and then click Next.

  3. If you have a network card in your computer, select the appropriate network settings. If you do not have a network card, this option does not appear.

Windows XP begins to install its components and configure the computer. The computer automatically restarts.
  1. When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click the green arrow icon at the bottom of the screen to continue. Follow the on-screen directions to finish.

  2. Remove the CD from the drive.

  3. Reinstall the appropriate drivers. See "Reinstalling Drivers."

  4. Reinstall your virus protection software.

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Unable to restore computers original factory settings with Dells suggestion of control f11 when computer starts up


If you have already used the cd's to install the os, this will not work. there is another option which you can try.

Manual Reinstallation

Manual reinstallation can be the most time consuming and difficult method of those available. You will reinstall the operating system directly from the CD or DVD, install the drivers, configure the OS, install critical and recommended updates, install your applications and, if available, restore backed up data files. Time to Complete: 120+ Minutes.

1. Remove non-essential peripherals
like:
  • Scanner
  • Printer
  • Modem or Network cables
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
  • USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive
  • Any other external devices (e.g., USB-attached devices)
  • Remove the computer from the docking station, if you are using one.

  • Check to ensure that all your installation media is available. You will need the following:
  • The Dell™ Reinstallation CD for Microsoft® Windows® XP, or
  • The Dell™ Reinstallation DVD for Windows® Vista,

    • The Dell Resource CD/DVD,
    Reinstall the operating system from the OS Setup Disk.
    Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart your computer.
    and watch for the Dell logo to appear.
    When the Dell logo appears, press the <F12> key to load the Boot Menu. If the menu does not appear, restart the system and tap <F12> several times at the Dell logo screen.
    When the Boot Menu appears, highlight the CD/DVD drive (listed as "CDROM", "CD/DVD" or "CD/DVD/CD-RW") entry from the list and press <Enter>.
    If the message Press any key to boot from the CD... appears, press a key to continue booting to the CD.
    In the Windows XP Setup screen press <Enter> to set up Windows XP.
    In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, read the license agreement, and then press <Page Down> to scroll through the agreement.
    Press <F8> to accept the terms and conditions specified in the license agreement
    Highlight the largest partition and press <Enter>.
    If you are prompted to format the partition, use the up or down arrow keys to highlight Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick). Press <Enter> or <F>, if applicable, to format the partition. In cases where the drive must be checked for errors, select the Format the partition using the NTFS file system option.
    Setup will format the drive, if necessary, then copy the files needed for installation. This process can take several minutes. Once done, Windows will restart the computer to continue Setup from the hard drive.
    Note:
    Do not press any keys if the message Press any key to boot from the CD appears. The amount of time it takes to complete the above process varies,
    depending on the speed and size of the computer. (it may happen if the computer restarts during the process, just wait and watch)
    After the computer restarts, Setup continues with a graphical user interface (GUI) in the classic Windows theme. In this stage, you are asked to input information to personalize your installation. Your screen may blink several times during this process, which is normal. The information to input, and the order it is provided, is shown below:
    Click Next on the Regional and Language Options window.
    In the Personalize Your Software screen, type your name in the Name: field and your organization's name in the Organization: field, if applicable, and click Next.
    In the Computer Name screen, type the computer name in the Computer Name: field if you want to change it from the name provided. For Windows XP Professional Edition users, type a password in the Administrator Password: field and then type the same password in the Confirm Password: field.
    Click Next.
    Note:
    If the Modem Dialing Information screen appears follow the instructions below, otherwise continue on:
    In the Modem Dialing Information screen, click to select the correct country/region for the What Country/Region are you in now? box.
    Type your area code in the What area code (or city code) are you in now? box and the number in the If you dial a number to reach an outside line, what is it? box, if applicable.
    Click to select one of the items below for The phone system at this location uses: box:
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    Pulse dialing if your phone service uses pulse dialing.

    Click Next.
    In the Date and Time Settings screen, verify that the correct Date, Time, and Time Zone appear, and click Next.
    In the Networking Settings screen, click to select Typical, and click Next. If available, click Skip to skip the networking setup section. For Windows XP Professional users, click to select No, this computer is not on a network..., and click Next.
    Setup will finalize the installation and should complete within 30 minutes of this point. Once complete, the computer will restart.
    Note:
    If you see the message Press any key to boot from the CD when the computer restarts, do not press any keys on the keyboard.
    After the computer reboots, the newly installed operating system will attempt to configure itself for your detected devices, however many of your device drivers are not yet installed. Use the following to finish the configuration and prepare the computer for driver installation:
    If the Display Settings message appears, click OK.
    If a Monitor Settings message appears, click OK.
    In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows window, click Next.
    In the registration screen, click to select No, not at this time and click Next. You will be prompted to register your computer again later.
    In the Do you want to set up Internet access now? window, click to select No, not at this time and click Next.
    In the Who will use this computer? window, type the user name of your choice in the Your name: text box. Type the name of any additional Users that will be using the computer in the additional text boxes provided.
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    Click Finish.

    Windows XP now starts for the first time and is ready for driver installation.



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    Most likely you just need to re-install your modem (if dial-up) or ethernet drivers. If you do not have a drivers disc then you will need to use another PC with internet to get the drivers from the manufacturer's website. If previously setup - you do not need to re-install your ISP software as it usually just configures your router/modem and browser home page.

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    Computer loading


    Hello,

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    The solution of this is to restore all the setting by completely restoring using the installation disk.

    Or reinstall the windows operating system.

    procedure in windows installation can be found here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

    Hope you do this in order, please tell if whatever happen.

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    Be sure your system meets the minimum System Requirements.
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    • Microsoft Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® Vista
    • Mac OSX 10.3.7 up to Mac OSX 10.5 32 bit version
    • Minimum 50MB of free hard disk space
    • Minimum 128MB RAM

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher

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    If you are using the USB modem via a PCMCIA USB 2.0 adaptor, then you will have a power issue. The PCMCIA cannot supply enough current to properly initialize a USB mode (500mA). You will need to get your self a powered hub or get yourself a HSDPA mobile.

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