20 Most Recent Dell Studio Xps 8100 Desktop Computer Questions & Answers

Make sure you do not have a usb drive plugged into the computer. IF you need it left on the machine you will need to change the boot order in BIOS

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Apr 14, 2016

Back up that drive. SMART technology is predicting failure

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Sep 16, 2015

  1. Open Desktop Background by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Desktop Background.

  2. Click the picture or color you want for your desktop background.

    If the picture you want to use is not in the list of desktop background pictures, click the Picture location down arrow to view other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer. When you find the picture you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background and appear in the list of desktop backgrounds.

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Feb 17, 2015

Barbara, You will need to replace the hard drive, an error 0146 is a failed hard drive or bad drive sector. Thank You, Dell-Jesse L Dell Social Media and Communities

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Feb 06, 2015

Physical replacement is not hard. Just make sure you buy the correct new hard drive - sata/ide. Connect it the same way the older drive was connected. 1 connector for power, 1 connector for communication, nowadays usually sata. And you're done. After that it's operating system installation time. Most likely from a dvd/cd-rom drive. Most of operating systems now install quite easy next/next/next/default/licence key/next/next... I do suggest you get someone to help you install operating system anyway.

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Aug 24, 2014

Mean you have an unreadable CD in the tray at bootup

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Aug 03, 2014

2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards Remove the memory modules from their slots. Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors. Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth. Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components. Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r Allow the pins to dry. They will air dry in a matter of minutes. If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer. Check the memory module and memory slot contacts. They are either copper tin or gold. The colour will tell you which they are. Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact. Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard. Reseat the memory modules. You should hear an audible click when they are in place. Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Mar 10, 2014

If you want to use VOIP (voice over internet protocol), you'll need cable, dsl or faster connection, a router, and hardware to plug the phone into the router or a USB connection, such as that available through the Magicjack. Skype and some others use your computer speakers and microphone, so you don't need an adapter. You need to study the subject more before deciding what route to take. Do a Google search on "voip products".

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Dec 12, 2013

Your windows install is corrupted. You will need to reinstall windows. You can get a recovery disc from Dell.

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Nov 18, 2013

Try to check this picturee8d4be85-92e7-4eb2-bf54-e9b76d417e9c.jpghttp://dl.maximumpc.com/galleries/500pc/500pc_25_full.jpg

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Apr 16, 2013

The error you received (2000:0147) indicates the drive has failed. It cannot be fixed. You need to replace the drive.

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on May 31, 2012


Refer to this link:


Go to page 18 and 19. It shows the eject buttons. They are on the side of the drive.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on May 29, 2012

A version that is Wireless N.You can install a Wireless N adapter card in any available (Open) white PCI slot, or use a Wireless N adapter that plugs into any available USB port.1) Dell Support > Studio XPS 8100 Desktop PC > Service Manual,http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio8100/en/sm/index.htmI would like you to click on - Technical OverviewNow on System Board ComponentsThe number 23 points to the white PCI slot. The numbers 24 and 26 point to a PCI-Express x1 slot.You can buy a Wireless N adapter card to fit either a PCI slot, or a PCI-Express x1 slot.{NOTE* Number 27 points to a PCI-Express x16 slot. This = NO.This expansion slot is used for a graphics card, ONLY }Examples of a Wireless N adapter card for a PCI slot, and a PCI-Express x1 slot,A) PCI: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4389486&CatId=2701B) PCI-Express x1:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=788312&CatId=2702C) USB:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5079829&CatId=2688Why use anything but a USB Wireless N adapter?I don't know. They allow me to toot the whistle, but not drive the train.Information on PCI, and PCI-Express;PCI:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_local_busPCI-Express:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_ExpressFor additional questions please post in a Comment.Regards,joecoolvette

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Feb 12, 2012

If you mean re-image the system to the way it was from out of the factory:

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Jul 13, 2011

If your motherboard in your new machine supports IDE and you set the jumper on the HDD to slave then I dont see any reason why you wouldnt be able to use it as a second drive

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Feb 17, 2011

Some one could have deleted them. Try start>programs>accessories>games

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Nov 03, 2010

Your old computer had IDE interface, the new computer has SATA interface.. There is a thin connector power cord and interface cords with tge same width connectors.The existing hard drive has thes cables connected to it. Connect one power cord and one data interface cable to the cd drive. Connect the audio cable to the cd drive and the Audio IN connector on the motherboard.
Unless the motherboard has a ide connector. you can not use your old hard drive or cd. You can get a external drive encloser that can convert IDE to USB

Dell Studio Xps... • Answered on Oct 15, 2010

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