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Dell Dimension 9100 PC Desktop Questions & Answers
Restore dell desktop
Go to the Start button and look for "System Restore". Click on that and follow the instructions.
You can restore from an external hard drive or the hard drive in the PC.
I like to use an external hard drive because I think it's safer.
Hope this helps.
I have a dimension 5000 desktop, when I turn on I get a short burst on screen saying DELL, but then a blank screen. I hear a continuos beeping tone and all lightss on front of unit are dispalyed. Plea
Well if its a dell monitor also, it will say dell, and does not mean the computer is communicating with it, your manual is here ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dimension_desktops/dimension-5000_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf (copy and paste) what EXACTLY is the beeping code doing, the term continuous beeping tone could mean different things. You should have 4 small led lights on the rear that say A, B, C, and D that are diagnostic lights, what color are those?
Pc beeps when turned on 6 long tones
- Make sure the keyboard is connected to the proper port on the back of the computer.
- Turn off the computer and disconnect thekeyboard and verify there are no bent, burnt or broken pins on the keyboard connector or on the keyboard connector on the back of the computer.
- Try a different keyboard on the computer.
- Unfortunately, if all of the above recommendations do not resolve your issue, the motherboard may have a bad controller and will need to be replaced.
ITS KEYBOARD ERROR
No response on power on
unplug your pc and open the side up on the motherboard you should see 1 or 2 stick sitting vertical (if the pc is on its side) they will be either green, red or blue.
remove these sticks and place in the opposite slot, if it still beeps do the same but only remove 1 stick and vise versa with the other stick, of course it could just be that the stick of ram is loose
Will not boot
Sounds pretty desperate. I suggest you find the Dell boot disk and insert it before switching on. Then come back here to report progress. Wish you luck!
Replaced CMOS battery, still getting low voltage alert?
Hello,Try another battery first. Also, clean the contacts on the battery socket with a pencil eraser to remove any oxidation that may inhibit contact. Inspect the battery socket and make sure nothing is bent. Please let me know if this helps or not.-Joe
a format of your hard drive to load nother operating system will remove any virus you have on your computerif you want to load winows 7 make sure its compatible with windows 7 if its 3-5 yrs old might not be compatible and need minimum of 2 GB of ramrestart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults
after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP: The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:IDE0 means Pri master IDE1 means Pri slave IDE2 means Sec master IDE3 means Sec slave Hope this helps you
Computer won't power up. opened
Check your connection between the power supply and the motherboard. Is it possible that your power supply was getting weak instead of the hard drive you replaced? First check the power connection and then try another power supply. If a different power supply boots the computer then you know that it may not have been a problem with your hard drive. You didn't say why you replaced the hard drive.
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