20 Most Recent Dell Dimension 3000® Pentium® 4 2.8GHz, 256MB, 80GB, 48x CD-RW PC Desktop Questions & Answers


Hard to believe you tell me how to add cookies when I need it off

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3/20/2014 4:02:55 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Mar 20, 2014

Monitor has ac power but screen is blackout

Computer black screen of death is usually related to hardware or driver. It is typically caused by software errors in device drivers: in Windows systems by poorly written device drive , It also be caused by physical hardware faults, such as faulty RAM memory or power supplies, overheating of components, or hardware which is run beyond its specification limits . On the other hand, registry damage,corrupted program and viruses are the major causes of computer black screen,too. According to the issue you've got, the following tips may be available to you.1.An efficiency troubleshooting step on hardware is to start your computer with the minimum hardware necessary to run the operating system. If your computer starts successfully it proves that one of the removed hardware devices was the cause of the STOP message. Otherwise move to the next solution.2.Boot your computer in Safe Mode by pressing F8 at startup. Then go to My Computer and right-click on Disk C to select Properties from the dropdown menu. From the Tools tab, perform an error check and disk cleaning. 3.If the about two solutions doesn't work, the last one I can suggest to you is to create a bootable disk. It is the most quick and effective way for you to solve the problem. You just need to download a software can be used to burn your CD/usb into a bootable one and then boot your computer from it. Run the software to fix the issue after that. There are few free software for you to use, so if you want to take this solution money is indispensable. Windows Boot Genius owns a better cost/performance among such kinds of software I've used. It may be a good choice for you if you have money to pay.By the way,reinstall your operating system can also help you out if nothing important stores in it.source:http://www.reset-password.net/black-screen-of-death-and-blue-screen-of-death.html
1/21/2013 9:33:11 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jan 21, 2013

At startup askes for password that i nev

restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

Windows Advanced Options Menu

Please select an option:

Safe ModeSafe Mode with NetworkingSafe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot LoggingEnable VGA modeLast Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)Debugging Mode

Start Windows NormallyRebootReturn to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice

select safe mode with command prompt

Click start run type cmd press Enter

black screen should open DOS mode

this will vary depending on your operating system

type in net user username

For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator

it will prompt you to enter the new password

enter the new password and the password is changed

if this fails you will need to

Select safe mode with networking to download

you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password

Windows Password Recovery Basic


A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool

Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users. Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows. Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.

http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.

hope this helps

11/10/2012 11:04:21 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Nov 10, 2012

I need a driver for my audio it a dell pentium 4 win xp

Hello download here at DELL:http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/dimension-3000Select audio and hit the download linkPlease unzip the file before you install.Good luck
11/2/2012 2:37:42 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Nov 02, 2012

My internet stops responding and it dont work well slow is not the word i would use try fix it as well as anything else i can think of any other help would be great

It could be a case of that you have an add-on that is not up to date try updating all your add-ons by clicking tools at the top of your internet explorer and select add-ons it will load with a list of add-ons attached to your internet explorer and should show you all the add-ons that are out of date, If you update all your add-ons and I.E is still running very slow then try to upgrade the I.E you are using for EG : If you are running I.E 8 upgrade it to I.E 9 ( Please note that I.E 9 is for Windows Vista up). If all this fails try using the chkdsk feature that comes built-in to all windows. To do this is easy I will tell you how in case you do not know.1. Open up your start bar or Start orb.2. Scroll up to programs3. Left Click Accessories.4. left click dos shell.5. Type cd\ ( Please note this will take the directory base level or C:\ )6. Type chkdsk /f and press enter.7. You are now checking your Hard Drive and Windows Registry for problems and telling it to automatically fix them.8. You will get so far in to the test and it will report that it could not complete as windows is being used and will ask if you wish to run this test when your computer restarts type y for yes and press enter and the dos shell should close by itself if it does not close simply click the x in the corner of dos shell window and restart your computer.9. This will intiate a blue screen similar to a setup screen and if it finds any problems it will fix them for you and generate a report on what it has found and fixed, Your computer will continue to start up as usual from there and hopefully this has solved your problem. If not please refer to your computers manufacturer for further technical assistance. I hope this helps.
9/10/2012 4:42:49 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Sep 10, 2012

Can anyboby tell me why my contact list is not visiable? The blank strip where it was is there. I contacted FB.and got nowhere. It's been 3 wks. and I haven't a clue

internet search facebook help type in your problem it might take a few days to get a reply due to demand on the site and weekends hope this helps
8/15/2012 4:38:04 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Aug 15, 2012

Deleted D drive i guess have D drive

Your 48x CD-RW drive should be your D: Drive unless you somehow changed the drive letter or the drive died. You may need to buy a new CD/DVD drive.
6/3/2012 11:20:57 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jun 03, 2012

Deleted D drive i guess, i do not have a D drive on computer

Your 48x CD-RW drive should be your D: Drive unless you somehow changed the drive letter or the drive died.
6/3/2012 11:20:22 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jun 03, 2012

Cd draw opens on power up and won't play a cd keeps opening after closing

This unit needs replaced it has seen better days sorry. The only thing you can try is shut off all power to the PC then unplug the PC and that cd drive from the rear of it. let the PC boot all the way up so you see your desk top. Shut it all the way down un plug PC hook back up the wires on the back of the CD player let it boot back up see if this stops it.Remember to rate my solution this is how i earn my achievements also testimonial Thanks much in advance.
4/22/2012 11:30:35 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Apr 22, 2012

Upgrade windows 2000 to xp

My first question would be where you got your copy of XP? If it is a bootleg copy from someone else (that has all ready registered it) you could have a problem. The next question would be why to XP, instead of Vista or Seven? If you have a real copy then it is pretty straight forward. Book from the disk and follow the setup wizard. I would recommend that you save your important files, folders and photos. Also write down all your visited sites and passwords.
4/17/2012 1:14:36 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Apr 17, 2012

My dell desk top computer will not boot up

please insert the recovery disc and boot from cd and recover the computer.
3/20/2012 2:04:30 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Mar 20, 2012

Dvd r/rw drive

You can open it with a paper clip through the tiny hole in the front panel. Insert the paper clip and push, the drive drawer will come out. As far as fixing goes these drives are so cheap they are considered throw away.
2/18/2012 7:13:07 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Feb 18, 2012

I need to resore my Dell burner to use now. Van you help me?

restore your burner? DV-R/CD-R burner? Have you tried downloading the drivers and firmware updates? Go to http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection you should be able to type in your service tag (should be behind the unit where you plug monitors and usb's etc. should be 7 alphanumerics. or you can choose to scan your computer for necessary information needed to get to the page where you can download the DVD and CD drivers and updates.
1/26/2012 2:22:16 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jan 26, 2012

Can a SATA CD-RW drive

Not without adding a SATA drive controller card to the computer. If you can afford it, hang on to the SATA unit, as your next computer will definitely use it, and buy another PATA drive for this computer.
7/6/2011 8:47:04 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Jul 06, 2011

Sound driver problem


To point you to the proper driver that you need I will need to know the version of Windows that you are running.

Note you can download the drivers for your system at http://support.dell.com

12/29/2010 9:15:12 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Dec 29, 2010

How old is DELL 3000

From memory I think about 6yrs, but don't quote me on that!
10/29/2010 9:08:35 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Oct 29, 2010


just use sata harddrive but don't use with high memory max 320GB, consider your RAM
10/2/2010 4:47:18 AM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Oct 02, 2010

My dell is running slow

You hit the nail on the head , upgrading your Ram is the first plan of attack, even though you have very little in start up folder there are still other startup programs using vital memory.
try to crease your disk cache, and run MSconfig to find startup items soaking up Memory reserves
8/25/2010 11:24:45 PM • Dell Dimension... • Answered on Aug 25, 2010
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