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Go to Start > Search and type cmd ENTER. In the command prompt type ipconfig /release ENTER. Then type ipconfig /renew ENTER. This just refreshes your IP. Test it.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 22, 2012


If the PSU power supply units fan is not working the PSU is faulty

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/f/powersupplytest.htm


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd floppy have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs



power and data to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error



even something as small as a faulty power lead or fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly



make sure ram modules and cmos batteries have dust free secure seatings and cmos battery has charge some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in



you might not have enough computer ram

not having enough computer ram will run your computer over its limits putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit and can cause memory dumps



you might have to many programs trying to or accessing the internet at the same time
scroll to bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click select task manager

applications you will see whats running
if you see anything you dont need running select end now and you might uninstall that specific

program if you or computer does not require it to run and
some unnecessary programs that could be jamming up your computer

also under processes see what is ticking over in the background again if you see something you
dont need to be and users you will see who is using your computer

you might need to add more computer ram
if you're not sure if a module is right for your system use the

Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules. first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line

from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system
you should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibility of the ram before making any purchase



might be getting hot

check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490


hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 18, 2012


It does not sound that unusual as long it's just the fan turning off?

Just might be dusty. Open the case, and use a can of air to blow clean.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 03, 2012


From the information available on the Dell website I would say you could fit any PCI-E you can afford. The thing to consider is the power output of the power supply, which isn't great and it is not easy to upgrade on dell machines. So I would suggest you spend no more than about 75 (GBP)

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 15, 2012


Problem with your battery change your battery and check it+-

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 04, 2012


Have you tried opening OS in Safe mood, remove hardrive and switch on the computer and see if it still stuck in the same place

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 15, 2012


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Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 13, 2012


It is SATA - Serial ATA (DELL Dimension 4700)

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 12, 2012


check your cpu fan if still working. if it is working try to edit your bios to safe defaults and save it then boot up. also try to boot on safe mode if it is ok in safe mode then try system restore...if worst.. format your pc

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 12, 2012


Blue screen = new installation needed

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 09, 2012


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


you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue

Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they might be faulty


if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty


even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems

computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket

if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free


restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard


hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 26, 2012


Try re-seating your ram. If that doesn't work one of the sticks needs to be replaced.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 26, 2012


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Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 10, 2012


Be careful with this computer. The cooling system works by blowing air INTO the machine over the cpu then the heat slowly comes out of the holes on the side panel (on the left side of the machine). One reason the text may be blurry is because the video card is heating up too much. This problem is specific to this machine. Most computers have the cooling fan blowing the heat out of the case and not sucking air into the case. On the plus side at least this PC is near silent right? I would know since I own this machine. Amazingly silent it is.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 06, 2012


You might have some viruses and malware.

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jun 25, 2012


Try the check disk utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

Try the steps below if check disk did not solve it.


When you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the laptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you was operating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cord is bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the power cord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the battery out) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can put the battery back in and let it charge.


Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.


Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.

Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 31, 2012


The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.


There is a connection problem such as a bad cable


click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices

if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver


if you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver

if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it



One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle to shutdown or fail to detect a hard drive


Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions IDE,SATA


the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide

this will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions


or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 21, 2012


I am going off of the assumption that the buzzing sound you refer to is actually the BIOS Post Code since your are not seeing the post check screen. With that in mind, you should reseat your motherboards memory sticks (not the hard drive, the RAM). Be sure to of course power off the computer, use a grounding strap and generally follow all safety steps for basic PC maintenance.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 17, 2012


When you moved your pc you probably knocked the graphics card loose. You can open it up and try re-seating it. Make sure you unplug the pc first and then press the on button for 10 seconds to clear out all the power from the power supply before opening the computer up.

Also, If you are using a KVM... Unplug the KVM's power cord for 30 seconds and plug it back in. That will reset it.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 14, 2012


When you moved your pc you probably knocked the graphics card loose. You can open it up and try re-seating it. Make sure you unplug the pc first and then press the on button for 10 seconds to clear out all the power from the power supply before opening the computer up.

Also, If you are using a KVM... Unplug the KVM's power cord for 30 seconds and plug it back in. That will reset it.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 14, 2012

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