20 Most Recent Dell INSPIRON 6000 CENTRINO 1.7GHZ,512mb,40GB,DVDRW,XP (086216118098) PC Notebook Questions & Answers

If it's a DVD movie that you cannot play then you need a special program like powerdvd to run it.
windows media player can also do it :http://en.kioskea.net/faq/sujet-224-playing-dvds-in-windows-media-player

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020

indicates that it is a failed hard drive
if that is the case ensure that the replacement is a solid state hard drive
and get and load win 7 as win xp is no longer supported by microsoft

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Aug 08, 2017

Right click on the file. Choose Open With. Find the Microsoft Help program in the list and check the "always open this file with" check box.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Oct 13, 2016

It is related to bios enabled computrace models. It has happened twice to my dell 1525 I bought it 12/08. The software used to image your recovery partition is incompatible with the two tiny hidden partitions computrace uses. Computrace gets corrupted and shuts you down like you stole the laptop through no fault of your own. All of you data is still there so don't worry. smile.gif

According to dell, you have to remove the hard drive, download your correct bios from their site using another computer of course, and while the hardrive is still removed, flash the new bios and then reinstall the hardrive and it should work fine with all your data intact.

I found this tech update at dell's website this problem goes back to 2005 but the most recent update was dec. 2008 and includes many laptops including the 1500 series.

Computrace freaked out and completely disabled your system. You can send it back or follow the instructions in the update if you are out of warranty.

I am a graphic designer so I needed to finish a project, so I did this to get it running again, backed up my data, and sent my laptop back for a replacement.

I have included part of the update and the Dell web link for you below.

Certain Dell™ Portable Systems Display a Black Screen with a Flashing Cursor when Booting from the Hard Drive

This issue only occurs on Dell portable systems that shipped after Oct. 31, 2005, and have the following configuration:
  • The CompuTrace BIOS feature is supported and has been set to Activate.
  • A system account has been created, and the laptop is registered with Absolute Software.
  • The Altiris Backup and Restore application for local client has been installed.
Affected systems manifest the following symptoms:
  • When the system is powered on, it does not complete the boot process, and the only indication that a problem has occurred is a black screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left corner of the display.
  • The system cannot boot from any media as long as the hard drive is attached. The only way to boot to other media is to remove the hard drive from the system.
Altiris Backup and Recovery software uses an atypical mechanism to hide a partition within the system volume. This mechanism involves hiding valid data relating to the Altiris Backup and Recovery software in marked blocks that the operating system is designed to ignore. The installation process for Altiris also leaves table entries that store directory information for NTFS. These entries are formatted differently than those normally observed on an NTFS-formatted partition. These changes were not anticipated, and we are not aware of any other product that uses the file system in such a manner.

I hope this helps.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Apr 16, 2014

Possible cause is damaged teeth on a drive cog due to heavy handling, foreign matter in the drive or the tray is not in the correct position.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Dec 07, 2013

Okay, do as follows.

(a) Boot the computer. When you see a blue bar with www.dell.com on the screen, hit Ctrl + F11.
(b) On the next screen, click "Restore".
(c) Next, click "Confirm".
(d) Let the restore process run. It will probably take 10-ish minutes. Don't touch it while it's doing it's thing.
(e) When prompted, click "Finish" to reboot the computer.
(f) When prompted, click "Yes".
(g) When prompted, click "Next".
(h) After the computer restarts, click "OK".

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Jul 22, 2013

I'm a bit confused? SSID for wireless? Right click the Wireless Network Icon in the Tray Notification Area, select Available Wireless Networks.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Apr 29, 2013

Contact Microsoft. It may be suspended due to a Spam issue.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Mar 26, 2013

Use the HP recovery CD for your model HP laptop from the HP WEB site.
You can download the device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEB support/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the Windows drivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download the drivers: -

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Feb 13, 2013

You must know it. Or make one, BUT you MUST be an administrator. You can download Hirens boot CD. Burn the image, Boot with it and follow instructions exactly. Or, you could format the PC.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Jan 11, 2013

Push the eject button on the drive. OR open MY COMPUTER, right click on DVD/CD rom drive, eject. If all else fails, remove drive open case remove disk, inspect for debris in drive.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Nov 25, 2012

A slow computer could becaused by a number of things -1. InsufficientRAM memory - if your computer has less than 512Mb of RAM then increase it to atleast 1Gb of RAM.2. Registryproblems - clean and repair the registry, it will contain unused registry keys.Use programs such as Registry Mechanic, Microsoft RegClean etc.3. Uninstall/removeunused programs, this will also free up hard disk space.4. Notenough hard disk space - swap file space may need to be increased if Windows hasn'tbeen configured to manage it.5. Installlatest Windows updates.6. Updatevirus definition files and scan computer for viruses, Trojans, malware etc.7. Clearthe Internet cache for faster browsing.8. Harddisk maintenance is required at least once a month to keep it functioningefficiently.Runthe following programs - Disk Cleanup -removes temporary files that are no longer used and to recovers hard diskspace.DiskDefragmenter to make fragmented files into contiguous files and thereforethe hard disk access is faster.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Jul 13, 2012

If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Jun 09, 2012

- If the system can still boot to safemode w/ networking try to download some third party tools to check if the system is infected of virus.
- If the system wont even boot to safemode or freeze under safemode try to do windows repair.
- If this will not help you, try to back-up data using a third party vendor and do clean reinstall or you can also try running diagnostic test to check hardware issue.

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Mar 27, 2012

Try this link. It solve with check disk.


Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Mar 23, 2012

Try installing the latest wireless driver.
You can download the wireless and device drivers from Dell WEB site,the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on thislink to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Dell INSPIRON... | Answered on Mar 14, 2012

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