Dell INSPIRON 6000 CENTRINO 1.7GHZ,512mb,40GB,DVDRW,XP (086216118098) PC Notebook - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Invalid configuration information-please run SETUP program

Here is what you do, go into the BIOS setup, usually you press the DEL key OR F2 or whatever your one is, IT should say on screen as it boots up.... it says "Press YOUR- KEY Key for SETUP". So, get into setup, using your manual ensure it is set correctly. Then SAVE SETTING and exit All should be good now.
8/31/2021 12:20:12 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Aug 31, 2021 • 5,517 views

No dvd installed

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 :

3/10/2020 3:57:27 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Mar 10, 2020 • 159 views

Cannot load windows XP

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
8/8/2017 6:28:43 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Aug 08, 2017 • 58 views

Dell inspiration 1150 laptop

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.
4/16/2014 9:46:29 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Apr 16, 2014 • 730 views

I want to restore my DELL LAPTOP to the factory settings?

Okay, do as follows.

(a) Boot the computer. When you see a blue bar with 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".
7/22/2013 5:21:19 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Jul 22, 2013 • 10,191 views

How do I find SSID Number

I'm a bit confused? SSID for wireless? Right click the Wireless Network Icon in the Tray Notification Area, select Available Wireless Networks.
4/29/2013 10:58:32 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Apr 29, 2013 • 45 views

Mictosoft account cannot access hotmail

Contact Microsoft. It may be suspended due to a Spam issue.
3/26/2013 4:40:34 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Mar 26, 2013 • 40 views

How do I reset , out of box Settings for HP T3500

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: -
2/13/2013 5:46:01 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Feb 13, 2013 • 69 views

How do i get administrators password

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.
1/11/2013 9:19:48 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Jan 11, 2013 • 25 views

Eject a disc from the desk top

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.
11/25/2012 9:48:49 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Nov 25, 2012 • 85 views

What free software can be used to improve the sluggish performance of the Dell Inspiron 6000?

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.
7/13/2012 7:38:25 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Jul 13, 2012 • 63 views

How to fix blank screen on dell laptop

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 :-
6/9/2012 11:31:00 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Jun 09, 2012 • 151 views

ERROR CODE 1000 : 0142

Try this link. It solve with check disk.
3/23/2012 12:50:25 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Mar 23, 2012 • 92 views

Wifi does not work on my dell laptop computer

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: -
3/14/2012 10:06:46 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Mar 14, 2012 • 29 views

My @ button on my laptop as stopped working

use the virtual keyboard to type @. You will get it under programs>accessories.
2/8/2012 9:56:55 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Feb 08, 2012 • 22 views

I'm trying to reset a

Hi estancil...

Try these solutions to your problem

Start your computer in the Safe Mode.
To start in Safe Mode.
Turn your computer on.
Keep tapping F1, F2 or F8 (depending on your computer) while the computer is starting up
When the computer starts select Safe Mode
1. Uninstall any softwear you may have put on the computer before the problem started.
2. Do a complete System Restore: Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
This will bring your system back to a time before you installed the softwear or Microsoft installed drivers,etc.
Note: Just be sure to use a date in a darkened box, that is before your trouble start date.
When you have done the above, restart the computer and if your still having the problem, then the installed drivers,updates,softwear,etc might have
corrupted the Operating System.
If that happened then that means either repair or reinstall the operating system.
You will need to do the following:
1...Repairing the Operating System...
A...You will have to have the Operating Dics that came with the computer.If you did not make any or none has been made since you have had your computer, then you may be able to make the CD/DVD's for your computer.
Check in the Programs and see if there is a program that will allow you to make a back-up CD/DVD's for your system.
Note...If you do not have the disks that came with your computer or the ones you should have made when you first got your computer...then you will have to go to the manufacture's webpage and see if they have a recovery disk available for your computer, if they do not a recovery disks available then you can also try ebay to locate the recovery disks.
The original disks will have your product key number that came with the computer, you can also find it on the tower, or under the bottom of your laptop, or maybe the piece of paper that the CD orginally came in may have the number on it.
You can also download a small program and it will tell you your product key number.
Go to the following webpage to download your FREE key finder.
B...You will now insert the disc into the CD/DVD player
C...Restart the computer
D...When the window opens that tells you to press "Any" key, you will press any key you want to press.
E...If you do not receive a message that says "press any key to boot from CD", then then the computer is not ready to boot from a cd.
To correct this problem you will have to go into your computer's Bios and change the computer to boot from a CD.
To get into the Bios, shut the computer off,restart, while the computer is starting up keep tapping F1 as the computer is starting up.
When you are in the Bios, select to boot by CD by moving the cursor with the direction arrows on the keyboard.
Once you have selected to boot by cd the exit and restart the computer...the disc is already in the cd/dvd player.
Your system will then boot from the cd.
F...After a minute or less it should ask you if you want to Quit Repair, or Continue.
You will select Repair this time, but you may have to come back here and select Install if the repair does not work.
It will ok the agreement document if it asks you too.
Tap F8 on your keyboard to pass it when ready.
It will ask you if you want to Install, Repair, Delete Partition, or Quit.
Select Repair
Inside the box there will be one or two partitions.
Choose the largest partition.
After you have chosen the largest partition, you will then press the "r" key to start the repair
After the repair is complete, then you will need to restart your computer.
G...Computer Restart
After the repair is complete, shut the computer down (the computer will shut down a few times during the installation of the operating system
that is normal).
Then restart your computer, when the computer restarts it will have a box to put your product key...put the product key in the box and click.
The computer should start up and run as if it was a new computer.
You do not need to re-register
You can now remove the disc.
If this fails to clear your problem then you may have a hardware problem.
It could be faulty ram
If you still have the same problem, then you have two choices.
1.Reinstall the entire Operating System and you may have to update some drivers.
This will require you to go back to the start of the repair info and select Install instead of Repair.
2..Take your machine in to have the hardware tested.
Keep in mind that if you do a complete reinstall of the Operating System you will lose all the information on the computer,such as pictures, programs, videos, everything you installed will be gone.
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9/24/2011 7:19:50 PM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Sep 24, 2011 • 23 views

Where can I find sound and video driver of dell

You can locate drivers for your Dell on the manufacturers website ( Click on support and then enter the name and model number of your laptop and choose your operating system. Click on audio and video drivers and follow the prompts to install the files on your pc. Good luck!
9/22/2011 6:18:15 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Sep 22, 2011 • 117 views

Please run setup invalid configuration

If this error message comes up when you boot up the computer, it means the BIOS requires configuration, usually the Time and Date is wrong.
If this occurs every time you boot up your computer and have changed the Date and Time then this could be caused by a flat BIOS battery.
If so, replace the BIOS battery and then configure the Date and Time and you won't get this error again.
5/14/2011 10:24:57 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on May 14, 2011 • 724 views

I have a dell inspiron

copture hanging problam
4/1/2011 11:45:37 AM • Dell INSPIRON... • Answered on Apr 01, 2011 • 26 views
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