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It appears a virus may be on ur PC taking away profomance away try rebooting in safe mode and install an antivirus to remove the virus however I recommend not to use McAfee it doesn't do well I would prefer Norton or avg free then check over once more with malwarebytes

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 07, 2016

From what you are saying it would appear that you are not even getting to the Operating System. There are a few reasons this could be happening. Wen you start up, at the F1-F2 screen, select whichever key will take you to the Setup (CMOS) menu. Once there, search the main screen to see if the hard drive is recognized. There should be at least one hard drive in the bios menu - more if you have more than one installed. If there is no drive there, then you may have a hard disk error or failure. Check the cables to the hard drive and the mainboard. If that is fine, then search the menus for boot device and boot priority settings. Ensure you have the the hard drive selected as boot device and that it is first priority. If it is not, change the settings accordingly. If the CMOS and the hard drive seem to be working properly, then most likely you have had some sort of corruption of the Operating System. There isn't much you'll be able to do with that without having an OS or recovery disc.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 31, 2016

There are usb record players now. Phonograph recordings use an RIAA curve which is decoded in a stereo preamplifier using the "Phono" input. You can use the Preamp out if you have one on the preamp but you cannot go straight from the phonograph to the sound card because of the RIAA curve -it would sound horrible. You could also try using the headphone output of the preamp to the "Line in" on the computer.Steve Medley

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 15, 2015

Possible Causes
1. The LAN Card may be having some internal hardware problem.
2. If it is on-board checkup with Dell if it is under warranty.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 12, 2014

What others are saying:

By Brien Posey in 10 Things, August 1, 2013, 10:33 AM PST 1: Verify the error I have seen a couple of situations in which an installation error was displayed even though Java installed correctly. Therefore, I recommend beginning the troubleshooting process by verifying that Java really isn't working. The easiest way to do this is to go to this special test page, which will tell you conclusively whether Java is working.
  • 2: Remove version conflicts If the installation appears to succeed, but Java is not working, check to see whether the Java Control Panel exists within the Windows Control Panel. If the Java Control Panel is missing, the problem is often related to a conflict with JavaFX or legacy Java code. In these situations, you should use the Windows Control Panel to remove any instances of Java. After doing so, use theMicrosoft uninstaller to clean up any Java fragments. Then, try installing Java again.
    3: Use the offline installer The Web installer for Java tends to be a little bit buggy. That being the case, the offline installer package will sometimes succeed where the Web installer fails. You can download the offline installer for Windows.
    4: Try the 32-bit version If you're having trouble installing a 64-bit version of Java, try using the 32-bit version instead. Although 64-bit Java would seem to be the logical choice for use on a 64-bit operating system, the 32-bit version seems to have fewer issues.
    5: Install with administrative privileges If you run into problems installing Java on Windows 7 or Windows 8, try installing Java as an administrator. To do so, download the offline installer and save it to an empty folder on your hard disk. Then, right-click on the executable file and choose the Run As Administrator command from the shortcut menu.
    6: Temporarily disable User Account Control Some people have reported that the User Account Control feature gets in the way of installing Java. If you suspect that the User Account Control feature is causing your problem, you can temporarily disable it until after the installation is complete. The method for doing so depends on the version of Windows you're using. In Windows 8, the option to change the User Account Control settings is found in the Control Panel under System And Security ' Action Center.
    7: Set Internet Explorer's security to the default level If Internet Explorer is configured to use a higher-than-default security level or if it is running a custom security level, there is a possibility that Java may be blocked. You can set Internet Explorer to the default security level by opening your browser and selecting the Internet Options command from the Tools menu. When the Internet Options dialog box appears, click on the Security tab and click the Default Level button. Click OK to save your changes.
    8: Temporarily disable your antivirus scanning There have been some reports of antivirus software preventing Java from being installed. If you want to see whether your antivirus is causing your problem, I recommend downloading the offline installer, updating your antivirus software, and then performing a full system scan. This will help make sure that there are no infections on your system before you disable the antivirus software.
    Once you're confident that your system is free of malware, you can temporarily disable the antivirus scanning process. The method of doing so will depend on the antivirus product you are using, but often it is possible to right-click on the antivirus software's taskbar icon and choose a pause option from a shortcut menu. When you have finished attempting your Java installation, don't forget to re-enable antivirus scanning.
    9: Check for a corrupt user profile According to Microsoft, a corrupt user profile can cause problems with Java installations. Try creating a new user and assign that user local administrative permissions. Then, log in using the new user account and try installing Java.
    10: Use the System Configuration tool Since problems with Java installations are often related to other software that is running on the system, you may be able to fix the problem by temporarily disabling other startup items. The easiest way to do that is to open a Run prompt and enter the MSCONFIG command. This launches the Windows System Configuration utility, which allows you to choose the startup items that you want to disable without requiring any permanent changes to the operating system.
    Other tricks? Have you found some other workarounds or fixes for dealing with Java install headaches? Share your suggestions with fellow TechRepublic members.
  • I have had the same issue on certain machines.
  • For me uninstalling and clearing the Cache before getting a new version worked most often.
  • Only use the Java site for download
  • use the ten suggestions above
  • Java can be a pain
  • good luck
  • Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 12, 2014

    Depends on your Hardware.... if it is a slightly Older Computer then chances are it is a 32 Bit.... but if it is one to just a couple of years old... it COULD be a 64 Bit......
    Regardless of if 32 or 54 Bit the Computer WILL run on 32 Bit Win 7.
    and again regardless of 32 or 64 bit,.... 32 Bit Software SHOULD run on it without problems, but you may have to set it to "Compatibility Mode"
    Good Luck

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jun 15, 2014

    What the Code 39 Error Is
    CD-ROM/DVD Drive Cannot Start. (Code 39)
    Code 39 is an error specific to the device manager. It is directly associated to drivers and errors that have occurred within them. Drivers are the small pieces of software that your hardware devices use to function. Each hardware device has it's own unique driver, developed by the hardware manufacturer, that contains the instructions allowing the hardware device to cooperate with other hardware devices and communicate with the operating system. Drivers are essential to the normal operation of any computer as they bridge the gap between hardware software.
    Code 39 errors are amongst a wide array of device manager errors that all point to the same problem: the driver. It is not uncommon for drivers to become corrupted and produce errors during normal operation. Drivers are accessed constantly for every operation that a hardware device performs. Because of this, there are thousands of opportunities for errors during a single session of Windows. Because of this high rate of failure opportunity, many users have experienced Code 39 errors as well as many other device manager errors.
    manually fixing Code 39 errors. Updating to the most current driver will replace the corrupted file with a new, better driver. Updating the driver will not only correct Code 39 errors but it will also introduce greater speed, performance, stability and compatibility. Driver updates are changes that the developer made to the original driver in the interest of all-round improvement. Driver updates often correct many other errors that are related to device incompatibitlity.To learn how to fix Code 39 errors manually, read this guide. The guide will provide steps for manually finding, downloading and installing the most current driver avaiable for your hardware devices. However, it is generally MUCH easier, safer and more reliable to use an automated tool. We've discussed using an automated tool to fix Code 39 errors below.
    DriverUpdate.DriverUpdate is an easy-to-use tool that scans your unique hardware configuration for any device driver problems. Drivers that are out of date, missing, misconfigured or corrupt can easily be re-installed automatically by the program. The benefits of this program are endless. Most users not only have error messages fixed, but also will see a performance improvement since all of their system drivers can be updated! ( click here to download DriverUpdate ) RECOMMENDED

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 08, 2014

    An Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Since you replaced the power supply, my guess is that the motherboard has a problem.
    Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 06, 2014

    Try here, They are the Vista 32-bit drivers, http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/dimension-3100/drivers?c=us
    or try try the XP drivers.

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014

    go to control panel and Users

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014

    For some reason it seems that explorer.exe isn't start. I would start by rebooting into safemode. After the bios boot screen, but before the windows loading screen repeatedly press F8 to bring up a menu. Try safe mode with networking first and run an anti-virus scanner. Usually virii and other malware tend to do this.

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 08, 2014

    Welcome to the user forums. Lights 3 and 4 on indicate a memory failure issue. Suggest unplugging computer, open case, then remove and reseat the memory modules. Diagnostic codes shown here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/adtshoot.htm#wp1124612
    See this for removing modules: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/parts0.htm#wp1043338

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 13, 2013

    What were you doing with the machine prior to the BSD?

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 16, 2013

    Do a scan disk prior to the defrag.

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    Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013

    Need more info for this one.

    Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 26, 2013

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