20 Most Recent Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Your Hard Drive is Faulty. You have to replace the hard disk.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 07, 2013

Log onto CNET DOWNLOADS.COM. Most applications are free and been virus tested so downloads from this site is safe. I would recommend Glary's Utilities. Very user friendly when it come to basic computer maint. Next is Malware Bytes. This application is excellent for eliminating any malware that can be slowing your computer down. Hope This Helps.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 02, 2013

Dear sir,

Welcome to Fixya.

Rundll error is observed when computer is attacked by viruses and spyware.I think your computer is infected by virus and spyware.You can remove the viruses and spyware by using good Antivirus software,but if you want to get rid of all errors permenantely, solution is format your pc and reinstall your operating system then install good antivirus.
I think it helps
if you have any problem regarding this issue leave a comment or feedback we were happy to assist you.

Have a Nice Day!

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 02, 2013

Post the error code

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 06, 2013

have you cheked WINDOWS AUDIO.
go to services and RESTART WINDOWS AUDIO.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jun 20, 2013

If your system is displaying code 10 or "the device cannot start" error messages, resolve the problem with a little troubleshooting.
These messages arise when your computer does not recognize universal serial bus (USB) devices.
Faulty USB devices or malfunctioning drivers are common causes of a unrecognized USB device. It is important to detect and repair the underlying issue to prevent serious harm to your personal computer.

Plug the USB device into another computer.
If the alternate computer displays the code 10 error, there is a problem with the USB device.
Return the device or purchase another one.
Plug the new device into your system. Make sure the code 10 error does not appear.
Click "Start" and right-click "Computer."
Select "Manage" and click "Continue" if the "User Account Control Prompt" appears. Open "Device Manager."
Select the faulty USB device.
Notice a yellow exclamation warning next to it.

Right-click the faulty USB device driver and select "Update Driver Software."
Allow the driver to update.

Right-click the faulty USB device driver and click "Uninstall."
Exit the Device Manager.
Restart the computer.
Allow Windows to reinstall the driver automatically.
Ensure that the USB device is working correctly.
If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers should be on it.

Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours
Windows XP/Vista/7/8

it might take some time being a freeware driver solution
Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers

This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.

Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 05, 2013

Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
this will vary depending on your computer and operating system usually the Delete or the F2 key
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart.
if this fails to fix the problem
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer
you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell what file has been corrupted or missing you might be able to work your way through problem if you are unable to find a solution
restart back into safe mode you might need to select your operating system to load into safe mode
To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.
3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.
6.Close all other programs.
7.To start the system restore, click Next.
8.Your computer restarts.
Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 22, 2013

If you are using Windows OS , type ipconfig/all command in COMMAND prompt. i.e .,
[ Start -> Run -> cmd -> ipconfig/all ] ,to know your physical and public IP. You can also use the online IP lookup tool -> IP-Details.com to find your public IP.

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

No, sammyjayp

You are talking two different technologies, here.

Here,..........pull up a chair, and let me explain.............

The Dell Dimension desktop computer's motherboard, has a different type of technology being used; than per se a motherboard which supports an Intel Core i processor.

Whether we are talking Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Core i9.

The Dell's motherboard chipset, is composed of a Northbridge chip; and a Southbridge chip,

[Note* CPU stands for Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
Does NOT mean PC. Personal Computer ]


The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor (CPU), Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

[HIGH-speed graphics being the AGP technology, and the PCI Express technology.
Using a PCI graphics card in a PCI slot, is NOT high-speed graphics.
Using Integrated (OnBoard) Graphics, is NOT high-speed graphics ]

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.
Anything connected to the;

1) PCI bus, and to include Integrated Graphics
2) IDE (PATA) bus
3) SATA bus
4) USB bus
5) Ethernet
6) Audio (Sound)

Motherboard's that support the Intel Core i processor's, do not utilize a Northbridge chip,




The Sandy Bridge micro-architecture was brought out to surpass the Nehalem micro-architecture,


We are headed to the Skymont micro-architecture,


Besides,........the processor socket you have on your motherboard is an LGA 775 processor socket.

The Intel Core i3 processors, use a completely different processor socket.

However, there are problems in architecture looming in the future;
Silicon will not have the capabilities for the newer processors.
(In about 10 years)
Talk is of going to Graphene.

Doesn't matter anyway.
In 10 years computing power will be so cheap, it will be the same as a sheet of wastepaper.

It will be in the wallpaper, your clothes, your toilet, and so on.
Our world will evolve exponentially.
(Unless some freak/s blo-w/s it up)

Computers will be as disposable as a sheet of paper.

Computer processing power follows Moore's Law.
Moore stated that processing power doubles every 18 months.

It is down to EVERY 11 months, NOW.

Seen the birthday cards that sing happy birthday to you?
The chip in the birthday card has more processing power, than all of the allied forces in 1945.

Your cellphone about the same power, or more; than was used in the first spaceflight to the Moon. (1969)

I wouldn't sweat it all that much.
Soon your cell phone will have more power, than that desktop computer you have has right now.

May be in contact lenses,


As for your Dell, once I find out the model number, we can see if it will support a better Intel processor, and more ram memory.

Post back in a Comment.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 30, 2013

Which operating system you are using?

You can check three things: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-check-system-restore-working/

**If you need any kind of technical assistance you can contact support cell at http://www.vtechsquad.com/

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 06, 2013

You computer is not able to find any boot device i.e., hard drive CD or DVD drive or USB. Suggest running Diagnostics to narrow the problem.
Here is a link to your models service manual:

Select Advanced troubleshooting and follow instructions.

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

Change it if failure or give us more details to help you.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 04, 2013

Is this a recent occurance? Try a System restore. Have you done ANY Driver updates? Any updates at all? Added any hardware? When you boot to safe mode it only loads minimal drivers.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 28, 2013

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Make sure that your RAM modules and Cmos battery are securely seated on some motherboards Cmos batteries are soldered in. Open computer and reseat memory Sometimes when the computer is moved or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Disconnect all expansion cards If the above recommendations still have not resolved the irregular POST, disconnect the riser board(if applicable) and each of theexpansion cards. If this resolves the issue or allows the computer to POST connect one card at a time until you determine what card is causing the issue. Disconnect all drives If you were unable to determine by the beep code what is failing or do not have a beep code disconnect theIDE, SATA, SCSI, or other data cables from theCD-ROM, Hard Drive, and floppy drive from theMotherboard. If this resolves your irregular POST or generates error messages re-connect each device until you determine what device or cable is causing the issue. In some situations it can also be a loose cable connection that causes the issue. Remove the RAM If you continue to to receive the same problem with all the above hardware removed, disconnect the RAM from the Motherboard and turn on the computer. If the computer has a different beep code or if your computer was not beeping and is now beeping turn off your computer and try the below suggestions. ' Making sure to turn off the computer each time you're adding and removing the memory and then turning the computer back on to see if the suggestion resolves the issue. Re-insert the memory into the same slot. If you have more than one stick of memory remove all but one stick of memory, try rotating through each stick. Try one stick of memory in each slot. If you're able to get the computer to boot with one or more of the sticks of memory it's likely you're dealing with some bad memory. Try to identify what stick of memory is bad and replace it. If you're able to get memory to work in one slot but not another slot. You're motherboard is defective you can either workaround the issue by running the memory in a different slot or replace the motherboard. Power cycle the computer In some situations a computer may have power related issues often caused by either the power supply or the motherboard. To help determine if this is the cause of your issue try turning the computer on, off, and back on as fast as possible, making sure the computer power light goes on and off each time. In some situations you may be able to temporarily get the computer to boot. This should only be used as a temporary workaround if you're able to get this to work. Often this is good for users who may have not done a backup and need to get the computer up one more time to copy files before starting to replace hardware. Disconnect and reconnect the CPU (central processing unit) For users who are more comfortable working with the inside of their computer or who have built their computer one last recommendation before assuming hardware is bad is to reseat the CPU by removing it and putting it back into the computer. Bad motherboard, CPU, RAM, or power supply If after doing all of the above recommendations you continue to have the same issue unfortunately it is likely that you have badMotherboard , PSU ( power supply unit ), CPU, or RAM. The next step would be either to replace these components or have the computer serviced. If you plan on doing the repairs yourself or you are a repair shop it is suggested that you replace the Motherboard first, RAM, CPU, and then power supply in that order or try swappable parts from other computers. Hope this helps.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 22, 2013

Start by plugging in the green audio jack into an mp3 player or even smartphone and test the speakers. If they still crackle then I would say replace the speakers. If they don't crackle then try going to Dell's website, search your model and update your audio driver.

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

If you can install a second drive there is an option, otherwise you will have to reinstall windows.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 05, 2012

There is something called a boot.ini that windows uses when know how to boot. This boot.ini sometimes gets cluttered with multiple instances of itself for many reasons. The fix for this is pretty easy and sounds scarier than it is. First remember which option you select to get into windows. If all three work then they are all doing the same thing, which makes things a bit easier. If only a certain one works make not of what place in the list that is. Next get into windows and right click on my computer then select Properties. There is an advanced tab in the system properties, select that tab. There is a section at the bottom called Startup and Recover with a button for settings, select the settings button. In the settings section you will see a System startup section with an Edit button. Click on the edit button. This will open your boot.ini in notepad for you. There should be three lines that are pretty much identical. If all three of those options work at that boot menu that means you can delete any two of those existing lines. If there is only one that works leave the one entry that is working and delete the other two. The order they are in the boot.ini is the order they are in the screen. So if only the 3rd one works delete the first two. Then save the file and restart the computer

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 20, 2012

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop Logo

248 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Lee Hodgson
Lee Hodgson

Level 3 Expert

4810 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1997 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

Dimension Dell

  • Dimension Dell

Most Popular Question

changing boot sequence

  • Computers & Internet