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install boot device.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012

I think you mean just format the hard drive if so insert your windows installation disk then select drive options and format the drive then install windows again. Formatting the drive will delete everything so if this isnt what you want dont do it. Hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012

your computer seems to be problem with cable. for more info

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 30, 2012

I'm guessing you're locked out of your computer and can't log in? When the computer is booting up tap F8 a few times until a screen comes up. You should see the option "Safe Mode" enter safe mode and you should have an administer account that you should be able to log into. From that point you can change your passwords for your other account.

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

Try this

Click on Start.
Select Run.
In the "Open:" field, type: cmd.
Click OK.

An MS-DOS Prompt window will come up on the screen with a blinking cursor at the command line. In this window you will need to do the following:

Type msiexec /unregister and press Enter.
Type msiexec /regserver and press Enter.

Re-boot your PC and check

Good luck!

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

Backup all important files and folders. Restoring your system includes formatting the hard disk.

This will erase all files and folders. Make a copy of anything you don't want to lose by backing it up on an external drive or CD/DVDs.

Locate your recovery media. Check your computer manual or the Dell support page for your system on what kind of restore function your computer has.

Some models will come with a recovery disk. Some will use a program called Norton Ghost. Others will use files hidden in a separate hard disk partition (Dell System Restore).

Use Dell System Restore. If you find your computer has Dell System Restore, restart your computer and during the boot process hold the Control Key and the F11 key.

This will boot to the restore partition of your hard drive. Follow the instructions to reset your Dell to factory settings.

Use your Dell System Recovery CD. Insert the CD and reboot your computer. When asked, choose to boot the system using the CD.

After booting the system, you will likely be asked if you want to try to repair the current installation or restore to factory defaults.

It is recommended to choose "restore to factory defaults." Follow the instructions to format your hard drive, reinstall Windows and reset your computer to factory settings.

After the operating system has been reinstalled, you may have to individually install the drivers that make your system components run.

Your Dell likely came with a CD called "Drivers and Utilities." Insert this CD and follow the on-screen instructions to install system drivers.

Once you have access to the internet, run Windows Update to configure Windows XP to the latest security and stability settings.

hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 30, 2012

you might need a usb to key adaptor $1

or you might find at your closest computer shop

You might get these on Ebay im not sure which country you are in this might guide you to one
you could get this on Ebay if you dont have an account you will need to create one
Add Email adress
Add Bank Acc
Add Credit Card
also add your postal adress
also add a paypal account

when you get to the paypal login page at the bottom you will see new to paypal sign up tab
paypal to create an account
paypal registration password ,bank card /credit card,phone numbers home/mobile ,email adress and a postal adress

be very specific when you type in the search
always ask questions? before you make a purchase and keep the email/s for security reasons if the item arrives and its not as described

you will even see the pictures of your item so you cant make a mistake and get them home delivered

hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 29, 2012

You could try to install the latest firmware update for this model of dvd drive.

You should also ensure that connections to the drive are secure and clean.
Replace the drive with a new on at your local pc store, if all else fails.

Take care!
Norman-Wynne Damstra

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 27, 2012

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

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

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 its connections 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 electrical extension 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

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

check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working

also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in

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

hope it helps

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

The Dell 520's manual can be downloaded here. The PC's motherboard optionally has a VGA Video Connector (integrated) as shown on Page 1 of the manual. If yours is equipped with this option, there is no graphics card installed - it is built into the motherboard itself. It can not be removed or separated from the PC.

Your PC may have a a separate video card installed into one of the expansion slots on the motherboard. Page 1 also shows this installed below the USB 2.0 connectors as the PCI Express graphics card.

Here's an internal view:

The video card in the picture is driving two standard analog VGA monitors (blue cable connectors) through a DVI -> VGA adapter (white and clear devices) this is connected to the video output connectors. If you look closely at the edge of the PC in the picture (directly above the USB & network cables) you should be able to see an unused VGA Video Connector (integrated). Most computer BIOS systems will automatically disable any built in video capabilities of the motherboard when a separate video card is detected. Check the manual for additional info about these BIOS settings.

I hope this helps & good luck!

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

verify your sound settings. make sure you have it set to the front audio jack in sound settings via control panel

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

You can't do that, it just won't work. A hard drive with XP installed on it will be unrecognizable to a PC with vista already installed on it. You can either backup your XP drive by putting it into a compatible XP computer. Or you can buy on of these, which are handy. This let's you get the data to your new PC thru a USB connection.

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

Perform a backup of all your data to an external hard drive.Do a clean install of XP, erasing Vista.Re-install your programs, and then restore your files from the backup.
It used to be much harder, but now you can do it easily. Also, if you have Vista Professional, I believe you can just put in the XP disk and it will give you options for ez downgrade back to XP pro

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


Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 24, 2012

off the energy save mode...it goes revert of ur action...re-install opreating system..is it work? clearfy

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

You should be able to delete these files if you log in as Administrator user.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 27, 2012


Check whether you have muted the audio by using the keyboard hot keys.

I mean if you are using multimedia keyboard then there will be a button to enable/disable audio or mute/unmute audio. try pressing that again.

If problem persists download your audio driver from dell website, below is the link:



If problem persists you can get back to me...


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

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