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when trying to play hunting unlimited 2008 it says sys_no_graphic

i used to play this game on my computer all the time now all of a sudden i cant play it i am baffled
is there a download to fix this i have downloaded direct x 9

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Try downloading the latest Graphic drivers. You will need to check if you have a ATI or NVidia graphics card.

http://www.atidriver.org/?gclid=CI3zj-PE85wCFUQA4wodiCTaiw

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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reset system password jumper on motherboard

reset system password jumper on motherboard. Can't locate jumper for Dell Dimension E520 - Intel Core 2 Duo. problem - upon re-boot for update a blue screen appears and asked for a system password which has never happened before. any password we try, doesn't work and then says 7 or more trys...must power down.

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The jumper is number 18, good luck730aa8f.jpg

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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usb ports not recognizing devices

when i plug certain devices into my usb ports it doesnt recognize them. somethings is wrong with all of my usb ports

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If they were working before, just reboot. If they never have, I would reccomend contacting whoever you bought the computer from and asking if it's under warranty.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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My pc is not turning on (all the light does is blink orange)

I went to watch a movie and i came back and my Pc was off and when i went to turn it on instead of a green light its orange and then it goes and just keeps blinking(the power button... i let it sit unpluged and it and it still doesnt work i have evary thing pluged into it and im dieing with out it idc if i have to lose evary thing to get it working...
PS the moniter wont come on or anyting like it just sites the in sleep pease help me and im on my moms pc

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Woops -the blinking amber light of doom is a common fault on dells -
usually a solid amber is the Power supply while a blinking one indicates Motherboard problems. If machine is still under warranty dell will replace it.
If not then it will cost you to have them replaced.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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Dell Dimension E520 blinking amber

Dell Dimension E520 blinking amber light monitor keyboard mouse dark

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HERE is a link directly from dell as to what the lights mean and possible solutions. sounds like you may have a failed component on the motherboard or a bad powersupply

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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Computer beeps twice at power up and will not start up.

Computer beeps twice at power up and will not start up. I get an error message that the following file is missing or corrupt
windowssystem32configsystem. I have installed the original set up CD-ROM and hit ''r'' to repair as prompted, but nothing happens

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i think you have motherboard problem or problem with the RAM ... try to replace the RAM and then start the machine...
if the problem persists ...to install a new copy of windows

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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I have a Dell Dimension E520 that has an error

I have a Dell Dimension E520 that has an error that is 3 lights number 1 3 4 . What does this mean?

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  • Ensure that the cables are properly connected from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive to the system board.
  • If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

  • Dell Diagnostic Lights 123 all in solid state

    Posted on Jun 17, 2010

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    I have a Dell Dimension E520 running Vista Home

    I have a Dell Dimension E520 running Vista Home Premium 32bit OS and would like to install Windows 7 64bit OS. The motherboard is a Dell E210882 and I beleive is 32bit only. My processor is a Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 CPU [email protected] 1.80GHz 1.79GHz I beleive will support 64bit My question, can I upgrade this Computer to a 64bit without changing the Motherboard. If it possible, can I upgrade the memory using the same four slots using 4 2GB, after all this the whole purpose of to 64bit.

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    Yes you will be able to install Windows 7 64 bit on this system without replacing the motherboard , but the main problem here is the driver for Windows 7 64 bit for the system since it don;t have enough drivers for all the devices on it.

    Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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    How do i restore my dell e520 back to factory

    How do i restore my dell e520 back to factory settings I no longer have the boot cd and it's an xp pc. Please help - I can no longer use the mouse or keyboard when windows buts up but I can get onto tho bios!

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    xp is kind of not supported as much anymore by Microsoft.

    Vista will soon be this way as well.

    If you lost the installation cd then you are out of luck.

    Try getting windows 7 full version and installing it on the machine, if it's worth the money to you to try to revamp this computer.

    Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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    RUNDLL Error Message, Windows XP

    When I try to open the "DISPLAY" option in my control panel, I get the following error message....

    RUNDLL
    An exception occured while trying to run "C:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,control_rundll"C:\windows\system32\desk.cpl",display"
    Any ideas on what's causing this?

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    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!

    Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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