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yes but you will need to download a wifi driver in the Dell so that it can communicate with the wifi service provider
best download the driver from the modem used for the connection

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 19, 2017

USB DVD is not an option to boot from USB stick

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 26, 2017

My advice would be to not too. Windows 7 is still in it's infancy and still has several issues which MS are working on. You may also find that Windows 7 does NOT support some chipsets, which may be fitted in your system. This means that you would lose certain functions or abilities if you installed Windows 7. Have a look through these forums at the number of device related questions regarding Windows 7, and take note of how many cannot be fixed as Windows 7 does not support that chipset (network devices and sound chips etc) and unsupported peripherals like printers etc.. Stay with what you are using until Windows 7 comes of age and the number of supported devices increases..

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 19, 2016

Try reseating video card and/or memory.

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

You should try a different monitor if you can. I can't tell if you see the motherboard's BIOS, but if you don't, then I bet it's the monitor. If you can't find another monitor to plug it into, your TV might have the correct input. Hope this helps!

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 08, 2011

Definitely not a hard drive problem. It would boot, but not go to windows. This is one of two things. Power supply failure (most likely), or one of the RAM sticks went bad. I would try testing the RAM by taking one out, and trying to turn it on. Do this with both, or all four (depending on how many you have). If it still doesn't work, I would think that the Power Supply is the issue.

Dell has a set of codes that would tell you what the exact error would be based on the blinks of the amber light. If you find the pattern, you can look that up. In my professional experience it's normally the power supply.

Please Rate. Thanks.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 03, 2011

I guess your power supply died. try to disable the power supply and enable it again (switch behind the tower) otherwise you should get it checked out by a professional.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

check the power supply properly

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

Try re-seating the memory modules. If you have 2 or more modules, remove one at a time and power on the unit.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 16, 2011

Your computer is not POSTing, it has failed the Power On Self Test.

It is in a state that is known as a dead system.

I have published some guides that will help you get your computer working again.

They are entitled;
How to Remove the Side Panels of My Computer Chassis!!!

How do I reset my BIOS/CMOS to defaults?

My Computer is not turning on!!! Is it dead!!! No POST!!!

You may need to purchase some replacement parts!

All the Best!
Happy Testing!

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011

You will have to install the correct "Driver" for your Ethernet (Network) card. go to the link below and download what you need.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011

You likely have an internal component failure or improperly seated memory module. It could also be caused by a faulty cable, such as a monitor cable, drive error, etc... You can reference this link to assist you in diagnosing the defective component based on the beep code. Beep codes or BIOS codes beep in different series of long & short beeps so that a defective component can more easily be identified.


Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

check your power supply. A flashing amber power button usually means its gone bad

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 09, 2010

ok for virus programs avg free virus protect works better then all the programs that you have to pay for on the market and yet is free. also for cleaning up your computer i would recommend using advanced systemcare free edition. this is also an amazing program.

here is the link for avg free internet security


here is the link for advance systemcare free edition:


I hope that this information was helpful, if you have any comments or questions please reply to this post and i will help as much as possible

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010

control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the right speakers or control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound,could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers if you have tried this you might try

control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound,right click select properties to either troubleshoot,uninstall,rollback driver

hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 07, 2010

It could be either or... Dell however has known issues with their power supplies. If it was completely bad it wouldnt have any power to it what so ever. There are 2 things that you can do, depending on your knowledge and comfort level with your computer. Also if you have the parts available to do so. If so try the following, remove your power supply from your dell, if you have another one that you know works, take this one out as well and hook it up into your dell, just make sure that you label each cable before taking it out so you'll be able to properly hook it back up. Try booting back up after putting the other power supply in, if same result, try switching your video card out. Its usually a process of elimination with these kinds of things. Let me know how that works and we'll take step 2 if needed.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 10, 2010

You can download the 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 the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label 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 the specific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: -

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 05, 2010

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