Hi there. i have a rather old Dell Dimension 2400 desktop. it's been in storage for about a year, and now i'm trying to get back into it. upon startup, it simply freezes. it even freezes in safe mode. i think some old programs are trying to start themselves up, but i think too many try to start up at once, and they all just freeze each other out. don't know what to do, can't junk this thing until i get some files.
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Re: Dell 2400 freezing upon startup
You can try this steps
Start-Run-MSCONFIG and click on STARTUP and click on disable all.Make sure to check the option which is related to Anti-Virus. Also you can try by running disk cleanup(cleanmgr).Also you can run disk defragmentation. This will make the computer better. But if you still want to make it faster,you can modify the registry settings with your own risk.Start-Run-regedit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Control Set\Current Control Set\Waittokillservice,by modifying the value will make the computer better.
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Try hitting F5 at startup, if not then the only bet is to call Dell and tell them you need your recovery discs, they will try to sell them to you but don't fall for it, if you argue enough they will eventually send them for free.
how old is your screen, if its older than 2-3 years mostly its gone and you need to replace it. If its in warranty then contact dell customer support. Life of screen can be around 3 years after that i may not work.
Another test is to connect it to some other computer and see if its working, then we can focus on some output issue from the CPU.
check the CPU fan if it is working fine clean the dust on cpu fan try cleaning the ram after trying all above then also if u face the same problem try checking the power supply connectors which connect your motherboard and the last 2 options will be your motherboard or processor