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My dell dimension 3100 blinks
I think your Thermal Paste on the CPU HeatSink might be dry. When this happens it like metal touching metal and the computer shorts out so it can't boot. You need to open the case and you will see 4 screws that hold the cpu heatsink on top of the processor chip. There are lots of videos on Youtube that show you how to replace the thermal paste (sometimes called thermal compound). I'm going to post a link here to one. I normally apply a thin coat of the paste all over the cpu and also on the heatsink. Then I put a coat of the paste in the middle of the cpu just like the video shows. This insures that I have coating all over the cpu and the cpu/heatsink. Don't worry as the video says about letting it dry. Put it on and turn your computer back on and start using it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQgCUcAAdac
How to Replace Thermal Compound
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IBM Netvista A30 8315-61U Windows startup Problem
IBM Netvista A30 8315-61U
what does IBM have to do with DELL?
that is now Lenova , IBM sold PCs div, to Lenova long ago.
so ill move you to lenovo
my guess the post should read
old Pentium 4 PC from Lenovo per above
I can not install and OS
NO OS stated, windows sure... but...
NO version OS stated XP, vista,w7,8,8,1.w10
no media you are using to install it.
the cure is easy , re-Install windows fresh
all data and your apps will be gone, we backup first.
if that fails the HDD is bad, run HDD test.s
run crystaldiskinfo on it if smart param, C6 is wrong, the drive is toasted.
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On my DELL Deminsion E110 the video downloads are sporadic and jerky, but audio is good
Audio is easy...requires little ram to operate. Video today needs 2 GIGABITS or more for VIDEO. A lot depends in the Motherboard Processor also. If it is old, the main processor is no doubt slow. High speed internet is faster than some computer speeds and thus the computer is trying to buffer (catch up) which causes means conditions to occur. Lag time with Video is one problem.
Windows operating system is another. Win 8-10 are ok, but older OS's are slow. THEN we have a Video Card problem. Old cards require new drivers to keep up with changes. Some old Video is slow because the VIDEO RAM is too slow and old. Solution = a New 2018 Computer
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I called epson because for some reason suddenly (i
You need to reset it to factory defaults. Several youtube videos can help you (I have exact printer but book is put away). Have you done anything to it lately with ink cartridges and the like? may need to get some mineral spirits, take out ink cartridges, and clean contacts with swab. Try the reset first, though.
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