Dell Dimension - Answered Questions & Fixed Issues

  1. Shut down the computer through the Start menu.
  2. Ensure that your computer and attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your computer, turn them off now.
  1. Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
  2. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then press the power button to ground the system board.
  1. Lay your computer on its side with the computer cover facing up.
  2. If your computer cover has a cover latch, slide and hold the cover latch.
  3. Grip the indents on the computer cover, and slide the computer cover toward the back of the computer.

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Place the computer cover on a level surface.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jun 02, 2020 | 458 views

You need to install the right drivers for your video card. If a CD came with the video card that should have the drivers on it. If you do not have the CD then goto the manufacturer's web site for the drivers. If you have the drivers installed check for any updates at the manufacturer's web site too.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 07, 2020 | 82 views

Unless it's available to download you can't. You need the file on your computer to put in on a CD. A web site just plays it.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 31, 2020 | 105 views

if you bought the computer new or the DVD drive new , you whould have got a CD with it , most probably with something like WinDVD or something , if you have the specific CD with DVD software on it install it , as it will enable you to watch DVD's using Windows media player etc..

if you bought the computer second hand etc.. and or cant find the cd's a free solution is to download VLC media player (Download here) the only disadvantage about using this free solution is that you will have to play the DVD's through VLC you wont be able to use windows media player etc. to play DVD's as VLC does not require decoder software to play DVD's

otherwise you can purchase software such as WinDVD and this will enable you to play using your media player of choice.


Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 27, 2020 | 192 views

To Update Your Windows Media player download the K-Lite codex which will come with its own player and its better than VLC player, the only advantage VLC has is that one can easily integrate subtitles of all formats, other than that K-Lite is better. Hope it helps, Goodluck =)

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 04, 2020 | 195 views

What are your PC specs for RAM and CPU speed? VLC player is an amazing player. Are you saying this player is jerky on the same videos that another player was NOT jerky on? That seems very odd. I have yet to experience a jerky playback on VLC for movies (mostly HD).

Is your PC doing something else in the background while attempting to play the movies? Hit Control, Shift, Escape while playing a movie and look on the bottom at how much CPU % the PC uses before and during movie playback.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 26, 2020 | 1,033 views

try to go to this site and download the software here, install it and play all the dvds using it.

here is the site.....................

you may try this too

when you are in these sites, click Windows links to go to the files.

click save when the message comes, select the folder that you want to save the files.

after downloading, click run to install. follow the instructions to finish the work.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 13, 2020 | 132 views

You can install another DVD player software.
there are plenty of free players on the internet that you can download, or you can buy one at your local software dealer. Once you install this, the newer video codecs should be installed

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 08, 2019 | 239 views


U can download the DVD decoder in the belwo link

and to install refer this link

Good Luck:-)

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 06, 2019 | 217 views

codec are basicaly needed to watch andy videos or music files....
get FFDSHOW codec from google, it's the best

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019 | 137 views

have you tryed upgrading your media player to 10

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 07, 2019 | 145 views

Use reginout regcleaner it will fix ur problem

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 29, 2020 | 143 views

Sorry, but that model is not a DVD writer. It can only write and rewrite CD's. It can only read DVD's.

Here is a page with specs:

Sony CRX310S Specs

Note under DVD>Write DVD it says N/A. (Not applicable.)

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 08, 2019 | 267 views

Make sure u can open the casing well to expose the interior parts without causing any damage. Then by close look at the processor area , that is where the heat sink is located. Normally the dell dimension 2400 has a green channel shaped structure that acts as a passage for the air that enters in and out for cooling the heat sink. It has a locking parts that slides into the casing back by slight pressing to the back of the casing just behind the processor area, be so observant to notice the locking parts. then the fan is just fixed behind that green " channel like" and its fixed on the rear side of the casing, 25275582-o0cuhlgwrl13okm3u3q5444d-5-0.jpg

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 03, 2019 | 206 views

know nothing about sonicstage! you should ask them? you might have to subscribe to them or at least contact them.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 29, 2019 | 41 views

Hello Tony!

Simply test. Switch to High Performance in your Power Settings and reboot. Tell us if that helps.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 02, 2018 | 248 views

try this: shut of the computer and unplug it and then take the side off and take out the battery on the mother board. push the power buttion and let go and then plug it in and start it up. that will reset the mother board to factory settings. one you have setup the date and time and everything soudl work again and if it does put the battery back in and put the back on. then if that does not work then you will have to replace the hard drive for the hard drive is bad where the drivers are for the mouse

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 17, 2018 | 75 views

jsut install the driver anyway. for just about all the xp programs that was not dell or microsoft will say that

Dell Dimension™... | Answered on Sep 17, 2018 | 169 views

it seems to me that the jumpers on the drives are not set right. if you do not know how to do this find someone that can help you

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Sep 17, 2018 | 71 views

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