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  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 9100 Windows 7 Problems

    Hows it going every one, I'm currently running a Dell Dimension 9100 that originally was running Windows XP. The sad part is I have my Windows 7 Disk but the Dell Computer itself would not boot from the disk what so ever, so I took the Hard Drive out and connected it into another computer and reformatted...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 9100 acting strange and Windows XP HE STILL won't load

    Every now and then when I boot my PC up, there is a black screen, lights 3 and 4 are on and the computer is making a beeping noise. Sometimes the computer boots fine and works like nothing has happened to it. Removed the hard drives and put them back in again and I removed one RAM from the module,...
  • Forum Thread: Converting from WIndows XP to Windows 7.

    I have a Dell Dimension 9150, running Windows XP and Office 2003. I have a lot of software e.g. Adobe CS3 Design Premium. I wish to change over to Windows 7. What is the easiset way of doing this? I realise that I will have to buy Windows 7 and Office 2010 Pro. I did a compatibility check on the Microsoft...
  • Forum Reply: RE: 3 Monitors on 7010, SFF, in WinXp (...!!)

    As an update; The Optiplex 7010 Small Form Factor is fine running Windows XP (as the drivers suggest), and with the video card 'drivers' (ATI Catalyst) provided by Dell and dual AMD/ATI HD 7470 graphics cards, it's able to run up to 4 monitors total (2 on each card, one DVI, one DP). ...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Dell Optiplex 9020 Windows XP 32bit Drivers

    Congratulations To All users of OptiPlex 9020 ,, finally after working on this machine and trying lot of different drivers i found the way to install all drivers of this machine dell optiplex 9020 in windows XP SP3 32bit .. and for all of you i shared backup of all confirmed checked and installed drivers...
  • Forum Thread: XP to 7 upgrade No blue tooth

    Hi, I just did upgrade to 7 32 Bit from XP on my Inspiron 530 2 gig ram. So far went as expected except I can not get proper driver for bluetooth. It recognizes my devices, troubleshooter tries to download Drivers, but fails. I use (and have been using in XP before) a generic dongle, and I think I...
  • Forum Thread: TRENTNET 2 PORT USB KVM SWITCH KIT

    I have two computers I need to share the monitor, keyboard and mouse. Will the TrentNet 2 Port USB KVM Switch Kit work for Dell Dimension 2350 (old) and Dell Inspiron 660s (new)? The old computer is a Windows XP and the new computer is a Windows 8 computer. Thanks for any suggestions! Jan
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex GX620 MT Tried win 7 Still had issues since we can only put in 4mb ram

    This is a Optiplex GX620 MT with Pentium D 3.40mhz 4mb RAM, 40gb hd. Service Tag [Amin Note: Service Tag Edited per TOU policy] I thought I had a copy of the drivers for this computer someplace, but am unable to find it right now. The Dell downloads Show chipset drivers & it looks like everything...
  • Forum Thread: "Keyboard Device Driver missing or corrupted"

    how do I install a driver for a plug in keyboard for a desktop Dell Dimensions desktop computer Windows XP?
  • Forum Thread: Help on reinstalling windows xp on Dell xps 400

    I accidentally formatted my hard drive thinking I was formating a camera SD card. I have a Dell XPS 400 that had Windows XP Media 2005 edition on it. I have the install key sticker on the top of my tower, and I'd like to reinstall it, but when I turn on my PC I get the message: Floppy diskette seek...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Dimension 3100 Hard Drive and Graphics upgrade

    I'm delighted that tonydv has raised this query cos I was going to do so! This is a really serious issue for Dell Dimension users whose computers have run perfectly fine for years on Windows XP. We will be in for a nasty shock because we will NOT - according to both Dell and Microsoft - be able to...
  • Forum Thread: Windows XP Install and Optiplex 760

    Hi, I am trying to install Windows XP Pro in my Optiplex 760. I boot to the CD and I can select the drive, format it etc and then windows will carry on and copy files etc. When it reboot in to the GUI portion of the isntall and gets to installing devices, it Blue screens. I have tried adding the Pre...
  • Forum Thread: USB ports not functional after POST

    OptiPlex GX520, purchased in 2006. System complaint was that it would restart within five minutes of power on; usually within 30 seconds or less. Accessed system in safe mode, no restarts. Wiped hard drive twice; full format utilizing install cd, three times quick format. One time used KillDisk to wipe...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 220's Intermittent Freeze in XP

    Running the Vostro 220 hardware with Ubuntu Linux on it also results in intermittent freezes.They seem to be related to USB devices. I make heavy use of USB on the front and back. Some pull power from the bus. I've found that he freezes are getting more hefty. The last few months the freeze happens...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 400

    Hello Community. I am new to the community and having a issue with my XPS. Problem: When turning computer on to boot to windows i get a error stateing that BOOTMGR is missng press ctrl+alt+del to restart SO i figured i would just reinstall windows. So i place cd in drive and start the...
  • Forum Thread: can't see boot sequence for gx150

    I want to reinstall Win XP on my GX150 by reformatting my hard drive. However, there is some setting on my desktop that keeps the monitor "asleep" until it is past the boot sequence. This means that my screen stays off and the first screen I actually see is the blue "Starting Windows XP"...
  • Forum Thread: Dell M-UVDEL1 Mouse Pointer Gets Stuck: Possible Solutions

    These are possible solutions for fixing a M-UVDEL1 USB mouse when the pointer gets stuck. Computer: Dell Precision 380, OS: Windows XP Pro, SP3 Issue: The Mouse cursor/pointer frequently stops moving - gets "stuck" on the screen. The only way to get it back is to unplug the mouse, then...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension XPS Gen 3 noisy fan problem

    I own four Dell computers as follows: a Dell Dimension XPS B8664; a Dell Inspiron Model 220--2926; a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 3; and a Dell XPS 410. Over the years, I have learned how to fix most problems by reading the manuals that came with these computers. However, there is a problem I have been...
  • Forum Thread: Help on windows XP / Dimension 5150 startup problem

    Hi, My pc is not able to load windows xp no more. It locked today (after Spybot had found a suspicious file) and I had to cut the power. After this happened when I start the pc, windows starts up normally and shows the big XP screen picture whereafter the screen goes black and nothing more happens...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 Takes 15-20 minutes to boot after power failure

    My system is as follows: -- Dell Inspiron 530 -- -- Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB) -- [223-5256] ----------------------- -- Memory -- -- 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 4DIMMs -- Video Cards -- -- Radeon ATI HD 2600 XT 256MB -- [320-6181]...
  • Forum Thread: Memory upgrade for a Dell Dimension 9100 PROBLEMS!!!

    This computer is about 4 years old. Had installed 2-1gig crucial Pc2-4200 DDR2 memory chips with no problem. I decided to up memory to 4 gigs using the same crucial chips. Operating system is Windows XP Professional....64 bit. There are 4 slots on mother board for memory. It is advised to use matched...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 boot failure.. wont go past splash screen

    Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop that wont go past the POST.. it starts the the screen then freezes. I have unseated and cleaned it... then reseated... unplugged all but the Keyboard, Monitor and mouse. removed the battery and put back in to no avail. the F2 Setup and F12 Boot menu dont work either...
  • Forum Thread: deminsion 4550 wont boot up

    i have a deminsion 4550 that has had a problem booting up tells me that there has been an error at checkpoint (AUX) i have contacted dell tech support but they dont want to help unless i pay them 50 bucks for them to tell me how to fix the problem myself so i hope maybe someone out there can help with...
  • Forum Thread: Cannot get any webcam to work with Vostro 200

    Running XP pro SP4. I tried Creative Live VF0050, No name USB microscope and Logitec c260. Front and back USB ports. Loaded the drivers as instructed, but every application (Dell something Central and Skype) says "no webcam detected". These cameras work OK with my Latitude D610.
  • Forum Thread: my vostro 400 won't boot

    Power on gets me to the Dell Bios screen with a beep, but it hangs up there. I've tried toggling both the F2 and F12 keys when I hit the power button, but that has not gotten me past the Dell screen. I'm running XP home. Any ideas? Thanks