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  • Forum Thread: google plus

    I heard that dell was thinking about using Google plus for support i think this is a great idea. The video chat feature would be like text support on steroids, making it a lot faster and easier to find a solution to your problem copy and paste this in a new forum if you think dell should use Google plus...
  • Forum Thread: Demensions E310 not Passing POST.

    Hello; For the past month i have been trying to fix a Demension E310. In a nut, shell I acquired the system in an ALERT CheckPoint WAKE! State. I thought all i needed were the original DVD's from Dell. No luck with the DVD's(DVDROM dose not read the DVD'S). I have swapped out the DVDROM...
  • Forum Reply: Re: I keep getting a blue screen that says Hardware Error / Memory Parity Error - how do I fix this??!!

    dellboy Hi, thanks for your help, but when I click on the Drivers and Downloads (in How to run the Dell Diagnostics) - this message appears: Sorry, an error occurred while processing your request. Anyway, my computer keeps freezing and I have to turn it off and on all the time, and a few times...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 4600

    Hi, My Dell Dimension 4600 didn't save cmos setting after i turn off power. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
  • Forum Thread: Precision T3400

    I have T3400 Precision Workstation with 32-bit Windows XP Pro operating system and want to upgrade to Windows 7 pro 64-bit. Will I have any problems going to 64-bit OS? Processor is dual core and supports 64-bit.
  • Forum Thread: Precision 490 Parallel Port setup for Software Protection Dongle

    I have an old parallel port software protection dongle for a program my company uses. I want to be able to make this dongle work on a Dell system but for some reason I can't seem to get my settings right so that the computer and drivers recognize the dongle. I have tried different settings in the...
  • Forum Thread: First A Loud Fan, Now Indicator Lights 1 3 and 4 And No Boot

    i have a Dell DCNE (if im not mistaken, otherwise known as an Optiplex 745 or 755) Everything was fine until about a month ago. I had an extra hard drive connected sitting on the open DCNE and the rumble of the drive was getting annoying, so i tossed a shirt on it, then forgot the shirt was on it. A...
  • Forum Reply: Re: A05 BIOS HELP

    THIS IS THE ANSWER!!! If you have had to press F1 to co continue to your Operating System, or F2 to Settings, and cannot find where to Reset your BIOS/CMOS to Default, the instructions above, In Red, is the Solution To Your Problem. It seems ridiculous and looks as if someone is pulling your leg,...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 790, PCIe x16 FPGA Development board

    Hi, I have a altera FPGA Development.It's DK-DEV-4SGX530N . When the FPGA Development board is installed in the PCIe x16 slot, the system doesn't boot? When I download the PCIE data reading and writing program to the FPGA, the PC(Dell Optiplex 790) can't start. All Dell Optiplex 790 will...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 8400 boot problems

    Use Windows XP Turn on power, Dell screen appears At this point, or sometimes after Windows screen appears, or sometimes after I am completely booted up, power shuts down to PC. Amber light blinks on front of PC; no diagnostic lights are lit on rear panel. Tried to run diagnostics, but power...
  • 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: Hard Drive not found on reloading XP

    Hi Hope you can help me. I have a Dell Precision workstation 490. I had been trying to get the PC to "See" a western digital harddrive , by changing from ACHI to ATA autodetect in the Bios. I messed up my SATA hard drive in my Dell doing so, as now my Windows XP hangs on the loading...
  • Forum Reply: Re: BIOS download from DELL not the correct one? DELL VOSTRO 220s

    SOLVED! So today I took out another hard drive and tried to load Win XP 32bit; but kept getting the blue screen error message. Finally I solved this by looking in the BIOS and setting HDD to: ATA instead of AHCI which took all of 2hours to figure out ... O_O Then the XP insallation disk would load...
  • Forum Thread: External Hard Drive Stops DIMENSION 3100C From Booting Past BIOS Screen

    I have a DIMENSION 3100C, running Windows XP. I connected an IOMEGA External Hard Drive to it through a USB port. When I start the computer, it reaches the BIOS screen. Then I get a message "NTLDR is missing. Hit Control, Alt, Delete." I hit CONTROL, ALT, DELETE. The computer reboots, gets...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 will not boot even into safe mode.

    Hello all; first post, hope I'm doing this right. I've referred to other posts here, but have not found a solution. My computer: Inspiron 530 Serial #: CNOJY392698617992114 I'm running XP. SP3. Problem: I pass the POST, but after the windows logo loads, I keep getting sent...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dimension 8250 - Boots to Black Screen/Blinking Cursor

    I had the same problem with my mothers 8250. It went thru the Dell screen and then got the black screen and blinking cursor. I tried to boot from a Windows ERD and still got the blinking cursor. I thought the motherboard was bad, but the 4 status lights were all green. I removed the memory and got beep...
  • Forum Reply: Re: dimension 8400 won't boot

    I am apparently having a similar problem. I recently moved and when I went to boot up my desktop the keyboard does not respond. Only thing that pops up immediately on the screen is 'A67611 RV530PRO TEST BIOS DDR2 500e/400m' This has been a really nice desktop until now. I was wondering if it...
  • Forum Thread: Memory Integrity Test Failed [2000-0123]

    I have a Inspiron 1525 which fails the memory integrity test. i have 4gb ram. I formatted my hard drive and now i cant install any OS. I dont have any backups. What should i do? I tried reinstalling the OS many many times and i also reinstalled the ram but not luck. Do i need new ram? what might it be...
  • Forum Thread: Memory mismatch

    I just installed replacement memory to get my Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 to 4 GBs. Bios says 4GBs are there, but Windows XP says there are only 3 GBs installed. It used to say 2 GB, so it recognized that something changed, but how do I get it to use all 4 GBs?
  • Forum Thread: Wrong Bios...

    Hi everyone... I have a Dimension 4550...Seagate Barracuda ATA V 60 Gbytes HD...Doing a complete reinstall...deleted Partition C...now won't read the HD (SeaTools nor XP Pro installation can't read the HD)...discovered that I have the wrong Bios on it (for Dimension 8250)...and can't find...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Diskette drive 0 seek failure is going on ...

    This is normal, your computer asking to connect floppy drive because it is set in bios, now all you need to do is------- Go in your BIOS set up and disable floppy thing, you are good to go without this error any more, you won’t see any messege bellow that says strike F2 to rety reboot. It will...
  • Forum Thread: Computer won't boot

    Hi, I have a Dimension 5100 with xp sp3. Sometimes it won't boot. The next day it may boot and works fine with no apparent problems. When it won't boot the fan comes on, the power light is green but nothing on the screen and no lights on the keyboard. I have only 3 diagnostic lights...
  • Forum Reply: Re: DIMENSION 5100C

    problema con mi cd rom no trabaja ni aparese en la pc
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 530 Memory Question

    I am having the same issue -- after upgrading my memory, Bios shows 4096 MB installed and 4086 MB available, but Windows (XP) only shows 3.25 GB available. Prior to the upgrade, Windows showed all 3 GB installed as available, so it doesn't seem like a video card should be affecting things now...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 755SFF BIOS A19 to A22 (04/01/2013) fails

    I recently tried to update my BIOS from A19 to A22 , dated 4th Jan 2013 and for some reason I get the following error : "Windows Configuration Error. An error was encountered trying to configure Windows to allow flashing, please reboot and t ry again. If the error reoccurs, please contact technical...