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  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 730 Randomly freezes / looping sound ( when playing videogames & streaming videos )

    Hey, Iv been confracting this problem for a week and its getting pretty annoying. This only mostly occurs when i play games or stream videos. It just freezes and gives a looping sound ( the sound what iv heard at last, repeats itself ) And the onlyway to fix problem is to shutdown the computer...
  • 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: Dell XPS 420 not starting, blinking amber light, orange light on motherboard, blinking green light behind USB on motherboard

    I am running Windows 7 on my XPS 420, I had upgraded the PSU two years back and installed extra ram and a SSD a few months ago. I shut down the PC last night normally This morning, it is not starting up, the power light was blinking orange, notably the plugged in mouse was also blinking. I decided...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio Slim 540s wont turn on

    I shut down my desktop on night and in the morning it wouldnt turn on. I tried unplugging cord and switching different cords but still nothing. Most post Ive read say it beeps or has a light well the only light that comes on is a solid green light on the back . There is no beeping or light and the fans...
  • Forum Thread: PC starts but doesn't boot... and fans are all high

    It recently had a problem of shutting down accidentally and now when i opened it up and tried to fix it , but when i press the power button in the plug.. it starts up automatically and shows a constant yellow light... i searched in the online user guide and found out that it means there is some malfunctioning...
  • Forum Thread: Two Old Dells....What to do with them? Music producer maybe?

    I have two old Dell Computers one has a Pentumn 4 Processor and 324 Gs of space total, but I only have 125g's left, but I can wipe it and make it blank. I have another one with 50gs total and 20 gs left, and it has a Intel processor, low grade. I want to make a decent computer for beats...
  • Forum Thread: dell inspiron 531s processor upgrade

    can you plz give me a link to a power supply and a link for a AMD Athlon 64X2 Kit, 6000+, 3.0G, 2MX2, Dual Core, 89 Watt brisbane. i need help on finding a power supply for this processor. i need a processor and a power suplly compatible in an insiprion 531s PLZ HELPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Forum Thread: Edirol Orchestral apparently destroyed my XPS 720

    I was making a music remix with FL Studio when the VST plugin Edirol Orchestral stopped playing sound. I just had to replace it with the same VST as it often screws up like that for some reason. When I did, it started to lag so bad that it eventually froze and I had to hold the power to turn it off....
  • Forum Thread: Error: Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [nnnn].

    Please help this has been happening for a while now. I dont know what is causing it. It has been a month or so. Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [nnnn]. For help in resolving this problem, please note this checkpoint and contact Dell Technical Support —...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Zino won't wake from sleep?

    Hi SteveCFO, Did you ever fix this problem?? Can anyone else please help?? I've also got a Dell Inspiron Zino 400 HD and everything was working fine up to a few days ago.... The system went into sleep mode (solid amber light) and I am unable to snap out of it. I've tried holding the...
  • Forum Thread: XPS power up issue

    Hi all, we have a dell desktop dimension, xps, right now we are getting a flashing yellow light with nothing coming up on the monitor at all...we are willing to buy a new tower if need be, but am trying to get to full power up to at least see what is happening....any tricks or ideas on how to get the...
  • 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: Flashing light on the front panel restart button

    I have a Dell heOptiplex GX620. I was on line and the PC lost its connection so I shut down the PC and reboot the modem. Now ther is just a flashing light at the front panel reboot button. I have unplugged the PC waited 5 minutes put the plug bak in and have the same situation, Any ideas
  • Forum Reply: Re: Upgrading Case on Inspiron 560 Slim-Tower

    I'm having the same issue. i just have the old power switch connected and sticking out the back of the case where I can reach it. I posted this question on yahoo and Tom's hardware and havent gotten any straight forward answers. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/317731-30-connecting-stock...
  • 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: 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: Keyboard is not Working in BIOS .

    I had Disassembled my DELL GX270 , because of some coldness on Mainboard , i heated up each part of CPU , i assembled PC , switched it on , it worked well , on windows , but i was unable to interact in BIOS A07 version , My keyboard is not working in BIOS , i changed keyboard to PS2 from USB , still...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 220 - Power save mode on monitor

    Hi, this is my first post on this forum. I run a Dell Vostro 220 with windows Xp 32-bit. I have a nvidia GeForce GT 430. Recently when using my dell desktop, i have been playing games. After either a period of minutes or hours my desktop will spontaneously go into power saving mode. I cannot exit...
  • 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: FIX FOR DELL DIMENSION3100 BLINKING AMBER POWER LIGHT

    Enhance mosfet field effect transistor two installed near processor part number 6n03la0 one or two of them shoted siple replacement problem solved had the same blinking light tried everything nothing worked then remved the four pin 12 volt connector from psu to motherboard blinking light stop on power...
  • Forum Thread: dell inspiron 531 won't turn on

    I cleaned all the dust in the system. I removed the fans and cleaned them. before reattaching them I tested each one of them with a power supply externally. When I put all the parts in their places and press the power button it won't turn on. Here are the tests: All the parts attached, PSU green...
  • Forum Thread: Dell T3500 Blinking Amber 1-3 (4x) issue

    I have a problem with my Dell Precision T3500, the issue is that whenever I try to start the computer the power button it blinks amber 4 times and gives the number code 1 and 3 however it does turn on after a while. I assumed that it was something to do with the motherboard hwoever I am not sure since...
  • Forum Thread: XPS One 24 won't power on

    Hey folks, I have a Dell XPS One 24, that is currently not doing so well. The other day, I put it to sleep and went to bed, when I got up the next morning, it wouldn't do anything. It would not turn on, no lights or sounds. Nothing at all. I have no idea what the problem could be....
  • Forum Thread: Blinking Amber Light.

    I have a DIMENSION 9200. A while back I cleaned the both fans inside the computer as best I could, including the inside the internal power source, I took it apart in order to clean it thoroughly. Now my computer won't turn on and the power button flashes amber. I've tried un-plugging the power...