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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: Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event

    System : Dimension 3000 Hello, i'm having a problem with my Mother's computer. It is shutting down (completely powering off) and will not come back on for several hours, sometimes days. When it does power back on, before booting into windows, i get an error message that reads: Alert! Previous...
  • Forum Thread: black screen

    i haven't used my desk top computer for awhile and i turned it on yesterday and fiqured that i'd have a good while for updates. i started the computer and when the desktop and icons came up the screen went blank. i tried unplugging everything and replugging no difference. i got on line and checked...
  • 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 Thread: Dell Product Key

    I know that this may not be the area that I need to be in. Part of my label on the computer case has come off. It holds the Product Key (Which I believe is the serial number). I need to verify the product key number with someone at Dell. (I purchased as Utilities cleanup program - but it would allow...
  • Forum Thread: Installing Dimension 3000 drivers on clean install from downloaded CD

    I am planning on making my Dim 3000 a Microsoft Home Server. I will use a clean install, meaning formatting the hard drives. As soon as Microsoft Home Server loads, I need to reload the drivers. I cannot find my drivers and utilities cd so I tried downloading a driver (cd/dvd driver) from the dell drivers...
  • Forum Thread: New Hard drive is E not C! Pls Help!!

    Hi Helpers! (gosh, I hope so), I had a new hard drive installed on my dimension 3000 computer. I installed windows xp software. Only problem is, the install thinks my hard drive is E and my dvd player is the C. As you can imagine, this has caused many problems. I am a layman when it comes to computers...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 3000 - no power light on, but computer is running, but no display

    So, my dimension 3000 was working fine, until one afternoon. The greenpower light no longer was illuminated, but you can hear the computer running and teh fan is blowing, but nothing will display on the screen. The monitor has power, and works normally when disconnected from the CPU. What could be the...
  • 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: Dimension 3000 RAM installation problem

    I have a Dimension 3000 that is running really slowly, so I decided to upgrade the RAM from the original 256MB to 2GB. When I put the new RAM in, the computer beeped (1-3-2), and wouldn't go any farther. The lights in the back show green-yellow-green-yellow, which indicates that the RAM has some...
  • Forum Thread: Can't install Dimension 3000 drivers. At all.

    I just performed a brand-new format and reinstallation of Windows XP on my Dimension 3000. This means I lost my drivers. This happened with me a year ago when I performed the same format and reinstallation, except, the drivers I downloaded from Dell's Dimension 3000 page worked back then, most or...
  • Forum Thread: XP will not recognize new HDD on PCI Sata card

    I have searched and am unable to find a resolution to this issue. I have a Dimension 3000 and recently had to replace the hard drive. I decided to add a SATA PCI card and a WD 500GB SATA drive. I want to do a clean install of XP on the new drive, however I can not get XP Install to recognize...
  • Forum Thread: History of Dell Dimension 3100

    I'm writing a novel set in May of 2002. One of the characters is a cop who is into having the latest and best computer at home. For that time period would the Dell Dimension 3100 have been at the top of the line? Had it already been released? If so, when? Would a different Dell computer model be...
  • Forum Thread: Replacing HDD & need Dell Dimension XP Disc

    Hi - I'm a new forum poster, but have been using this forum for years and never needed to post as I usually find what I'm after. Not today though... I have an older Dell Dimension XP bought May 2005 in Canada. I want to wipe the system clean as it's painfully slow, with driver conflicts...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS UPGRADE FOR THE DIMENSION 3000 AND ADDING SLAVE DRIVE

    i UP GRADED MY BIOS FROM AO2 TO AO3 BUT NOW IT SEEMS THAT THE COMPUTER DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THE OPERATING SYSTEM AS IT GOES INTO THE SYSTEM SETPUP AND ASKS ME TO PUSH F1 ....WHEN I DO PUSH F1 THE SYSTEM DOES COME UP. HOW DO I CORRECT THIS? PLUS I DOWNLOADED THE AO3 IN ORDER TO CONNECT A SLAVE...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 3000 power supply and PCI video card

    Is there a replacement Power Supply for the Dimension 3000 that has a 400W or so capacity and is a straight plug-in and bolt-in unit for this system? My son has tons of USB stuff running on this system already (external HDD, MP3 player, webcam, external DVD burner) and we will be installing a new PCI...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 3000 Case

    Does anyone know how to open the case of a dimension 3000? I want to replace the HDD but I'll be darned if I can figure out how to open this box!! I've opended lots of cases before, but this one has me stumped.
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 3000 Problems with Dell 1GB supplied modules

    I am trying to upgrade my 4 year old Dimension 3000 from the original 2 x 256MB modules to 2GB. I looked into it and not being a techie I decided against buying third party memory and ordered the memory that the Dell website said I needed from Dell (i.e. 2 x SNPJ0203C/1G 400MHz), thinking I wouldn't...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 3000 needs your help

    Hello, problem...autochk program not found, skipping autochk. could not boot to anything went to autochk not found... tried to boot to windows cd...but password required...followed user manual password reset pins 1,2/ 2,3 jumper... now cd-rom not installed...cannot boot to cd. how do i get computer...
  • Forum Thread: Date/Sign in Problem

    Dimension 3000 XP - In the last week or so when I turn on my computer it goes to the black screen and says I have a problem with Time and Date - F1 to continue and F2 to run Setup. But when I go into Setup and change the time and date how do I get out of Setup and Save? Hitting Enter just puts you back...
  • Forum Reply: Re: adding a slave drive to a Dimension 3000

    Thanks for you response....I tried it all....but it would ont read the new 160G slave drive. So I downloaded an Ao3 upgrade to the BIOS..but now it does not seem to recognize even the old drive....it goes to setup...and I have to press F1 for it to boot up!!!! When I do attach the new drive it goes through...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 3000 Series : Won't load XP. PRIMARY DRIVE 0 NOT FOUND. I get Dell logo then option to Strike F1 or F2 Striking F1 does nothing

    Drive Confi = Primary Master Drive OFF, Primary Slave Drive = OFF, Secondary Master Drive = CD-ROM Device Secondary Slave Drive = CD-ROM Device, IDE Drive UDMA = ON Boot Sequence= 1. DIskette Drive 2. IDE CD-ROM Device I don't see any setting for Operating System except OS...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Dimension 3000 Drivers

    Hello. I have been searching for ways to fix my kids booboo. I believe this may kind of go with this answer but Im not sure. I dont know computers in depth so I hope I can get som help here. My 14 yr olds dell dimension 3000 had Linuxmint installed onto it. She didn't like it so she used the...
  • Forum Thread: Non-windows user flashing Dimension Bios/No floppy drive

    I recently acquired a Dimension 3000. I want to upgrade the memory from 256MB to 2G. I also want to flash the BIOS. Which should I do first? A version of Xandros Linux has been installed on this PC. Reading the instructions for non-windows users it tells me I need to use a floppy to boot into the...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 3000 will not boot from CDRom drive

    I want to re-format the computer with a dell xp service pack 2 cd. The CD rom drive works fine when the computer is running in windows, and the cd rom boots fine on other computers, but the Computer will not boot the CD at start up. What's going on? Either the CD rom drive should work, or...