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This model was released in the Vista era but is not horribly old. I have updated some hardware from XP/Vista to W7.
However Dell does not list W7 as this model predates the OS.

However, microsoft lets you run compatibility tests with the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. See: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20

I would estimate your chances of success as very good - but check the MS Advisor.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jun 01, 2016

If running XP

A log-on loop on your Windows XP computer is a difficult situation where the computer never completes its boot cycle, restarting intermittently ad nauseam.

This issue indicates a major problem with the boot functionality of your XP system.

Restore the computer to working order by utilizing the repair and restoration utility on your XP system disk.

Insert the XP disk into the computer.

Restart the computer.

Press any key when prompted to boot from the disk.

Press "Enter" at the first screen and "F8" at the license terms.

Highlight the drive containing XP and press "R," repairing the operating system boot files and removing the log-on loop.


Windows XP sometimes has a glitch when you are logging in to your user account in order to boot the operating system.

The glitch logs you in and then logs you off the account.

This problem is usually caused by one of the programs that load during the computer's start-up.

Fixing this issue is a matter of ensuring that whatever program is causing the problem doesn't start up as soon as you start your computer.


Power on the computer and allow it to get to the user logon page normally.

There is no need to start up the computer in "safe mode."

Click the user who is having the issue and type in the user's password if one is set up.

Press and hold the "shift" button on your computer keyboard as soon as you see the tool bar load up at the bottom of the screen but before any other program has a chance to do so.

This stops any "Startup" program from running and logging you off.

Right-click the "Start" button on the bottom left of your screen.

Select "Explore" from the menu that appears.

Double-click "Programs" from the list on the left side of the window that pops up.

Double-click "Startup."

Select all the files inside the "Startup" folder by dragging a box over them.

Right-click anywhere on the selected files.

Select "Delete" to delete those files.

Note that deleting the programs from the "Startup" folder does not delete them from your computer.

All this does is make it so that these programs no longer start as your computer is starting so that any error in the running of the programs doesn't interfere with logging in to your account.

Hope this helps

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Apr 30, 2015

There are specific patterns on a Dell that will tell you what the problem is.


Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Feb 10, 2015

Not surer what your question i, but...You can program your "Power Button" to do a lot of things or even nothing.
To program go to "Control Panel" "Hardware and Sounds" then select "Power Options".
Hope this helps.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Feb 04, 2015

Its important to try and distinguish where exactly the noise is coming from the most typical example of this is the PSU fan (Power Supply Fan). The above also is very correct but its better to eliminate each point of failure.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jan 17, 2015

Check first the label of that slot

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014

Retail computer manufacturer cases can be troublesome to figure out how to open. Generally, there are two screws on the rear of the left side (facing the computer) that you remove, and then the case side slides off. There may be snaps that you must press open in addition to this (or not!). Some old cases have hinges that open the case like a door, newer cases usually do not have this. For more free in-depth help go to www.suggest-a-fix.com
which is a free computer help forum that I belong to. Post in the Hardware section and I (or someone else) will be along. This forum is not set up for complicated problems that require detailed, in-depth communications.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014

A steady or Amber(orange) blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Apr 30, 2014

apparently there is a system crash happened over there ,but it's not the only cause ,maybe it's a RAM fault ,, you can firstly try to replace the RAM and check to see if the problem go away ,, and if it's not you should consider format your PC and replace the Operating system

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Apr 25, 2014

Sorry - I need more detail. Is your computer behaving normally when you are NOT on the Internet?

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Apr 25, 2014

Okay boss, does your computer remain on when this happens?

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jan 14, 2014

rmove the memory from the slot and clean it with a neat cloth and insert and switch on the computer if still not working remove the processor heat sink and clean it with a cloth apply some thin layer of heatsink solvent and fix them tightly also remove the cmos battery from the motherboard and switch on the computer then shutdown the computer and replace camos battery

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jan 10, 2014

this may be hardware problem.
Try by changing the new hard disk and re-window again.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013

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