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firstly you can try chkdsk /f if that doesn't work you might need to do a repair install of windows or even a full install

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011

restart your computer press F8 then click restore the directory setting this will restore all the directory in the system and the system will reload properly if this doesn't work you will have to re install the OS

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jun 29, 2011

You need to install a graphics card

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jun 15, 2011

The most simple way to reset a BIOS password is to just clear it. To do this, turn off and unplug your computer, wait for a few minutes for the capacitors to drain, just to be safe. Then physically open your computer by removing the screws from the back, connecting the outer panel(s) to the main body of the computer, and remove the outer panels by sliding them back and lifting them away from the central part of the computer. Next, make sure to ground yourself, you can do this by touching the bare metal parts of the computer with two spread fingers every now and then, or by using an anti-static wristband (I would bet you don't have one, so just don't bother) this will prevent you from frying your computer. Now, locate the BIOS battery on the motherboard, it looks like a watch battery (that's because it is, but I digress) es187.gif
The above is a picture of what your motherboard should look like, part #13 is what you're looking for, as we can see, it's near the middle of the board. simply remove this battery (there should be a small spring-like mechanism on one side of the battery that you press out to remove the battery). Also while we're in here, look for object #9 in the picture. There should be a jumper (a small piece of plastic covering two pins on the motherboard) here. If there is, then remove it. If there isn't, then don't worry. After about 5-10 minutes of waiting, replace the battery, making sure that the battery has the positive side up (the side with a big + etched in it). Replace the computer cover, plug it back in, and see if that all works.

I hope this helps!

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on May 06, 2011

* the 'A:' drive is not getting any power -- check that the power-cable from the power-supply to the back of the drive is connected
* the "data' ribbon-cable between the motherboard and the drive is not fully-connected -- check both ends
* the "data' ribbon-cable is wrongly-connected, i.e., "pin one" on the ribbon-cable is _NOT_ connected to "pine one" on the diskette-drive -- if the red lamp on the front of the diskette-drive is _always_ on, then this is the symptom of this "cross-connect".
* the diskette-drive physical mechanisms (that move the read-write head, and spin the media) have failed.
* wrong configuration within BIOS-setup -- be sure to select '3.5' and '1.44MB', not '5.0', and not '1.2MB'.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on May 06, 2011

you can get your sound card driver from the link below


Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011

yes reinstall a liget copy of windows then activate it

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011

one word YOU SHOULD NOT TOUCH THAT plus THAT COMPUTER IS OLDER THAN ???? hidden files should not be touched that's why they are HIDDEN

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011


It sounds like the 3.5" floppy drive either got disconnected (if you were inside the computer) or it went bad.

I the easiest fix (if you don't use the floppy drive) is to disable the floppy drive in the BIO's.

I don't have the exact steps for this particular model Dell BIO's but here are some basic pointers.

When the computer first boots up you should see an option to enter SETUP (probably by hitting F2, or DELETE or F10, etc). Once in the BIO's look for the floppy disk setting and simply set it to NONE or DISABLE (what ever option they offer).

I hope this helps.

Best of luck!!

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

By "setup page" I assume you are referring to BIOS setup. If your hard drive is listed in BIOS setup but windows cannot load from it you may be able to restore it by using the system restore CD that came with your computer. CAUTION: booting from this CD will erase ALL information on the hard drive and restore your PC to the state it was in when you first got it.

However, if the BIOS cannot see your hard drive it has probably failed and will have to be replaced. In this case you will require the services of a PC technician to test and replace the drive.

If you have any additional questions contact me by clicking on the "Add a comment" link located under your problem description on FixYa. Also, if you believe that this information was helpful to you, please return to the FixYa website and rate my response to your question.
Best regards,

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

If I remember correctly, that Dell has two memory module slots, so 2 512 mb modules of non-ecc pc133 memory is the max that the system board will allow.
This is controlled by the system board chipset, and not by the bios.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011

You need to install drivers for your motherboard. Everything will work after that.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010

Sounds like you need a new CMOS battery, the battery is a CR2032 and once you've bought a new one and can see what it looks like you will see where the old one is on the motherboard. If you need more help let me know.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010

Sounds like a hard drive failure. It is fairly easy to purchase a new hard drive and put it in, but then you must have the software to re-install everything. If you are a bit concerned about doing these things, take your PC to a PC Repair shop and they will install a new hard drive and put a new operating system on it. Depending on how old the Desktop is, you may want to buy a new PC as the old motherboard may fail on you in the next 6-months to a year. Check your gut on this.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 29, 2010

plug it to the back into the green jack that for speakers

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 16, 2010

If you still have your windows xp install disc, you can boot into the recovery console to run the "chkdsk" utility.

you may need to hit F12 at start-up to enter the boot menu so you can boot off the CD. The Message "Press any key to boot off CD/DVD" should appear (you have about 10 seconds to do this, otherwise the PC boots normally)

after the install disc runs through its start-up you should have an option to run the "recovery console" by pressing "R"

at the command prompt (C:\) type in "chkdsk /f" and let it run. Type "exit" after the utility is finished and see if the PC will boot normally.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 14, 2010

Check your hard drive usage and capacity in the system properties before investing in a new hard drive -- sometimes malware can trick you into deleting programs and files. If you are running Windows XP or Vista, open the Start menu and click on My Computer (Computer, if you're running Vista). Right click on the C: drive and select Properties. It will show you how much space your hard drive has, and how much is being used.

If you really do have very little space, try to move large files like movies and music to external storage such as DVDs. You can also run the Disk Cleanup utility to delete temporary files and empty caches.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010

if you can bring up the web page...you just might have try your user name / password with CAPS or no caps and to be on the safe side always run your virus scan monthly

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 06, 2010

initially Switch the computer on and keep pressing the F8 key until a repair screen shows up.
Start this in the safe mode and see if you get your screen back

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jul 17, 2010

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