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Depending on what model you have, you may have 1 PCI expansion slot, or up to 4 PCI expansion slots.

Small Form Factor computer (SFF) = 1 PCI slot
Small Desktop computer = 2 PCI slots
Small Mini-Tower computer = 4 PCI slots

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/ug/specs.htm

You need an open available PCI slot, and may not have one with the Small Form Factor computer, or Small Desktop computer.

2) The Sound Card needs to be a Low Profile one.
Maximum size depends on what model it is.

3) Computer on, and Windows running, install the sound card's Installation Disk (CD) in the optical drive of the computer, and load the software.

After the drivers, and if you also chose the effects manager, are installed; close all windows, and go back to your desktop screen.
Turn your computer off normally.

{Your computer will not use the sound card drivers, until the Sound Card is physically installed }


4) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions, with your Unplugged from power computer, and open the computer case.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on your computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/cover.htm#1099393


5) Physically install the Sound Card.

Find an open PCI slot, and remove the expansion slot cover from the metal frame of the computer case, that matches up to this PCI slot.
(Note the PCI slot will not be directly in line, with the expansion slot cover. It is 'one over' )

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/cards.htm#1104768

6) Attach your audio cables to the Sound Card. Plug the computer into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Go to the system task bar at the bottom of the desktop screen, and click on the Volume icon. (Looks like a speaker)
Set the Volume where you wish.
(Also you may want to Right-click on the Volume icon, and make sure your audio { Sound }, is Enabled )

If you do not have the Installation Disk with the needed software on it, go to the Sound Card's support website, and download the software.
Post the manufacturer name of the Sound Card, and it's model number, and I'll guide you with the above.

For additional questions post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 22, 2012


You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ http://67.20.82.163/

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 21, 2012


Have a look at where the other usb connectors are, from memory they are yellow, now look at the pin count and one should be blanked out, make sure yours is the same config on the "pigtail" and if so plug it in, there are usually two connectors on the motherboard, is there a separate power lead for it??

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Sep 24, 2012


enter setup and press F10 save and exit

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


http://ftp.us.dell.com/audio/R56339.EXE

if helped rate fixya

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012



you might have to get rid of the virus or melware first

it sounds like you are on the path if the cd rom is being detected but not booting maybe it needs a clean place a couple of drops of liquid cd cleaner on top of a cd and run it
if still no luck

restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting


If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.


Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice

select the safe mode option

then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials


http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus

anti virus and malware


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 26, 2012


it means your hard disk is not detected by system, check all connections of hard disk, if problem remains check with another working hard disk

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jul 29, 2012


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

reinstall drivers

click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the

(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings there

click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it

hope this helps if you dont have a motherboard disk you will have to download the drivers
http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for

IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
hope this helps

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jul 21, 2012


confused... you're looking for the driver for the dell or for an IBM computer?

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Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jul 19, 2012


It sounds like explorer.exe is being turned off. When you log in to Safe Mode hit Ctl+Alt+Del to bring the Task Manager and see if explorer.exe is running under Processes. If not, you can go to the Applications tab in Task Manager and click the New Task button and simply type in explorer.exe.
If this does not give you your Start Menu and Task Bar then you need to take your computer back to the repair service and have them fix it properly this time. Otherwise, you'll have to reinstall the operating system.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jul 06, 2012


depending on the graphics card installed here is a list:

intel 845 ge: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=R79733&FileId=2731130760&productCode=optiplex-gx260&urlProductCode=False

intel 82845 : http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=R126990&FileId=2731114462&productCode=optiplex-gx260&urlProductCode=False
AT radeon 7500I: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=R53602&FileId=2731128226&productCode=optiplex-gx260&urlProductCode=False

ati ve: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=R53602&FileId=2731128226&productCode=optiplex-gx260&urlProductCode=False

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Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jun 06, 2012


Make sure that the drive is connected in the primary IDE connector. Also put the jumper at the back of your drive to "master".

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on May 30, 2012


Try using VLC as your player. Go to www.google.com andin the search box type "download vlc" (without the quotes). Look for the Video Lan download from site www.videolan.org/vlc Downloadand install it. It downloads and installs in 3 minutes or so. It'sa very fast player, smooth and it can play just about any type of dvd formatsand media. It's totally FREE.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on May 25, 2012


The only way you can do that is just get another Intel Pentium 4( Socket MPGa478B) with more GHz (Gigahertz) You can not switch to a different type of processor.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on May 23, 2012


Go to the start button on the lower left hand of your monitor and select "CONTROL PANEL" under appearance and personalization select Adjust Screen resolution.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Mar 25, 2012


Depending upon the screen resolution that has been set inDisplay, the image will be distorted on these large wide screen monitors.
Create a large circle image using a draw program such as Paint (hold down theShift key as you create the circle as it will draw a perfect circle).
Open Control Panel - Display - Settings tab and adjust the Screen resolutionslider, increase or decrease the screen resolution then bring the circle imageto the front and check the image, if the circle is still distorted then changethe screen resolution and check the circle again until you are satisfied withthe image of the circle. When you are satisfied then click apply.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Mar 15, 2012

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