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Go to dell.com/support inter the service tag number and tell it to search for your drivers. Also update the BIOS after all updates are done restart your computer to insure the system updates.

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have you tried these..F1
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U can try restoring the bios to its defaults. If that does not work all u can do is get whatever files you want off of the drive and reload the unit.

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could you please write out again what is wrong can not understand what you are asking,sorry.

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It Sounds Like The Software Is Messed Up So Badley That
The Only To Fix it Is To Re Partition And Format The Hard Drive And Re Install The Os! However You Need A Sepret Piece Of Software In Order To Do This! This Software Would Be On A CD Rom Disk And Is For The Brand Of Hard Drive You Are Using! Just Go In To The Bios Of The PC To Make Shure It Is Set Up To Boot From The CD Rom Drive
And Save And Exit The Bios Then Incert The CD Rom Disk
And Fallow The Instructions On The Screen!

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Hi Daiel,

Hopefully this will be the problem of the system memory module or the module slot. Try with changing the memory slot of same memory module or change the entire memory module. Its very old one right, so these problems may occur due to heavy duty done by the memory modules.

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Hi Junaid

Can you please supply a little more info so that we can try assist you.

With the little info we have to work on maybe I can suggest you need to make a bootable operating system to use in your device connected to your USB port to boot the machine.

Hope this helps

Kind regards

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Go to the hp.com site and click on support and select Drivers. On the right side of the page is a link offering to let HP Detect my product. Click that and it should show all wireless devices available for the model you have. If your wanting to reload the driver, just click on each one (one at a time) and if it's the correct driver, it will load up and if not, it will tell you it didn't discover the device. No big deal. Just click on the next one till it recognizes your card and loads up!

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first connect the "cat 5" cable to the dell's network card, the card has a square-ish hole with a little "cutout" in the top (for the cable's connector tab) the other end of the "cat 5" cable goes into the back of the router (you do have an existing router?) into one of the un-used square-ish holes (same cutout for the tab).
Then turn on the computer, see if the computer will "connect" to the router (that means it sees the router in computer-ish software).
IF that works then connect the router to the Modem (supplied by the "Internet Provider"... Then turn on the modem....

IF all goes well, your computer will now be able to connect to the existing internet.

Now for problems...

IF it seems to be connected correctly using the proper cat 5 cable, and it still will not work... turn off everything, start with the internet modem, then the router, then the computer... COUNT to 30 (1, 2, 3, 4... 29, 30) turn on the internet modem... count to 90 (1,2,3,4...90) turn on the router... count to 30 (1,2,3,4...30) turn on the computer... wait for it to fully boot, look down at the lower right of the screen and see if it can connect now.

IF it still doesn't connect, you may have to try another network card in the computer, or get a wireless USB "thingy" to connect to a wireless router...

Hope this helps...

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You should be able to stop this by going into the control panel, select power options and change the settings for the hdd, sleep etc.

Just set them to 0 and that should stop it powering off.

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Hold the ''c'' key down while starting the computer. The computer will boot from the CD.

As far as not being able to enter BIOS, it could be locked with a password.

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Because you lost the configuration of your computer when you changed the battery. You have to go into the setup menu and select the devices that your computer have.

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However Regardless Of The Situation Make Shure The Video Card You Use Is Compatable With The PC And Then Use The Video Card That Came With The PC Provided It Still Works Properley So That You Have A Signal On The Monotor And Then Boot It Up And Enter The Bios To Ajust The Settings For The Video Card You Want To Use ! See The Manuals For Both The Video Cards And The PC!

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An amber power light that stays on indicates that the power supply is getting power to the motherboard, but the system can't process any data.

This is one of those cases where you would need to strip down the system and start with minimal hardware installed.
First remove all the PCI cards and the memory, as well as disconnecting the drives, to see if the system gives a beep code for no memory.
Next, add back the memory, one stick at a time if you have two in the computer. Connect the hard drive back to the system and see if it will boot up from this configuration. If not, then if you are using the onboard video, try an add in PCI video card.
If it still will not boot then the problem is likely to be the hard drive, mother board or processor.
You would want to try another hard drive to test. If you can boot from this configuration, then add back the other drives one at a time, then do the same with the PCI cards. At the point where the symptom returns, that will tell you which part is causing the issue.


Here is the manual
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-gx260_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf

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does it say password not correct if it says that then shut down and restart when it restarts press f8 until you see a black screen and you should seen safe mode go into users account and take away passwords then exit out and restart and it should go to your homepage and then you are in there

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You need the sound drivers (software).

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If you really must, I suggest you stick to Dell BIOS updates downloaded direct from their website (and make sure it's for you specific model number ..)

A failed BIOS update is the quickest way to 'brick' your motherboard ...

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