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Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats

Q: Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats

Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats until the power button is pressed to stop the cycle.
The power button is steady amber
The blue drive activity light turns on
MOBO light is on
All fans (CPU, GPU, PSU, Case) are working
Video card removed and reseated
Memory modules removed and reseated
PSU connector to MOBO reseated
CMOS battery replaced
All connectors feel solidly connected, yet there seems to be no power to the monitor or the keyboard.
I've disconnected power, drained residual power and reconnected the power. The cycling continues.
I would appreciate some other suggestions on what I can try (like - why the monitor and keyboard are not receiving power from the computer).

Thank you.

A: Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats

RJ318
Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats until the power button is pressed to stop the cycle.
The power button is steady amber
The blue drive activity light turns on
MOBO light is on
All fans (CPU, GPU, PSU, Case) are working
Video card removed and reseated
Memory modules removed and reseated
PSU connector to MOBO reseated
CMOS battery replaced
All connectors feel solidly connected, yet there seems to be no power to the monitor or the keyboard.
I've disconnected power, drained residual power and reconnected the power. The cycling continues.
I would appreciate some other suggestions on what I can try (like - why the monitor and keyboard are not receiving power from the computer).

Thank you.
RJ318
Are there any 'Beeps', see page 80?
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_vostro_desktop/vostro-200_Owner%27s%20Manual2_en-us.pdf
Bev.

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Hi out there to Vistax64. I am a recent XP to Vista user. I have a Vostro 200 mini tower (specs below) that has been running XP pro for the last few years - couldn't stand the GUI anymore lol - so I installed Vista HP and am very happy with the new interface and features. After tweaking some, the desktop appears from cold start in 30 seconds or so and almost everthing runs as snappy as it did before with XP. But the task manager is showing an average use in physical memory of 1.17 gigs, CPU usage is higher, and some, not all, internet pages scroll slowly e.g. Yahoo news pages, Hearts of Space etc. where as they were fine before. Everthing else on the internet, including this site, works well - though a few installs like Starry Night Enthusiast and a John Deere farm game are slower.

My question is this: Would installing a seperate video card give me better all-around performance or would another gig of ram do the trick? And what brand/type of video card do you folks recommend?

Intel Core2 Duo E4500 @ 2.3ghz
2 Gig of Kingston RAM
Intell G33 Express Chipset (on motherboard)
80 Gig WD SATA Hard Drive
Seasonic 350w PSU


Thanks for the opportunity to have my questions answered and I'm looking forward to cruising the site here!

A:Video Card For Dell Vostro 200 Mini Tower

Windows will allot 50% of your ram by default, for when you need them programs. Remember, rams fastr than hard drive, and why have all that ram and not use it.

For your power supply, a nvidia 430/440 or an ati/amd 6450, maybe get away with a 6550... Seasonics are quality.

The slowdown is probably because Vista is a bit more of a beast than xp, and graphics can be a bit more hefty.

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i have a Dell Vostro Mini Tower with the following specs:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
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A:Upgrading Video Card on Dell Vostro 270 Mini Tower

The 2GB you are referring to is how much system ram is being given to the onboard Intel GPU video to use. You cannot increase that to 4GB. But you can add a discrete PCIe x16 video card. The Vostro 470 has a 300w power supply. So that will limit you as to which video card you can use. The two video cards that we shipped on this model were =
YG17P Nvidia GeForce 640GT 1GB67V2J Nvidia GeForce 620GT 1GB
Or you could remove our power supply and install a higher wattage power supply and then get a better video card.

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I have a Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower, and it currently has the Intel Pentium E6500 processor. I would like to upgrade to something better, because my current processor does not meet the minimum requirements of some games I would like to play. I was wondering which processors I could upgrade to? I know that the new processor has to fit the socket on the motherboard, but I don't know how to find out what socket my current motherboard has, or even what motherboard it is.
I would also like to know, if I don't upgrade the processor, but instead get a new motherboard, can I get any motherboard, and plug it in, and will it come with a new processor, or will it have to fit my current processor? Does upgrading the motherboard make much difference to the CPU speeds if I don't actually upgrade the processor?
I am running Windows & SP3, DirectX 11, with 4GB RAM, and i also have an ATI Radeon 5670 HD Graphics Card, and a 300W power supply. 
Would I need to get a new power supply if I upgraded the motherboard or processor? 

A:Upgrade processor or motherboard on Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower

Hi,
I have mentioned list of processors which are also compatible with Vostro 230 mini tower.




Number


Code Name


Cache


Clock Speed


Front Side Bus




Q9650


Yorkfield


12 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




Q9550


Yorkfield


12 MB


2.83 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8400


Yorkfield


4 MB


2.66 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8300


Yorkfield


4 MB


2.50 GHz


1333 MHz




E8600


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.33 GHz


1333 MHz




E8500


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.16 GHz


1333 MHz




E8400


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




E7600


Wolfdale


3 MB


3.06 GHz


1066 MHz




E7500


Wolfdale


3 MB


2.93 GHz


1066 MHz




E6300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.80 GHz


1066 MHz




E5400


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.70 GHz


800 MHz




E5300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.60 GHz


800 MHz




450


Celeron


512 KB


2.20 GHz


800 MHz




Vostro 230/230s has been tested with Intel G41 chipset (Motherboard) with ICH07 only. Motherboard and processor are two different components. I would suggest you to upgrade the processor. Please reply for further assistance. Thanks & Regards Manshu S #iworkfordell

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So I bought a mini tower. It did not come with a card reader. I was looking at some at a few places, then I get the credit from dell rewards and tried to find the card reader on dell.com. Many Vostro 3900 come with one, so I know dell makes them. But I tried and tried but can not find them. Does anyone know what to search for? Thank you!

A:Vostro 3900 Mini Tower Multimedia card reader on dell.com

Hello Mathcat
Thanks for writing to us. 
If you are looking for an internal card reader, then we would request you to talk to part sales team on 1-866-440-3355 . 
Have a good one. 

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Hi
I have a Vostro 460 MT from Dell.
The Specs:
i5-2400
8GB RAM
320GB HD
Stock PSU - 350W

I had a NVIDIA GT 210 card in previously which I sold and bought an R7 240 to upgrade with. When plugging in the R7 240 and booting up. I get NO VIDEO SIGNAL. NO BIOS SPLASH SCREEN etc.
NOW if I take the card out and use the onboard VGA it works fine. The NVIDIA GT 210 worked fine too.

Why does this card not work? Is there a solution to my problem?

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When I turn on my vostro 200 slim tower the fans keep spinning constantly and it's very noisy.

A:Dell Vostro 200 slim tower does not start up and the fans constantly spin!

MrJohnWebley
When I turn on my vostro 200 slim tower the fans keep spinning constantly and it's very noisy.
MrJohnWebley
Check the reading of the power button LED, is it Steady Blue, Blinking Blue, Steady Amber, Blinking Amber or is it Off?Are there any 'Beeps', or error messages, if there are, please post the exact text of the message?What is the version of Windows that's installed?
have you made any changes to the Vostro 200s recently?The Vostro 200s Troubleshooter is Here:http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_vostro_desktop/vostro-200_owner%27s%20manual2_en-us.pdf
Bev.

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A:Dell Mini - Start up & then shuts down quickly - Help

When you start the machine immediately repeatedly tap F8, see if it will go into safe mode.  In safe mode with help the guys can help, let us know.

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Last night, my wife shut down the PC. She noticed it was installing an update. I started the PC this morning and all was normal until the screen flashed "Loading Microsoft Operating System" or something to that effect. Immediately after that flashed (for less than a second), the system powers off. A few seconds later, the power comes back on, the fans start, the BIOS screen appears, all like normal, and then shut down again. This will continue forever it appears, given I watched it repeat 4 times.

What happened? How do I fix?

Thank you.

Phil

A:After Update, PC Shuts Down on OS Load, Restarts, Repeats

Your wife shut it off in mid-stream, while Windows was doing an update, rather than letting it finish the update??

Can you boot into safe mode? And then run a System Restore to a day or two ago?

Do you have a Windows 7 install disk?

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When I went to turn on the pc pressed the power button nothing happened.
I checked the plug moved the plug into another socket even a green light is showing at the back

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I've read that the NVIDIA GeForce G310 is identical to the GeForce G210. So i go and purchase it to find that it is to big and DOE'S NOT FIT !!!

Has anybody got any other suggestions ???

Here are my Tech Specs...

A:Graphic Card for DELL Vostro 230 (Slim Tower)...

The reason you can't find the G310 to buy is that Nvidia made it only available to what is known the OEM channel, basically means it can only be bought from system builders (Dell, HP, etc). Spec and build-wise the G210 and G310 are identical, so in what way does it not fit? If it is the back plate bracket that is too long the card should have come with a second shorter one (2 of them actually) like the ones shown here,

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Help! My laptop was working just fine until yesterday. It usually configures updates and then after that, I would be able to log-in.
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I've read some forums about this, but they had no particular solution. Please help!

Thanks!
 

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Hello,
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System specs:
Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X2 220 dual core processor
Nvidia GeForce 6150SE
DVD-Super Multi Drive
4GB DDR3 mem.
500GB HDD
 

A:GTX550 TI in mini tower help!

No. Video cards connect directly to the motherboard. There aren't any external options, much less a way of using an internal card externally.
 

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Being a mini-tower, will it definitely need a specialized power supply, or will a standard PSU work?

If it needs a specialized PSU where do you suggest getting them and how - would I take the dimensions of my PSU and then talk to a manufacturer? Or would buying a new case along with a standard PSU be cheaper?
 

A:Mini-tower Power

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There are usually 3 HDD in this case, but in this image, when I installed the GTX 260, I had to remove one. Don't use it anymore though, it was Vista. It's now in an external HDD case for backing up two other PCs in the home...

A:Mini-Tower Close-up

That wire mass can't be good for air flow. You might want to clean it up a little.

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Are the components compatible?
thanks

A:Motherboard etc. 755 SFF compatible with the Mini Tower?

Hello, HEINFLHS
Yes everything would work well however from what I know your motherboard is smaller it will go in to the chassis though none of the expansion slots will align with the chassis slots as your motherboard as smaller than the chassis. I suggest you pick up a 755 MT motherboard for full compatibility and by the way these are like $50 or maybe less and you could just put all your current hardware on it (cpu, ram ,hard drive cable, etc) with no capability issues.

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Hello,
I own a Optiplex 760 Mini Tower. 
I found out that I have a 0G214D Motherboard. Unfortunately I still can not find out if this means I can upgrade to a Quad core. Can you please tell me if this is the case and which CPU is the most powerful Quadcore I can use? And if not wich of the Dual cores I should use. BTW, i use an Nvidia  GTX750ti using 60W.
Thank you and all the best
Julian

A:Optiplex 760 Mini Tower Quadcore

http://www.dell.com/downloads/ap/products/optix/optix_760_tech_guide.pdf
Q9650 is max.  Bios update should be done BEFORE trying to change cpu.

 750 TI only fits in the TOWER and Only After Cutting the Bracket off and ONLY with Short cards with 1 fan aka 8.4 inches max.

There are no single slot cards.   If one was put in they hacked the bracket in half or removed bracket altogether.  If you remove the bracket on EVGA models you can use tin snips to CUT OFF half the bracket.  The cooling vents are blocked so you might also have to drill holes in the case to let air out.  Long Cards with 2 fans DO NOT FIT and WILL NOT EVER FIT into the Tower or any other size.

Only Short cards with Short fans Fit.

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A:Building a computer witth a mini-ATX tower

Typo: you listed the monitor twice, once under PSU, Otherwise those parts look fine however even though it is a minitower due to the front mounted power supply that case will support a full ATX motherboard. I would personally recommend a Full ATX motherboard since they offer much more expansion. This is a good option and only costs slightly more, Although If you go with something like this you will get SATA 6gbps, USB 3.0, more memory slots, and a faster chipset.

Also Biostar motherboards are ok but far from the best try to look for boards from Gigabyte, ASUS, or MSI.
 

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A:AXC-704G-UW61 mini tower Desktop

SNID is available on BIOS too, press Del at boot and check on mainscreen.

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A:Solved: Mini tower graphics Support

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Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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A:atx power supply with optiplex 960 mini tower

Optiplex 960 MT power supply upgrades

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You are maxed out at 8GB.

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A:Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Upgrade

Hi Asfand_Munib,
Before installing a new processor, please update the BIOS to latest version from Here.
Note : Please save and close all running programs and documents and disconnect all external peripherals (printer, flash drives, external hard drives, etc) and connect the computer to a surge protector before updating the bios.
If all the lights are green and you are not receiving any beep codes from the system then it means that the processor has been installed correctly. Please check if the keyboard lights (Capslock, Numlock, etc) respond when you press the corresponding keys. Please verify the connections on rear of the system and check if they are connected firmly. Also, check if you are able to hear any windows jingle sounds after some time when you power on the system. Please share the exact model of Optiplex 745 you are using as it comes in 4 form factors viz Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF), Desktop (DT), Small Form Factor (SFF), and Mini-Tower (MT). A picture is attached below.

Please reply with the information. Will take it further from there.

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A:Need Help Updating Bios dc7800 Compact Mini Tower : ROM.CAB ...

Hi: There should be no need to update the BIOS if everything is working correctly. If you want to update the BIOS you should use the built in Flash System ROM menu in the BIOS. That is the safest and easiest way to flash the BIOS. All you need is a USB flash drive formatted with the FAT 32 file system. Download the latest BIOS update and run it. You should get an instruction page.  On that page, you want to select the F10 flash system rom option and you should see a view contents of DOS flash folder. Copy all of the files in that folder to your usb flash drive. Plug the flash drive in the usb port, reboot the PC and at the beginning of the HP welcome screen, tap the F10 key to access the BIOS. There will be a menu to Flash System ROM. Select that and it should see the BIOS update files on the usb flash drive.  Then follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with updating the BIOS.

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3. Is it possible to fit a gtx 1080 in there?

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Hi everyone, I'm new on this forum. I bought 2 years ago a dell optiplex 3010 mini tower, suddenly it stopped working, I have no screen, no video or any kind of sound, the only thing it does is to light up the number 3 & 4 lights on the front panel. What can I do ?

Thanks

A:Optiplex 3010 mini tower diagnostic lights 3 & 4

Hi ,
Thank you for writing to us ! 
To understand the cause of this issue I would ask you to try these steps and advise the result ,
*Disconnect the system from wall socket ,then press and hold the power button for about 15 - 20 secs .Then connect the system to wall socket and try to turn on the system .Here we are trying to release static charge from the system .
*Then disconnect all the peripheral components from the system and try to turn on the system .
*If the above step fails then remove all the memory modules from the system and try to turn on the system with only 1 memory module at a time .
If there are any more queries do reply to this post with system service tag sent via private message .
Hoping to hear from you soon .
Kind Regards,

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There is a design problem with the OptiPlex 7040 Mini Tower case that leads to excessive noise. The plastic grid panel on the front of the case rattles loudly, especially when the system is operating under a heavy computational workload. I'm not certain if the vibration originates from a fan or from the hard drive, but it's clearly causing resonance in that plastic front grid panel. I'm certain that the front panel is what's making the noise. The noise goes away completely if I press my finger against the front panel (and resumes immediately when I remove my finger). My current workaround to the problem is to prop up the front of the case with a piece of bubble wrap. Dell's engineers should consider altering this case design to address the vibration problems.

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Brand: Gateway
Type: Desktop
Model: LP MINI TOWER TB3 Essential 500

Problem: Won't turn on
Manufacture Date: 12/02/99
 

A:Gateway LP MINI TOWER TB3 Essential 500 Desktop won't turn on.

This computer is 16 years old and came with Windows 98. It isn't worth spending time worrying about it; it is just too old and slow.
Processor: Intel Pentium III, 497 MHz
It probably has at most 256MB of RAM.
 

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i searched in a lot of forums to see if a gtx 750 ti is compatible with the dell 660 mini tower and i cant find a reliable source and i need help to see if its worth it to get it if it is compatible.

 

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Hi, I am doubting wether my Optiplex 755 is a Mini Tower or SFF model.

I found the following tagd:

Service Tag: 
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
Express Service Code: 
<ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>

I cannot find the explanation on the website.

Does anybody know where I can find the info?
thanx

A:Finding out Model 755 Optiplex service tag Mini Tower or what?

Match the appearance of the case with the photo in the pdf below (from L to R, mini tower, desktop, SFF, and ultra SFF.
www.dell.com/.../opti_755_techspecs.pdf

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Hello, my Optiplex 7040 just arrived this week.  I bought a Kingston 120mb SATA ssd in a 2280 stick, so I'm trying to see if I can use this for my main boot drive (Windows 10) and then move the 500gb 3.5 Sata drive over to a storage drive.When I install the 120gb 2280 stick into the M.2 slot, and load the bios...   *It shows up under General / System Information / PCI information / Slot5_M.2 & also under Device Information / SATA-4   *When I look under System Configuration / Drives, it also shows up under SATA-4 here as well.  However, it's showing up as a 0gb Drive under 'type'!
So when I boot from a USB drive to try and reinstall Windows on this M.2 stick, it's not showing up at all.
When I connect the M2 SATA drive and load Windows on the existing 3.5 SATA drive that came with the 7040, the M2 2280 stick shows up in 'device manager' under the hard drives.  The serial # there corresponds to a Toshiba-form hdd; unfortunately, I can't do anything with it in Windows 10.
SATA operation is set to AHCI, and I am booting into legacy with the USB.Any thoughts?  I'm wondering if maybe I have a dead memory stick.  There's no real way I can test it on another computer to see what happens.

A:Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower M.2 slot upgrade....

For Windows 10 you should have a UEFI Boot with SecureBoot Enabled. The USB should be made using the GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS. I hope you mean 120 GB and not 120 MB....
See here for details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 

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I cannot get an OptiPlex 755 Mini Tower to power on. It had been running fairly continuously in an office environment on a APC battery backup/surge protector until it failed Monday morning. Then there was some orange light that was flashing or continuous. When the computer was turned off, it would not come on again. Sorry for the vagueness, but this is second-hand information. I found a fair amount of dust inside, but I've seen far worse on computers
When I push the power button I get no change: no light in the power button, no diagnostic lights, no sounds, no fan movement. When I connect it to power the "AUX LED" light on the motherboard comes on a solid yellow/amber so the PSU is putting out something.
Is this likely to be a PSU problem? Is there some way to pin it down other than buying a replacement PSU?
Thanks for any help,
Joe M

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I'm considering buying a used Dell OptiPlex GX790 MT computer, and I'm wondering what the maximum video card length can be without having to remove the hard drive cage.

A:Used Dell OptiPlex GX790 Mini tower video card

The hard drive cage isn't the only problem.  The power supply is not standard.
So a short GTX750 TI non SC would be the max.
 

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Hi everyone:

I was curious if anyone else experienced this issue? I have a Dell OptiPlex 7010 desktop/mini tower that I bought off the official Dell site. I configured that mini tower to have an SSD drive as the main drive, which I like very much, except one very annoying issue. Sometimes out of the blue Windows 7 will hang up, I can't click anything and the mouse starts spinning in a circle. This continues on for about half a minute and then it always comes back to life. Suddenly I start getting all my previous clicks moving windows, opening things, etc, all at once. This happened at least a dozen of times by now and I started to notice that when this happens the HDD/SSD LED on the case glows solid, which made me suspect that there's something going on with the drive itself.

Does anyone know what's going on and how to fix this?

PS. I tried contacting Dell support about this issue but they are pretty useless. I spent several hours in a chat with a guy once that eventually simply hung up on me. Then I emailed someone at Dell, for which the guy replied with instructions to run their hard drive diagnostic tool, which I did, that did not show any errors. (Note that I don't have a hard drive, it's a solid state drive.) I replied to the guy only to never hear from him again.... So I think I'm pretty much done with the Dell support

A:Dell's Optiplex 7010 mini tower SSD hang-up issue

Hi,

Have you tried updated the firmware on the SSD?

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I ordered the new Optiplex 7040 minitower and its a horrible design.  I tried to open the case and they have a plastic tab that snapped off.  the spring and slide assembly inside. You can't reach the expansion bays and the case design is horrible.  It reminds me of the old style Acer PC's that ended up being throw aways.  Sending this one back right away.  Biggest flop I've seen in a new Optiplex!

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Hi TechSpot Forums!

I own a Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower PC, and am seriously considering buying a graphics card for it.

My question to you is, which would best be compatible with my specs?

System Specs:

Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD

Current Video Card:

Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 128.00 MB
Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor? That is partly the reason I will be purchasing one.

Thanks for any info or suggestions,

~ TomHax
 

A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

What's your main reason to purchase the card? What's your budget?
 

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Hi,
i am using dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. last week my pc didn't startup windows and stuck load on dell logo screen with flash light showing 1 - 4 and off LED light. also  didn't access/load boot menu, bios. i tried power on with all external devise unplugged but show same problem.
can you pls help me out. thanks in advance. 

A:dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. flashing 1 and 4 with off power light

You ram is bad.  F2 Bios setup requires working ram.

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Dell Optiplex 3010 Mini Tower
intel core i3 3220 3.30 Ghz
4 GB RAM
265 watt PSU
24 pin connector
INTEL HD 2500 GRAPHICS

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Hello everyone.

Can someone post a good GFX card for no mor ethne $100 for a miini tower PC such an emachine El series etc. So a low profile GFX card. My friend does some basic gaming WoW, Moonlight etc.

i know a regular card is too big. What is one of the best 100 dolalr or below gfx cards that are low profile and can fit into mini tower PCs? The slot can be the regular PCI 2.0

Thanks guys
 

A:Solved: Best budget Graphics card for mini tower form factor?

The biggest problem with OEM PC's is that the power supplies aren't typically up to the task of an addon card. So it's generally recommended to replace the power supply as well. With this being a mini-tower, I wouldn't be surprised if it does not use a standard sized power supply, so that is likely not an option.

If you want to simply try a new card anyway, your options will be limited by the card size. There isn't much of a selection of low profile cards. Find the latest generation chipset which fits your budget.
 

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower (smallest one thereis), and the original 160W power supply died a few months ago without warning. I ordered a new power supply, but accidentally ordered the wrong size (210W for one of the larger towers). I used it in the meantime until I could get the proper size (although the 210W supply wouldn’t fit in the mini case – I left it out of the case and ran the wires through the power plug hole). The computer booted up just fine with this 210W power supply. I finally got around to ordering the 160W smaller correct size, but that power supply would not boot up the computer (just got an amber flashing light). Thinking it was just faulty, I sent it back and requested a replacement. The replacement did not work either. I ordered a third replacement, and the third did not work either! So now I am back to using the 210W power supply (No. HP-U2106F3) which does not fit in the computer housing. I know these Dell OptiPlex machines are notorious for having power supply and capacitor issues. But the question is, why will the computer power on using the 210W power supply? I contacted Dell and they were of no help whatsoever. The guy told me that 160W wasn’t enough to power my machine and to order a 210W power supply correctly sized for my chassis. Gee, thanks! First of all, they don’t make 210W that fit in the mini towers, and second of all, why did it used to work just fine??? Oh, and no I have not upgraded anything (i.e., video card, etc.) which... Read more

A:Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower power supply problem

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I have an HP Pavillion about 3 years old. I have been having a lot of trouble with my computer since before the summer. A friend tookit home and tried to look at it and took out some stuff and it was okm for about a month and now the problem is persisiting once more:
The tower beeps and the computer will not turn on. Sometimes I am able to turn the computer on ( with no beeping) and get to my email, once there I will be on for maybe 3 minutes and the computer just shuts off and what appears is a blue screen with an alert message about restarting the computer. I restart it and the same thing happens. My friend checked the mouse and keyboard by hooking it up to his and that was not the problem. I am very frustrated having to use my computer at work and not being able to work at home! Do I need to just forget it and buy a new computer??
 

A:Tower is beeping and shuts off

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When I got home from work tonight, my Win7 desktop appeared to be asleep, which is normal. I hit the power button to wake, it, walked away, and when I came back, it was not up as I'd have expected.

I looked more closely and something really weird was happening.

The fan would turn on and the power lights would come on. Not sure if I heard the HD (there's an OS C drive, and mirrored data D drives). Three seconds later, it would power off, without anything ever displaying on the monitor, no bios screen, nothing. This would just keep repeating.

I managed to get the CD drive open and put a boot disk in, but the whole sequence happens so fast that it doesn't even recognize the CD or try to boot from it.

Right now I have the computer turned off and unplugged, and hope that this will rectify itself with the passage of time.

A:Computer gets power, shuts off, gets power, repeats, never boots

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 450125


When I got home from work tonight, my Win7 desktop appeared to be asleep, which is normal. I hit the power button to wake, it, walked away, and when I came back, it was not up as I'd have expected.

I looked more closely and something really weird was happening.

The fan would turn on and the power lights would come on. Not sure if I heard the HD (there's an OS C drive, and mirrored data D drives). Three seconds later, it would power off, without anything ever displaying on the monitor, no bios screen, nothing. This would just keep repeating.

I managed to get the CD drive open and put a boot disk in, but the whole sequence happens so fast that it doesn't even recognize the CD or try to boot from it.

Right now I have the computer turned off and unplugged, and hope that this will rectify itself with the passage of time.


Have you done any overclocking?

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Hello all,
I have a Dell Vostro 3400 that just had its motherboard and ram replaced by Dell. It is not out of warranty. It was built in 2011. It was working fine at the office after the replacement, I took it home, it installed some updates, then after a minute it shuts off. I have tried a new hard drive, diagnostics, save mode, bios menu, no matter where it is, after a minute give or take it shuts off. Any ideas?

A:Dell Vostro 3400 shuts down after a minute...

I made a video of what it does. Any ideas?

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about a week ago I was given a used Sony Vaio desktop model RS310 with XP, 256 ram, 2.8hgz, and a 80gig HD.
The owner had the PC (layed on its side) in a box in the garage for maybe 2 years or less. The PC outer case was pretty dirty, but the inside had your typical dustiness. But I took the whole PC apart and cleaned it like new. Used only liquid cleaners on non electronic boards and such.

Ok, here are the issues
XP boots fine, but when the tower is moved around the Sony Vaio Monitor would shut off, along with the keyboard and mouse. But both fans, and DVD drive were still functional (maybe HD too, but I cant tell). The PC would reboot automactially, sometimes it wouldn't.
I checked the Sony monitor/keyboard/mouse on my other PC to make sure they weren't faulty and they worked perfectly. When the Sony Vaio was up and running normal, I moved the back ports around, the monitor/keyboard/mouse/internet cables and were functioning perfectly.
But this time when I slightly tilted the Tower back, these issues returned. After having the PC on for about 30mins without movement the PC would of all of a sudden do these problems again, sometimes reboot other times not.

Now the PC stays on for hours, sometimes restarts, other times it doesn't. I don't even bother moving the PC around Im too scared. I been able to do all important updates on XP, with SP3.

So the question I have, what do some of you guys think it might be? I personally think the Power Supply might ... Read more

A:Solved: Sony Vaio PC Shuts down when tower is moved

I think its he Power supply unit, but i want to get a second opinion. Also how do I edit my post, so I can ask which PSU I should buy. I dont want to make another thread.
thx
 

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whenever i connect my dell vostro with modem it gets shut off randomly..what to do

A:my dell vostro shuts off randomly when connected to modem

Hi and welcome to TSF first can you post the full model numbers of your dell and the modem,have you looked in event viewer for logs around the time of the shutdown

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Happened once a month ago, thought it was power outage; twice last week, three times TODAY.

its a Dell Vostro 400 that was new in 2008, running Windows XP; I've been on line in my email when this has happened, but I am a writer and spend a lot of time in my word processor -

overheating?
computer dying?
should I have a computer repair person come in and check it out?

A:Dell Vostro 400 running windows xp shuts off randomly

You shouldn't double post threads.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f15/computer-shuts-off-randomly-and-reboots-self-652449.html#post3783274

Stick with the one.

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My display shuts off, lost signal, windows freezes, tower stays running without a hiccup.My display or displays shut off and windows freezes when playing games. It started with Fps game loading inside of a window the size of the screen instead of full screen. I then tried playing another graphically demanding game with the settings maxed and the display shut off after several minutes of gameplay. Over time it gradually got worse and worse until it would shut off the display as soon as it loaded windows. I thoroughly cleaned the entire case and components, cleaned and recovered the system back a couple years and I got a full week of Gaming on maxed out settings without issue. Repeating the same steps didn't yield the same results and the display shuts off. At around certain points every time in certain games the display will lose signal. Its been like this for over a year and I think I narrowed it down to faulty drivers or overheating gpu. If it's faulty drivers, do I delete all present drivers and replace them with the newest? If it's a overheating gpu, do I take it apart and replace the thermal paste? Any suggestions? I maybe completely wrong?




PC/Desktop:Custom build
OS:Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
CPU:AMD Phenom II x6 1075t
Motherboard:Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
Memory:Patriot 4g DDR3 x2
Graphics Card(s):GeForce GTX 560 ti 1024mb
Sound Card:Onboard
Monitor(s) Displays:SCEA 24" stereoscopic 3D Dispay
Screen Resolution:1920x1080 60htz
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A:Display shuts off, lost signal, widows freezes, tower stays running.

Hello and welcome Atemup mate the GPU driver would be a good start Drivers | GeForce it is the latest driver and did wonders for my three desktops.

You could also check this
UsingHW Info PSU

Download HW Info and pick the right bit version - HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download -(copyand paste this site into the search bar) If you do not need the runninginformation in the smaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand windowclick on the + for the individual device groupings and they will open out tothe various components.

Go on opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it and it will highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detailed description of that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These are very detailed and are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

To get the PSU volts you need to select the Sensor button circled in yellow in the pic for PSU testing do the same and scroll down the readout as in my pic to where it has Nuvoton = yours might be a different section name / title. Post back a pic of that please.

If you want a more definitive test see this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/301799-psu-test-dc-output-voltage.html but please only use a digital multimeter and not an analogue as they inject typically 9v into a circuit to test and into a 3.3v or 5v rail - not a good idea!!see the partial pic of the correct sort of meter in that tutorial. details if you scroll down that listing.

Now a good ... Read more

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Dell E510 Intell Pentium D, 1g memory, WinXP

I have been having a problem starting my computer from the tower.Called Dell* the first time but it just happened to start up while I was talking to them. They said I probably pushed the button on a slant?
Well it has happened twice since. I shut down normally last night & this morning pushed the start button (made sure I wasn't "slanted") same thing . I get a flashing orange light and then a voice that says "Press repeat button to receive setup instructions".

Where is a repeat button? I have held the start button in for a minimum of 3 minutes but it won't shut off. Pulled power & let it sit for 15 min. & tried again..flashing orange. So I just let it continue flashing and this time it finally shut off. Went to start again..walla..it started! Now this is the third time and I am afraid the next time it won't start ever.
Someone out there able to help?

*Was surprised at Dell trying to sell me tech help in North America so I could get faster response time & a North American. This was before they would start to answer my question!
 

A:Can't start, tower has flashing orange light on start button,

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Hi, Currently I'm using a dual core 6850 and I'm thinking about buying a quad core. I have a PSU of 500 W as spare.

Can i replace the CPU to a Quad Core without changing the cooling system?

A:replace dual core CPU by quad core what about heatsink? in Mini Tower 755 Optiplex

heinflhs
These are the specs of the spare PSU. Aren't they better than the original Dell PSU?
That power supply is ATX and not EPS12V
Better is not the issue.  Dell power supplys are 80 percent efficient not 70 percent ATX.  The -5v rail is an issue as well as this may cause a motherboard fire or damage your system.  Its a dead giveaway that this is a power supply from 1990 to 2000.
What current is on which rails is not trivial. There is a single 12V RAIL on that unit and its max is 17A
EPS 12V units have multiple rails of 12V @ 18 amps each.  MAX Power on the 12V rails is 264w not 204w
That unit has a lot more on the 5V and 3.3V rails at the expense of the 12V rails and CPU 4 pin connector. So no that spare unit is not likely to work well if at all.

Recommended update or replacement is EVGA 750B1

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help :)

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help!

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Hi, I might be able to buy a second hand Optiplex mini tower and I would like to install the motherboard etc. of my Optiplex 755 SFF.

Wilt thi fit?

The idea is that with the Mini Tower I can buy a better GPU.

thanx.

A:Does motherboard of Optiplex 755 SFF fit in a Dell optiplex 745 dualcore mini tower?

No it wont fit.   The board layout, number of slots etc is different.

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During a recent thunderstorm, I shut down my computer for protection. disconnected power. After the storm I reconnected the power and turned on the system and nothing. I have an e-machine model T2984 with XP Windows Home. I have looked inside the tower and can see a small green light burning. Am I missing a reset button or have I lost the power supply unit? The machine has worked great until this problem. The machine is approx. 3 to 4 years old. Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:PC tower does not start

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Hi,
Today when I switched on my computer it began to start up (barely staying on for five seconds) before switching off and repeating the whole process. It does stay on long enough for me to push either esc or f10 and go into computer set up. However i am not too sure what to configure and how and as soon as i exit out of it, my laptop starts the whole on/off process again.

I am not too sure about the specs of my laptop, only that it is an Hp and has windows xp.
Please, what can i do? I would be forever grateful if someone knows how I can fix this..
 

A:Laptop switches on, begins to start up, switches off then repeats process

If you can post the model of the HP laptop, we can learn more for you.
You should find the model information on a sticker on the bottom of the machine.

It sounds like ESC or f10 will take you to the BIOS configuration utility.
Have you tried f8? You may need to press repeatedly, or press and hold.
This will take you to the option to boot to Safe Mode.
If this is successful, let us know. If not, let us know.

Next... you obviously have internet access from another computer.
There are two utilities you should download and run.
These utilities will check for errors in 1) your memory and 2) your drive.
Since they run outside of windows, trying to run them will give us a good idea if it is a hardware issue, or if it is a problem with your OS. (the f8 question may leave this an open question, but this will help get a definite answer, in addition to trying to isolate hardware faults)

To Test Memory... Using Memtest Please follow this guide...

Please note that (unless you start getting errors reported) you will need to let this run a long time.
A good way of doing this is to let it run over night. In each 'pass" there are a series of eight memory tests that are run, each more complicated than the previous. We used to advise letting it run a minimum of 7 passes, unless you start getting errors. We now advise at least 10 full passes. If you have errors reported, you may want to re-run the test with only one stick of ram installed, checked each stick unt... Read more

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I just got a used ThinkCentre i7 M series  and it will not start up at all?
 
I put new ram in it and a new hard drive and when I hit the start button the fans come on for about 2 seconds and then it shuts off.  I hope that someone can help me with this problem.
 
Thanks
 
 
Mod:   edited title for clarity
 

A:M92p tower - will not start up at all?

Can you give use the system type and 7 digit model number (eg.  1234-567) ?    Did it not come with memory, are you able to put the original back to test ? 

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I have a Dell Vostro 270 desktop which was left on overnight, now it won't come out of low power mode or start up.  Purchased in July2013.
I could hold the front power switch in for a few seconds to power down but now the PC wont power up.  I press the button (turns white) fan spins but then the power button on the front panel turns off automatically.  The PC then just seems to repeat this without user intervention but gets no further.
I did pull the power cord out of the back so that the green light on the psu goes out and then re-inserted the cord several hours later and the PC started again.
However now it won't start again (not tried the power cord removal again yet) any ideas ? Google seems to bring up similar issues but no definitive answers.
Any ideas please ?

A:Dell Vostro 270 won't start up

Hi, 
Have you tried removing all memories and power up the system?? Try with 1 memory at a time. 
If the issue is still the same, then either the PSU and/or motherboard is faulty
Regards

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Hello. I have a Dell Vostro with the windows 7 operating system and an Intel Core 2 duo processor. I've had it for 15 months and I've never had any problems other than occasional freeze ups. Now, I switched to Century Link (not sure if relevant) but around 6 pm (Mountain time) the internet slowed down substantially and froze my webpages and it seemed like my entire computer stopped responding. So I held down the power button. When I tried to reboot, I chose the safety one to see if any files were damaged or corrupted. Unfortunately instead of showing me something, I only see the Windows 7 blue screen with the leaves and bird. I left it alone for 20 minutes, nothing. So I shut it down and tried again. Same thing.

I've never had any problems and I'm horrible when it comes to computers. I'm using an old Dell and it's horribly slow and ancient. I would really appreciate any help or advice you can give me.
 

A:Dell Vostro will not start up

Can you boot up in safe mode?

How to boot into safe mode in Windows 7
 

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Alright, this is going to be a bit of a book, so prepare yourself. I will start out with system components:

Mobo - Gigabyte 990 FXA-UD3
CPU - AMD FX-8120
PSU - Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W
Memory - 2x 4GB 1866 GSkill Ripjaw

So, the initial problem was on Monday, when I spilled water into the top of my tower. I have watercooling, so that area is open with two fans and a radiator there. Anyway, I only spilled a little water and manually powered it off immediately. I took out components and dried everything, set it in the sun, and then tried powering it on much later. I got nothing, the lights would blink and that is all I would get.

I hoped it was the PSU, and took that out and did the jump bit with the paperclip, it started up, and I attached peripherals to it from another computer and it ran them fine. After testing it in different ways, I figured it was fine. So, I thought I may have destroyed my mobo or my processor. I reattached my PSU to my board, but I left the 12v CPU connection off and it started everything else up. So, I thought maybe the board was bad.

I picked up a new motherboard and proceeded to attach everything to it. I then crossed my fingers and gave it power, and it didn't work of course. So, my next step was CPU.

I bought a new CPU and I tried it out on my old motherboard first, thinking that maybe the motherboard was fine all along. Of course, it didn't work. So, I set everything up with new mobo, new CPU, minimum connections (no HD, no CD... Read more

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When I start my computer up in the morning, the tower makes a rather loud buzzing noise. I turn the computer off when the Windows screen comes up, and after that it usually takes two attempts for the computer to start up without making this unsettling noise. What could be behind the noise and how can I stop it from happening? A slight tapping of the tower while it is making the noise can quieten it down a little, but it usually just gets louder again.

Thanks.
 

A:Tower making noises at start up

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Hi,

I have bought this dell vostro 1015 laptop one and half year ago. Day before yesterday my windows XP hanged and I was unable to shut down. So I pressed power on button for few seconds to switch off my laptop.

Now my laptop is not starting. I see complete blank screen. I tried booting with CD, but no luck. The LED for power is on. The LED for harddisk keeps blinking. But I can not see anything on screen. Not even Dell logo. Nothing happening. No POST. The LED at harddisk keeps blinking. Keyboard does not respond. I tried taking out battery and starting with power adapter. But no luck. Please help.
 

A:Dell Vostro 1015 won't start

Take the laptop in for service. It is possible that the hard drive, memory or the motherboard has gone bad
 

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I opened my case for its monthly cleaning and saw dust buildup on under the GPU fans. I proceeded to remove the graphics card. It gave me some resistance even after flipping the little switch. It released after a little "crack" sound. It wasn't big. It was enough for me to look around at the motherboard, but I didn't see anything and the motherboard was still solidly in place. I didn't think much of it after that. I got my compressed air and started blowing out the dust from both the computer and the GPU. I hold the can upright and spray stuff pretty directly. At one point I noticed I could actually see the stream from the can...it didn't look quite right. Again, I wasn't obviously spraying fluid and at this point I really don't think I was, but it's in my head.

Link to computer booting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjoT5LEExfs&feature=youtu.be

When I boot up
1. My mobo screen appears
2. Windows start screen appears
3. Windows starts to launch and then fails
4. My mobo screen appears again

I have tried re-seating my GPU, I have re-plugged most of the connectors. I have looked for any physical signs of damage. I'm not savvy enough to really figure this problem out...unless it is a "re-seat component x" type issue, I'll need to take it in to a professional. I thought I would start here in diagnosing the problem. ANY help is greatly appreciated.
My system is 1.5 years old.
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A:Help! Windows wont start after cleaning tower

shake the can a few times before spraying in future

have you tried safe mode to see if it boots into windows

try a cmos reset

try a new data cable on the hard drive

try re-seating the ram,make sure it is seated,the clips clicking over does not mean that it is

check if it stays up without rebooting with the drives disconnected

if it does just reconnect the hard drive and see if it stable
 

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Recently, I've tried to turn on my Vostro 1014 but it got stuck at the Window logo for so long. This happened after I finished the configuring cycles which keep on repeating for more than five times.
Kindly revert back to me with advise asap as I urgently am running for a dateline.
Thank you Dell Team. :)

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Hi, My Dell Vostro laptop 2520 which came with Windows 8 loaded and then got upgraded to Windows 10 automatically a month back suddenly stopped working today morning.
It just keeps giving beep sounds when i press power button and a blank screen appears. Please provide me some quick resolution for the same.

A:My Dell Vostro 2520 does not start and just beeps

Hi,
Given in this situation the system fails to POST. Below is the list of error codes that indicate the faulty component on the basis of the no of beep codes,
Do reply to this post, how many beeps are heard from the system so that we can conclude the faulty component.
Regards,

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Hi, I really need help finding a case for my computer. I dont really like the current one, its just borring. If you could help me choose one that would be great!

i dont want to spend over 100$, and it has to be a full tower.... thats all i know.

here are some specs for my comp, if you need more i can get them easily:

cpu:
intel pentium 4
package: pga-423
1.90ghz.

motherboard:
Manufacturer:supermicro
Model4sta, pcb version
chipset: i850, rev. a2

graphic interface:
version: agp version 2.0
transfer rate: 4x
Max. supported: 4x
sideband: enabled

Memory:
Type: rdram
Size: 512mb
Channel #: dual

Hope this helps, thanks
 

A:need help choosing a full tower case..... dont know where to start.

it is about 20.00 more than your stated budget, but the Antec P160 aluminum case is hard to beat.
 

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Hi, 
My Dell Vostro 3560 rebooted after installing the latest updates for Windows but when it restarted it showed flashing buttons on the keyboard and then only a black screen with a slow continuous beep.
The beep sounds once every three seconds and just keeps repeating continuously.
After googling for a while, I found the advice to remove the battery, unplug the laptop, hold the power button down for 60sec then plug in the power again and try to reboot. 
This initially worked. But I decided to try and figure out what had caused the problem by rebooting again with the battery removed. 
The same error occurred but this time I couldn't get it to boot by doing the process described above. Every time I tried to reboot it showed the flashing three buttons on the keyboard, then a black screen with a continuous beep. I do hear the fan startup and it sounds like the harddrive starts working. 
Some more googling, and I learned you could start ePSA diagnostics by holding down the function key while pressing the power button to start the laptop.
So I did this and the screen started up and showed the Dell loading screen. It then ran the ePSA diagnostics but that showed that everything was ok. After ePSA the only option is to reboot so I did that and again the same problem: black screen with beeping. So I rebooted again holding down the function key and when the Dell screen was shown and I was able to press F12 and go into the boot options. After looking at the bio... Read more

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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

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I need to retrieve some old info from my old tower. Is it possible to hook the old tower to the new one and use it as a big memory bank? And if so, how do I do it?
 

A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

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Forgot to ask this in my last thread. Is there any difference between a mid-tower ATX case and a full-tower other than height? Thanks.
 

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Hi,
Toshiba mini will not boot-can't get to safe mode-f8 does nothing-f2 nothing esc brings up screen which shows system mem (passed) mouse initialized-looks like the hard drive is recognize etc.....
thoughts?
 

A:Toshiba mini will not start up

are you able to take the HD out and hook it up to another computer to run a HD diagnostic. Also, while doing that try to boot up the computer to see if you get a message saying it was not able to find the HD. Its a possibility its getting hung up while trying to boot.
 

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hi people
its my first time post

im having a prob with windows.
when i click the start button, it takes about 5-10 seconds for it to shoot up.
the same thing happens when i open IE6. either from the desktop, the little tray next to the start menu, or when i right click a link and open in new window.

my system is new and is 512mb RAM.

does anybody have an idea what this could be??
i did have 2 viruses called ptsnoop and ffen but i got rid of them last week

thankyu in advance
steven
 

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My Elonex Mini-note won't start when I switch it on. All that happens is the fan spins briefly then the power light and caps lock light say on, but nothing happens. Can anyone help, please?

Geoff
 

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hi
im new, this is my first post

my problem is:
every time i click my start button or internet explorer 6 icon, it takes about 10 seconds for the action to execute

its like they both freeze for a while

it also happens when you "right click>open in new window" on a link in IE

thanks in advance for any help
steven
 

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Turn on in either normal mode simply get a black screen in safe mode starts then stops with a screen full of multi(0)disk statements. Can I reinstall OS have the licence but no disc or disc drive on unit

A:My sons Compaq mini 110 will not start

If you reinstall the OS, you will lose everything - all photos, documents, programs, or updates that have been installed since it was new. If that's OK, start the system & immediately tap the F11 key to launch the recovery software, then follow the instructions. Make sure you're using the AC power adapter & that you have no external devices connected.message edited by riider

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When i turn it on it says enter current password be for the winows or whatever program it has. I just got it at yard sale last week and would love to use it

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I tried to update my BIOS, it asked me to restart the PC and since then I only receive 5 red beeps and 2 white beeps. It will not go into boot. I have checked all cables and connectors but cannot do anything else. Is it possible to "restart" the BIOS?

A:HP Mini 800 G2 Will not Start (5 Red Beeps then 2 white Beep...

@Styinuri?, welcome to the forum. Which of these is your computer? http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?cc=us&lang=en&sp4ts.oid=7633266&ac.admit... http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?cc=us&lang=en&sp4ts.oid=8741496&ac.admit... Before responding, please read this guide to see if it helps solve your problem.

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron MIni 10 off of ebay. It seemed to be perfect, then I began surfing the internet and the antivirus program started causing trouble. It turned out to be malware so I uninstalled it and it worked fine. Then I went to youtube an the computer randomnly froze. Now I try to start it up and it gets to the Windows XP Home screen, then freezes. It used to work in Safe Mode. I even did the system restore. Now it gets past the dell load up screen, but then displays a black screen. It will not go any farther and now safe mode doesn't even work. I did diagnostics and got no error codes.
 

A:Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Start Up Problem

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Hello,

This is my first post, so if I forgot to do something or did it incorrectly, feel free to let me know.

I bought an HP Pavillion last August, and it came with Windows Vista, and the promise that I would get a free upgrade to Windows 7 when it came out. After going through a fair amount of headaches and red-tape, I finally got my upgrade disc. I upgraded my OS last Monday. I was given instructions to remove anti-virus software (which was preventing installation), and I was also told that iTunes and my keyboard may cause issues upon upgrade. I figured this just meant that they might not perform as well, so I ignored it and continued with the upgrade.

The first time I booted up Windows 7, I got a BSOD within seconds after my desktop loaded completely. Sometimes I will get a few minutes (one time, I even got about an hour or so) before the BSOD hits. I was able to uninstall iTunes, and run Blue Screen Viewer. Blue Screen Viewer told me that it was likely that my ntoskrnl.exe was causing the problem. After researching ntoskrnl.exe, I found out that it is sometimes caused by keyboard driver issues, but I can't be sure that is the problem.

If anyone thinks it will help, I can post the exact text of my BSOD. However, since I was unsure if I needed to do so, I opted to include the mini-dump files for now. I can also say that the BSOD always includes the text "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION."

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A:BSOD upon start-up, mini-dump attached

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cobbljock


Hello,

This is my first post, so if I forgot to do something or did it incorrectly, feel free to let me know.

I bought an HP Pavillion last August, and it came with Windows Vista, and the promise that I would get a free upgrade to Windows 7 when it came out. After going through a fair amount of headaches and red-tape, I finally got my upgrade disc. I upgraded my OS last Monday. I was given instructions to remove anti-virus software (which was preventing installation), and I was also told that iTunes and my keyboard may cause issues upon upgrade. I figured this just meant that they might not perform as well, so I ignored it and continued with the upgrade.

The first time I booted up Windows 7, I got a BSOD within seconds after my desktop loaded completely. Sometimes I will get a few minutes (one time, I even got about an hour or so) before the BSOD hits. I was able to uninstall iTunes, and run Blue Screen Viewer. Blue Screen Viewer told me that it was likely that my ntoskrnl.exe was causing the problem. After researching ntoskrnl.exe, I found out that it is sometimes caused by keyboard driver issues, but I can't be sure that is the problem.

If anyone thinks it will help, I can post the exact text of my BSOD. However, since I was unsure if I needed to do so, I opted to include the mini-dump files for now. I can also say that the BSOD always includes the text "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION."

I wo... Read more

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Hi, my daughters machine has started misbehaving today with a few blue screens and other erratic issues. When I check Windows/Minidump I have just 1 entry which I have attached in hope someone can shed some light on the BSOD issue, but when I go to "Disk Cleanup" I have 554MB of "system error memory dump files", where can I find these files please?

I have installed SDK for Windows 8.1 hoping I can have a look at these files, but can someone explain(in simple terms) to me about symbols and an address to use to get symbols? I have done this once before(long time ago) but I am very much a noob when it comes to exploring dump files although very keen to learn more.

Any help or guidance very much appreciated!

A:BSOD after start up just 1 mini dump entry

Unfortunately, its not that easy to explain how to analyse a .dmp file in a thread such as this. However, you can setup WinDBG with the symbols by following this:

WinDBG - Install and Configure for BSOD Analysis

In terms of the .dmp file, its inconclusive, but 0xF4 bugecks are often an indication of a hard disk problem. Please run the DOS version of SeaTools to check the health of the hard disk:

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

You can delete older versions of the .dmp files by logging in as the computer administartor, then opening up Windows Explorer and choosing to show Hidden Files and Folders:

Attachment 343676

Now browse to C:\Windows\Minidump and delete all the .dmp files you do not require.

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Computer froze while opening PDF from website, upon restarting, I received the following message.

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select ?r? at the first screen to start repair."

I received no Setup CD-ROM and this computer does not have a CD or DVD drive. Only USB port.

Computer specs:

Dell INSPIRON mini 1010
Intel Atom
Model PP19S
OS: Windows XP

How should I proceed?

A:INSPIRON mini 10 XP won't start, need file repair

That means that your registry is corrupt. You will need a Windows XP Setup disk to run the repair. If you dont have one, you need one. No other way to fix it without reloading the whole computer off of the partition on the drive that most vendors send out on their computers. Once you get the disk do this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

Than run scans for viruses of malware.

***Word of caution: Messing around with the registry is dangerous stuff and should only be done if you are comfortable with it. Doing this incorrectly can render your current OS shot and you can also suffer major data loss. DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!***

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Hi,
Toshiba mini will not boot-can't get to safe mode-f8 does nothing-f2 nothing esc brings up screen which shows system mem (passed) mouse initialized-looks like the hard drive is recognize etc.....
thoughts?
 

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installed avg 2014 was prompted to restart compclicked restart nowcomp went thro normal routinereceived screen saying " please Wait "then received screen saying " Windows is Starting up... "but it did not .removed all power & batteryreplaced and tried again no changehave checked hard drive and memory both ok.but no changemessage edited by mr.allsort

A:Compaq mini 110 netbook won't start up after installed AVG

Start Windows in Safe Mode and uninstall the AVG software.Then restart Windows normally and install Avast Antivirus Free instead:http://www.avast.com/en-gb/indexScroll down to bottom of the page and you'll see the download button for the free version.

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Some people want their Start Menu back. Although I love the new Start Screen and tiles, there are times when I am on the Desktop that I wish I could launch a regular Windows application. Instead of having a bunch of icons on my Desktop, a menu would be better.

I don't like installing additional software, like the Start Menu 'restorers', so I tried to figure out a way to do it without installing anything.

So, here's a way to fake the Start Menu by using the built-in Taskbar functions. It's not as pretty and complex as the Start Menu, but it's sure better than having a bunch of icons on your Desktop or spread across the Taskbar.

A:Make a Mini Start Menu With No Additional Software

If you like, here's another Start Menu toolbar option.

Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar

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w7 has, in the past week, shut down and won't re-start ... this was my original problem ... shop blamed the mb ... I replaced it with an Intel DP55KG Extreme Series (P55 ATX Core i7 Core i5 LGA1156)

after mb replacement, system worked great for 2 days ... went to start this am, would start to boot for about 5 secs, then shut down, several times ... same symptoms as original problem

I got it working for about 30 mins, then it completely shut down on its own, but properly, with the correct screens, as if I intentionally shut it down (I did not) ... it would not reboot

new mb, nvidia 660 ti card, i7 processor, pu ok, plenty of fans, not over-heating, hard drive ok ... at least per my shop tech

help !! ... I have no idea, other than maybe the power unit underpowered ? ... a short somewhere ? ... over heating ?? ... not sure it's a w7 problem either ... sorry if this is wrong forum, please move if needed

thanks for any help
 

A:w7 shuts down and won't re-start

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My dad's (used to be mine) old pc does this. Nothing even comes up on the screen. I think it's a P300 speed. Uses Windows 98. I have no way of going into BIOS since nothing appears on the monitor at all. I beleive I hear the fan running and things starting up. The beeps seem different though.
Any thoughts??
 

A:Start pc, shuts itself off...help!

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I've read and read... maybe someone here can lead me in the right direction.

Desktop computer, about 6 years old but used sparingly. XP home addition with service pack 3.

After clicking start, computer commences to boot normally until... we get the windows XP logo with the little bar.. the blue pieces moving left to right. Sits there for a bit then black. You hear the XP shutdown sound, light comes on the monitor that signifies no signal. I think the computer is still running... just black screen and no response to anything. When the start/stop button is pushed it shuts off. I've repeated this several times.

Started in safe mode... that seems to work. Tried going back to "known configuration - that didn't help. Did the system restore to 3 days ago, that didn't help.
Ran an check for viruses with Norman.. clean. Checked the "General" tabe in the System Configuration Utility, it ppears to be the same as this laptop (selective startup - check marks in all, altho "load start up items" seems to be grayed .

No hardware has been installed recently, no upgrades.

I have the installation disc that came with the computer from Dell. Was considering installing that and doing a "repair".. maybe run a fixmbr.. a little uneasy about this, will I lose everything?

Help...

this computer is my neighbors who only does e-mail and a little stock trading.. 84 YO and I'm trying to help but I'm at a loss.

Appreciate it
 

A:XP - shuts down during start up

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