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Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows XP Pro 32-bit Dell System direct issue.

Q: Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows XP Pro 32-bit Dell System direct issue.

Hello, I own a Dell Optiplex 745, running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. The Dell System Direct isn't launching, even though it will download, it says .APPLICATION, which cannot be opened. Does anyone have a fix?

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Preferred Solution: Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows XP Pro 32-bit Dell System direct issue.

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A: Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows XP Pro 32-bit Dell System direct issue.

The older versions of Dell System Detect are security risks - if you're running an antivirus program, it may be flagging and intercepting the program. At any rate, you should NOT be using Windows XP online at this point, as it has seen no security updates in almost two years - you really need to upgrade to a supported version of Windows (at this point, that's a minimum of Windows 7).

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Hello, I own a Dell Optiplex 745, running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. The Dell System Direct isn't launching, even though it will download, it says .APPLICATION, which cannot be opened. Does anyone have a fix?

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I'm from Pakistan, recently I've purchased more than 20 dell optiplex 3050 with LCD E1916H. Most probably all the system are doing same issue which discussed above by many users. I connected the LCD with DP cable to CPU, nothing happens wrong until i opened Microsoft excel, watching YouTube video and sometime when switching from one tab to another in browser. On accessing these app, monitor display get disappeared while power continues coming. All the staff are suffering with trouble, plz giveimmediately some solution.
OS: Window 10 pro (64bit)

A:Dell Optiplex 3050 with dell lcd E1916H generating display issue with some application

The culprit seems to be the hardware acceleration enabled in the Intel HD driver. But, I have yet to find a way to disable it universally across the Windows 10 operating system.
For Office software =* Start any Office program* On the File tab, click Options* In the Options dialog box, click Advanced* In the list of available options, add a check to, "Disable hardware graphics acceleration"* Click OK
For all other software, you will need to check into their specific settings.

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Recently our Dell Optiplex 330 experienced some pretty severe virus attacks that render the computer useless. The user had disabled the installed protect advising that it slowed his performance and would not let him install cute little things from his favorite social network. The machine was so hosed it was determined the best course of action was to reformat the drive and basically start over. The problem is this unit was sold to us by Dell with a license for Windows Vista Business which we request it be down graded to XP service pack 3. Each time we attempt to reinstall windows xp from teh provided original disc we get the famous blue screen advising there is a problem with the hard drive, etc. How can we reinstall the our favorite XP? The unit has a SATA hard drive. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Issue with reinstalling Windows Xp on Dell Optiplex 330

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Upgraded an old Optiplex 390 to Windows 10 Pro.  More accurate is purchased this computer second hand, and someone upgraded to windows 10 pro.  However, it had critical error every time it booted.  So reloaded Windows 10 Pro, and it works correctly.  However, can not get the ethernet to work.  I've tried disabling (then enable), tried deleting & rebooting, tried downloading drivers from internet.  But nothing.  It's using a Realtek.  Any suggestions?  Thanks

A:Dell Optiplex 390 - Running Windows 10 Pro - Network Issue

JBROOKS92,
Unfortunately, Windows 10 is not supported by Dell on this system. This means that Dell has not created any Windows 10 drivers for the hardware.  If no Windows 10 drivers are installed the hardware may not work properly.

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Hi. This 24pix MINI atx power connector is basically the same as normal ATX connector (bur smaller of course)? At the pin settings is different? Where I can buy 24pix ATX to 24 pin MINI atx adapter that will work with those boards? Thanks.

A:Dell OptiPlex 760 (GX760) SFF and Dell OptiPlex 780 (GX780) SFF mainboard power connector?

Moddiy makes this.
Dell 980 960 780 760 PSU 24-Pin to Mini 24-Pin Adapter Cable (10cm)http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-980-960-780-760-PSU-24%252dPin-to-Mini-24%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2810cm%29.html
 

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Laptop model number : Dell inspiron 1525

OS : Windows XP media center

Problem : When i open this laptop it always open in dell media direct. i tried to exit it from there it just shut down my computer after exiting.

I tried it on internet, i tried both buttons on panel. one is for media direct and other one for regular starting up.

i have tried reseating the cmos battery but did't help.

PLease help what else i can try ..

A:dell inspiron booting in dell media direct, cant go to windows .. please help ??

Take a look at the threads below.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f108...ey-468421.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ct-276783.html

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My dell optiplex 740 will open windows ,so before this happened,i install windows 7 home premium instead of windows 7 professional.When it didn't install properly,my windows will not open after i restart my PC it keeps saying  The computer restart unexpectedly  or encountered an error.Windows installation cannot proceed.To install windows,click "OK"to restart the computer,and then restart the installation.this message keeps repeating itself every time i boot my pc up.I try to reset my PC factory settings,but it wouldn't work,do i need  to buy a Dell recovery disk to get my PC running?

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I have a Dell Optiplex on the way from e-bay and I would like to go ahead and order some more ram so they get here about the same time but I am having a hard time finding out what ram chip to get for that model.

I normally don't have a problem looking up the correct ram but I am getting suggestions for PC-2-5300 and PC-2-6400 as well as some others. I know that it uses DDR2 but the rest is confusing me. I understand the chip speed such as 667mhz or 800mhz but the rest I am unfamiliar with.

Could someone please tell me what type of ram chip I need to get? I am going to get 1mb sticks so I don't care if they are exactly the same as what comes with it because it only comes with 215mb of ram so if I get one with a faster speed then it won't matter cause 215 mb is nothing for ram. Please help me with what ram chip to put in this unit if anyone can and thanks.
 

A:Ram issue for a Dell Optiplex

I could help you out with that. But first, I would need the exact model of the computer.

E.g. Dell Optiplex 360
 

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Hello, so i got to school this week and on our computer class we have a Optiplex 755 SFF,
When i turn it on, it just shows 3 4 diagnostic light..
Any help would be apprecciated..

Greetings!

A:Dell Optiplex 755 SFF issue

This is a memory error.
Unplug the system, hold the power button for 30 sec and remove and reinstall the memory module(s).
If that doesn't clear the error, try one memory module at a time in each socket until you find the bad module -- or, if more than one module fails to work in a single socket - the bad socket -- and replace the corresponding faulty part -- the memory module, or in the case of socket failure, replace the mainboard.

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When my computer stays asleep for a longer period of time, when resuming i see nothing but my mouse pointer. No login screen. I have to do a hard reboot to get things back working. Why is this?"

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HELLO I bought this pc for my wwife (we are poor ) for 80 bucks no hard drive it was county surplus ,. it worked fine at fist but now it turns off unnexpectedly and sometimes when triying to start it freezes on first screen (dell optiplex 760 screen) wat i need expert advice on is should i buy new power supply ( it looks like a giant ac adapter ) its 200w power supply or does it sound to you like a mother board problem ,. also it some times spins h fans at high speed for a second then its fine also no BEEPS IT DOES THIS HIGHSPEED SPINING ON STARTUPS OR SHUTDOWNS NOT WHILE RUNNING WHEN ITS RUNNING EVERYTHING SEEMS FINE ITS FAST (DUOCORE 64BIT 4 GIGS RAM SO EVERYTHING SEEMS FINE EXEPT FOR THESE ANNOYING SHUT QOWNS AND POST STARTUP FEEZES SO WHAT DO YOU THINK POWER SUPPLY OR MB??? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANSWER
 

A:issue with dell optiplex usff 760

There is no way to know for sure. Typical causes of shutdowns, as you noted, are the power supply and motherboard. The only way to truly "test", is to swap one or the other and see what happens.

The fans "buzzing" (ie: running at full speed) is common for some PC's as the PC boots.
 

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I'm running WinXP w/SP2 on a Dell OptiPlex 740. I have an application that requires a barcode scanner to be connected and configured (via serial) to COM2 only. By default, the 740 has COM1 which I was able to manipulate and change to diplay COM2. Also, I changed the interrupt request to 4 and I/O range to 02E8-02EF. This configuration works... until I reboot the computer. At that time, the printer is no longer recognized by the application and it appears that Windows has reveresed the IRQ and I/O settings that I previously set. I have tried rebuilding this machine with Win XP but still get the same issue. Is this a problem with the HAL? A similar set up worked fine on OptiPlex GX150. The HAL on the 740 is currently set at ACPI Uniprocessor PC. Should I switch to Standard PC HAL and avoid the virtual IRQ setup altogether? Does anyone have any suggestions on this?
 

A:Dell OptiPlex 740 Com port issue

Creating a hardware profile after you have the configuration working and
using that profile to boot may retain the settings.
As it is now,windows is booting to the default profile.
To create a hardware profile
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Open System in Control Panel.
On the Hardware tab, click Hardware Profiles.
Under Available hardware profiles, click Profile 1 (Current), and then click Copy.
Type a name for the new hardware profile, and then click OK.
You can customize your new profile by enabling or disabling devices for that profile in Device Manager. For more information about Device Manager, click Related Topics.
Notes

To open System, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
The profile named Profile 1 (Current) provides a model for you to create new hardware profiles. It will not appear in the list of available hardware profiles shown during startup.
 

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Hi forum members,

I have a Dell Optiplex 3010 desktop running Windows 7 Pro, 32Bit in my office. This morning I was unable to access the internet though I was able to print and access other network drives. I did a troubleshoot and found out that networks status changed from work to public. Error on network icon is "Unidentified network, no internet access". I did ping our router but timmed out. I can ping other servers & PC's on the same network but cannot ping the router or default gateway. I did the following

1. ipconfig /release or renew-did not work
2. ipconfig /registerdns/flushdns - did not work
3. Disabled network card or enabled it - did not work
4. Changed IP address from DHCP to Static - did not work
5. Updated, uninstalled, repaired network driver - did not work
6.Changed Speed/Duplex settings to 100Mbps, 1TB or Auto - did not work
7. Removed other networking services - did not work
8. IPReset All - did not work
9. Removed all Antivirus softwares -did not work
10. Disabled firewall

I am not sure about this issue. If anyone can assist me here. I will really appreciate him or her. I have been working on this issue for almost a day now.

Thanks in advance
jshix

A:Dell Optiplex 3010 Internet Issue

Hello jshix and Welcome to the Forums, try some of the fixes in this article first. There are a couple you have not tried yet: Windows 7 DNS server not responding
If still not resolved, we can try other things. post back results please.

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Hey,Dear i have problem with my desktop dell optiplex 9020 the problem is when i tried to power on it is not powering on but i can see that the power button is still orange but it is not powering on.

A:Power issue with dell optiplex 9020

Hi ,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum!
Here when the power button is  orange it indicates that the system is receiving power but not sufficient power to transmit it to the system's components.
However I would suggest you to try these steps and advise the result ,
*Disconnect the system from wall socket and press ,hold the power button where in we are releasing the static charge from the system ,then connect the system back to the wall socket and turn on the system .
*To confirm if the power supply unit is working fine would ask you to perform the power supply unit Built in self test where in behind the system where the power cord connects to the system you will be able to see a tiny black button with a green radial bulb next to it .When that button is pressed if the green light glows then power supply unit is working fine.
*Confirm the power button has a steady orange  light or blinking orange and also if you hear any beeps from the system .
Can you also provide your computer model ,service tag of the system (via private message) to perform model specific troubleshooting. Hope to hear from you soon.
Have a great day ahead !
Kindest Regards,

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I have an Optiplex 760 small form that I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 due to a hard drive issue, I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit, I have 2 Gigs of Ram and a 3.00 Core2Duo processor. After the reinstall of Windows I am not able to set the proper resolution of my Dell 1909wf (widescreen monitor) the proper resolution of 1440x900, I am not able to select it. I have my monitor connected though VGA as that is the only connection on my computer. When I go in to Device Manager, I have a little warning triangle next to Intel (R) 4 Series Internal Chipset. When I click on properties of the Intel 4 chipset, the error is:

This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)
If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.
I have downloaded the drivers for the graphics card and for the chipset directly from Dell by entering the service tag and have rebooted my computer several times with no success. I have even had Windows search for the latest update and It says I have the latest driver installed. I also have a warning triangle on Intel (R) Management Engine Interface. Keep in mind that my computers graphics card worked great and had the proper drivers on 7 before the hard drive was re-imaged. I have other 760s with the same specs and monitors that have no issues. I can post more screen shots if needed.


Thanks!

A:Dell Optiplex 760- Intel 4 Graphics Issue

Welcome to Seven Forums.
Go into device manager and see if your monitor is listed.
If it is listed as pnp. I would suggest going to Dell to see if their is a.inf file (driver) for it and install it.

Installing the .inf file should get your monitor recognized and this will allow it to run it's native resolution.
Fabe

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I have a problem with a batch of Dell optiplex 980's, for some reason the Main boards fail at a alarming rate.

According to Dell it is the memory controller that fails.

Error Lights 1,3,4 are on nothing on screen, power led solid blue about 10 error beeps!

Dell tech replaced the main boards and all is fine for a while but same problem persists.

Also according to Dell level 6 tech, it could be over heating, I had some fun proving them wrong, two PC's sealed in a box , hammering them, Temp between 85 Celsius - 90 Celsius in the sealed enclosure, optical drive started melting, cooled the PC's for a day and powered back on, no problems!!

Does any one out there maybe have a issue similar to this on the optiplex 980, main board failures?
 

A:Motherboard failure issue on Dell Optiplex 980

Dell Optiplex 980 Lights 134 on no screen

Yes I have exactly the same problem. Turned PC on this morning lights 134 on plus blue power light but no screen at all. Still under warranty, phoning dell in the morning - I will keep you posted
 

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I have Dell 755, and I bought a GeForce INNO 3D  low profile card but after insertion nothing happens. My Dell 21.5" monitor shows black.
The card has a 16 pin and USB. I'm assuming the 16 pin is for an external PSU connection? But what is the USB for?
My specs:
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz 46 °C Wolfdale 45nm Technology RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18) Motherboard Dell Inc. 0PU052 (CPU) Graphics DELL SE2216H ([email protected]) Intel Q35 Express Chipset Family (Dell) Intel Q35 Express Chipset Family (Dell) Storage 931GB Hitachi HUA721010KLA330 ATA Device (SATA) 43 °C 14GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB) 29GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB) 15GB PNY USB 2.0 FD USB Device (USB) Optical Drives TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L633A ATA Device Audio High Definition Audio Device

Can anyone please help me as to what I need to make this card work? I understand this is NOT the greatest PC but it's what I have for now so anything is better than the integrated graphics it already has.
Thank you!

A:Dell Optiplex 755 graphics card issue

The card might be incompatible. For integrated graphics upgrades, I've had great results with the budget Sapphire 6450.

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 have recently taken delivery of 150 Dell Optiplex 3040 PC's all with the same specification.
I am trying to image then using MDT.
Before taking delivery of all the PC's I took a sample of 2 to test with to make sure I could create an image and deploy it. This worked without any problem using Litetouch and a defined sequence. Happy days.
I then took delivery of the remaining PC's and tried to apply the same image. However this fails on every PC I have tried apart from the initial 2 samples and it is driving me crazy. PC spec is identical for all PC's and there is only one W10 cab available from Dell that I am using for drivers.
I get a black screen  stating
windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
Status Oxc000001
A required device is not connected or can't be accessed.
This happens as the process seems to be connecting to the Litetouch image so I think it might be a possible NIC issue, even though it does successfully connect to the WDS deployment server.
Any suggestions?

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Hello,
I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 780 MT from Ebay. The computer has the following specs: 
Processor: Q8400 2.66GHzMemory: 4GB(4x2GB) DDR3 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 3450. 
My issue is between owning the computer for a few months, I have been using the on board VGA port and recently purchased the DMS-59 to VGA and DVI adapter. When I installed the graphics card I get a message stating that the configuration is unknown and that I need to unplug the monitor from the display port. The problem I have is that with the VGA plugged into the adapter to the 3450, I get no video output. Now I have tested it on a different system and the card worked. I also changed g the configuration and turned off the message for video cards in the bios and have updated/ downgraded the bios as well. Does the system not support this card? or do I have a bad Motherboard?
Thanks
Josh

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Having an issue with a Dell optiplex 9010 AIO not performing its normal POST behavior. When I press the power the machine starts lights,fans kick on but no Dell log indicating POST. The computer will shut off after a few minutes and try to start again. I am not getting any amber lights or beeps the power comes on and the fans spin up their is no POST. I tried connecting an external display, unplugged all the devices, tried another PSU and RAM.
I believe that the issue is either the motherboard or the CPU and i'm leaning towards the motherboard.   

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Upon startup this morning I had a pop up showing Dell System Direct.  Do I have a virus or is Lenovo somehow connected to Dell?Should I delete it or run my virus scan?

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when you turn on the pc, the psu powers up which in turn powers up the cpu and fans are all spinning but the motherboard has a continous blinking amber light on the front of the pc and the pc will not load post, i have disconnected the cdrom , harddrive, floppy, took memory out and still same effect, has anyone had this type of issue with dell's??
 

A:Solved: Dell Optiplex GX50 Motherboard/PSU issue

figured it out it was the psu , swapped with a good one and presto it worked.
 

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Hello,

This is my first post ever, so thank you in advance for helping us people that don't have a clue. I recently bought 2 Nancy Drew games and tried to install them. I was prompted with an error message, that I needed Windows XP with Service Pack 2. So I upgraded my system to the correct version of XP. The games installed, but when I try to play them I got this error message:

Error Code ND-12121
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The video card in this computer does not meet the minimum requirements to run the game. Outdated video cards may need to be replaced with new hardware. Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull requires a 32MB video card that is DirectX 9.0 and 32-bit color compatible. To resolve this issue, please contact your computer or video card manufacturer to download new drivers or update the video card. For additional assistance, please contact technical support at [email protected]
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My drivers are all updated and my current card says it's 32 mb. Maybe it just isn't Directx 9.0 compatible? I have tried to find a card for my Optiplex 150, but am having trouble. I bought one card off Ebay, that is too small and will not fit. Is there a card out there for my old computer?

Here is the DxDiag info that I ran, for info on my current graphics card:

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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation)
Manufacturer: Intel Corpo... Read more

A:Dell Optiplex GX150 video card issue

ummmmm,

why not run DxDiag and post ALL of its results rather then selective

Run -> Start -> DxDiag

Wait for the progress bar in lower left to finish and disappear

Click Save All Information to create a txt file on your desktop containing all resutls.

Then attach the file to TechSpot post.
 

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Hi guys,
I'd like to use the Intel Wifi Direct software for screen mirroring to Samsung TV, but looks like I'm in dead end. I've downloaded the software for WiDi, but it did not install due to my laptop did not meet program requirements - so I've googled and it came out I've got too old drivers. Updated them from official Dell driver support, and here comes the problem - it requires Graphics driver over 15.36.xx and if I choose my laptop model I got 10.xx driver and then 20.xx. 10.xx installs, 20.xx cannot. If i manually search for drivers for Intel HD4400 graphics then there are 15.36.xx drivers, but I cannot install them. Any idea how to skip that? 

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I was planning on buying either a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or an Dell Optiplex 980 SFF but I would like to know which one will work with Windows XP 64 Bit.

A:Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20780/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20790/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20980/
This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

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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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Two drives on system 265GB Samsung on motherboard and 1TB drive internal bay.
Dell installed OS on drive 0 (C) 1TB (slower drive) and the SSD drive(fastest) drive 1 (E) blank empty.
Make no sense to me.

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I have a new Dell OptiPlex 3050 (small form factor) with an Intel 630 Video Adapter.  it has 1 HDMI port and 1 DisplayPort (DP).  Each monitor has 1 VGA port and 1 DP port.  I can successfully connect 1 monitor to the PC using a VGA to DP cable.  However, when I try to connect the second monitor to the PC using a DP to HDMI cable, the computer does not recognize the monitor at all and the Monitor says "No DP cable''. 

A:Help connecting Dell OptiPlex 3050 to Dual Dell E2416H Monitors

Updated information:  It is the Micro form factor, with i5-7500T 207 GHZ processor and 8MB RAM.  the Video Adapter is an Intel HD Graphics 630.

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Hello, I was told by the seller who sold me my computer that there is a protected recovery partition on my Dell which is used to recover Windows 7 during emergencies. I figure that since I'm backing up the hard drive (using macrium reflect) to protect myself in case of any future hard drive crash, I should include this partition in case I have to build a new replacement hard drive in the future.

When I open macrium reflect it's just showing me one hard disk (Disk 0), with two partitions:

100 MB (system reserved partition)
150 GB (C drive).

So is this 100 MB partition the system recovery partition? That seems mighty small to me. How could the entirety of the Windows 7 OS be built from 100 MB?

Also, I wanted to make sure I'm not confusing this with what Macrium refers to as the "master boot record". This 100 MB isn't that master boot record is it? To me 100 MB seems too big to be that. So I just want to understand what I'm looking at here.

A:Where is the system recovery partition on my Dell optiplex 780?

There is another partition, a hidden partition. Those two that you list are the standard partitions that Windows 7 installs, not the hidden partition.

Is the recovery partition still there? Press F8 at power on and then see if you can access PC Restore. If not, then that partition is gone.

Looking at Macrium, I don't see an option to include hidden partitions in the backup.

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I have a dell inspiron 23 5348 with defective onboard videochip.. I was looking for a replacement board and I was able to find one but it says it is also compatible with dell OptiPlex 9030?

how true is this? 
can anybody from dell confirm it?  because if I buy the board for OptiPlex 9030 it is a lot cheaper...  I have the i5 model

A:Dell Inspiron 23 5348 All In One PC Motherboard is it the same with Dell Optiplex 9030

see this add

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When the PC starts up, the dell loading screen begins. Normally this takes around a few seconds but this time it didn't end. We've tried all the diagnostic tests and they all came back fine. Also tried disconnecting all external cables (ie headphones, ethernet etc). Powered on and off multiple times and no change. 
By the way, I don't know if this is related or not, but last night before the issue occurred, I was randomly logged out. Once it logged me back in, everything was closed and there was a small square of like TV static towards the bottom right corner. I restarted and it fixed the issue there but I don't know.
Thanks in advance, Sean

A:Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO stuck on Dell loading screen

Unplug the system and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Then try powering up again.

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I am wondering if the Optiplex 7010 will physically accept the 850W PSU from the Dell precision workstation. I can't seem to find any dimensions for the stock PSU in the Optiplex, and the Optiplex has that latch that snaps in front of the PSU.

I am aware that the CPU power on the Optiplex is 4-pin and the Precision PSU only has 8-pin, but maybe I can modify it or get an adapter.
More about : dell 850w precision psu dell optiplex 7010 minitower

A:Dell 850W Precision PSU in Dell Optiplex 7010 Minitower?

Which percision? They all use different power supplies.

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Hello,

I have a Dell optiplex GX270 desktop running Winxp Pro OS . My issue is, after my computer was returned back to me from a friend, it was unable to boot to windows. The error message indicated that the following file is missing or corrupt:

WINDOWS \ SYSTEM32 \ CONFIG \ SYSTEM

I have reset the bios, then I inserted the original Dell reinstallation cd for Windows xp professional . Then, I tried the (ASR) method first; but the problem with that is, it prompt for the ASR floppy disk. (In which I do not have a floppy drive.) Is there another option? Is there a way I can aquire such file and possible download and burn a bootable copy onto a cd? Run it that way?

Please help..... Thank you in advance.

A:System Recovery for Dell Optiplex Gx270 Winxp Pro OS

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the newly created CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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dell OptiPlex 780 sff freezes on dell splash screen.
tried removing and reseating everything. checked each ram on another pc and they are working fine. reseated processor. removed every peripheral. still no luck. reconnected psu cables too.
1 4 diagnostic lights turned on. no beep
 anyway been able to get pc go past splash screen once after clearing cmos and removing hard drive and optical drive but pc freezed  on bios setup.
please help! is my mobo is the culprit?

A:Dell OptiPlex 780 sff stuck at dell splash screen

tmassc,The 1.4 diagnostic led's refer to the following.Power connector not installed properly. Reseat the 2x2 power connector from the power supply unit.You can click the link below to download the online service manual to see where thie power connector is located on the motherboard.Dell Optiplex 780 Online Manual

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Dell Optiplex 7050 Connects with three monitors. Those monitors are the same model (Dell 19 inches).
Dell Optiplex 7050 has three ports (VGA, Displayport, HDMI) for connecting monitors. 
Monitor 1 :  VGA - VGA
Monitor 2 : Displayport - Displayport
Monitor 3 : VGA - VGA - VGA to HDMI
Three monitors are working fine with extended mode.
But when I tried to duplicate two of monitors, it will pop up unable save display settings message. 
Does anyone know why and how to fix this issue? Thank you!

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I am currently upgrading a Raw Thrills Fast and Furious Drift arcade from a microtel pc to a Dell optiplex 740. I also upgraded the video card.  I was able to run the three disks for the 3.04 version of the game. Everything seemed to going fine until I started the machine. I had also changed power settings in BIOS to power on after AC loss. The Dell powers on and enters an error screen, "The memory has changed" with options for continue and setup. When I continue it goes to another error, " Error loading operating system". I noticed that when the 1st game disk was run it said erasing hard drive. I figured that to be standard.  But now I'm at a dead end on what to do next. Did running the disks erase the windows 10? Am I doing something wrong? And what would be the fix for this?
Thank you, Rooster

A:Error loading operating system Dell Optiplex 740 used in Raw Thrills Arcade

Most likely your game disc was infected with a virus -- game installers SHOULD NOT format the hard drive.
Run an extended diagnostic on the system (F12 at powerup).  If the hardware passes, reload the OS.

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I bought a new Dell i3847 and it has Windows 7 Pro 64bit factory installed on it.
I wanted to do a full system backup, but the Dell Backup and Recovery software will not allow me to do a system backup.  Further, I have been unable to create a system recovery disk using Dell Backup and Recovery.
I can't use the Dell provided system disk for recovery because it is clearly marked Windows 8.1

1) Why is a Win 8.1 disk included with a Win 7 Pro 64bit system?
2) What is wrong with Dell Backup and Recovery that it:
a) can't create a factory recovery disk
b) won't allow me to create a system back up so I can return it to the factory state

Help!

It's been 2.5 hours and it is still "initializing disk" to create a factory recovery.  It usually fails somewhere during initialization or writing.    Spending hours for each failed attempt to create a factory recovery disk is NOT GOOD!

A:Help! - New Dell i3847 - Windows 7 Pro - Dell Recovery Disk is Win 8.1 & DBaR won't let me do a System Backup

It has now been 4 hours and Dell Backup and Recovery is sitting on "Initializing Disk" under create Factory Recovery Media

I can't have it take hours and hours, then fail and then try again.... then take hours and hours.... then fail ... then hours ... then fail...

Help!

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Hi Gang
I have an older Optiplex 790 (which stands straight up - not on its side). I'm looking to find out which sata port is the correct port for the SYSTEM Drive, (not the 2nd storage drive port). Sorry I removed both drives, (one system drive and 2nd storage drive) for transport, (I moved). Now I'm getting the system back together. BTW one of the sata cables has a piece of 'OEM Blue Tape' tagged to one end.
Thanx for your help!

A:Dell Optiplex 790 Full Size Upright Desktop - System Drive Port

One of the SATA ports will have a blue connector on the mainboard.  That's the first SATA channel, usually used for the boot drive.

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We have a number of Dell Optiplex 320s, which are rejecting wake on LAN requests following upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.
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WOL is enabled in the BIOS. The BIOS has been upgraded to v1.1.12.
Does anyone know how WOL can be enabled for this model with Windows 7?
 
Andy Harris.
IT Technician, Redmoor Academy.
 
 

A:Dell Optiplex 320 WOL with Windows 7

Hello Andy,
I have the same problem with OptiPlex 320s.  Did you ever find a solution?
Thanks!

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I have had this Dell desktop computer for about 6 years running Win XPpro SP3, and it was running fine until my kids were playing an online game. 
 
While they were playing the cursor from the Microsoft wireless mouse disappeared. I put in a new battery and tried pressing the tiny buttons on the bottom of the mouse and the USB stick. Still nothing.
 
On the screen was a long horizontal box that said Press space bar to exit, or something like that.
I don't know if it was a prompt from the game, or some kind of spyware thing, but I pressed it and it shut down the browser.
 
Without a cursor, and looking at my desktop icons, I figured I better restart the computer. So I used my keyboard to start Shut Down. It then started to install 8 updates. After the last one, message was "WIndows shutting down". That stayed that way for a good 1/2 hour.
 
That didn't seem right, so I pulled the plug out of the back so that I could restart the PC. I then hit the power button, and the Dell screen with the OptiPlex number and the BIOS revision number came on as ususal, except the horizontal bar that shows system starting did not proceed left to right. It stopped not even 1/4 of the way across the screen, and it just stays that way.
 
I pulled the plug out to try again - same result.
 
I do not have a Dell or Windows install CD or any install from USB stick, so would like to know what my options are, short of taking it in for repair.
 
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Hello,
Is the Netbook also running XP?

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Computer was working fine and then it just crapped out. Running Windows XP. When I start it up, it flashes the Dell screen, and then it goes to a blank black screen with the cursor in the top left corner. If I do F12, I can bring up boot options and system diagnostics but that's all. No safe mode option. I was going to reload the operating system as there is nothing on the computer worth saving. I put the windows xp reinstall cd in and it says "Push any key to boot from cd.." and then it just hangs no matter what I push. What should my next step be, please! It's a work computer which we need to have operating if we can.
 
 

A:Windows XP won't load on Dell Optiplex

Hi
 
From the symptoms you described, i suspect a HDD failure. Follow the below steps.
 
1 ) Remove the side cover and replace the HDD cable (IDE or SATA). If you don't have a spare cable, borrow the CD drive cable. This step will solve any potential connectivity problems.
 
2 ) Run built in System Diagnostics. Press F12 during power on and select the "diagnostics". Allow it to run a full extended test. Post the result of the test in next reply.
 
3 ) If Dell diagnostics didn't find any problems, download and run Seagate seatool for DOS.
 
    http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/
 
Burn the ISO to a CD using Imgburn or any ISO burning app. After booting from the CD, select long test and allow it to check the full surface of the HDD. Report the output of the test displayed by seatool. 
 
Here is an example video on how to use seatool.
 

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We have a newish Dell Optiplex 990 with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 installed on it and the past couple of weeks we have been getting BSOD on it. At first the frequency was every few days, now it's at least once per day. So something is definitly going on. Here is the information that I have collected so far:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.4
Local ID: 1033

Additioinal information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 0000000080000003
BCP2: FFFFF880044D78EB
BCP3: FFFFF880078A8C10
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product 255_1

I have verified that all patches have been applied, the latest BIOS is installed, and all of the latest drivers from Dell have been installed.

Attached is the minidump file and a screenshot of the System Event Log for it.

If anyone has a suggestion as to what the problem is I would be greatful!!

Thanks,
Lamar

A:Windows 7 BSOD on Dell Optiplex 990

1. rdbss.sys; System exception in System
Otherwise known as the Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver. Run HDD Diags: HD Diagnostic then report back to me the results, please.

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Hello,I've been experiencing a very frustrating problem on my PC. Around 2 minutes after turning it on and entering the OS the screen freezes and there's nothing to do but force the PC to turn off pushing the power button.I've updated the drivers, checked all the conections and nothing. It also seems that it happens more often whenever I connect the Ethernet cable before turning it (the PC) on. I don't know if that has anything to do with the problem but I need to fix it ASAP since it is the computer I work with.
Here's a couple of screenshots of the PC characteristics (I hope you don't mind it is in Spanish):

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