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Dell Inspiron 6000...mic will not work

Q: Dell Inspiron 6000...mic will not work

hello....my friend has a Dell Inspiron 6000 and it has a bult in mic in... it says everything is working fine but yet she cannot use it.....th emic will not actually produce sound out over the internet......even tho everything looks good..wondering what could be some solutions.

cheers

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A: Dell Inspiron 6000...mic will not work

control panel> sounds and audio devices>

Everything ok there?

control panel> sounds and audio devices>voice>test hardware

Everything ok there?

Try a plug-in mic?

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I have a dell inspiron 6000 laptop When I turn it on it says 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-row Select r at the first screen to start repair. I have tried this but i dont think i have the right cd to do this I welcome any help that anybody could give me Thank You I forgot to say I'm running XP

A:dell inspiron 6000

Try this is as solution:

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

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for some reason animated gifs and avatars won't play on this thing and I have it enabled too..anyone have any ideas....

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Won't play where?
In Internet Explorer?
In a picture viewer?

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I am trying to help a friend that has a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Windows XP Professional.

When the computer opens up to the desktop, I can't open My Computer, My Documents, My Music. I can open up Microsoft Office and even open files that i have saved on an external.

If I go into Safe Mode everything works fine. I can open My Computer, etc.

I have run a disk check and it shows no errors.

I have also run Malawarebytes and it found no malaware, viruses, etc.

I updated the virus definitions for Avast and ran a full scan. Found nothing.

I asked if he had a Windows Professional reinstallation CD and he said no.

I have done several system restores but none work.

I have a feeling it needs to have Windows Professional reinstalled. He doesn't have the disk. I just don't understand why everything works right in Safe Mode.

I believe some of the problem has to do with the hard drive. It is only 33 gigs. There is only 9 gigs free. I would think that if the RAM has been used and it switches to the swap file that there just isn't much resources on this computer.

I would sure appreciate any and all ideas that I might take. Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Need Help Bad!!

Since it works in safe mode, let's do a clean boot and see what happens.

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

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I got an inspiron 6000 from a friend who said it would not boot. I found the cause, which was one of the USB ports was missing the little plastic spacer, and shorted out whenever something was plugged into it. It worked fine for a couple weeks when that USB port was not used. One day, I was using it and it died, and a little smoke came out the right grille. Now, when I try to power it up, the Caps/Num/Scroll lock lights come on, and after about 5 seconds, it shuts down again. There is no video, and seemingly the fan does not work, but the hard drive spins up. It does this on both battery (fully charged according to the lights), and AC power. I 'drained the power' and took out the CMOS battery for a day as suggested in the No POST tutorial, but it still will not boot. As a little experiment, nothing changes when the RAM is removed. I disassembled it, and nothing seems to be toasted. I suspect a dead mobo, but I want to confirm this.

EDIT: Would the Dell BIOS choke on a dead fan? It actually has been about 4 months since it started, and I just now dragged it out. I'm thinking that the fan could have blown up, and that would be the cause of it not spinning.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 not POSTing

This is usually kimsland's job, but here is the no post tutorial.
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic113137.html
 

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My lcd is dark and I can see the image if looking at the right angle in the right light. I've looked into this and believe that the problem is either or both the inverter and lamp. I ordered the inverter by part number (ebay), installed and still have same problem. Not much help from Dell- they say replace the whole screen. Is it worth trying to replace the lamp? Any advice and procedural links would be appreciated.
 

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My Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook computer is underclocking itself. It is a Pentium M that is listed at 1.5GHz, but is actually running at between 1 and 1.1 GHz. I always have the computer plugged in, so power consumption is not an issue. Also, the backlight is broken, so I use a side monitor as the display instead, reducing the heat generated in the computer.

Unfortunately, heat seems to be a problem, with software telling me that the computer is already running at around 60C.

Is there any way for me to disable the underclocking, and would it be dangerous because of the heat generated? Since it is a Dell, I believe the clock speeds are blocked in the BIOS.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 is underclocking itself.

dells usually over heat.. get a lap fan for it
 

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Hello all,

First time posting here. This looks like a strong community and I hope somebody can help me.

I've got an Inspiron 6000 that is several years old and has never given me any major trouble until last night. It's a Pentium M 1.6 with 1.25 Gigs ram on two modules - 256 MB that came with it and a 1 Gig module that I added a couple of years ago. It runs Ubuntu Linux.

I was watching a movie and using firefox when it simply shut down. And I don't mean went dead - it actually shut down quickly but gracefully. X clearly died first and then the rest of the OS went down, much faster than normal but not just a total power failure. When I turned it over it was very hot on the bottom, so I figure it overheated. It's never done it before but I haven't blown the dust out of it in a while.

Now it won't turn on, at all. The test button on the battery shows a full charge and the AC adapter light functions normally, but pressing the power button does nothing. It's had about 8 hours to cool now so I know it's not still hot. Any ideas? What should I check and how do I check it?

Thanks for your help,
-Mark
 

A:Help! Dell Inspiron 6000 won't power up

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
 

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I got a free delll inspiron 6000 laptop. it wouldnt load the os after a virus scan was done. didnt have original cd soo reloaded copy of xp pro never used before onto machin in attempt to repair. repair wouyld not work soo i reformatted the machine and installed new copy of xp pro. Since i reformatted and reinstalled i can no longer get my wireless card to show i check device manager not sure what to look for or what driver to update. maby its not even a driver issue . Please help . any ideas appreciated
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 wireless

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When I press the power button, absolutely nothing happens. No lights, no sounds, no display. The adaptor lights up, but once I plug it into the laptop, it goes out. I've tried removing and re-inserting the battery, which should be charged up, but nothing happens. Does anyone know if this could be a hardware or power supply problem or something else? My warranty has expired, but I'd rather not have to take it to a repair shop. Any help would be very much appreciated!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't turn on?

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

Here is another tutorial: Tutorial: NO POST / Power General troublshooting
 

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About a year ago, my motherboard fried, and I just recently replaced it with a new one.
Since my brother has the same laptop as I do, we have at least 3 power cords.
I thought my power cord was the problem, so I switched to using his.
It would power my laptop, and charge my battery, but the computer will not turn on.
When I press the power button, the LED lights will turn on for about 3 seconds, then turn off.
I'm not sure what's happening. D: Help?!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Booting.

try contacting Dell http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/chat/hardware_chat?c=us&l=en&s=gen
 

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I have a dell inspiron 6000 that was improperly shut down and when i turned it on the next day it wont boot up, in fact i think its locked up-- how do i fix??
 

A:dell inspiron 6000 locked up

Usually turning it off improperly a second time will make it give you options like repair my computer and safe mode.
Try that and launch start up repair, you can also get this to pop up by pressing F8 during the post
 

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This was originally posted as a hardware issue.

One night while looking at my husband's blog, my ESET antivirus told me that I'd been attacked twice. It "deleted" the problems; all good. Then I asked ESET to scan the computer; all good. Later, my husband tried to turn the computer off, but could get no response. He held the power button until the computer turned off.

The next morn I tried to turn the computer on. The Dell screen came up, then a black screen came on with the cursor in the upper left corned blinking twice then disappearing.
I tried, when the Dell screen came on, pressing F12, to do "Diagnostics"; it did some tests, then it said, "No diagnostic utility partition found. To run diagnostics, insert Dell "Drivers and utilities" CD, then OK to restart system and boot off the CD." Is that bad?

Then, I did this...
Try booting into Safe Mode. Completely shut down and then press the power key. Tap F8 repeatedly while it is starting up. This should put you into Safe Mode, which will tell you if your operating system is still in tact. It will also give you the option of restoring the system to a previous state. This often will overcome a startup problem. Also, if you get in this way, backup your files! There's a good chance you're going to lose something valuable from this point on.

from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...7061948AAEkLu0

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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\system32... Read more

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i have a dell inspiron 6000 laptop running XP
everything was fine until yesterday when it refused to boot. it just said loading pbr 2...done. then nothing.
after reading a lot of forums i used my windows cd and went into the repair bit. i've already run chkdsk and fixboot but no luck. i then ran fixmbr.
now when i try to boot it says disk read error.
i can still boot from cd/dvd drive and get into setup etc
i checked the bios and the hd is being recognised so i dont think its fried.

i fear i've done something bad to the partition... is there any way to fix this or will i have to reinstall. thanks for taking the time to read this...
 

A:Dell inspiron 6000 will not boot..

Have you tried to do a Repair Install?
 

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My friend has a Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop.

She recently recruited me to help her figure out why she's coming up with the following method:

Unmountable Boot Volume
0x000000ED (0x81334868, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

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now i know that there have been multiple posts with this sort of problem, but i have yet to see someone conclude their threads with a "I fixed it!" or... "that was the solution i needed!"

i tried to dskchk /r.... it gets 39% done and tells me there are unrecoverable files
i tried to dskchk /p.... i get the same response

i didn't know if fixboot would erase some of the hard drive, which i'm not trying to do because i want her to have a chance of recovering some of the information off the hard drive. i was reading about cables and slaving the drive to another hard drive, but i don't know how to do that with a laptop or if that's even possible.

i'm still learning the ins-and-outs of my computer and whatnot. i'd hate to test my skills, or knowledge on someone elses stuff, you know?

are there any other suggestions for fixing my problem?
please let me know. thx
 

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Hello

I have dell INSPIRON 6000 has Intel Pentium M processor 1.70 GHs. One day I turned the laptop on without the battery. accidentally I unplug the power cable since that time my laptop become too slow. I tried to reinstall the windows and still run slowly. Then I tried many software to see what is the problem is. but all of them tell all hardware run without any problem. I check my laptop with Intel processor identification utiulity and reported my laptop run at speed 0.13 Ghz and expected to run at 1.70 Ghz, so what is seem to be the problem. is my processor damaged ?
 

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Dell Inspiron 6000 wireless
I got a free delll inspiron 6000 laptop. it wouldnt load the os after a virus scan was done. didnt have original cd soo reloaded copy of xp pro never used before onto machin in attempt to repair. repair wouyld not work soo i reformatted the machine and installed new copy of xp pro. Since i reformatted and reinstalled i can no longer get my wireless card to show i check device manager not sure what to look for or what driver to update. maby its not even a driver issue . Please help . any ideas appreciated
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 wireless

you need to go onto the dell website and download all the drivers for the laptop

on the laptop will be a tag number
use this in the dell website and it will take you to all the drivers for that machine

in device manager I suspect you have a lot of yellow ? - these are the items with missing drivers
 

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hello everyone
I ve just bought a dell inspiron 6000laptop on ebay, and after switch it on, the grey screen appears with a commend about confirming system authentication password...after third trial the computer switch off. the person I have bought it from is no available any more.
If anybody can help me how to turn my laptop into use?
please, i will appriciate that
tfister
 

A:dell inspiron 6000 problem

You need to take the laptop to someone who's familiar with clearing the CMOS memory on a laptop. Another option is to find someone that can wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall an operating system.

Am I detecting that English is not your primary language?
 

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Hi,

My laptop will not charge. Sometimes I can get it to work if I wiggle the cord around inside the receptor, but on the whole, it doesnt work. I've replaced the ac cable & the battery so I know they're not the cause, so I only think it can be the receptor itself.

I've bought a new one but have no idea how to fit it. Can anyone help?
 

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I was having trouble with my charger it had a short it in it. well with it being right before christmas i was trying to make it last until afterwards because god for bid I have to be without my laptop for a week. Well I kept moving the cord to fix the short and keep it working, when finally it quit charging all together so I bought a new charger and nothing no battery light not so much as a noise you hit the power button and it is Dead! So I took it apart and re soldered the charger plug thinking I had busted a solder on the plug because i kept miving the cord around to keep it charging. Used ohms meter and there is power to the plug and all the solders but still nothing. Any Idea what the problem could be i am desperate here too much of a computer geek to have my laptop down.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't power up

a short may have fried the mobo. replace it and the PSU.
 

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Hello, I am new here and came across this forum while googling for tips on getting my Dell Inspiron 6000 fixed. This forum seems very helpful from what i've read and so I thought I should post my problem to see if anyone can suggest a solution to me.

I recently was watching a video file on my laptop when the computer just shut down. When I try to reboot now, I get an error message saying "Internal HDD Hard error! Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility". When I hit F1 with my windows install disk in the CD-rom drive, I get an error saying that there is no Hard Disk Drive recognized and to make sure that the Hard Drive is powered on, etc.

I thought that maybe my hard drive had died on me so I purchased a new hard drive and it is the same exact problem still occuring. Any tips or links on what I might need to do would be very helpful...Thanks for your time!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 - internal HDD

Most Dells have a diagnostics program (F12 at boot).
Run the tests and see what they say.
 

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One night while looking at my husband's blog, my ESET antivirus told me that I'd been attacked twice. It "deleted" the problems; all good. Then I asked ESET to scan the computer; all good. Later, my husband tried to turn the computer off, but could get no response. He held the power button until the computer turned off.

The next morn I tried to turn the computer on. The Dell screen came up, then a black screen came on with the cursor in the upper left corned blinking twice then disappearing.
I tried, when the Dell screen came on, pressing F12, to do "Diagnostics"; it did some tests, then it said, "No diagnostic utility partition found. To run diagnostics, insert Dell "Drivers and utilities" CD, then OK to restart system and boot off the CD." Is that bad?

Then, I did this...
Try booting into Safe Mode. Completely shut down and then press the power key. Tap F8 repeatedly while it is starting up. This should put you into Safe Mode, which will tell you if your operating system is still in tact. It will also give you the option of restoring the system to a previous state. This often will overcome a startup problem. Also, if you get in this way, backup your files! There's a good chance you're going to lose something valuable from this point on.

from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080627061948AAEkLu0

This came up:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't boot

This is a software issue, with the potential of being a virus issue. There is another forum here suited this question as at the moment it isn't a hardware issue.
 

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Hey techguys,

I've hooked up my laptop to my TV and the picture's working fine, except it's in black and white... Any ideas why?

Cheers
 

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Hi guys,
Currently having some problems with getting windows 7 to run correctly for me on my Dell Inspiron 6000. Im not a big computer guy so let me give you as much relevant info as I can.

A. Two weeks ago my computer crashed while running Windows XP. We took it into my moms work (software development company) and had a new hard drive put in as well as the Windows 7 Enterprise (serivice pack 1) Operating System.
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60 GHz 1.60GHz
Sytem: 32-bit Operating System

B. Everything was working fine until i tried to play an online game (Maplestory). After it was installed I tried running it and i get this message. Error -2147467259 (unknown error).

C. Did some research and found that this problem is mostly caused due to the video/graphics drivers being out of date or not properly updated.
Display adapter: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
But some further research lead me to believe that the "above" is not my real driver, its just the name given to it when windows doesn't know the real name. I had it search for updates on all known drivers and all of them said they were fully updated.

D. I went digging around online and found "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor". It supposedly checks your system and lets you know whether you can run Win 7 or not with your current hardware. I ran it and heres what i got;
System: Windows Aero Support-My current graphics adapter does not support windows Aero
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A:Win 7 on Dell Inspiron 6000 problems

When the Dell website says your model is not win7 compatible, it means Windows 7 won't run properly on it (which is true, as you've discovered) because Dell has not commissioned any Win7 drivers for it. Therefore, Dell's statement about it being incompatible is quite correct.

As for the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on Microsoft's website, you are supposed to run that before upgrading so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not to upgrade the OS or buy a new PC with Win7 pre-installed instead.

The "Standard VGA Driver" is a 'real driver' that Windows uses when no other suitable third-party video driver is available, but it's only a generic driver with low resolution & low colour-depth, so quite unsuitable for games or apps requiring high resolutions.

The problem you have is that Dell hardware is custom-made so custom-made drivers are required. Only Dell has these custom-made drivers because they were specially written for that company. That's why you should have checked the driver situation on the Dell website before going ahead with the upgrade.

If the only problem you have is the lack of a proper video driver, you've been lucky.
You'll either have to live with that or re-install XP.

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When I turn on the laptop I get no boot sector on internal HD - No bootable devices - strike F1 to try to reboot then I get 2 beeps.

I ran a diagnostics and it fails at the DST short test -

I cannot reformat it as it will not boot up to the CD no matter what I do.

Harddrive failure? It is 4 years old. It is used as a 3rd computer to check email, surf web, etc. etc. and I would like to get it fixed. Besides this problem I've had no problems with it whatsoever and it's been a pretty good little laptop.

Thanks

Rita

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't boot up

Try removing the hard drive and put it back in. Turn on your laptop and see what happens.
Did you do F2 and change the boot sequence to boot into your CD rom drive? then save and exit and then try to boot into your CD.

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I have a old dell inspiron 6000 that I want to upgrade but don't know where to start or how to go about it. I want to upgrade the core with more GHz, upgrade the screen with better resolution, and install a wireless card. Problem is I don't what parts to get that would work or if any would and I plan on doing it myself so tips would be appreciated. I'm trying to upgrade for PC games because my desktop got stolen. So I need more space I guess.
 

A:Dell inspiron 6000 upgrades?

The Dell Inspiron 6000 is a low-end laptop that's several years old and worth less than $100.00.

It's NOT a gaming laptop and can't be upgraded to work as one.

If you want a gaming computer, you need to buy or build one that has the hardware to support the demands of gaming.

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My girlfriend and I share a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and it is taking 5 minutes to start up.

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Intel Notbook I6000
1.50 GHz
239 Mhz, 256MB of RAM

How would i go about making this faster?

Please help, it is urgent.

Thanks.

A:Slow Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop

This could be a servics problem in windows.

Running a "SFC /scannow" should do the trick

click Start, click Run, type SFC/scannow , let it run, reboot when finished

NOTE: This will requite either an I386 folder (located at %systemroom%/I386) or the windows XP cd

a quick note, XP seems to tack an average of 2-3 minutes to boot.

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I want to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 6000 OS from XP Pro To Win 7 home Premium. I heard you can do it but there's drivers issues. Dell says the 6000 is not able to run Win 7. Well I've already bought the Win 7 OS. Can 7 be installed on the inspiron 6000 and run well?
I've already upgrade the ram to 2 gigs but the drivers problem has me worried.
Jaipalig

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 OS Upgrade Question

If dell does not have drivers, then I would strongly urge you not to try to upgrade. You will have problems.

check the following tests.

Windows 7 Readiness Test
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

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I have a Dell and can say I have left it on for long periods of time, sometimes until the power is drained and it shuts down. Recently I have noticed the power slowing down as I have fully charged it multiple times. It used to max out at 2 hours but has slowly made it's way to 20 minutes. I also found myself recentlyangling the AC cord in the back to keep a steady charge. The cord became harder to connect over time as well. Before you know it my CPU was dead but my AC power cord remained green. Is there a chance my battery is dead and needs replaced or I need a better AC pwer cord Connection. Or could it be something worse?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 battery power

The DC Jack (where you plug in the AC adapter) may be broken inside the laptop. The battery may also be worn out
 

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A:Dell inspiron 6000 audio driver

Go here
Drivers & Downloads
Download audio driver and do right click/properties/compatibility tab,select XP SP3 click apply and run it!

Hope it helps!

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OK, I did a computer job for a friend and she gave me a laptop as payment. The Dell Inspiron 6000. It has a broken screen a few missing keys and a bad DVD/CDRW Combo drive. Now, when I hooked it up to a monitor for video since the lcd was busted on the laptop, I got to the vista sign in screen. When I clicked on the user, it loaded to desktop and started flickering the external lcd I was using. Then the lcd power button would just blink orange and green, while the screen is just black. I borrowed my aunts Dell Inspiron 1300's DVDRW drive to install vista and it went well on the lcd before the desktop loaded up again. Wierd?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Video Problem

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I have a cousin that fixes electonics. From what I heard, he had a friend that had a dell inspiron 6000 that just stopped working. Well He gave it to my cousin. He couldn't fix it so he gave it to me. I went out and bought an extra mother board and fixed it. It runs perfectly! Well then I have this extra mother board laying around. So, I got another Dell inspiron 6000 without a motherboard. Basicly, I want to fix the other on now. But When ever I power it on it lights up for 5 seconds and shuts off. I do not have a hard drive in it, but when I did it didn't spin. If you put your ear up to it, you can hear a humming noise on every part of the board. Any suggestions as to what to Do? I don't want to go Searching for another costly Board.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't stay on more than 5 seconds

type fast.

:haha:
five seconds: type fast.
listen to very short songs.
play video games you know you will lose really quickly.

--but seriously: the mb sounds like toast. that may be why no one is posting any notes.

i cannot remember having te 5-second problem before. it could mean that some spot on the mb got broken or shorted out - not enuff to kill everything, but to keep it from decently being able to get BIOS rolling. Or, the BIOS is messed up.

I wouldn't even spend money replacing the bios. I would find another mb used or cheap somewher if you really wanted to take advantage of the remaining computer, supposing that everyting else is ok.
 

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Dell Inspiron 6000 won't power on bluetooth
Suddenly my laptop will no longer power on internal bluetooth. When I open Bluetooth / Bluetooth settings / Power On ----- I get message to press Fn + F2 to power on bluetooth---- all this does is turn off my wireless adapter..... This has always worked in the past, bluetooth icon in task bar remains red (off) ..... Whats the dang deal? Windows XP Pro
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that is just over 2 years old. Just a few weeks ago the l and ; keys became super sensitive so that now if i even graze them this happens: llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll or ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;. And it's only those two keys that do that. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? Thanks!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 keyboard problems

You may have something underneath them. With the laptop off, turn it upside down and use a new soft paintbrush carefully between the keys to shift anything that might be there.
Golden rule - no food or drink near keyboards!
 

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For the last 2 years, I would get a "page fault in non paged area" error intermittently. The laptop would boot up ok after I started it again. Then yesterday, I got a new error which was " process1_initialization_ failed" and this info *** STOP: (0X0000006B (0XC0000033,0X00000002,0X00000000,0X00000000). I have several questions:
1. If it is the HDD, Dell Support offers a diagnostic fee over the phone for $59.00 and if it turns out to be a HDD, they will send me packing material for me to send it to their repair depot where, for a flat rate charge of an addtl $199.00 flat rate, they will repair it including all parts and labor not including the motherboard. Does anyone hve any experience w/this service? Of course I hve some info on the HDD that I would like to recover. Any suggestions on this? I think it currently has a Fujitsu 60GB 5400 rpm drive in it. I was wondering if I should upgrade it to the 120GB maximum that this unit would support?
2. If the info can be retrieved,will I be able to copy and run the Dell restore image partition so I won't lose the factory installed programs it came with from the factory if I install a new HDD? I had Dell send me the XP Pro operating CD shortly after I had purchased the laptop, but there are no recovery disks for the programs. If so, will the image restore properly to the larger HDD w/no problem?
I ran the Dell Diagnostics on the HDD and it found no errors. If it is possible, can I remove the HDD from th... Read more

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I have a dell inspiron 6000 and cannot connect to the internet using a router or wireless connection. I spoke with my ISP and was told that my problem is not the internet itself, but the hardware (network card).

What can I do to solve the problem?

Where would I go to buy a network card?

What should I look for when purchasing a network card

Edit:
I spoke with my ISP and disconnected from router and reconnected. Went to another wireless computer, and basically did a bunch of backflips and successfully connected to wireless network. Thanks for helping me!
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 6000 no internet

What is the version and patch level of Windows on the machine? What are the symptoms of not being able to connect?

If both wired and wireless connections don't work, it's unlikely to be a hardware issue, since they use different hardware.

With a wired connection to the router, please post the following.
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 74.125.45.100

PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

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Hi, folks --

I see a lot of unsolved examples of this problem, both here and elsewhere on the internet. Seems to be a somewhat common though peculiar problem. I posted about it the last time it happened to me, but I'll post again now to see if anyone has any new ideas.

Third time for the same problem within a year and a half, but always lots of trouble-free time in between.--

Dell Inspiron 6000 running XP SP3, WD 160GB HD. All working fine, then suddenly one day won't boot to HD. WILL boot to CD. Checking things out through UBCD for Windows, (and in past instances, through the XP recovery console,) the HD looks fine. All the data seems intact; passes CHKDSK all ok. Obviously something wrong with boot sector or MBR or something bootalicious...

Question 1 -- In the past I've tried a zillion combinations of fixmbr and other recovery utils to no avail, and both times ended up having to reformat same drive, reinstall XP and ALL utils and programs. Obviously, since everything looks okay on the drive, I'd much prefer some way to successfully restore only the boot stuff. Anyone have suggestions/solutions? (There are a couple of utils on the UBCD that I haven't yet tried, but I wanted to get some advice from those more techy than myself before just starting to experiment with them.)

Question 2 -- Anyone have a clue what's causing this? Just some weird incompatibility between the Dell and the HD? It does seem to be happening to other people, too, but ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 suddenly won't boot

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My Dell Inspiron 6000 wont run on it's battery. The battery says it's charged, and 100%. The battery charge indicator on the battery is 100%. I've checked the power cord and it will run the laptop without the battery connected. However when the A/C power is disconnected and the laptop jumps to battery power, it immediately dies. I've checked and updated the BIOS, and everything checks out...any suggestions would be helpful.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 wont run on battery

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Dear all,

I have had this laptop for over 3 years now and I found that one day, when I switched it on, the HDD light, the num, caps and scroll lock lights all lit and then 2 seconds later, they stopped. The power light was left on however. I could hear the fans spinning but nothing booted. The hard drive light was not blinking either, indicating operation. I did some research and tried the PSA alternate boot method (pressing FN and power ON) and there was a led code:

Num lock - flashing
Caps lock - ON (continously)
Scroll lock - OFF

I have tried removing all the components and powering on one by one after removal but this did not work either. I reseated the RAM modules as well in different places but to no avail. I also tried booting from AC supply only with the same results.

Can you help me find out what happened to my laptop? I would be very grateful for ANY response on this urgent matter.

Cheers, Fishpan
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 doesn't boot up!!

I would think that this is a problem with the operating system. I'm not 100% sure, but however, if you want to check, get an hard drive enclosure for $10 - $15 on newegg. Then unplug your hard drive and plug it into the enclosure and plug the enclosure into another computer and see if the OS files are intact. You could also plug your hd into another laptop and see what happens, if it boots, then the problem is not your hardrive.
 

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I recently bought a new battery, thinking my old one which was a refurbished battery just packed up as it was on the way out. When i put new battery in the power meter reads 52%. The battery is not charging however! When the power plug is pulled out the battery light does not come on! The battery is a brand new 9cell, so im sure it is not the battery. I suspect this is why refurbished battery died, or has it? Any thoughts suggestions would be appreciated as im not so savvy at the tech stuff!
The computer has been running abit slower recently after upgrading memory 3 months ago to 2gb, so wondering if its caught something! I have avast protection. Cheers for ya help!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 battery not charging

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I plug in the power chord and try to swithch on the laptop.
3 light's on the laptop turn on for 3 seconds and then nothing .Nothing comes on the console is all black.
I have tried switching on without battery, without ram and nothing _> same light on the laptop comes on for 3-04 seconds and nothing after that.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thanks All
 

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Hi.
I have the DELL Inspiron 6000.
Does anyone know which driver will put the volume display on the screen?
When I hit volume up/down/mute it used to display on the screen, and I did a clean install of Xp Professional.
Here are the DELL drivers. I just want to know which driver will give me back the on screen display. THANK YOU!
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...emID=INS_PNT_6000&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 volume, which driver?

Control Panel, Sounds and Audio, Volume, click the little box.
 

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I have read all the posts and ordered a new inverter. It was actually very easy to change the inverter, but alas. After changing the inverter the screen still goes 'black' after a few minutes. It actually goes very very dim. I can barely see the outline of things on the screen. So, if the inverter was not the problem, what is the next thing I can try?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Screen Goes Black

Have you tried running an external monitor? Is it normal or does it go dim too?
 

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I believe my Dell Inspiron 6000 has Ultra ATA. I wanted to upgrade my hard drive since it is kind of slow but I basically just want a cheap and fast hard drive. Could anyone recommend one for me?

Also, would i be able to use a SATA hard drive on my laptop or would I have to stick to Ultra ATA? thanks
 

A:Hard Drive for Dell Inspiron 6000

You probably have to stay with Ultra ATA as the connector is built-in the the board.
If your drive is 4500 or 5400 RPM you can probably see an improvement by getting a 7200 RPM drive.
There are several here:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1277&name=2.5-Hard-Drive&
 

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my dell inspiron 6000 returned the following information when trying to boot:

8/15/09 Blue screen
KERNEL STACK INPAGE ERROR INTERNAL HARD DRIVE
- - -
OX00000077
(OXCOOOOOOE)
"
OXOAE2DOOO
One of the files containing the system's registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. Recovery was successful.
No boot device available Strike FI to retry
FZ for set UP utility
I ran the dell diagnostic disk and received the following error code(s) when it came to the hard drive

0F00:1328--first time
0F00:0128--second time
0F00:0162--third time

I have searched all over the net and also in so many different help areas.

What do these codes mean? Does dell protect its codes? Is my hard drive dead? I am exhausted! No place is the information in plain language that I can understand.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give in simple, understandable, and doable language. I really want to understand what is going on here.

swtexas

A:Stop error in xp dell inspiron 6000

From what I see, Dell doesn't "protect" anything...see the reference below for running the DST.http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...&doclang=enLouis

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can i ask some question here??? meron po ba kayong driver nang motherboard dell 6000 inspiron???? do you have any installer??? pls post., i need this one., pls ., ill wait., i need this pci modem,video controller, network controller., ill wait guys^^

A:dell 6000 inspiron driver pls mainboard

Here are all the drivers you will need: Drivers & Downloads

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