Nigis System Messages Advanced Troubleshooting: Upon restart, the computer boots according to the boot sequence specified in system setup. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment. Locate the BIOS update delo for your computer at support. See the documentation that came with your printer. Dell Dimension E Service Manual Memory You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board.
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If you receive this message after you make changes in the system setup program, enter the system setup program see Entering System Setup and restore the original value s. Address Line An error in the address Short! Reseat the memory modules see Memory. The hard drive is not working or is not configured correctly. Ensure that the drive is installed correctly in the computer and defined correctly in the system setup program see Entering System Setup.
CH-2 Timer Error An error is occurring on the timer on the system board. Check the interface cable at both ends. Error in the DMA controller on the system board. The keyboard or system board may need to be replaced. The BIOS cannot communicate with the floppy drive or hard drive controller. Ensure that the floppy drive or the hard drive is installed correctly in the computer see Drives and defined correctly in the system setup program see Entering System Setup.
Invalid Boot The operating system Enter the system setup program see Entering Diskette cannot be located on drive System Setup and confirm that drive A or drive C is properly identified. A or drive C. Ensure that nothing is resting on the keyboard; if a key appears to be stuck, carefully pry it up. If the problem persists, you may need to replace the keyboard. Starting the Dell Diagnostics 1. Turn on or restart your computer. When the DELL logo appears, press immediately.
NOTE: Keyboard failure may result when a key is held down for extended periods of time. To avoid possible keyboard failure, press and release in even intervals to open the Boot Device Menu.
Upon restart, the computer boots according to the boot sequence specified in system setup. NOTE: Write down any error codes and problem descriptions exactly as they appear and follow the instructions on the screen.
After all tests have completed, close the test window to return to the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu. Close the Main Menu window to exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer. The test typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and requires no interaction on your part. Run Express Test first to increase the possibility of tracing the problem quickly. Extended Test Performs a thorough check of system devices. The test typically takes an hour or more and peridocially requires your input to answer specific questions.
Custom Test Tests a specific device in the system and can be used to customize the tests you want to run. Symptom Lists a number of common symptoms and allows you to select a test based on the symptom of the problem you Tree are having.
For any problem encountered during a test, a message appears with an error code and a description of the problem. Write down the error code and problem description exactly as it appears and follow the instructions on the screen. When contacting Dell support, have your Service Tag ready. The following tabs provide additional information for tests run from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option: Tab Function Displays the results of the test and any error conditions encountered.
Errors Displays error conditions encountered, error codes, and the problem description. Help Describes the test and any requirements for running the test. Configuration Displays the hardware configuration for the selected device. Parameters Allows you to customize the test, if applicable, by changing the test settings.
A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse, or keyboard. All devices require a driver program. A driver acts as a translator between the device and any other programs that use the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only the driver for that device recognizes.
Required drivers are already installed on your computer—no further installation or configuration is needed. You may need to install drivers if you: Upgrade your operating system. Reinstall your operating system.
Connect or install a new device. Identifying Drivers If you experience a problem with any device, identify whether the driver is the source of your problem and, if necessary, update the driver. Windows XP 1. Click the Start button, then click Control Panel. Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance. Click System. In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab. Click Device Manager. Scroll down the list of devices and check for an exclamation point a circle with a [!
If an exclamation point appears next to the device name, you may need to reinstall the driver or install a new driver. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer may not function properly.
Click Start, then click Control Panel. Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed, then click Properties. Click the Driver tab. Click Roll Back Driver. Manually Reinstalling Drivers After copying driver files to your hard drive, you may be required to update the driver manually. NOTE: Drivers can be manually updated for any hardware device installed in your computer. Double-click the type of device for which you are installing the driver.
Right-click the device for which the driver is being reinstalled, then click Properties. Click Update Driver.
Click Install from a list or specific location Advanced , then click Next. Click to check Include this location in the search, then click Browse and navigate to where the driver files are located on your hard drive. When the name of the appropriate driver appears, click Next.
Click Finish and restart your computer. To resolve incompatibilities using the Hardware Troubleshooter: 1. Click Start, then click Help and Support. Type hardware troubleshooter in the Search field, then click the arrow to start the search.
Click Hardware Troubleshooter in the Search Results list. In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, click I need to resolve a hardware conflict on my computer, and then click Next. Certain changes can cause your computer to work incorrectly. Entering System Setup 1. NOTE: Keyboard failure may result when a key on the keyboard is held down for extended periods of time. To avoid possible keyboard failure, press and release in even intervals until the system setup screen appears. System Setup Screens The system setup screen displays current or changeable configuration information for your computer.
Information on the screen is divided into three areas: the options list, active options field, and key functions. Option Field — This field contains information about each option. In this field you can view and make changes to your current settings. Options List — This field appears on the left side of the system setup window.
The field is a scrollable list containing features that define the configuration of your computer, including installed hardware, power conservation, and security features. Scroll up and down the list with the up- and down-arrow keys. Key Functions — This field appears below the Option Field and lists keys and their functions within the active system setup field.
System Setup Options NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed. System Lists system information such as the computer name, the BIOS version number and date, system tags, and other system-specific information.
CPU Info Lists the processor type, processor bus speed, processor ID, clock speed, L2 cache, and additional features supported by your processor. Memory Info Indicates the type and amount of installed memory, memory speed and channel mode dual or single.
The computer attempts to boot from the sequence of devices specified in this list. Boot Sequence NOTE: If you insert a boot device and restart the computer, the device appears in the system setup menu. To boot from a USB memory device, select the USB device and move it by pressing so that it becomes the first device in the list. The Read Only option restricts the ability to boot from any floppy device. Identifies the drives attached to the SATA connectors on the system board, and lists the capacity for hard drives.
Pressing this key Integrated combination causes a menu to display that allows you to select a method for booting from a network server. NIC If a boot routine is not available from the network server, the computer attempts to boot from the next device in the boot sequence list. Integrated Enables or disables the onboard audio controller. Video This setting specifies which video controller is primary when two video controllers are present on the computer.
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Vikasa Dell Dimension E user manuals download Snap the bracket onto the new drive. The Service Tag for your computer is located at the top of each test screen. On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card. Also referred to as dual display mode. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly.
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