Hello, what is the model/series of this dell?
Example: Dell Inspiron 200 (Desktop)Example: Dell Inspiron 6400 (Laptop)
Thanks! The model you gave me dont tell me anything. You should have it there on a sticker, if its a laptop look on the bottom of it.
Dell Studio (XPS)
There should be some numbers that would follow those words above. Otherwise, if you have the Service Tag, give me that instead.
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3) Click Save and save it
4) Click Run and run it
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Now another window will come up with all the info about your computer and system. Up at the top on the right-hand side it will tell info about your system.
Can you give me that info please?
Under the System Model it gives you the details for your System.
Example: Dell Inc. Studio XPS 1640 A123
Thanks! If it is freezing up now, then you will need to re-install windows again. Then you need to download and install the drivers (only) from the Dell website.
Then you should be ok. If your not using the original dell xp disc, you can order the one (free) from dell or buy one from ebay.
1) Turn on the computer
2) Start tapping/pressing F12 to get Boot Menu Options
3) Insert Dell XP Disc
4) Select DVD/CD-ROM and press enter
5) Press any key to start the installation
If you do not have it, call dell or order it online as its FREE and FREE shipping by FedEx.
Make sure when you get to the hard drive (partiton) part of the installation, you press D to delete what is there and L to confirm it until only 1 remains and its raw. Then proceed with the installation.
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Thanks! Then you probaby are going to have to replace the hard drive as is sounds to be faulty. Then you should be able to boot the computer back up and running in no time. Get it from ebay, the old optiplex use a IDE Cable and just make sure its brand new and not more than 320GB HDD.
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Sorry to hear that. You will need to download the most up-2-date drivers directly from Dell and here is the link again.
Nothing in your Device Manager should have an Yellow ! or ? by it if it does then something is not installed properly. You will need the Audio, Chipset, Video, and a few more there just look and it will show you.
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