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Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop screen goes blank after 30 seconds

Q: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop screen goes blank after 30 seconds

I m trying to fix a friend s computer It s a Dell Inspiron laptop I can t give more detailed specs because it s not in front of me The problem is that after about seconds after powering on the screen goes dark It happens no matter what - either a normal boot or after 30 seconds screen blank laptop 6000 goes Dell Inspiron a boot straight into BIOS The screen goes completely dark but the power LED stays lit Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop screen goes blank after 30 seconds Obviously the problem isn t with the LCD backlight because the BIOS screen appears fine although it doesn t stay on I don t think the problem is with power either because we were running it off AC and the indicator light on the power supply stayed on Plus the power LED stays lit and according to the BIOS the battery is at It happens to consistently to be a loose wire or bad connection I have been checking out the different BIOS options although it is hard when the screen keeps failing I don t see anything that could cause this My theories not that I am an expert at all is it could be some kind of a screen saver or power management feature that keeps shutting down the monitor to save the screen or power Or a temperature issue By the way are screen savers even necessary on a laptop Or perhaps the problem is with the monitor switching feature - we re going to try hooking it up to an external monitor to see what happens So what s going on and how do I fix it nbsp
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I m not sure if I m posting in the right forum but I almost sure it is not hardware screen Dell Inspiron black 6000 blank related Dell Inspiron laptop Pentium M Ghz g HDD MB DDr SDRAM Dell Inspiron 6000 blank black screen ATI Mobility Radeon x I can boot into SET-UP and all works fine Booting up in normal mode it makes it past POST and the XP Splash screen then just goes black I can move the curser around and that is it Same thing is Safe Mode but I can see the quot Safe Mode quot borders in the corners and up top I hooked an external monitor to it and get the same results on it I went into boot menu and chose diagnostics and all passed even the inverter Was able to see all colors during the diag and as well on the Dell Drivers and Diagnostics CD I m running right now I found some similar problems by Googling but most said they didn t even make it to the splash screen or it works in safe mode but not normal mode so nothing that has a clear resolve of what I have here Thanks Terry

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 blank black screen

While running the Dell Drivers and Diagnostic Cd, during the the seek test on the hard drive, as it was almost done, I got a "Exception occurred in MODULE DISK.MDM! Warning: Error reading File! Press any key to abort" So I pressed a key and it rebooted, but now says the computer is missing the HDD. I went in Setup and Device Info/Primary Hard Drive, it says {none}, where as before it showed the 60G HDD.

I would not have thought a hard drive would have caused the first problem, or else it wouldn't have booted from the get go. Right?

Any ideas out there? Are the two issues one and the same? I would like to find out before I replace the HDD just to find out it still won't boot properly.

Thanks again for any help!
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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.

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

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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.


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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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop - BSOD

STOP 24 error...could be bad NTFS file system, bad hard drive, or bad ntfs.sys file.Preliminary step, I would try to run chkdsk /r on the partition (from the XP Recovery Console).
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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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A:horribly slow dell inspiron 6000 laptop

Hello ian cowan and Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the "Follow This Topic" Button, make sure that the "Receive notification" box is checked and that it is set to "Instantly" - This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster.NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.These are the programs I would like you to run next, if you have any problems with these just skip it and run the next one.-Security Check-Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.-AdwCleaner-Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete.Confirm each time with Ok.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the content of that logfile with your next answer.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.--RogueKiller--Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller or from here Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+Gringo
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A:Blue Screen Crashes, Dell Inspiron 6000

Thank you very much for your time.The first log was done while in safe mode. I am currently running Windows XP 5.1 with service pack 3 The following log was conducted while not in safe mode:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:25:40 PM, on 11/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dwwin.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\IPSBHO.DLLO2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dllO2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV ... Read more
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A:Internal HDD Hard Error for Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop

I found one forum that suggested a BIOS update.
Look at the Dell site and see if there's a specific update that addresses this.
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Here is my problem, I cannot get out of the blue screen (error screen) no matter what. I've tried F2,F8,F12 and everything. I can't even get it to start up in any of the safe modes?

Here is Error code:


***stop: 0x000000D1 (0x00000000,0x00000002,0x000000001,0xF8202A23)
** Ntfs.sys -adress F8202a23 base at f81f2000, dateStamp 45cc56a7

Like I said I can't get into the Laptop even in safe mode to try to disable anything at all and try to trouble shoot it.

Hope someone can help..

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A:Black screen with blinking cursor & M1004 error code: Dell Inspiron 6000 with XP Pro

You can pull that drive out of the computer and put it on another computer as a Slave drive or buy yourself a USB enclosure and put the drive in there and you will be able to copy your pictures and any other valuable data. Then either buy a new drive (as this one may be bad) or put it back in and Boot off of the XP CD, Format and reinstall.
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How do I figure out if the inverter on the screen is faulty or if it's the screen cable or the whole screen itself?
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"I still can't connect an external monitor either"...

Is this a laptop or a desktop computer? Or a desktop with the monitor built in? 2003 you may have a bad power supply too
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Do you see the Dell logo on start up or just a blank screen?
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When it does "Flash" is there anything to be seen on the screen??

There have been several Posts lately concerning failed 'backlights' on LCD displays.
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if this is some kind of malware issue combinate with hardware
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Hi gogreenandgold21, Welcome to the Dell Community Forum. Please try the following mentioned steps to identify the hardware functionality. 1. Please shut down the computer, remove all connected devices like Power cable, USB devices and press and hold Power button for 40 seconds 2. Restart the computer and Tap F12, select the option Diagnostics 3. Please run a complete Diagnostics on your computer and make a note of any error message. 4. If the screen still displays a black screen, please try connecting an External Monitor and let us know if everything else works fine. 5. If you’re able to boot into the system, please try updating the BIOS and Video drivers from this link
Please complete all these steps and revert us with the results.
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Hi manjeetsingh13,
Thank you for reaching to Dell Community Forum.
Please connect an external monitor and check if you get any display.
Do you hear any beeps from the system?
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(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
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Since it works in safe mode, let's do a clean boot and see what happens.

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A:Blank screen with Flashing underscore dell inspiron 1525

Sounds like you are experiencing hard drive failure, or hard drive corruption. I just repaired a computer with the exactly same issue, and realized that the partition tables on the drive was corrupted. Then after further diagnosis, realized that the partition tables were corrupted due to the drive physically failing.

Do you have a Dell partition for the hard drive utility?

Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive

The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden
diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.
NOTE: If your computer cannot display a
screen image, see “Contacting Dell” on
page 50.
1. Ensure that the computer is connected to an
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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.

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Am I detecting that English is not your primary language?
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Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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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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Most Dells have a diagnostics program (F12 at boot).
Run the tests and see what they say.
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A:Help! Dell Inspiron 6000 won't power up

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

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A:Dell inspiron 6000 will not boot..

Have you tried to do a Repair Install?
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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

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Has this issue ever been fixed?  This is exactly what mine does now.
I'm ready to forget about and buy something new, but would like my pictures, etc off my laptop.
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Sounds like a display issue, such as a bad LCD or connector.
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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.
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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:
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The battery is reached its expected life, you need to replace it.

If its under warranty call Dell and ask to have it replaced. You could remove it and use the wall power that way you wont see alight flashing....
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Where would I go to buy a network card?

What should I look for when purchasing a network card

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.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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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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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 AC Jack Problems

Well, if you don't get it fixed, it's likely to short and ruin the MB, so I suggest you get it fixed.

FWIW, the reason this happens is people carry the laptops around with the power plug hanging out, or are careless and trip over the power cord and put a lateral load on the connector. Here's what happens if you keep wiggling the cord with power on and the jack loose.
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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 A/C Power Issue

It's worth testing the batttery, but in all likelihood it's the mainboard that is faulty.
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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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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 running XP very slow

you probably have a lot of startup programs running. there are 2 areas to look at.

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2. click on "start" then "run" then when the run box opens type in "msconfig" then hit enter. You will see a bunch of tabs, click on the one labeled startup. This is a list of all the programs that startup when you logon to your computer. uncheck the ones that you do not want to start at startup. reboot your computer and you should notice a difference.
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't boot up completely

Never mind - I got it figured out.  Don't waste any time on this!
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A:Why can't I open the Dell inspiron 6000 in safemode

"I got a prompt stating that I was missing a utility partition and that I could not restore"It appears the partition has been deleted. If that's the case, you will have to reinstall Windows using the Restore CDs which I'm sure you created a long time ago when the computer was new, right? If not, look here, right hand column: edited by riider
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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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Go here
Drivers & Downloads
Download audio driver and do right click/properties/compatibility tab,select XP SP3 click apply and run it!

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Here are all the drivers you will need: Drivers & Downloads
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A:Dell inspiron 6000 Battery Problem

Even though the battery is new you might have a bad battery. not charging fully or at least showing there is charge left but in reality isnt might be a sign for you to go and get a replacement. also make sure you are using name brands and not a knock off ...ex. Dell needs an actual certified Dell battery ...not a dell compatible...although these compatibles are cheaper they cause the problems such as you are describing.
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I'm trying to find SRS drivers for HP. But no, I don't know about Dell drivers.
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Try Windows Update?

Also maybe these vista drivers will do the trick?
Download the Sigmatel STAC 9200 series audio driver 6.1 for Windows Vista

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Anybody got an idea?

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 Function keys

Hmm, I have an Inspiron 6000 and I never used these keys when I had XP. However, these function keys (Fn/F3, Fn/F10) require Dell QuickSet, no matter what version of Windows you have, while other function keys (like Fn/F2) work via the bios. And yes, you can use QuickSet under Windows 7, although if you search the Internet you'll find nothing but people who say it cannot be done.

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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 drivers for Windows 7

usually the vista drivers will work in compatibility mode. if this isn't the case let us know.
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A:Dell Inspiron 6000 volume, which driver?

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