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Dell Inspiron 8000 Connection Problem

Q: Dell Inspiron 8000 Connection Problem

Hi everyone. I have a dell inspiron 8000. I have installed windows xp pro sp1 on it, but i can't find in Device Manager-Network device the 3com 10/100 card. For this reason, i can't use my lan connection. Can someone help me?

Thanks in advantage for any help.

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A: Dell Inspiron 8000 Connection Problem

Hey Nelly,

i'm on my way out for today, but i can tell you this, check out for the inspiron 8000 specifications maybe on the manual if you have it or else, in the internet. I guess 8000s use 3com network cards(not completely sure), so what you need for get that card running is the driver software. If it is a common 3com you can find it here or else, if it is not a 3com card check out the list at for the right card brand you have.
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I have inspiron 8000 Dell boot problem a Dell inspiron laptop that my Dell inspiron 8000 boot problem friend gave me The thing does not seem to want to power up at all When i try to boot up the computer all the lights go on sounds like its about to boot up then seconds later everything will just shut off Dell inspiron 8000 boot problem Dont know if this info would cause this type of problem but the screen is disconnected from the laptop since it was broken and i have it connected to a differnt monitor via monitor plug in the back of the laptop Tried booting the computer with out battery as well Tried removing all the parts and reseating all parts Same I was able to boot the laptop once after tries it ran for a day tried to install win k and then ended up shutting off on me again And recently i noticed the fan would spin and stop when i try to bootup as well Any ideas Thanks in advance nbsp

A:Dell inspiron 8000 boot problem

Wonder if the cmos battery has died and needs replacing or the power supply is faulty.
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Someone I know just recently gave me an Inspiron 8000 but he says the hard drive is messed up. I try to turn it on and it has the Dell loading screen, then the screen goes black, but then it just going back to the loading screen. It does that process over and over. The hard drive does make a suspicious clicking sound every time the screen goes black. The original OS was Windows ME but I'm not sure what it is now. Should I risk $60 (on newegg) and buy a new hard drive? What should I do?

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 problems

if it si merely the hard drive that is bad. ( and it definitely sounds like the HD is toast) you should get a boot up message about no boot device found etc.

try accessing the bios during boot up, if you can then replacing the hard drive should give you are workable laptop. if he didnt give you the dell xp disk your goiing to need a copy of windows.
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i have a friend who has a Dell Inspiron 8000. I can't figure out where to put a wireless card. I do not see any slots for it. Does anyone know if a wireless card can be used with this model? I don't think it had built in wireless. Seemed to old for that.

Thanks for your help

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 Can it be wireless?

According to the specs of that Inspiron, it has two PC card slots on the side of the case....somewhere usually on the right side toward the back of the computer. And no, it's not wireless built in.

It could use a PCMCIA wireless card.
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Can all the latest RAM sticks and hardrives and operating systems be put into the Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops? I want to know because i want to play WoW on it.

Dell Inspiron 8000 specs:
523,000 kb RAM
pentium 4 proccesor
windows 2000

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops

You have to purchase compatible RAM. Go to, and allow it to scan your system to determine what options are available.

You can install Windows XP. I doubt it would run Vista well.
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Thank goodness you people are around!!

I'd like to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 8000.
Currently has 256mb RAM - I know it can only go up to 512mb RAM.
Which brand of Memory is best??

Alos, I'd like to upgrade the hard drive also.
Currently has 10GB.
Does anyone know the maximum GB's for this computer hard drive?
Which brand of hrad drive should I buy?

If I get max RAm (512mb) and max hard drive (GB's) would it be
possible to then install Windows XP on to this computer?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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A:Beige Screen on Dell inspiron 8000

sounds to me like the backlight has gone. Try looking at the screen under both bright and low light to see if you can see an image - if you can this would confirm the diagnosis.
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I'm replacing the 10Gb HD on my old Dell Inspiron 8000 with a new 80Gb HD (both HDs are Hitachi Travelstar).

I was planning on cloning the present HD to my Maxtor 320Gb External HD, and then cloning that to the new 80Gb HD using Maxtor MaxPlus.

I'd appreciate any advice (particularly if there are better ways than I'm planning) on exactly how to do this. And will it be a problem cloning down from the larger external HD to the smaller new HD??

Thanks for your help!

Dell Inspiron 8000
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This is first post, so please excuse any display of ignorance from me.

I know that the hard drive is bad. It will not let me boot up to try and recover data. Last resort is to send to a data recovery specialist.

If the drive is cool, it will try to boot, but it is looking for a corrupted file, "ntoskrnl.exe" in the \System32 dir (Win 2000 Pro). Is there a way I can transfer this file onto the drive?

I have tried to Repair with the Dell reinstall CD, it does not work. It hangs up during the checking C:\ drive portion. I tried it under the Console Recovery and same thing. Also tried the "fixboot"; it did not do anything for me.

Any Suggestions?

Your help is appreciated.


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Hey, guys, I lost my CMOS Password on Dell Inspiron 8000 and can't locate the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS setting.

Please help.

A:HELP: Lost CMOS Password on Dell Inspiron 8000

i cannot find that aqnswer as you have a notebook but here is weblink tio the page on how to dissect it dell
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I installed new memory for my dell 8000 inspiron from 256 to 512 (2 simms)
turned it on it reconized new memory it updated and worked fine.
Then I shut down and now it wont even boot up; so i went a head and put the old memory back in and it still wont boot up. My dell manual said the memory needs to be reseated ok.....done that 20 times allways makeing sure to put the first simm in A socket and then B socket and of course I am grounded at all times HELP.............NOW WHAT PLEASE HELP ANYBODY !

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 New Memory Installed Won't Boot

Go to dell site forum. You could get help fast.
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Hello I have a Dell Inspiron laptop and it has a strange problem The pc Inspiron Clicking then crashing 8000 Dell noise will run for a few hours and then all of a sudden it starts to Dell Inspiron 8000 Clicking noise then crashing make a clicking noise and it will freeze and most of the time the old blue screen of death pops up It it sits for a while it will boot up again without no problem I bougth a used hard drive that I found very cheap on Ebay and that did not solve the problem I think it is some kind of a power issue because I noticed that earlier I was using the same battery all of the time and it would last only a few minutes before crashing After I swapped batteries it ran longer but still crashes after some time I always have the power adapter connected as well because the batteries are old and do not last long at all The fans run correctly so I don t think it is a fan problem I cannot really tell where the clicking noise comes from Has anyone seen this type of problem before with the Dell inspiron Any suggestions Thanks PK nbsp

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 Clicking noise then crashing

Looks like you need a new hard drive to me.
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I have a dell inspiron laptop 8000 model no, pp01x.
When I turn on my computer;the Dell sign comes on but the screen goes blank.
When I hold a flashlgiht to the screen, I can see the screen.
nothing loads and when my options appear(safe mode, last configuration, or regular mode) nothing happens if I press anyone of them. It just keeps restarting.

A:dell inspiron 8000 black screen/no boot

u can try connecting an external monitor from a desktop if u have one or borrow one and see if that monitor shows anything without sounds to me that your monitor on the laptop has gone bad.. the led modules that light it up have gone bad or your video card might be could also be that the motherboard or hard drive is failing.usually if just the monitor is bad it should load up with no problems.hope this helps u.
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I have a dell inspiron 8000; first my client got it to God know what kinda "technician" somewhere out there..he took it there because of a bios password problem...i donīt know what he did there and now, the laptop powers on but no Dell screen or anything else....just a white beeps no no thing...

could it be a harddrive problem? or something else?

any ideas what to check here?

thanks a lot.

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A:Inspiron 8000 display problem

Right click a blank space on your screen and choose properties> settings> advanced> adapter> properties> driver> update driver. If your file is not in the correct format and will not update then choose uninstall instead. Close all those screens and then choose to install the driver you downloaded.
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First of all I asked my computer tech friend and he doesn't know what to do. I asked his computer tech teacher and he doesn't know. I tried calling Dell and they gave me bull**** about, "You need to replace the mobo and it's going to cost 100s of dollars."

So, if anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

Also I did install the correct drivers so that eliminates that question.

A:Problem with connection on Dell Inspiron 1100...

Might want to look into any possible firmware updates for that card, probably not real likely to find any.

Another solution would be to buy a PCMCIA network card.
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A:Reinstalling Windows 2000 on Inspiron 8000 problem
This will take you to the driver downloads page. You will have to click on the "Change OS" next to Windows XP on the next page. Change it to 2000 and it will list everything.
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A:Att Internet connection problem. Dell Inspiron laptop, please help.

Hello techguy and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you were talking with AT&T did they have you reset the modem to its default settings and then let it reconfigure? Unless something happened to physically damage the modem a reset should have gotten internet connectivity.
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enter any open dns server in the preferred dns server.. or
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A:Inspiron 8000 display dim

Hi mmann

It could be that the cable connecting the LCD to the laptop has gone bad and is opening up in certain positions. You could also try reseating the connector between the system board and the display. It could be making a bad contact. The same with the other connectors in the LCD display itself.
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A:Mouse connection to a Dell inspiron 1100?

How to you connect a typical mouse to Dell inspiron 1100? I don't see any ports
for it. I have a USB mouse connect to itClick to expand...

can you explain further , dont understand - dont see anyports verses its connected

A USB mouse goes into a USB Socket on the PC
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A:Dell 1520 Inspiron Problem with Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Welcome to SF, Conor. Dia dhuit.

Dell does not have a Windows 7 driver for your card. You can try installing the driver in compatibility mode.

HOW TO: Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode
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Any ideas on this issue or how to identify the problem?

A:Does not detect network connection in Dell Inspiron 5100

You've confirmed that the network adapter driver is installed and the network adapter is working properly, and you've confirmed that the CAT5 cable isn't bad, so neither of those is the problem.

Try resetting the cable modem and then restarting the computer.

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A:[SOLVED] dell inspiron mini 10 connection problems

Go to Start/Run and type inetcpl.cpl and press enter/Connections/LAN Settings. Make sure all the boxes are unchecked. Now go to Start/Run and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Right click the Local Area connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP-IP)/Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address and DNS Server Address Automatically are both checked. Now go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. IN the Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. the IP Address changes to Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew. Now type ipconfig /all. You should have a new IP address try it again. If you still cannot connect please include the text output of your ipconfig /all in your next post
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A:RE: My Dell Inspiron 3543 keeps losing WiFi connection

Thank you for writing to us!
Since you have installed the drivers , was it from the Dell support site and the latest one available.
You can also try the following steps:
Enter Command to Fix No Wi-Fi in Windows 10
Important: Follow the steps below carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
You can use command to fix this no wireless issue after Windows 10 install if it?s triggered by VPN software.
Step 1. Right click the Start button and select ?Command Prompt (Admin)? from the menu. This can launch Command Prompt as Admin.
Step 2. Type the following command and hit the Enter key:
reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f
Step 3. Enter the command below into the Command Prompt and press Enter key once more:
netcfg -v -u dni_dne
Step 4. Restart the computer and check back with your Wi-Fi settings. You now should see a revived list of all the available networks within range.
Note: If you have the Cisco VPN client, Sonic Global client or other VPN software running on your computer and you are planning to upgrade to Windows 10, uninstall the VPN before proceeding.
Kindly let us know if the issue is fixed.
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Thank you for taking your time to read this and thanks in advance for any advice that can be given.


A:Dell Inspiron mini wireless connection problems

Would you post an xirrus screen shot - see below - lets see what's in the area
and also
would you do the following tests when its connected and post here and then repeat ALL the test when it disconnects and post here
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
post back results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Then run the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

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A:Dell Studio XPS 8000, Windows 7 x64 Freezes

Quote: Originally Posted by Instabile

Hi, I have a Dell Studio XPS 8000, OEM Windows 7 64-bit installed, my GPU is an nvidia geforce gt 220.
Sometimes Windows completely freezes (even the mouse pointer), and automatically shuts down after some minutes.
It started happening in January 2011, and happens from 0 to 6 times a day.
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Firma problema:
Nome evento problema: BlueScreen
Versione SO: 6.1.7600.
ID impostazioni locali: 1040

Ulteriori informazioni sul problema:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF88004D64428 // NOTE: last 8 digits always change
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

File che contribuiscono alla descrizione del problema:

Seems like a BSoD happened, but I didn't see any blue screen.
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I tried different nvidia drivers (266.58 and 263.11), but nothing resolved.
Sometimes it happens when I'm booting up my PC, but it mostly happens while I'm actively using it.
GPU is not overclocked and the freeze happens even when its temperature is really low. It didn't happen during the furmark benchmark.

The following details are not confirmed, since I'm currently testing them:
It doesn't seem to happen while I use the PC without video driver, or when I link the PC to the screen using a VGA cable.
It only seems to happen when I link my monitor (Samsung SyncMaster T220HD) with an HDMI cable.

The system is still in warranty, so I if I bring it back to the shop I will have it repaired for free, but I'd like to try solving the problem without having to wait several weeks...

Thanks in advance for any input!

You have 5 different Bug Check codes and that is usually hardware. Since 2-3 of them are video related I share your suspicion that is it video driver, or card.

I would re-install the driver this way

When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.

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If these both come back clean there are a few other things we can try
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Hi Turosky
Thanks for writing to us.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
Any idea where is the noise coming from? Please disconnect the power cable and hold down the power button for 15 secs, then put back the cable and power on, observe for any changes.
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Hi -

Referenced thread -->

The dots in the MSDN URL? It is the way the system presents an elongated URL.

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Hi diver999,
You may uninstall and re-install the touchpad driver from device manager by following steps below:  

Click on “Start” and right click on “Computer”.
Click on “Manage”.
Click on “Device Manager”.
Under “Mice and other pointing devices”, you will find the touchpad driver listed.
Right click on it and click on “uninstall”. (Check and make a note of the driver installed on your system and re-install the driver from the below steps accordingly).
Check the box to delete the software.
Restart your system and click on the link:
Enter the Service Tag of your system and select the operating system.
You will find the touchpad  driver under “Input”.
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the driver on your desktop.
Once the driver is saved on desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Install the touchpad driver by following the on screen instructions.
Restart your computer. 

For more information on touchpad gestures, you may refer to the manual of computer from link:
Enter the service tag to access manual.
Please reply for further clarifications.
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Boot into Setup (Bios) usually pressing F2. Look for SATA or HDD mode and change it from AHCI to IDE and see if that helps.
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A:Weird problem with my Dell Inspiron 535

Hi and welcome.
Try removing one stick of Ram and see if that makes a difference.

Run a Mem Test.

Download the ISO file from one of the links above to your desktop.
Then burn the ISO to a Cd.
Start the Pc using the Cd and run the memory test overnight or for at least 8 passes.

It is best to run a full scan on individual Ram sticks if you can.
Or run the test but if any errors are shown - then remove all sticks of Ram and test each Ram stick one at a time.

Guide to using Memtest86+

You can also run the Mem test from a USB stick
Scroll down to [ Download (Pre-built & ISOs]
Download -Auto-installer for USB Key (Win 9x/2k/xp/7) *NEW!*

If you can download BlueScreenView
Download link at the bottom of the page.

Download > install.
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i have run the windows Diagnostics on it from the Modem settings. and the modem initializes and Windows Claims that the Device is working fine. i have reinstalled the newest drivers and still no modem noise.Click to expand...

Did you assume that no noise means the modem is not working? Many modems have the option to turn off the dial-up sound. If I misinterpreted the problem please let me know.
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I am out of ideas.

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First thing uninstall Advanced System Care those programs often do more harm then good.
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How old is the system?
Has the heatsink ever been blown out with a can of compressed air?

lets get a look at the temps the system is running D/L and run Hardware Monitor do something intense like a virus scan or gaming for a bit, Alt+Tab back to HWM expand all the trees and use the Win7 snipping tool to grab a screen shot of the HWM window, post the screen shot using the paperclip button in the advanced message box(Go Advanced button).
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The current Bios is A09:

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If the fan drive electronics has failed (on the motherboard) then its an expensive fix.

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It sounds like the screen convertor has failed, or the board has failed, I suggest putting the old board back in this way if it works OK you know the board is faulty...

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Have you installed all the drivers like chipset, and video? Did you reinstall the OS using the Dell restore utility? Have you run Windows Update to reinstall all the Microsoft critical update files?
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Unless you are very unlucky and got a bad replacement KBD, it sounds like the KBD controller on the MBD. Are there any signs of a spill ? If not it could have been taken out by static, or you may just be unlucky with it. The MBD costs a lot more than a KBD.........
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Please help me:
I had 2x 2GB sticks of Apacer RAM, than I wanted to upgrade to 2x 4GB Crucial. But after booting  I had problem with noise and lines all over my screen...  I tried also 2+4GB mode, everything works fine, but Everest benchmark has shown not as good results as in 2x2GB mode. What should I do, to make it work with 8 GB of RAM?
My specs are: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, 263 BIOS, AMD Sempron 2000 MHz, 480 GB Kingston SSD, ATI Radeon Xpress 1150, latest possibe graphic card driver (10-2_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc) 

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If the Dell was "On" when the water vwas spilled, then you likely have irrepairable motherboard damage. Try Dell for the codes?
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A:DELL INSPIRON 15 5558's Little problem

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I eventually get it going if I keep pressing the power button. I think the problem may be getting worse as it is taking more and more tries to get it started. This happens 9 out of 10 times after I shutdown, especially after it freezes up on me. Dell support has been very unhelpful, and I would appreciate any help at all. Thanx!

A:Dell Inspiron 600 Startup Problem

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also when was the last time you cleaned the internals of your case

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You do need a new, 2.5" drive - 7 mm in height.  You can use any SATA notebook hard drive, solid state drive or hybrid drive you wish.