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I am trying to fix a Dell Dimension 4600c for someone and I find it has more than one issue.I ide and boot it errors on the mouse and keyboard. I then press f1 to boot into winxp. Then I noticed that the video screen flickers horrible.The is pink and yellow (virus?). So then I loaded the private security ZoneAlarm and cleaned as much as I could, but only now i cannot connect to internet reviews to update the defintions.i tried, but as I turned off the PC. o_0 He got angry and stopped. I should be able to just plug in my DSL jack and it should just recognize my network as my laptop does nephews, but it wont. Also, another strange thing is a bit of noise it makes while it starts .. almost like something short-circuit out.sounds as the power supply.it makes a strange noise in the loop, but it almost seems like it might be something with the video would say card.i hardrive but no noise.this click is a new sound ..
Random errors BIOS, video and sounds strange erratic: it looks like the failure if the motherboard you can answer a question – repeat this behavior every time you turn on the PC? If these are errors that have disappeared and new symptoms each time, Your friend does not error messages seriously as they should and may need to talk to others more often if this happens regularly. I'll give you advice, but I'm afraid the first possibility, and if nothing is resolved, if I were you I would stop trying repair the system and get professional help. (PC repair shop, Best Buy, Circuit City, the manufacturer of your if it is under warranty, the district PC geek, etc.) Keyboard / Mouse: try different connections: if PS2 (round plug), try unplugging the mouse and see if the error returns. If it's USB, see if you can use a USB/PS2 converter plug (included with most hardware stores, or available at electronics stores and office supplies) to force the keyboard / mouse into a PS2 instead. See if the error returns. Network: First, disable ZoneAlarm. You will be able to do in the program, or use the Control Panel, see Add / Remove Programs and uninstall the time. (You can retrieve it later.) Open My Computer, then click Network Connections (this may be on your desktop, if you do not find it in the Control Panel) and look at the NIC on the screen: is it activated? Is it working? If not activated, right click above and choose "Enable". If she already has, look at the state and see if the card is connected, not connected, limited or no connectivity, or unavailable. Ask another question on Yahoo Answers with this info (or you can email me by clicking on my name) and we can help others: hardware problems others seem more important to fix first. Noise: where. Listen to the case. Remove the lid if you have to listen. Where is the noise coming from? More specifically, whether it is the power (the large box where the power cord runs into the computer, including the fan), fan accessory (next to the CPU or on top of it, or a fan plugged into the front or rear panel away from the food), a hard drive, the motherboard itself, the processor itself (without the fan on top) or a Optical disks /. This will help greatly, and may indicate that some may need replacing. (If it is the motherboard, processor or Food that noise, there is a serious problem and your friend may need to get a new PC. If it is still under warranty, contact Dell. Otherwise you should get a new one.) Video: same idea as the keyboard / video – there two VGA taken back? One of them could be video board and the other an AGP card. Try this if the two video cards are present:! – WARNING: This can leave the computer unusable. If you are not comfortable with the CMOS setup program, or are not convinced of this fact, go into the video section. – I would recommend a computer geek to do this. Again, if you're not sure what to do, there is no shame in staying safe: find help. Read all these instructions before you begin, print them if you want to try. – Keep the cork in IT'S ORIGINAL LOCATION. – Enter CMOS setup: when the PC starts, watch the screen immediately when you press carefully Power. Look for a line that tells you which key to press to enter Setup. before it hit the screen disappears (usually when the disks are controlled and light all at once.) If you miss it, stop immediately in Windows PC and try again. – Look for a line there that says "Enable on-board video" or something like that and make sure. May say "video card" and give you the choice between "AGP", "PCI" or "board" (one of them can not appear.) Choose board or PCI and save your changes. Turn the PC off. – Change which connect the video cable is attached. Press Power. If you do not see the video, then back to the original form and see if she returns. If it does not, you need to reset the BIOS: open the lid, Search for a round battery and remove it if possible. (If stuck, do not do this: there is a jumper somewhere that needs to reset triggered the BIOS memory.) Wait 60 minutes and replace: This will restore the default settings and must restore the PC video. (Make sure the plug VGA is the port of origin.) If you do not have video after you reset the BIOS, you should seek professional help. ========================= ===================== Try some of these ideas here and in other responses, and add details to the question here so that we can help others.
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