If you experience other memory problems —
Ensure that you are following the memory
installation guidelines (see the Service
Manual on the Dell Support website at
Check if the memory module is compatible
with your computer. Your computer supports
DDR2 memory. For more information about
the type of memory supported by your
computer, see "Basic Specifications" on
Run the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell
Diagnostics" on page 32).
Reseat the memory modules (see the
Service Manual on the Dell Support website
at support.dell.com) to ensure that your
computer is successfully communicating
with the memory.
Lockups and Software Problems
If the computer does not start up — Ensure
that the power cable is firmly connected to the
computer and to the electrical outlet.
If a program stops responding — End the program:
Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously.
Click the program that is no longer
If a program crashes repeatedly — Check the
software documentation. If necessary, uninstall
and then reinstall the program.
NOTE: Software usually includes
installation instructions in its
documentation or on the discs (CD or DVD).
NOTE: Your computer may or may not have
an external optical drive. Use an external
optical drive or any external storage device
for the procedures that involve discs.