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Solving Problems

Dell™ Dimension™ 4300S
  Accessing Help Files
  Power Problems
  Start-Up Error Messages
  Video and Monitor Problems
  Sound and Speaker Problems
  Printer Problems
  Scanner Problems
  Modem Problems
  Mouse Problems
  Keyboard Problems
  Drive Problems

Accessing Help Files

 
To access the Tell Me How help file
Microsoft® Windows® XP
1.  Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2.  Click User and system guides, and then click User's guides.
3.  Click Tell Me How.
Windows 2000
Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to User's Guides, and then click Tell Me How.
To access help in Windows XP
1.  Click the Start button, and then click Help and Support.
2.  Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click the arrow icon.
3.  Click the topic that describes your problem, and then click Display.
4.  Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
To access help in Windows 2000
1.  Click the Start button, and then click Help.
2.  Click the Search tab.
3.  Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click List Topics.
4.  Click the topic that describes your problem, and then click Display.
5.  Follow the instructions shown on the screen.

Power Problems

HINT:
See the
Tell Me How
help file for information on the standby mode.
 
Check the power light—
When the power light is lit or blinking, the computer has power. If the power light is blinking, the computer is in
standby mode—press a key on the keyboard or move the mouse. If the power light is off, the computer is either not turned on or is not
receiving electrical power.
Test the electrical outlet—
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Check the power cable connection—
connector.
Connect the computer directly to an electrical outlet—
that the computer turns on.
Swap the computer and monitor power cables—
Check for interference—
Electrical appliances on the same circuit or operating near the computer can cause interference. Other causes of
interference: power extension cables, keyboard and mouse extension cables, too many devices on a power strip, or multiple power strips
connected to the same electrical outlet.
Check the Power Properties—
See the
Windows 2000).

Start-Up Error Messages

Be sure that the power cable is firmly inserted into the electrical outlet and the computer power
Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and the extension cable to verify
Swap the computer and monitor power cables to determine if the power cable is defective.
Tell Me How
help file or search for the keyword standby in the Help and Support Center (Help in
  Network Problems
  Microsoft® Windows® Error Messages
  General Program Problems
  Internet Connection Problems
  E-Mail Problems
  Resolving Other Technical Problems
  Reinstalling Drivers
  Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
  Using System Restore
  Reinstalling Windows XP
  Reinstalling Windows 2000

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