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Keyboard Problems; Drive Problems; If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk; If You Cannot Play A Music Cd Or Install A Program From A Cd - Dell Dimension 4300S Manual

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Check the mouse settings
Windows XP
1.  Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
2.  Click Mouse.
3.  Try adjusting the settings.
Windows 2000
1.  Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2.  Double-click the Mouse icon.
3.  Try adjusting the settings.
Check for interrupt request conflicts—

Keyboard Problems

 
Reconnect the keyboard cable—
computer, and then restart the computer.
Check for interrupt request conflicts—

Drive Problems

If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk

HINT:
See
"Accessing Help
Files" for information on saving files to a floppy disk.
 
Ensure that Windows recognizes the drive—
click the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop. If the floppy drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to check
for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
Test the drive with another floppy disk—
Cannot save files to a floppy disk—
 

If you cannot play a music CD or install a program from a CD

HINT:
High-speed CD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise. This does not indicate a defect in the drive or the CD.
 
Ensure that Windows recognizes the drive—
click the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop. If the floppy drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to check
for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive.
Test the drive with another CD—
Clean the disc—
See the
Tell Me How
Adjust the Windows volume control—
double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Be sure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.
If headphones are connected to the front-panel headphone connector, check for sound from the headphones—
is automatically disabled when headphones are connected to the computer's front-panel headphone connector.
Check the speakers and subwoofer—

If you cannot play a DVD movie

See
"Resolving Software and Hardware
Shut down the
computer, reconnect the keyboard cable as shown on the START HERE sheet for your
See
"Resolving Software and Hardware
In Windows XP, click the Start button, and then click My Computer. In Windows 2000, double-
Insert another floppy disk to eliminate the possibility that the original floppy disk is defective.
Ensure that the floppy disk is not full or write-protected (locked). See the following illustration.
In Windows XP, click the Start button, and then click My Computer. In Windows 2000, double-
Insert another CD to eliminate the possibility that the original CD is defective.
help file for instructions.
In Windows XP, click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. In Windows 2000,
See
"Sound and Speaker
Problems."
Incompatibilities."
Incompatibilities."
Sound from the speakers

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