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I feel the problem is with the RAM.

Please use 1GB atleast, DDR 2 SDRAM and check your system.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 13, 2019

Before you decide to burn a DVD, it is important to know what kind of DVD you would like to burn. The type of DVD will usually determine the process you use to go about burning. The three most common types of DVDs to burn are Data DVD's, Multimedia Files to a DVD and making a copy and burning a commercial DVD. The burning process will be determined by the type of data you want to burn. You could do three possible actions:
  1. Burn Data to a DVD
  2. Burn Multimedia Files to a DVD
  3. Copy and Burn a Commercial DVD

Burning Data to a DVD Ordinary data such as documents, spreadsheets, database files and backup files require only general DVD burning programs. The data that you burn can be viewed on any type of computer with a DVD drive. Popular DVD burning software programs include Nero 9 and Super DVD Creator 9.8.8.
You will need to purchase or download any of the DVD burning software titles that are available on the market. For some computers that are purchased new, DVD burning software already comes installed and configured for your machine and DVD burner. You just need to open up your DVD burner software, choose to burn a data DVD and follow the instructions. You can usually burn a full length DVD (about 4.7 GB of data) in less than 20 minutes and even quicker with high speed DVD burners.

Burning Multimedia Files to a DVD
Multimedia files are usually larger files that include video either recorded from a TV set, camcorder or digital camera or downloaded from the internet. You may also want to convert an old VHS tape to a more user friendly DVD.

Copying and Burning a Commercial DVD
Many people use their DVD burner to burn copies of commercial DVDs. In most parts of the world, it is illegal to copy a commercial DVD and sell or distribute it. However, you may want to make a copy for archiving purposes.
There are many tools that can copy a commercial DVD. However, apart from the normal DVD burner and DVD burning software, you will also need special software that can decode or crack the digital rights management. It is also important to note that besides cracking the code and copying the data of the commercial DVD, you may need to shrink the file.
Most commercial DVDs are dual layer and have between 7 and 8.4 GB of data. These files must be compressed to fit on a normal 4.7 GB DVD. Once you have cracked the commercial DVD and compressed it, you can use ordinary DVD burning software to burn your DVD.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 17, 2019

Dear download Nero 9 from the web

it will solve ur all burning prob.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 08, 2019

the only thing I can say is make sure that vga cord is pluged in all the way. on the computer and monitor

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 07, 2019

I speculate there isn't much wrong with the dvd drive if it plays a dvd and if you are certain there isn't anything wrong with your photo disc (it plays ok with other computers), a possibility is a problem with the media playing software...

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 06, 2019


error code 2000-0333.

Possible cause Graphic Card Test Failed, Mother Failed, if your Notebook is under Warranty it is better to bring it to Service Warranty Center. or you can repair it by checking the mother board or video card. This problem occurred when your graphic or mother board is failed to start or initiate during start up.


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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 27, 2019

Thaat isknown as a beep code.
Does your system start up normally?
If not let me know how many beeps and I can let you know what it meens.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 21, 2019

I use the VLC (videolan) player, it is free and has all the codecs built in.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 20, 2019

If i understood you right you need a DVD player program. If so i would recommend you to try VLC Media Player.. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols..

Download link:

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

try F2 key ( with and without Fn Key) to turn on /off Wifi

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 02, 2019

please contact dell customer support, they will help you out in this.
Go on
They ask you for service code which is alphanumeric tag written on sticket of your computer.

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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 31, 2019

Most dell machines do no come with dvd rewriting as standard. They only come with cd rewriting capability. Unless you specifically requested it as an add on to the spec it probably just has the ability to pay dvd's.

Most internet cafe's will have a machine with a dvd rewriter if you really need to copy a dvd


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 20, 2019

this thing is old right? made 2006 so is 13 years old today.
and is xp or vista , bad news.
vista released January 30, 2007 so is not vista. I guess.?

so why not take any usb keyboard made and try that.
if that works then we know the relic internal is dead. or just software bunged up.
we can boot to Linux demo disk and see of the keys work
all techs do that, takes 5 min work.
and omg the keys work in Linux. so windows is BORKED!("corrupted".
no OS stated, at all if XP this is normal for XP it is a virus magnet.
do not run XP ever again if doing so now, OK?

what also can change is language settings set wrong.

and last.
gives what? that is shifted character.
shift 7
so if 7 works and all shift keys fail then shift is bad.
so use the right shift, does that work.?
try all keys and see what works and not.
if Linux fails ,then the keyboard is toast.. (ask how to boot free Linux demo mode "try me" at
one of the best ways to test ANY PC after Windoz
goes mad?
is to boot from Linux demo desk (harmless it is)
we make a USB stick or burn a DVD-r disk and boot it. then run Linux see how it runs for what ever the ill's may be. bad keyboard or HDD test top my list.
boot it and click "TRY ME"

one other way (weaker by far) is to use BIOS and test your keyboard, but sadly a full test is not possible there.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 23, 2019

Did you try booting your computer in Safe mode to check if you receive this error message?
1. Use F8 while restarting the computer.
2. Under Windows Advanced Boot Options select Safe mode and hit Enter.
Check if you receive this error message in Safe mode.

It seems like your drive might be corrupted. If your computer is still under warranty, I would suggest you to contact them to get a replacement. But before you contact them, let us see whether Check disk utility would make a way to boot windows succesfully or not.

If you've Windows Vista Operating System disc, then try running the check disk utility from Windows Recovery Environment.

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type the following command and press enter.
Chkdsk /r

Once your machine has finished repairing the hard drive, type EXIT and press ENTER to restart your laptop.

You can also try typing the following command if Check disk fails to fix the issue. At the same command prompt, type fixboot and press enter.

For your information: If you've a Dell Laptop, then according to Dell, the error code 2000-0142 is a Drive Self Test failed error code. Visit the link below:

hope 2 help

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 20, 2019

what password, there are 7 levels
not answering for all 7 me not can we see your screen (omg)

the question posed, is like asking, where did I lose my car keys.
only 7 times worse.
talking in a text box blind and not one photo of screen failing

Dell Inspiron™... | Answered on Feb 17, 2019

have you tried buying a canister of air and blowing the gaps around the keys as dirt and fluff can accumulate and cause mis strokes.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

what is the OS? if windows go to control panel and select system and security to create a restore point, doing a factory reset will leave the computer without anything to restore to though

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

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