Posted 25 April 2011 - 05:53 PM
I have 2 used Dell Dimension 2400's and 1 Hard Drive.
One Computer has Celeron (I think it the best choice for Processors), but everytime I use the mouse for a few seconds/or a minute, it freezes up and I have to shut it off, and restart it. Can this possibly be fixed/ and how?
The other Computer has a Pentium 4, and it works well.
The two combined have a CDR/DVD ROM, but when they are in either computer, I see neither of them show up when I Click on Start-and Click on Computer. Does it matter which connection on the ribbon is connected to them (Drive0/Drive1) or do they possibly need a driver? How Do I install one if so?
I would also like to reinstall Windows Xp, and clean out all of the junk, and Factory stuff, first I think I have to figure out the boot sequence, and that the CDR is Reading.
How should the Boot Up System be Configured as- for selecting or deselecting these things for starting up? The settings for Master Driver, Slave Drive, Second Drive, ( On/off/Auto) First boot/Second, etc. Floppy Drive would be on I guess. And I have no Idea about the IDE Device or what ever it is????? On or Off?
Any help in detail ( ie. Click Start/ Right Click on my My Comuter/ Click Properties /Click on Hardware, etc. )would be appreciated. So to say - "I know where the Harware Settings are, but not sure how to use them. I see the Scan Icon. I'm not sure how to install a driver or selecting the right ones for them".
Thanks for your time and feel free to offer your opinion.