Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:00 PM
HI all... I've been having some trouble with my ole Dell. First I somehow had lost the ability to use Java. Took me about 2 days working on it here and there but somehow I finally got java working again. I believe Java is working now as I can see applets and Javas homepage now recognizes I have java installed.
I'm still running on Win XP Pro. I thought maybe everything was just getting outdated so I decided to see if I could upgrade my 1 GB of Ram because I own Vista and Win 7 but have hesitated due to 7's 1GB of minimum ram. Haven't put Vista on because I've heard XP service pack 3 is just as good as upgrading to Vista.
Anyhow, I went to the Dell support site like I have in the past and first tried to let it look up my service tag. IE 8 crashed. So then I went to the upgrade section and allowed it to survey my machine. That never happened as my browser closed again. So I go to Dell PC Diagnostics. I click agree and i hear a warning beep (I think it was) the page refreshed then crashed. No error messages, it was like it just killed the process.
I was wondering if all those progs on Dells support page can have something to do with my Java problems.
Last week when working on Java, Javas site kept telling me I didn't have any working Java (I already knew it wasn't working) and I needed to download it. Well, every time I went to d/l it the crazy thing would error out. So I tried to uninstall from the control panel in the add and uninstall prog but it wouldn't let me (java 6 was in there but not working). I had to down load Revo and another prog just to delete enough stuff to where I could d/l Java to my computer from their manual site to get it installed. It worked, I think.
Any help would be great as I would really like to find out if I can add memory or if I can upgrade anything on this ole Dell. I have newer Laptops but this Desktop has been a GREAT workhorse. I'd hate to have to put it down...
No virus's or malware. None that Microsoft Security Essentials picks up anyway...I've never had a problem with MSE not doing its job...
Another thing, It came with Microsoft Media Center and I Installed Xp Pro... If i right click on my computer it tells me I'm running Media Center versions 2002...However, when I go to System Information it comes up with Pro... Not sure if this helps but I wanted to let you know this machine has a few things going on...
Below is a copy paste from my system information...
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP
Professional Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name XXXX-FAMILY System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell DXP051
System Type X86-based PC Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A07, 1/8/2007 SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS System
Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)" User Name XXXX-FAMILY\XXXX FAMILY Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 333.62 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB Available
Virtual Memory 1.96 GB Page File Space 2.40 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys