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Watch this video for help in locating the source of the issue, and troubleshooting the most common causes in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Closed captions available in many languages. Watch this video for help in locating the source of the issue, and troubleshooting the most common causes in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Closed captions available in many languages. Please check your inbox, and if you can’t find it, check your spam folder to make sure it didn't end up there. Please also check your spam folder. CAUTION: To guard against the likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades, or other expected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer. Tools. Power Lights. The two-color power-button light located on the front of the computer illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states If the power light is off, the computer is either turned off or is not receiving power. If the power light is steady blue and the computer is not responding, ensure that the display is connected and powered on. If the power light is blinking blue, the computer is in standby mode. Press a key on the keyboard, move the mouse, or press the power button to resume normal operation. If the power light is blinking amber, the computer is receiving electrical power, a device such as a memory module or graphics card might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed. If the power light is steady amber, there may be a power problem or an internal device malfunction. Beep Codes. Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. One possible beep code consists of repetitive three short beeps.

This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a possible motherboard failure. TroubleshootingIf the power light is blinking amber, the One possible beep code consists of repetitive three short. If purchasing a SSD or Memory Upgrade please use these links as I will get a tiny bit of commission which will help fund my guides Ensure to include your form factor when asking for a Graphics Card Upgrade Recommendation. The Windows Vista OEM or Windows XP Product Key won't be compatible with Windows 10 Installation Media however you can run Windows 10 Unlicensed. Windows 10 will have most of the system drivers required inbuilt however you can install the Windows 7 Drivers if you have any unknown Devices in the Device Manager. If the Driver fails to install, there is no need to try and install the rest in this category. The Realtek is the onboard Video and the Creative Labs driver is if you have installed a dedicated Sound Card. This PC can run Windows 7 64 Bit pretty well. It can run Windows 10 64 Bit if this PC has enough RAM (4 GB) and a SSD. Without the SSD it may run but poorly as the Hard Drive is cranked up to continuous 100 % Disc Usage. If you were an early adopter and had activated your system with Windows 10 Insider Build 10130 you can clean install Windows 10 Pro without a Product Key. With Windows 10 there is no trial, instead your Desktop and Settings will be watermarked and you will be unable to personalise some user settings but otherwise it’ll be fully functional. You can also activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7 Key or Windows 8.x Key. For the vast majority of systems I have listed 64 Bit drivers if they can run Windows 7 64 Bit and 32 Bit drivers if they are unable to run Windows 7 64 Bit. In some systems I have listed both drivers because a hardware upgrade is required for Windows 7 64 Bit compatibility. This particular set of system drivers are for Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit.

Some of the drivers listed will of course work for both versions but some for instance the Dell System Software mentioned on this page will only work for Windows 7 64 Bit. What do you think? Thanks for the help. Thanks for the help and it works good just like you said it would. Learn how your comment data is processed. I do not work for either Microsoft or Dell but have been recognised by both companies for expertise as a Dell Community Rockstar and Microsoft Windows Insider MVP. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here. Please use the box above to search for any other information.Possible motherboard failure or RTC battery low. Replace the CPU fan (see Contacting Dell ). Hard-disk read failure -Enter System. This was not the first upgrade for this aging PC as it was purchased from from Dell in 2008 but it was one of the best upgrades I have ever done. More on that later. Dell sold many of these units and most of them are still pretty powerful even by today’s standards but with just a few simple upgrades, it will give even more life to this oldie but goodie. Here is what the desktop looked like at the time of purchase. Specs were pulled by Speccy, which is a great program to see your PC hardware specs by the way. The gem here is the Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. Enthusiasts were easily overclocking this CPU to get even more speed but unfortunately, the Dell BIOS has these settings locked so I have been running it at stock speed (2.4 GHz) since the beginning. Even then, as is, this stock Vostro 410 was fast enough for everything I threw at it; note, I am not a hardcore gamer. Using an SSD as the OS drive literally made this PC the fastest it’s ever been (by far). This is no surprise and I still stand by my post that an SSD is the best upgrade in the last 20 years of computing. It’s an entry level GPU but does have 1GB of DDR5 RAM and has handled everything I have thrown at it including editing 1080 60p HD videos in Premiere Pro.

It’s not a high performance GPU by any means but it got the job done. With only 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, this may be the system’s bottle neck now. Since 2008, I have actually been looking to bump RAM to 8 GB but Dell specs the 0J584C motherboard to max out at 4 GB so after seeing that, I never gave it much thought and learned to work within this limitation. Then I found a few users on the Dell forum saying they got their Vostro 410 desktops to recognize 8 GB of RAM. That was interesting news. Further research showed that part sellers on ebay also listed this particular motherboard to be able to handle up to 8 GB of RAM. To make a long story short, I found an ebay seller who was selling 4 x 2GB of brand new DDR2 RAM that works on Intel-based motherboards and it was priced at 50% of what branded RAM manufacturers were asking for. Took the plunge, swapped out the original 4 x 1GB and lo and behold, this PC booted up just fine and showed 8GB of RAM ready for use. Some other Vostro owners were speculating that this desktop was spec’ed to max out at 4 GB of RAM so Dell, at that time, could push their more expensive XPS line that was promoted as being able to handle 8 GB of RAM. True or not and whether Dell officially supported 8 GB on this PC or not, 8 GB is indeed recognized by BIOS (1.0.3) and Windows 7 can utilize all of it. IN fact, the original sticks were only 667 MHz so that is a slight speed upgrade as well as capacity. Glad I found the right ebay seller. But, I discovered that there is a mod that actually allows many Socket 775 boards to accept a 771 CPU. The one I had my eye on was the X5450 Xeon processor. Xeons are server-based CPU’s and the X5450 is supposed to be comparable to the Q9650. It was a no brainer, I had to try the mod. Your best bet is to check the manufacturer’s manual to find out what CPU’s are compatible with your motherboard.

If it can take a certain Core 2 Quad, the article listed previously will show you the most compatible Xeons that it may also accept. Dell lists the Vostro 410 as being compatible with any “Core 2 Quad processor with a FSB of up to 1333MHz”. This gave even more assurance that the X5450 should be compatible. The Q6600 held it’s own but I have to say, the X5450 just does it better. There was a minor issue with CPU temps increasing after installing the X5450 but I was able to use ThrottleStop 6.0 to undervolt the Xeon to bring temps closer to what the Q6600 was showing. Remember, I ran the Q6600 at a stock speed of 2.4 GHz and now the X5450 at up to 3.0 GHz. The X5450 undervolted nicely (stable, no crashes) and temps were even 8-10C lower when undervolted at 3 GHz versus running stock voltage at 2 GHz. So that was a nice outcome. In fact, I like this so much that I am going to undervolt my laptops to get lower temps and a longer battery life out of them. I had to enter the BIOS and “enable” the Limit CPUID Value. By default, this is disabled. Odd thing is, for Windows XP and newer OS’s, you are supposed to disable this feature. But by enabling it and after a reboot into Windows, ThrottleStop gained access to select the CPU multiplier from 6.0 to 9.0 in half steps. Making this adjustment somehow “unlocked” the multiplier settings on the Xeon X5450 and it can now be undervolted. After this function was unlocked, I disabled Limit CPUID Value again in the BIOS but the multiplier stayed unlocked. Not sure why this was the case but it turned out in my favour. My Dell motherboard clock speed is 332.5 MHz. During power saver mode (SpeedStep), the CPU frequency would fluctuate between 2.0 GHz (6.0 x 332.5 Mhz) and 3.0 (9.0 x 332.5); it does this by regulating the multiplier (ie. In short, I am running static voltage at 1.1 and a dynamic multiplier (6 to 9), which in turns determines the final CPU frequency.

I am extremely pleased with this combination as final CPU temps are now within 2-3 degrees Celsius of the Q6600 running at stock 2.4 GHz! But after a low-cost CPU and RAM upgrade, an old workhorse became a new and improved workhorse. The SSD upgrade gave the most significant (I would say 3-4 times) speed performance for general computing, especially for Windows 7 boot up. Launching programs, using Photoshop for photo work and editing HD video in Premiere Pro worked wonderfully well. Then the later bump in RAM and the Xeon CPU upgrade just took the PC to another level. For heavy everyday use, photo and video work, web development and business applications, the Vostro 410 just keeps on ticking; and, it’s faster and stronger than ever before. Even if you don’t upgrade the CPU, just moving up to an SSD and 8 GM of RAM yields a good performance boost. Besides hardcore gaming and intense video editing, this rig is now ready to take on any task that I throw at it. Happy upgrading! Who else has an older PC that they still find useful? Fallen in love with basketball all over again as I coach my daughter's team. I hear you about running VirtualBox, I have done that as well. I ended up with this RAM and it worked for my specific motherboard: If you have the Q9650, try and install it. If you have the right motherboard, it should just work. Yes i have the Q9650 but still using the Q6600 before retrying. The load default settings after that in BIOS also as to calibrate with new CPU. I guess this is in the perfect scenario. Hope you get it sorted out. Keep us updated. I am sure it will help others out there. Will post a message again of outcome also for anyone else stumbling across this problem. I’ll be buying another one rather. I have a Dell Vostro 410 as a secondary computer, running very well with Windows 10 Professional, and after reading your article I ordered immediately 8 GB of RAM. My Vostro 410 has a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 CPU.

Should I be able to replace this CPU more or less easily with a Q6600 CPU, and would the computer’s performance benefit from that at least moderately.I would Youtube some vids on this CPU to make sure it meets your needs first before investing in any RAM for this PC. Good luck! As for an SSD, I would say yes if you plan to use this. Check it out: It’s still free as of today if you just upgrade. I happen to try it yesterday and it worked flawlessly. I would upgrade the SSD first, then upgrade to Win 10. That way, Microsoft can assign you a digital key based on your latest hardware profile. I can assure you that SSD upgrade will make your Vostro faster than it has ever been. Plus an SSD can easily be used for your next PC so not much waste. Looking for more hidden “Corona gems” today! Ken Not sure if you were addressing me or another commenter as I was the one who posted the 800 MHz RAM. Nonetheless, congrats on getting this workhorse to work once again! The latest BIOS version you mention, 1.0.3, is what I have installed on my system. There are only two options to select, IDE or RAID, and you cannot configure individual SATA ports, it looks either it’s all IDE or all RAID. I have a new SSD (dual boot both Windows 7 and Windows 10) that been running in IDE, and I see boot time is much faster, but it’s still supposedly not optimal without AHCI. Two problems I’m aware of to get AHCI to work: I have other hard drives in this PC that are not SSD, so they don’t need AHCI. But I read somewhere that if you want to enable AHCI and you don’t have that option in your BIOS you should select RAID. Changing IDE to RAID resulted in better speeds and there is a specific order that you need to edit your registry. Move forward at your on risk! lol Got the partitions aligned with GParted, had to fix Boot record with Windows 7 installation USB drive. All looked well, but my registry for msahci and iaStorV keys was already set at a value of 3, not 0, so there was nothing to change.

When I then went to BIOS and switched from IDE to RAID, system started to boot but then went back to a BIOS error screen, and when I managed to get more info it said all discs were “Non-RAID.” I also tried to run the Windows 7 USB Install again and it tried to repair but didn’t work. I set BIOS back to IDE and all was okay again.Referring to this: If you do sort things out, please share with us. Otherwise, even in IDE mode, enjoy the SSD on your Vostro 410. It’s the best upgrade available for this model. Maybe that’s the difference. Even the article you linked to says “Either 0 or 3”. It may also be that Win 7 and Win 10 may have different methodology to deal with this issue. If you feel brave, adjust those keys to 0 and see if RAID boots up for you. I bet it will! I can’t seem to get past that. Any harm to just run in IDE mode. I can see from boot time it runs much faster with the SSD. If so, sometimes this may cause boot issues. As I mentioned, this has not been documented well by Dell. Having said that, don’t sweat AHCI vs IDE. SSD on IDE still runs fast, even faster than when you first purchased the Vostro. Enjoy it! I don’t even know if that’s perceivable. I run the system as a digital analog workstation (DAW) and can still do what I need to. I was just concerned running the SSD in IDE might break something ?? Thanks for your help and info! Love hearing others giving new life to aging PC’s like the Vostro 410. This was a classic model, very well built by Dell before they started to learn how to cut some corners. Who knows how long the capacitors on the motherboards will last but enjoy the “new” system while it does. Your system must be about around 12 yrs old by now? lol Thanks to the shelter-in-place order, I am able to find time to fully upgrade my old Vostro 410. I bought X5470 first hoping it can run fine on my computer, but it looks x5470 doesn’t really work with windows 10 Pro 64 bit (it might work with windows 7).

It can boot into the system once but after the restart, it enters into boot loop nightmare. The bios can recognize the CPU, but windows can’t, I guess full bios microcodes might not be there. suggests to modify microcodes in the bios but I am not able to find the bios source codes. After several trials in vain, I decided to give up. Later I bought Q9650. It is easy enough to install and no additional work is needed to run windows 10. I also enabled AHCI following your steps and this article ( ?). After registry modification, I do have to restart to safe mode first (during which I change bios setting to RAID mode), and then restart into the normal mode. I also see what Petros has seen on the bios error screen but I choose to ignore that and no issues to boot into the system. Now my vostro 410 is running with Q9650 CPU, 8GB RAM, 2TB SSD with AHCI mode:-) The specs you listed definitely created a machine that is far superior than the original 410. Congrats! You can also subscribe without commenting. Fallen in love with basketball all over again as I coach my daughter's team. Hage you tried other speakers?Power surges damage or destroy computer hardware by overheating circuit boards and other components. Surge protectors and other devices are used to protect computers and other electrical devices from power surges. If damage occurs to a computer from a power surge, a process of trial and error is used to replace the damaged components. Replace the surge protector or power strip. If neither was attached to the computer, it is highly recommended that one be used. Follow the user's manual to open the computer. The computer manual may have shipped with the computer in book or CD form or may be found online. Examine the system and make note of any visibly damaged components. Damaged components may show visible burn damage or no damage at all. Follow the user manual to remove the power supply.

You will need to unplug the power connections to each device in the computer as well as the system board. WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards. Removal is generally achieved by removing the holding screws and lifting the power supply out of the system. Follow the user manual to install the new power supply. Plug the power cables into the computer components and the system board. Close the case. Do not re-insert the screws. Plug the power cable into the computer and attempt to power the computer on. Replace the power cables to the monitor and computer. Examine the monitor. If the monitor does not power on, it will need to be replaced. Determine if both the monitor and computer power on. If the monitor powers on but the computer does not replace the system board. If both power on but there is no video signal, replace the video card. Boot the system into Windows. Double-click the network card, sound card, and other peripherals that are listed in the hardware tab. If you replaced the system board, ensure that the device drivers are in place for the peripherals. Replace any peripheral that is still non-functional. Computer Repair Tutorial Help and Tips The Bluetooth icon is usually in the Control Panel or the Start menu. If you can't find it, click Start, click Run, type bthprops.cpl, and then click OK. If this doesn't work, your Bluetooth software might come from someone other than Microsoft, for example, from your computer manufacturer.

See the documentation that came with your computer for more information Click Start Then click on Control panel and check and see if there is anything that refers to blue tooth and activate it. If that doest work go to my computer right click on my computer select properties then hardware then device manager then scroll down look for human interface devices see if it is there or anything with blue tooth on it and there it should allow you to enable it if you are sure that there is a blue tooth in your computer you may need to check in control panel or start menu programs if you are not sure that you have it then you have to make a right click on my computer - manage - devices and then check if there is a blue tooth hard ware or not if not and your OS is not telling you that it discovered a new hard ware then you don't have any hope this helps However, the fact that yours is turning itself on and off seems to indicate that it is either over heating or it is running into an issue when trying to boot and it keeps recycling the boot process. There is an option that you can set that will turn off automatic restart on boot. Turn off the computer and then turn it on and start hitting F8 repeatedly until you see Safe Mode as an option. Scroll down through the options and you will probably see an option that lets you stop automatic restart on boot, and take it if it is there. This will allow you to actually see the error message that is causing your computer to reboot itself.It would not turn on - But it hasn't died on its own, it was damaged by something else in there - most likely the power source is defective and it has effectively fried the boards. The technician should have tested it before replacing the board. Call it again, make him test the source in front of you and if it's defective have it foot the bill for the repair.Be sure you met the minimum requirements set by the game controller.

Having the above requirements gives better game perfromanceI upgraded the Dell Vostro Maybe you need to reset CMOS, to make sure the BIOS is dead or not.It is not to input sound from the phone through the speakers of the laptop. You would need a bluetooth audio device for that such as bluetooth speakers or headphonesThe fan may not be turning fast enough. If that's the case you'll need to replace the cooling fanThe laptop itself has no hot spot built in.Answer questions, earn points and help others. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Si vous avez des questions sur ce driver, veuillez nous contacter via le formulaire de contact. Sur cette page, vous pouvez discuter notamment de l'installation, la desinstallation et la mise a jour du driver.The installationThe installationInitial Release This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.Fixes- Fixed tilt-wheel lost of function in high privilegeThe installationThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.This file format consists of an archive of files that may beThe installationDo not power off the system during the firmware update. FloppyThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.Firmware update to enhance the read stability of specific autorunThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. TheThis file format consists of an archive of files that may beThe installationThe installationFixes:- Fixed the CD boot issue that occurs during warm boot ifEnhancements:- NotThe installationThe installationThe installationThe installationThe installationThe installationInitial Release This file format consists of an archive of files that may beThe installation. Please try a different number.

If a customer inquires about 2GB modules for this system, With the Intel G33 chipset, this system should be able to handle 8192MB maximum memory. If we verify 8GB of memory can be used, we will change the specification of Sign up today to receive your welcome offer. Products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. Privacy Policy This page is part of GeneralManual.Com Network Dell Vostro 410 Tower Desktop PC User Manual. RSS. This may cause limited functionality. You will find RAM installation guides and other useful information on our RAM and hardware blog.