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Old November 9th 03, 04:03 AM
Nate Rosenthal
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Default optiplex issues

The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they all had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a few other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal


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Old November 9th 03, 05:11 AM
Paul Riemerman
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The dell Web site has detailed answers to your questions by allowing you to
download a manual for your Optiplex model, but in short, your cards are all
in a cage that pops out of the computer allowing you to easily insert or
remove cards, then replace the cage, and by entering the bios, you can
disable the computer has been opened message.

Paul Riemerman

"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they all

had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a few

other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal




  #3  
Old November 9th 03, 06:10 AM
Nate Rosenthal
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Thanks. I'll check it out
"Paul Riemerman" wrote in message
...
The dell Web site has detailed answers to your questions by allowing you

to
download a manual for your Optiplex model, but in short, your cards are

all
in a cage that pops out of the computer allowing you to easily insert or
remove cards, then replace the cage, and by entering the bios, you can
disable the computer has been opened message.

Paul Riemerman

"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they all

had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to

access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet

Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but

there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a few

other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal






  #4  
Old November 9th 03, 06:13 PM
goop
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Nate,

is the network connection integrated? it's more than likely a 3com 905
series chipset. you can find drivers through the dell web site. as for the
slot cage, paul forgot to mention that there should be a plastic release
lever that should allow you to remove that slot cage. as for the message
you're getting on boot, go into the bios, it's the option labeled "chasis
intrusion alert"

"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s54...
Thanks. I'll check it out
"Paul Riemerman" wrote in message
...
The dell Web site has detailed answers to your questions by allowing you

to
download a manual for your Optiplex model, but in short, your cards are

all
in a cage that pops out of the computer allowing you to easily insert or
remove cards, then replace the cage, and by entering the bios, you can
disable the computer has been opened message.

Paul Riemerman

"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems

donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they

all
had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to

access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet

Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have

the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I

then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but

there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near

the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some

very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a few

other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal








  #5  
Old November 11th 03, 06:30 AM
Robert
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What model Optiplex?
You can get drivers by entering the service tag, OS version & what you need
in the download site.
http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/filelib/
The complete manual is on the Dell web site.
I use http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/home.asp
If you are in the USA use http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/home.asp


"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they all

had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a few

other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal




  #6  
Old November 11th 03, 11:36 PM
Nate Rosenthal
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Thanks that will help
"goop" wrote in message
...
Nate,

is the network connection integrated? it's more than likely a 3com 905
series chipset. you can find drivers through the dell web site. as for

the
slot cage, paul forgot to mention that there should be a plastic release
lever that should allow you to remove that slot cage. as for the message
you're getting on boot, go into the bios, it's the option labeled "chasis
intrusion alert"

"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s54...
Thanks. I'll check it out
"Paul Riemerman" wrote in message
...
The dell Web site has detailed answers to your questions by allowing

you
to
download a manual for your Optiplex model, but in short, your cards

are
all
in a cage that pops out of the computer allowing you to easily insert

or
remove cards, then replace the cage, and by entering the bios, you can
disable the computer has been opened message.

Paul Riemerman

"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems

donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they

all
had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to

access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I

had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got

a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet

Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have

the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I

then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but

there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near

the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some

very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a

few
other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal










  #7  
Old November 11th 03, 11:37 PM
Nate Rosenthal
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yeah but would I have a service tag if I don't have any paperwork
"Robert" wrote in message
...
What model Optiplex?
You can get drivers by entering the service tag, OS version & what you

need
in the download site.
http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/filelib/
The complete manual is on the Dell web site.
I use http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/home.asp
If you are in the USA use http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/home.asp


"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they all

had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to

access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet

Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but

there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a few

other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal






  #8  
Old November 12th 03, 12:23 AM
subedude
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The service tag is on the back of the puter.


"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
yeah but would I have a service tag if I don't have any paperwork
"Robert" wrote in message
...
What model Optiplex?
You can get drivers by entering the service tag, OS version & what you

need
in the download site.
http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/filelib/
The complete manual is on the Dell web site.
I use http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/home.asp
If you are in the USA use http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/home.asp


"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems

donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they

all
had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to

access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet

Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have

the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I

then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but

there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near

the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some

very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a few

other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal








  #9  
Old November 12th 03, 03:48 AM
Christopher Muto
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with windows 98se you can manually select the nic from the built in list...
choose novel/anthem ne2000. i don't think these is a network card made that
is not ne2000 compatible... also, if you installed win98se yourseld i
suggest that you copy the contents of the win98 folder form the cd to
c:\windows\options\cabs so that you have a local copy for use whenever you
change your network configuration or when you add new hardware.

"subedude" wrote in message
...
The service tag is on the back of the puter.


"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
yeah but would I have a service tag if I don't have any paperwork
"Robert" wrote in message
...
What model Optiplex?
You can get drivers by entering the service tag, OS version & what you

need
in the download site.
http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/filelib/
The complete manual is on the Dell web site.
I use http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/home.asp
If you are in the USA use http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/home.asp


"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s53...
The school that I work recently had some Dell Optiplex systems

donated.
They appear to be from arouind 1996 or 1997. When they arrived they

all
had
Windows 95 on them and I have changed them to 98. When I tried to

access
the Internet with one, it said it could not find a connection. I

had
plugged the ethernet connection into the port, but upon reboot I got

a
message saying that it had detected new hardware PCI Ethernet

Controller,
but would look for the drivers. It could find any and I don't have

the
original software. I went to the Dell website and found a couple of
potential drivers, but had no luck when I tried to install them. I

then
opned the machine with the intent of putting another netcard in, but

there
appears to be bar of some sort blocking the heads of the screws near

the
slots. It looks like the only way screws can be removed is by some

very
thin wrench. I want to be able to get in there, because we have a

few
other
computers that need sound cards. When I shut the computers off and
rebooted, I got a message saying that this computer has been opened.
Anybody out there that can help me with all of this.

--
Nate Rosenthal










  #10  
Old November 13th 03, 09:45 AM
S.Lewis
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"Nate Rosenthal" wrote in message
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yeah but would I have a service tag if I don't have any paperwork


snip


Service tag will likely be visible by entering BIOS on the first/front page.
It is on the newer Dell systems.


 




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