Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop ?

Internet freezes, restart does not start in normal mode

\015 Backed up programs and documents already, want to wipe out hard drive and reboot with original system cd's. Not sure if i have to, because seems to work fine once I go to restore point, and after three tries, back to normal mode. right now I have diabled the system configuration utility, and was able to get back online... but I am not sure for how long because the internet freezes 30 to 60min. after I have been online. I just want to reset this computer back to normal not worring about the rest of the contents.\015

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These desktops came woefully short on ram,so i would upgrade if i where you.
You seem to know what you are doing,so I'll just agree with you, and say Re-install fresh.
But remember not to have the internet cat5 cable hooked up until you have some kind of anti virus installed,,i personally use AVIR.
So download and copy to a CDRW so you can install before connecting to the internet.
P.S. i also use Zonealarm firewall software (in my opinion it is the best) Set your pc to boot from CD just hit F8 or F10 as it is booting up to get the boot order screen.
Then have the WinXp cd installed in the drive as its booting.
P.S. When you are updating windows,,do not allow Service pack three to install unless you have lots of Ram installed, because it will slow your PC down to a crawl.
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