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Need help with old computer

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Pittsburgh, Pa
System Name Asus g751jy
Processor Intel Core i7
Memory 24gb ddr 3
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX 980
Storage 2x msata2 160, 2x 500 gb 7200
Display(s) Seiko Epson 14" Monitor
Case Laptop
#1
My brother's Dell Optiplex GX1...PII w/ Windows 98 is having a problem. After reinstalling the o/S, the disc drive will not stay closed and all checks say that the device is acting properly, but obviously its not. Can someone advise how to fix this
 

Frick

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System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
#2
Is there something stuck in there?

Also, a new drive doesn't cost too much, if it is broken..
 
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Pittsburgh, Pa
System Name Asus g751jy
Processor Intel Core i7
Memory 24gb ddr 3
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX 980
Storage 2x msata2 160, 2x 500 gb 7200
Display(s) Seiko Epson 14" Monitor
Case Laptop
#3
Not that i could see, but im buying some keyboard claner and spraying inside just in case. Other than that if i cant fix it im just gonna buy my broter another tower lol
 
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Processor AMD FX-8320 4.1Ghz
Motherboard Asus Aura
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB
Video Card(s) EVGA 1060 SC
Storage Intel 535 Series SSD + Seagate FireCuda 2TB
Case NZXT
Power Supply EVGA 650 Watt
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
#4
The only advice I can give... Upgrade to something a little better...
 

strick94u

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Texas
System Name CrashMaster 17.2/ crashmaster(M) ROG
Processor CD2 E8400@4.0 ghz/ i5 430@ 2.577 mhz
Motherboard EVGA 680i/ patogram inc intel north bridge
Cooling Monsoon vigor gaming II/ fan and vents
Memory 4 gig OCZ pc8500 DDR2/ 4 gigs ddr3
Video Card(s) 2 X EVGA 8800gts 512 735/1045/nvidia 360 gtsm gddr5
Storage 2 X WD 150 Raptors Raid 0+600gig usb/ 500 gig hitachi
Display(s) Samsung 2232 bw Sync Master 22" HD/16.9 inch asus
Case Enermax uber chakra/ asus republic of gamers
Audio Device(s) Creative SB X-FI 5.1 speakers/creative eax 4.0
Power Supply OCZ extream Gaming 650 watt 4x18a/ external
Software Dos 6.22/ win 3.11 for networks/ms bob server
Benchmark Scores 3dmark06 18,201/10601 3dmark05 23,943/not run Aquamark 218,094/not run
#5
Pawn shops sell much better pcs for a little more than a big hard drive and they have XP on them:)
hel I got a dell precision work station for 47 dollars on ebay p3 1.4 hyper threding xeon 2 gigs ram pci-e slot open and a sound card and 20 bucks shipping.2x40 gig sata raid 0
 

Frick

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System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
#6
A Pentium 3 Xeon with Hyper threading, sata and pci-e? :wtf:
 

strick94u

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System Name CrashMaster 17.2/ crashmaster(M) ROG
Processor CD2 E8400@4.0 ghz/ i5 430@ 2.577 mhz
Motherboard EVGA 680i/ patogram inc intel north bridge
Cooling Monsoon vigor gaming II/ fan and vents
Memory 4 gig OCZ pc8500 DDR2/ 4 gigs ddr3
Video Card(s) 2 X EVGA 8800gts 512 735/1045/nvidia 360 gtsm gddr5
Storage 2 X WD 150 Raptors Raid 0+600gig usb/ 500 gig hitachi
Display(s) Samsung 2232 bw Sync Master 22" HD/16.9 inch asus
Case Enermax uber chakra/ asus republic of gamers
Audio Device(s) Creative SB X-FI 5.1 speakers/creative eax 4.0
Power Supply OCZ extream Gaming 650 watt 4x18a/ external
Software Dos 6.22/ win 3.11 for networks/ms bob server
Benchmark Scores 3dmark06 18,201/10601 3dmark05 23,943/not run Aquamark 218,094/not run
#7
A Pentium 3 Xeon with Hyper threading, sata and pci-e? :wtf:
opps pci-x and p4 xeon I was on pain killers when I wrote that :laugh: but its still better than trying to fix that thing. :laugh: