Help with newly arrived refurbished Dell 3040 - bad image errors and HDMI port problem
When it first booted up, I had an IAStorIcon.exe bad image error right off and when I tried to go to the Task Manager, I had a bad image error for that also and can't go to it at all. When I click on the Start menu at the bottom left, it doesn't open, only if I right-click on it.
Also, one main feature that's a deal-breaker if it doesn't work correctly is the HDMI port. When I booted the desktop for the first, time it cut off the connection with my TV almost immediately. I tried a smaller RCA TV then and it didn't cut out immediately, but kept turning the monitor off, like every two minutes or so. This same HDMI cable works fine with my older Dell and my Android box. Another cable that worked fine with other devices didn't work with this 3040, but then a third one did. And then I could see the 3040 with my TV finally. But I'm concerned about the HDMI port.
And this is all within the first hour, so I'm wondering what else is wrong. My thought was to just try to use WinRE to recover whatever might be missing for whatever reason it's missing. But Windows Recovery Environment isn't there at all on the computer. I could theoretically do a new Windows 10 Pro install altogether, but I don't know if this would help, plus wouldn't I lose all the drivers that are loaded? Is there any way to get WinRE as a stand-alone?