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  • Forum Thread: (Redirected) Dell Checkup Analyzing Hard Drive Problem

    I was on my PC when a popup came up saying that a chekup needed to run to check that my PC is running ok, i started the test and it has said the following Targeted read test - FAILED SMART Short Self Test - Failed what does this mean and what should i do about it? i have not noticed anything...
  • Forum Thread: Hard Drive full; can't perform back-up

    I'm not sure I can get the help I was looking for. I have an Inspiron laptop telling me that "D" my hard drive is full. It shouldn't be. It asks me if I want to delete old restore points, etc., I say, yes please,, I agree to anything they suggest, and nothing ever happens. Somehow D...
  • Forum Thread: External USB drive. Is there size limit?

    I own Vostro 410 and Vostro 210 machines, with WinXP or Win2K3. Is there limit on how large external USB - connected drive I can use?. For example 1TB, 2TB...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 700m Hard drive secondary connector- Where can i get one?

    I have a Dell Inspiron 700m laptop with an IDE 2.4inch hard drive. I want to replace the hard drive, but in doing so, one pin of the connector broke off. This connector is used on the hard drive, essentially between the hard drive and the internal computer connection. Does anyone know where I get one...
  • Forum Reply: Re: I need help with a BSOD error message STOP: 0x000000ED

    Your hard drive has failed. You will need to get a new one. If you have information you need to get off the hard drive, you may have 2 options. Option 1:If a laptop hard drive, buy an emclosure for it and then get the data that way. If Desktop, hook up to your computer as a slave drive. Option2...
  • Forum Thread: New Motherboard and RAID on XPS 700

    I just installed a DELL refurbished MOBO for my XPS 700. I had two 160GB HD that were hardware RAID 0 with the NVidia MediaShield. When I booted up the system for the first time I had to set the bios to make these two drives RAID. However, after the POST is see the MediaShield prompt that says hit Control...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Error Code 1000-0146

    From researching your error code, it looks like your hard drive failed. Welcome to Dell Community Forum! Rick Inspiron B130 Windows XP SP3 Total Physical Memory 1,024 MB Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910ML Express Chipset If you are having a Printer Problem, please make a NEW Forum Post with Operating...
  • Forum Thread: What "exactly" is restored when I do an F8 Factory Restore

    I've got a Dell 420 and am considering doing a Factory Restore, but before I do I want to know what "exactly" will be restored. I know that it will basically reformat my HD and will erase everything that I've put on it (That it will remove all of my data and programs, and that I need...
  • Forum Thread: New to community and problem with Inspiron 1721

    Hello, I am new to community and appreciate any and all guidance. We have owned numerous Dell laptops and desktops over the years. I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 for a few years. I am having a problem and don't know if there is a way to solve it myself or if I am at a point where I need a professional...
  • Forum Thread: Resolution Expert Center

    Does anyone know how to contact, or better yet make the REC people honor their promises? They have promised at least three times to call me and yet they have not. I have an email telling me the right resolution to the problems we have been having, i.e., they are going to send me a new laptop to replace...
  • Forum Reply: Re: I am NEVER buying Dell Again!!

    Hi, I am following up to be certain your concerns have been addressed. Please contact me privately http://dell.to/Hd9nCq if you still need assistance. I am happy to help. Lorna
  • Forum Reply: Re: Best way to prepare for a (dreaded) system failure?

    Thanks, Bev. I'll get that 2nd hard drive. Do I have to back up everything, like the OS, browsers, Security suite as well as all the important files? And what do I do with the drive that has "crashed"? Thanks for you input. Kathryn
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1535

    I have an old Windows Vista Home Premium Dell Studio 1535,my hard drive is running out of space. It reads.....OS (C:) 20.1 GB free of 223 GB. What can I do to either increase or add space to my hard drive without losing my programs that I use for my work and games that I have uploaded here. I do photos...
  • Forum Thread: I am trying to install a new hard disc but the Lattitude D600 won't boot from the OS CD

    I have a Lattitude D600 laptop, running Win XP Pro, SP 3, and when I installed a new hard disc (WD1600BEVE) the laptop won't boot from the OS CD, or the Western Digital Windows or DOS CD). The BIOS sees the hard disc (as 137 G), and the sees the CD RW/DVD combo drive, but will not boot up. I get...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Error Code 1000-0146

    Hard Drives are very easy to install in Laptops. See page 22 in the Latitude D 600 Manual . Rick
  • Forum Thread: Secondary drives for Latitude e6500

    Only took me 10 minutes to figure ou how to post here, must be getting old. I need to put secondary sata drives into a Latitude E6500 to boost the disk space and the ones in the emodular bays are 1.8" drives. Does anyone know if any third party companies have made bays for the e6500 that hold...
  • Forum Thread: How do you get the speakers to work?

    Please help me! I recently needed to replace the hard drive of my DIMENSION E520/XPS as the Samsung drive became unserviceable. I bought a WD 500GB drive and reinstalled windows but I can not get any audio to work. I have found the corrrect drivers and downloads page here , but I didn't install...
  • Forum Thread: Dark Matter?

    In the 8 to 10 weeks between checking the fragmentation condition of my hard drive, my hard drive free space plunged from 65% free space to less than 8% free space. Dumping files and unused programs, plus cleaning out junk files, brought the free spave back up to about 14% (21.2 GB). However, using Windows...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Long Wait for Studio XPS [435MT]?

    Three questions: 1. The XPS 730 lists the 300GB WD Velociraptor as an upgrade option. Has anyone tried ordering the Studio XPS with it? What else can you do to boost hard drive performance? 2. An article at techspot.com says there's a big advantage to going with DDR3 at 1333MHZ over the standard...
  • Forum Thread: Shortage of 500GB 7200RPM HDD for Studio XPS 1645??

    EDIT: The problem has been solved and my laptop is on order! :) Hey guys, I'm new to the Dell Community so I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but at the moment I'm really interested in buying a Studio XPS 1645 for my needs. I'm from Australia and I'm going...
  • Forum Thread: what external case I need to make a external bootable hdd NOT BY USB

    I whant toconnect 2 lap-top on domestic lan, via crossover cable. One is a Dell and not problem at all. The other is an old toshiba tecra 750DVD. (no have any dvd or cd-r). the hdd disk is new(No OS). I need, in order: -install OS in the new toshiba hdd. -connect the 2 lap-top via crossover...
  • Forum Thread: Why I'm No Longer a Dell Customer—With Assistance from Dell Customer Support, Of Course.

    This post was previously deleted by Dell, they said, because I used characters that may represent inappropriate language. I've changed the post. Let's see if it stays on. Here is the original post: I don't have much time to go into this, and I've already squandered about three precious...
  • Forum Thread: Looking for Directions . . .

    Would someone be kind enother to point me in the right direction to find out how to replace my now to small 80 GB HDD with a larger 500GB HDD with out having to reload all of my programs and data. I have an Insperion E1705, I think I need Norton Ghost and a replacement drive but wanted to ask for some...
  • Forum Thread: New hard drive in E521 desktop

    Primary issue: I bought my Dimensions E521 in Dec 06. Almost to the day the 2 year warranty ran out, the hard drive crashed. The geek squad ran a diagnostic and determined the HD was bad. I replaced it myself with a WD 320 GB SATA. I reloaded the Windows XP and application software from the disks...
  • Forum Thread: Adding accesories to your laptop

    Greetings All, I am interested in adding some accessories to my laptop. I have an Inspiron 1720 that I like a lot. I want to upgrade the CD/DVD drive to a blue ray drive. In talking to a tech online, he said the change is quite easy, with the use of only one screw. I checked the back and can see what...