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  • Wiki Page: Hauppauge Tv tuner card WinTV-HVR-1200 TV

    Referring to XPS 420,Problm related to the Hauppauge Tv tuner card WinTV-HVR-1200 TV , customer say that she need to record a channel and need to watch another channel the same time, PRODUCT : XPS420 RELATED PRODUCT : TV TUNER CARD ISSUE : cx want to record a tv channel and the very...
  • Wiki Page: Dell XPS 420 SigmaTel driver issue

    As so many people have found out: the default Dell SigmaTel drivers for the XPS 420 do not work in combination with Supreme Commander. Many hours I spend looking for the solution and almost convinced myself of buying a seperate soundcard, with that there was a new problem that the frontpanel audio...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 420 - BT Mini-Receiver driver

    Hello, sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I am having trouble locating a driver for my "XPS 420 - BT Mini-Receiver". If anyone could provide some insight or help i'd appreciate it, Thank you.
  • Forum Thread: Can you put XPS 420 HD Drive in an Inspiron 660?

    My XPS 420 died last night - white screened, and now just shows diagnostic lights 1, 2, 3 when I try and turn it on but doesn't do anything at all. It's 5 years old - was Vista 32-bit originally which was upgraded to Windows 7 - so well out of warranty and probably not worth fixing. ...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 420 not starting, blinking amber light, orange light on motherboard, blinking green light behind USB on motherboard

    I am running Windows 7 on my XPS 420, I had upgraded the PSU two years back and installed extra ram and a SSD a few months ago. I shut down the PC last night normally This morning, it is not starting up, the power light was blinking orange, notably the plugged in mouse was also blinking. I decided...
  • Forum Thread: XPS420 upgrade.

    Hi everyone. My beloved XPS420 is starting to lag behind the times and is in need of an upgrade. It's given me over six years of gaming joy! I've never really had a need to upgrade before and so am a little overwhelmed by all the options. I understand that the (I'm told) BTX case is an...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell XPS 420 not starting, blinking amber light, orange light on motherboard, blinking green light behind USB on motherboard

    I tried to start the XPS again using the technique that had worked once before (disconnecting all USBs, etc.) and starting and it will NOT start now at all. Any time I plug in the power cable I just get the blinking amber light. Again, I notice an orange light on the motherboard as well, what does...
  • Forum Thread: Problem found when upgrade GPU on Dell XPS 420

    Recently, i just bought Asus Radeon HD 7750 for Dell XPS 420 as recommended by this forum. The problem existed when i install my new driver for GPU. The problem is i can't play video from youtube and any other flash video. (I am using Google Chrome) and other browsers (IE and Firefox) become "not...
  • Forum Thread: Installing WINOWS 8 / 64 bit on XPS 420 with 4GB RAM & using WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE presently?

    Anyone know if I can install WIN 8 / 64 bit OS to a 2008 Dell XPS 420, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, with 4GB RAM,[Amin Note: Service Tag Edited per TOU policy], with an OS of WIN VISTA ULTIMATE without too many complications. The only reason I'd like to go to a 64bit OS is so my machine...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 420 CPU Fan

    My XPS 420 has only recently started to suffer from a very fast CPU fan, it now sounds like a hair drier. There are entries in the BIOS event log for "Air Temp - Out of Range" I have taken the fan off, cleaned out all the air ducts, re-seated the heat sink with thermal paste with no improvement...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 420 Power Supply and Video Card

    Hey guys, First time poster, long time Dell user. I've owned Dell's for the past 11 years. XPS 420, 8800GT, 4 GB RAM, 375W PSU. If you want the service code, <ADMIN NOTE: Service Code removed per privacy policy > . Bought end of May 2008. The video card on my computer died...
  • Forum Thread: PCI Express Backwards compatibility?

    Long story short, can I use a PCI Express x1 card in an express X16 slot? I've got a PCI express x1 card (the type with the very short connector), and a spare PCI x16 lots (the type with the very long connector). Is the PCI-E X16 slot backwards compatible with PCI-E X1 cards? And if so can I just...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Question about OCUR compliant BIOS

    I think I have the same problem. I had hardware problems with my computer. They sent a tec here to change mother board and card reader twice. Turned out to be a bad cable to the card reader. I get this error message in Media Center on all channels Restrictions set by the broadcaster or originator...
  • Forum Thread: XPS420 Restoration software

    Hi I'm trying to restore a XPS420 pc to orig. factory settings using the Restoration disk 1 and 2 but ran into problem second disk is scratched and restoration disk two failed to complete so i need restoration software disk 2 does dell send free set or can i download software some place to my flash...
  • Forum Thread: Strange Message About RAID on XPS-420 At Startup

    I recently installed an additional hard drive in my Dell XPS-420. I am receiving a strange black screen message when I start the computer up that says, RAID Volumes: None Defined, and then it lists my two hard drives. The SATA Ports are currently configured in the following manner: 0 = Original 500GB...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 420 wont boot

    Hi, My Dell XPS420 has stopped working recently, when i turn it on the fans sound normal and the power light is steady blue, however diagnostic lights 1,2 and 3 are on, if i remove the ram then the computer makes a beeping noise, if i remove the power to the graphics card it also makes the beeping noise...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Diskette drive 0 seek failure is going on ...

    This is normal, your computer asking to connect floppy drive because it is set in bios, now all you need to do is------- Go in your BIOS set up and disable floppy thing, you are good to go without this error any more, you won’t see any messege bellow that says strike F2 to rety reboot. It will...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 420 very slow to boot into vista

    Thanks to all who posted for their help, I have found the solution. The nonfunctional USB device in Device Manager was highly suspicious. When Hanspuppa indicated that the flashing cursor resulted from a problem with the bios handing control over to Vista, I figured it was trying to initialize a nonfunctional...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Media Reader not working - CAB-200 code 10 (device cannot start) in Device Manager

    Looking at the BIOS is not going to get you anywhere - this is a long standing problem with this device and this machine. By long standing I mean 12 months or so. It was the subject of many, many complaints in the old (and much more useable Dell Forums) and there was really no solution - Dell did say...
  • Forum Thread: XPS420 PSU and Graphics Card Upgrade

    Hi there. Im looking to upgrade my graphics card. Im running a very old Radeon 2600 that came with the comp. I want to get something like a evga gts 450, however my power supply is only 350w So im looking to get a new PSU but im unsure which one will fit? I only want to spend <$100...
  • Forum Thread: Problem with XPS420 factory image & PC crashing

    Hi all, This is my first post here so I hope this is the right area, and I'm really hoping someone can help! I've got an XPS420 which is a couple of years old, and until recently, I've not had any problems with it. However, a couple of months ago it started crashing whenever I played...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Is there any way to turn off/disable XPS MiniView?

    YES, I just recently upgraded my OS from Vista [64-bit] to Windows 7 [64-bit] and was getting an error. I never used the MiniView as I'd have to stand to see it, tried disabling it through Control Panel, but found at boot it would again try to load the software [where the error comes from]...
  • Forum Thread: Keyboard and Mouse stopped working

    I have an XPS420 and I am using Logitechs G19 keyboard with an MX1000 bluetooth wireless mouse; until recently the mouse cannot connect to the bluetooth and the mute button and volume control wheel stopped working on the keyboard. The USB dongle was on the keyboard, but I have moved it to the computer...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 420 Assistance

    There are numerous posts around the Internet relating to "Entering Power Save" issues but most seem to center on the screen going off and not coming back on. My issue is little different. I'm running Vista Ultimate on an XPS420 with an Nvidia 8800GT. My current monitor is a 24"...
  • Forum Reply: Re: video issues

    rfrederick 1967 Exactly the same thing happened to my XPS420 - system appears to come up normally but no display ( just "digital input : entering power save mode) on the monitor. The video card was swapped out and everything now fine. Your problem is almost certainly a dodgy video card...