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  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1525 - clean reinstall - unable to partition unallocated disk - HDD gone bad ?

    I am trying to reinstall windows Vista on my Inspiron 1525. I used killdisk and wiped the drive and now trying to reinstall. Not able to create partition during installation. I tried ultimate Boot Cd and used some HDD Diagnosis utilities (Seatools,Gparted etc) and they are giving "error reading...
  • Forum Thread: Question about upgrading to SSD

    Hello everyone So i am thinking of upgrading to an SSD, so i wanted to ask if my laptop can have both HDD and SSD or is my only option to remove the HDD and replace it with an SSD. And where where is the best place to get one. I appreciate every suggestion and comment. Have a nice day. I have a : Dell...
  • Forum Thread: uprage my hard drive to SSD?

    Do Dell service center upgrade my HDD to SSD?
  • Forum Thread: disc & memory upgrade

    Hi, I'm planning to upgrade my hdd and memory in Inspiron 6400. Currently 60gd hdd and 1gb ram. Is there any limit on capacity of new disc i can put into this laptop? My bios is A13. Can I get 1tb disc? I have 2 slots for ram so i I want to get another 1gb to have 2 altogether. Please let me know...
  • Forum Reply: RE: XPS L501x Very Slow and Lags

    Problem Solved . It was the hard drive, it has delay. Dell diagnostics didn't show the hard drive delay. A technician have made a delay test with a software and it came up with a delay error in the hard drive. I think this software is HDAT2 but I'm not sure. I replaced it with a new one and...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron M5040 Laptop Setup Help & Upgrade Info.

    I just recently got my Dell Inspiron M5040 laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium OA) working again (through the use of a Toshiba HDD that my PlayStation3 would no longer read), and was wondering if anyone knew of any drivers or updates that I should get? I've installed drivers for the ethernet controller...
  • Forum Thread: HELP! USB 3.0 does not work at all! I will NEVER buy from Dell again!!

    I have a Dell XPS L701X laptop that I got earlier this year. When I got the laptop I went out and bought a Western Digital 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. The drive worked fine for a time. Then one day I plugged the drive in and nothing happened. The computer would not recognize that anything was plugged...
  • Forum Thread: Hard drive crash and re install problems.

    After replacing my defective hard drive re installing windows 7 has been a major problem. At the beginning of the installation a message appears that a cd/DVD driver is missing and must be installed to proceed. My problem is that the driver is not on the windows CD or the driver CD. I have also not been...
  • Forum Thread: Error Code 2000-0142. Fix needed for missing drivers as I'm stuck on Recovery Options screen

    Hi, My Inspiron N5110 laptop is not working as I made the mistake of going back to factory setting but having no back up / drivers on a CD. I now can't get past the System Recovery Options. The error I get is: No OS files found on disk. Repair action: Partition table repair Result: Failed, Error...
  • Forum Thread: lost password

    problem with my laptop ( dell inspiron 1525 ) about forgetting bios password service tag : < ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> please help me my e_mail : < ADMIN NOTE : Email id removed per privacy policy>
  • Forum Thread: SSD Hard drive reduced to 1024 MB from 32 GB on Inspiron SE 7520

    I have Inspiron SE 7520 which came with 1TB hard disk and 32 GB SSD, I guess I have upgraded to the latest driver from Dell since my monitor becomes blank when I open the new application, after that my 32 GB SSD Hard disk is reduced to 1 GB any idea why? Please find my system summary, any pointers. ...
  • Forum Reply: Re: my Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop won't start up

    Just faced the similar HDD issue with my inspiron N5010. I contacted dell support and they blindly told me replace the HDD. I did some research and found out that my drive has bad sectors. Windows just refuses to boot if it finds any such errors in the HDD error log. Here is what i did- 1. Booted...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude D430 HDD Compatibility

    Hi, this is my first post. I want to ask a few questions regarding a new Dell D430 I am going to receive. It's going to be shipped to me with no HDD. I did not know that it would be this troublesome to look for a HDD compatible with this laptop until I realized it requires a 1.8 inch Format Factor...
  • Forum Thread: L501X expansion - replacing TV Tuner card with ......?

    I don't use the TV Tuner in my L501x system and wanted to know if that card slot could be used for other cards. What type of card slot does this laptop have? I've tried to get info but haven't been able to confirm exactly. Thank you!
  • Forum Thread: Brand New Dell XPS 15 L502x - Randomly shutting down, and not performing simple tasks.

    I am really frustrated with this brand new Dell XPS L502x... I have only used it: 19 minutes 26 seconds and I received it 2 days ago. The problem is that whenever I try to use it for even browsing the internet it will randomly shut down everytime I have tried to use it. After it shuts down I feel the...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 6000 / Bad PRB

    Hi I have a problem with a Dell Inspiron 6000 that I bought a few years ago. When I try to boot up the laptop I get the error message, which I understand relates to the hard drive: Loading PBR 1...done Bad PRB I have pushed F12 and tried running the Dell diagnostics. All tests seem...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1545, black screen with flashing cursor

    Hi, I have the dreaded black screen with flashing cursor on my Inspiron 1545 (from 2009). Here is the order of events as to how this happened: The machine was acting funny, so I erased everything and reinstalled Windows, no luck, machine was still behaving oddly (slow, and crashing a lot). I booted...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N5110 Hard Drive Problem

    Hi everyone I've the next problem. I've formatted OS partition and other small partition (both preinstalled by DELL) of my laptop during installation of Windows 7. After reboot I couldn't create any partition and couldn't see any existing partitions. Windows installer say that there...
  • Forum Thread: New HDD not detected on Dell Inspiron 1525.

    Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, recently I bought WD5000LPVT HDD to replace WD1600BEVT. After replacing new drive my laptop does not detect WD5000LPVT at all, However I have fixed it inside other HP laptop and installed XP which is working fine, I already have searched forums with inspiron...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 64-bit Bootmgr missing no suggestions have worked

    I have a Dell N7070 laptop and I've been looking for the answer to this problem for a long time to no avail. Here is what most suggest: Insert your Windows 7 DVD into your optical drive(DVD drive) and restart the system. Boot using this DVD by pressing any key when windows asks "Press...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro A860

    Hi...my Dell Vostro A860 is constantly freezing..mouse pointer not moving..can't use keyboard either and hdd light goes off and sometimes..if i try to reboot...nothing happens...just a strange sound and a quick flash from the keyboard lights.I know it is not overheating,I reseated RAM and I ran Dell...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 6000

    Trying to replace HDD in Inspiron 6000; finding that new HDD not seen/ recognised by BIOS. Replacement HDD is Hitachi 80GB travelstar 5K160. I've formated HDD with NFTS etc on another XP machine - no problem there. Any ideas why laptop BIOS not seeing new drive?
  • Forum Thread: Memory Integrity Test Failed [2000-0123]

    I have a Inspiron 1525 which fails the memory integrity test. i have 4gb ram. I formatted my hard drive and now i cant install any OS. I dont have any backups. What should i do? I tried reinstalling the OS many many times and i also reinstalled the ram but not luck. Do i need new ram? what might it be...
  • Forum Reply: Re: New Windows install Latitude E4310 error: windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware.

    I will try this solution in this post: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466753 This error can occur when you try to install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on a system if the following situation is true on your PC: You are installing by using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM media...
  • Forum Thread: SMART status test failed WHD17-LE0

    Dear all, I run dell support center program to test hard driver. It fire an error on SMART test with error code: WHD17-LE0 WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVMT0 ATA Device Vendor: Western Digital Model Number: WDC...