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  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545 Sudden Shutdown Does Not Restart

    I have a dell inspiron 1545. In the last month a trojan virus was discovered (unknown if this has anything to do with anything). I thought the fan was making a lot of sounds so over the weekend I sprayed it with canned air, which stopped the noise. Yesterday it started just shutting down. It does not...
  • Forum Thread: Original Configuration.

    Hello, I have an Inspiron 1545,I tried installing Win8 Pro, founded out I could only install 1 time, needed another product key. Reinstall Win7 from CD, but didn't reinstall everything, missing the 32-bit side, won't install Bluetooth driver and other drivers from Drivers CD. I would like...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545 problem: BIOS doesn't detect monitor after re-seating cable

    I had the common "monitor flickering" problem, so I re-seated the cable on the back of the monitor like I read on this forum and on several other websites. The flickering stopped and everything works fine. Except now, when I open my laptop the BIOS doesn't seem to detect my monitor and...
  • Forum Reply: Re: My Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 won't boot. What do I do?

    I am having a similar problem. My Inspiron 1545 was running slowly, so I restarted it and it failed. I was given the option to do "start up repair "- 30 minutes later it was still running. Next I restarted the computer again and choose "start normally". It wouldn't start windows...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545 RAM upgrade error

    So, I just installed new RAM in my Inspiron 1545 laptop. After booting up, the screen displays a psuedo-error "The amount of system memory has changed. If you did not change your memory... To resolve this issue reseat the memory." I have tried this and received the same message. After discovering...
  • Forum Reply: Re: HDD replacement process to insure OS recovery for Inspiron 1545

    enj, I bought a 320 GB 5400 RPM drive last night from Best Buy, installed it, put in the OS recovery disk I got with the Inspiron and an hour later I am back to normal. Thanks much for your advice and guidance. Any recommendations on a backup strategy? I have 4 laptops in my household, and am thinking...
  • Forum Thread: Disabling a DellTpad on an Inspiron 1545 Laptop

    I'm running windows 7 home premium 64 bit and I would greatly appreciate if someone could help me find out how to disable the touchpad on my computer, the reason being my large hands often rub against it while typing and it drives me nuts when I'm typing and it moves to a different part of the...
  • Forum Thread: Intel4 Series Express Chipset Family performance question

    So I got my laptop in 2009 and it was used for school and work. There's a new SimCity game coming out in March and I'm trying to find out just how good the video card I have is. It's the set mentioned in the title with this number WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT2 These are the minimum card...
  • Forum Thread: Chkdsk hangs then, on restart, "missing operating system"

    Hello, As a routine maintenance task, I ran chkdsk /r on my Inspiron 1545 last night and it hung at 69% in stage 5 for over 10 hours. I figured it was hung for good, so shut the machine off. When I turned it back on I got the black screen with a "missing operating system". Message. Argh...
  • Forum Thread: Single Computer (Dell Inspiron 1545) on Wireless Network Suddenly Extremely Low Signal Strength

    It used to always be 4-5 bars one room away from the router. Suddenly, it's only 1-2 bars, and I have been noticing connection problems. I have tried resetting my computer, the router, and the modem. Even when I move into the same room with the router, I only get 4 bars out of 5. I didn't change...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545 wont load user login page

    I dropped my laptop a couple nights ago and it was fine until i turned it off. Now it wont bring up the user tile so i can log on. I assume its a hardware problem. Any ideas?
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1545 Goes into Sleep mode randomly

    Hello Everyone, I have a customer who has a Dell Inspiron 1545, and it goes to sleep randomly. Here is what it is doing: When typing a document in Microsoft Office, Word Document, and even Notepad the computer will power down into sleep mode It won't lose it's data, but it won't...
  • Forum Thread: Computer crashed and have a blue screen.

    I have a Inspiron 1545 with windows vista laptop that is about 3 years old. I have returned from holidays and it has crashed. There is no software or applications on it and it just goes to a blue screen. Am I able to reinstall using the disks - if so how do I do this? Or is my laptop no longer useable...
  • Forum Thread: HDD replacement process to insure OS recovery for Inspiron 1545

    I am looking at a possible HDD failure. I am wondering what it takes to replace the drive and recover my Windows 7 64bit OS? I have 2 Dell System Recovery Disks that I made when I bought the Inspiron 1545. Is it as simple as replacing the hard drive and booting from Disk 1 of the System Recovery Disk...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Compatible hard drives with the Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop

    HI, Mine too is same model. Could i upgrade into 1TB? Is 1TB is available for this model? Or may i go with any other thrid party HDD(Like WD, Seagate)? And also i need to upgrade my RAM memory into 4GB? Now i have the 3GB(2+1). Is this possible?
  • Forum Thread: DELL INSPIRON 1545 SOLO ENCIENDE EL LED

    Que tal muy buenas noches. Quería preguntar sobre mi dell, ya que no enciende.,, el caso es que al estar con la batería no enciende y al conectar el cable de poder enciende únicamente el led, por favor me prodrian guiar para determinar a que se debe, el numero de service tag es...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1525 BIOS

    Okay, I've been trying to download a BIOS update for my Inspiron 1525, but for some reason, all the Drivers & Downloads website will do is to download the Dell Download Manager, and not the actual BIOS update. (at least, I'm pretty sure that's what's happening) I'm trying to...
  • Forum Thread: Recovery Partition Full

    I have an Inspiron 1545 laptop. I manually re-installed the operating system and drivers. The recovery partition (drive E) is now full. I believe this is preventing me from uploading and applying patches to the operating system. Can I clear the recovery partition, just leaving emply folders without harming...
  • Forum Thread: Realtek USB Card Reader -- Inspirion 1545

    The Realtek Corporation website has more recent drivers than those on the Dell website, as of this date. It fixes a problem with re-inserted card not showing up on the list of drives. The more recent driver is dated 10/27/2010.
  • Forum Reply: Re: SM Bus Controller issue

    Update! Woo-Hoo! I am happy to say that your suggestion was right on target. I downloaded and installed the chipset driver and all is working fine. Thanks again for your help, papaperp :>)
  • Forum Thread: Keyboard keys not working

    Hello, I've had my Dell inspiron 1545 laptop for just over a year and my d and f keys have just stopped working. I took the keys off and tried blowing under the to try and get any dirt out. I also downloaded passmarks keyboard test to test all the keys, it showed that the keys weren't being...
  • Forum Reply: Re: E1505 BOOT MGR Missing

    I think I have a similar problem on my Inspiron 1545 laptop. How would I connect my hard drive to the laptop, that is using what type of connection? Also, my laptop was not supplied with Windows 7 disks, but I have made system restore disks. They are not loading and give me an error message relating...
  • Forum Thread: Internet speed below 400 Kbps on my Dell 1545 when using WIFI

    I noticed another user posted this same question in late 2009, but the solution doesn't work on my system, hopefully someone can help before I chuck this laptop out and go back to my dinosaur Inspiron I8200 which has almost 10x the speed on the same wifi connection. My old laptop also uses WIFI...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude 1545 Restarts after Shutdown

    Our Latitude 1545, running Windows XP Pro, recently started res tarting after shutdown. We've had it about 6 months. We can only shut iut down by holding down the power button. Here's what we've tried, to no avail: 1) We deselect ed the Automatically restart button.In 'My Computer'...
  • Forum Thread: Dell laptop batteries

    Hi Has anyone had issues with the Dell batteries? I was sold my Inspiron laptop with a battery that I was advised would last between 4-6hrs (this is what I told them I needed). I was then sold a 4 cell battery with my laptop, so you can imagine that over time as I used my laptop longer than 60 - 90...