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  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 15 R SE issues

    Dear Dell, Since I'm really tired of all the issues I have with my laptop I just decided to sum them up here: -The fan is constant on , which makes the laptop extremely loud -Even tough the fan is always on, after using the PC for 45 minutes it can be too hot to touch at the bottom, it can...
  • Forum Thread: Keyboard Malfunction 'x' button appearing on textboxes and Quick access Menu appearing on windows 8 automatically infinitely on inspiron n5520

    hi I am dell inspiron n5520 user, I have been using it about 15 months , Recently i am facing a problem i.e. 1) laptop keeps typing the letter "x", 2) "Quick Access Menu" appearing on windows 8 automatically. I have searched for viruses using Antivirus (AVG), have formatted...
  • Forum Thread: How to reinstall Win 8.1 on a new (blank) hard drive?

    My pc alerted me to replace my hard drive. I purchased a replacement hard drive and don't know what to do other than replace the hard drive. How do I reinstall win 8.1 on the new drive. Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 17R Hard Drive

    Hi I have a dell Inspiron 17R. I have been working on it all weekend and today I tried to turn it on and it is stuck on the dell screen where I would click guest to sign in. Nothing is listed so I did some testing and received an error code - Validation 74257. And to contact technical support. So...
  • Forum Thread: Clicking noise from Dell Inspiron 17r

    So I have had my Dell Inspiron 17r for a little almost a year. I have had various problems since buying it such as blue screens. The blue screens are usually Kernal Data inpage errors. As of recently my laptop has also been making a clicking sound and it also doesn't turn on what usually happens...
  • Forum Thread: error code :0xc0000098 dell Inspiron ultra book

    I forgot my password and to reset it I put the win 8 disk in drive to boot but when I get in setup and tried to restore the system but pop up error massage there is no disk available after this I opened the command prompt to check the volume but this is also saying no volume is available. Now at startup...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Touchpad gestures/scrolling/pointer not working after windows 8.1 update on Dell Inspiron 11 3137

    Hi, SO, You're having problems with 8.1 and the Synaptics Dell Touchpad!? I wish I could say I've never seen this before. I won't open up with "Have you tried this?" Instead, I'm confident this will "fix what ails ya" There have been a wealth of problems with touchpads...
  • Forum Thread: Hardware Problem in my Laptop

    I am having a serious hardware problem in my laptop. It hangs on its own and shuts down. A blue screen appears before shut down. It reads:- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Software for External Mike Fails to Launch

    Any expert out there who can help?! Anyone?
  • Forum Thread: Software for External Mike Fails to Launch

    I just got a brand new Dell Laptop and installed a software for recording with an external microphone with ots latest driver . I connected the hardware and microphone to the laptop as instructed. Everything on that side is done according to installation procedure. When I double click the software shortcut...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Which Port is USB 3 and which is USB 2?

    I need to find out that on my Dell Inspiron 15 3521 which port is USB 2. How can I find that out? I got an AudioBox USB to connect a microphone to my laptop. USB 3 is not supported. I went through a lot to find out what the problem is. So, Thanks for your prompt reply!
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 9100 Screen/Display Issue

    I bought a Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop, which was an experimental Laptop/Desktop hybrid computer that didn't end up selling well for Dell. It was bought for me as a college acceptance present by my parents. I kept it in really good shape all throughout college but for some reason the screen began to...
  • Forum Thread: Fan Issues - Inspiron 5520

    Hello. Recently my fan has begun making excessively loud spinning noises. I've noticed that my laptop has also shut down due to overheating a few times. I believe this issue is purely hardware as it is the same with both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. I have an Inspiron 5520. Does anyone know...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 14R Video Hardware problem.

    Hello! I got this problem after i upgraded my Laptop to WINDOWS 8.I installed all the drivers from support page, everything working like-new. Only my AMD Radeon HD 7450m, i downloaded the drivers from support page, then installing the screen flashes and stay black until i restart the computer, after...
  • Forum Thread: Disable touchpad selectively for Inspiron 1545

    I have some programs installed that have created a virtual mouse, which my laptop has decided is real. I know how to disable my touchpad when a different pointer/mouse device is plugged in, but with the virtual mouse, even if I unplug my real mouse, the touchpad is still disabled. Is there a way to set...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron Laptop 9400 does not start

    My laptop does not come to life. After pressing the power button the power led flashes briefly, and the HDD led flashes briefly (approx 0,5 sec). Then nothing happens. I have tried several cases: external power + battery battery only external power only I have done a visual inspection...
  • Forum Thread: Mini 10v headphone jack disconnected

    My mini 10v headphone jack is disconnected, in that when I plug in the headphones it feels like the male headphone jack isn't attaching to anything. How do I replace or repair the headphone jack?
  • Forum Thread: Motherboard Problems?

    Hi All, new to this forum. My girlfriends Inspiron 15R N5110 has an unknown problem. Backstory: It was purchased new about 2 years ago and has had slight problems with the track pad and an awful network connection (both wireless and ethernet). Recent: It came down with a pretty bad browser hijacker...
  • Forum Thread: AMD Radeon 7700M Series not Found for Gaming

    To whoever it may concern, I'm having an issue where the integrated graphics does not kick in the more powerful AMD graphics card when running certain video games. Currently, I'm having an issue with Deus Ex: Human Revolution but I've run into problems with Metro 2033 and Darksiders running...
  • 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: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX for Dell XPS M170

    My vid card died a few weeks ago. I found and bought this card on Ebay. I installed it on Christmas day 12/25/08. All worked well with World of Warcraft, Combat Arms, HL2 untill tonight 12/28/08. Tonight my card is doing what my old card starting doing, when I fire up a game the screen go's...
  • Forum Thread: Dell laptop Inspirion N7110 drives help!

    Did a new windows 7 install and lost drives for my keyboard i can still use it but it's just some short cuts or hot keys aren't working, like for example; turning off the touchpad or when changing brightness you would see the bar that show's how bright it is. I also lost functions of buttons...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 6400 "Performance and Maintenance"

    I have lost my performance and maintenance system in the control panel, and I would like to know how to retrieve it or replace it for free. I like to use the sleep and hibernate on my laptop but I need to get the performance. Please help..
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron Laptop Keyboard Caving in

    I have an Inspiron 15 Laptop that is six months old. The keyboard has caved in at the gvbspace bar key points, making typing difficult. Anyone else seen anythinglike this? What support line should I contact on something like this?
  • 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...