Browse by Tags

Laptop

Laptop
Laptop computer Forums (Audio, General Hardware, Video)
Results for bios, problem
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude E4300 - Fingerprint Problem

    Hello, I got a Dell Latitude E4300 and I can't get my fingerprint to work. A support consultant from Embassy Security Center contacted me and after a long discussion he told me that my BIOS and some drivers are outdated and I need to contact Dell support. Now, I contacted some Dell authorized...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1440 OS Installation Problem

    Hi everyone! I'm having problems with my Dell Inspiron 1440. It used to be working with a windows 7 OS until I decided to reformat the HDD to clean everything in it. But, sadly when I reformatted it nothing seems to be working as it's showing that there is something wrong the the hard drive...
  • Forum Thread: xps l521x slow msata port?

    So other than the obvious wifi and overheating issues with this laptop, I may have another issue and am reaching out to all the xps 15 (l521x) with an msata ssd as their boot os owners. I purchased an adata xpg sx301 256g msata, its transfer speed should be near the 550MB. im using it as my os boot location...
  • Forum Thread: cannot charge battery as 'not recognised' after installing new mobo

    I need some assistance. My wife has an Inspiron Mini 10 which I damaged seeing if I could upgrade the RAM. So I bought another mobo and fitted it in, plugged it in and turned it on. After so long we were told that the battery was running low and wouldn't charge. After it shut down we got the OLOD...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3360 screen backlight issue (suspected BIOS issue)

    Hello I have a problem with the backlight on all of our Vostro 3360's where the backlight for the screen drops intensity for approximately 3 seconds at a time and then resumes full intensity and drops back down after another 3 seconds. It is occuring for an entire batch of Vostro 3360s including...
  • Forum Thread: Bios Crash while update from a09 to a11 in DELL Inspiron N5110

    I just install Windows 8 in my laptop. But display did not came. so I attached my 32 inch Lcd TV with laptop and trying to update BIOS from A09 to A11. suddenly it hanged up. I restart my computer. but now its black screen. nothing else. please tell me what to do?
  • Forum Thread: Windows 8 x64 UEFI install Latitude E5410

    I recently upgraded my RAM to 8 GB from 4GB and i decided to reinstall my operating system as 64bit. I am currently running Windows 8 x86 under legacy BIOS mode on A14. I also jut upgraded from A13 and now when i try to run Windows installation it blue-screens and restarts my computer. i can run normal...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 1545 new harddrive

    i lost the hard drive on my inspiron 1545. I installed a new hard drive, and cannot install the factory software. All I get is the diagnostics screen. Any ideas?
  • Forum Thread: Dedicating more memory to video.

    Is there any way to dedicate more memory to my video card? I have a Studio 1558 with a ATI mobility radeon HD 4500 series and 4 gb ram.
  • Forum Thread: Latitude E6520 COM ports not visible to Windows 7 operating system after bios upgrade to v.A08

    Hi, After bios upgrade from A04 to v.A08 COM1 (and others com2, com3, com4) not visible to operating systems. 1. bios reset to defaults - no help 2. bios downgrade to A04 - no help (notebook shipped with A04 and Windows 7 32bit) 3. went through all bios versions from A01 up to the latest...
  • Forum Thread: Creating Recovery Disk Manually

    Hi, I am presently not able to boot into windows on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. I have the recovery partition inaccessible(I pressed F8 and it didnt work). So I have copied all the files on my recovery partition into my external hard disk. My question is how to create a recovery disk manually(ie how to...
  • Forum Thread: Fan Control?

    Hello, I have a Dell Studio XPS 1640. I would like to know if Dell has a program that could allow me to control the speed of the system's fan. I have been given pre-canned, fabricated answers like, "The fan adjusts itself automatically to control heat." and "You will only damage...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 14z (N411z) cannot boot into windows with locked BIOS (after accidental water spillage on laptop keyboard)

    5/21 (afternoon) spilled water on laptop, after 30 seconds, screen blacked out, unplugged power source (battery was not attached at that time). dried water using cloth first, and then alternating with hairdryer and electric fan. tried to open the laptop twice during the drying process to check if laptop...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 15Z Fan

    Hi Can somebody help me ...?? I bought an XPS 15Z 12 mar 2012 It is still under warranty The fan has come on at full speed 2 days ago and it is on all the time now at full speed I have done a full diagnostic and there is no problems found i have cleaned all the ports and done a BIOS...
  • Forum Thread: How to disable the Intel HD graphic card?

    First of all, I have a Dell XPS L502X. It has a GeForce GT 525M video card and an Intel HD graphics 3000. I've already made my GeForce the standard video card for all my applications, but some games and some other stuff (like the Element 3D Plugin for After Effects and the After Effects itself) still...
  • Forum Thread: Max ram per slot latitude e6410

    Hello, Recently I bought a dell latitude e6410 of ebay (used). when i received the unit, all hardware was functional, however, with the poor cooling capabilities of the laptop, when i left it on a flat surface for a few hours, the unit got extremely hot. On my next reboot, the unit failed to boot...
  • 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: Dell XPS L502X Laptop Won't boot to desktop?

    I was watching a Youtube video when the BSOD suddenly came up. I pressed the power button on my laptop to turn it off. I then pressed the power button again in order to turn on my computer. The Dell logo along with the blue loading bar came up. It then went to the post screen. Immediately afterwards...
  • Forum Thread: DELL INSPIRON N5010 screen blank out. Power button glowing. Fan running

    Encountered blue screen error during working two times and got shut down immediately. Then i restarted. This time the systems hangs and i switch it off using power button. Now i start the computer but itz not working. Only the power button and the power indicating light are glowing. The hard drive light...
  • Forum Thread: Can't Install Intel Rapid Storage Technology on Dell Vostro 5460 - Windows 7 64 bit

    Good day! I got difficulty when installing to use IRST on Dell Vostro 5460. I've tried for a two days but there's no use. I've searched many topics in the internet including dell support but still not solve this problem. I want to set SSD as cache memory Dell Vostro 5460 / Core i5 ...
  • Forum Thread: Hang or stuck for sometime

    Sir my name is Shahbaz I have bought dell laptop inspiron N5110 corei5 2.30GHz laptop with 6GB ram. The issue is that it sometime stuck or hang for a while and after sometimes it gets normal I have checked the in the bios and also have checked laptops own trouble shooting test software but the result...
  • Forum Thread: XPS14z battery no longer charging since overseas trip

    Went on a holiday in Indonesia and brought my laptop. Used a power adapter and all of the regular Dell gear which worked fine (for reference I use an XPS14z). After an overnight charge, the laptop would not turn on, and I was met with a red power light (typical of when the battery is about to run...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 15 1053sLV WiFi issue?

    I just purchased an XPS 15 1053sLV from Best Buy's website, and have just heard about the issues that the L521x has with its wireless card. I am wondering if this problem is universal among XPS models and if my computer will have similar problems when it arrives. The computer I ordered comes with...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 17R 5720 two weeks old, doesn't boot up and freezes on welcome screen.

    Hi there, My two weeks old dell inspiron 17R doesn't boot into the OS ( Windows 8 ). I read many comments on this web and tried these, but it doesn't help me to start it up. By hardware diag. passed the test, found nothing.
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron E1705 BIOS problem

    My sister in law recently sent my wife an old Inspiron e1705 as a gift. It came with BIOS A01, 4 gb mem, a 500 gb hd and was running Windows 7. I went to the dell support pages and downloaded all the software for the machine, based on the model and serv tag. One of the downloads was an upgrade to BIOS...