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  • Forum Thread: Optiarc DVD+/-RW AD-7640S not recognized during Vista reinstall

    Welcome. I have Dell Studio 1537 and Optiarc DVD+/-RW AD-7640S optical drive. During Windows Vista SP2 64bit re-installation from USB flash disk after I choose "Instal now" I got a message "There is no any driver for optical drive CD/DVD..." I searched that this laptop have ICH9M...
  • Forum Thread: Reinstall Vista from XP downgrade

    When I bought my Inspiron 1545 in 2010 it was running Vista, in 2012 I was having that much trouble with the speed I obtained a legal copy (I think) of XP and installed that on it. Now XP is no longer supported I want to put Vista back on but the recovery CD that I made doesn't appear to work it...
  • Forum Reply: RE: SSD for a Latitude D830

    Despite this being a 2 year old thread I thought I'd chime in,since after all it's first google search result for "latitude D830 ssd upgrade". Hopefully, my experience will be worthwhile for anyone pondering the merits of this in the future. The HDD hard drive in my old (circa 2007...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545 Vista Install - Drivers? Screen Resolution? Component List?

    _QUESTIONS_ 1A Drivers: Is there a reliable list of drivers for "my" Inspiron 1545 for Vista 32? For generic Inspriron 1545 for Vista 32? Note - Dell lists are inconsistent; Description of items on lists conflict with even being on list; Dell lists/items for Vista 32 break Vista or say not...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1525 Shuts down after 20Min

    Okay, so I got my Inspiron 1525 about 1 year ago, it was used. But in excellent condition so the buying was not a problem. My charger started to break so i bought another charger off ebay. The charger that i bought kept my laptop working (But my laptop told me i had 0% Battery , even when it was 'charging'...
  • Forum Thread: Windows

    Hi Guys, I have a laptop given to me and it needs windows re-installing. Only problem is the windows product key has worn off is there anyway I can get the key from somewhere else for it to get it back working?
  • Forum Reply: Re: Hard Drive Funnel Seek Test and Hard Drive Random Seek Test

    Holding the FN and Power button simultaneously did not work. So I went to my Hard Drive site and downloaded a Diagnostic test on my HD WD2500BEVT-75ZCT2 it passed everything but SCSI_0_000_Disk-Generic-Multi Card Target not ready. Test Results Failed Error Code 4400:011A also ran another Diagnostic test...
  • Forum Thread: Beeps when trying to start my Studio 1555

    Hey everyone, first time posting here so apologize if there's a certain format to follow when posting that i haven't. My Studio 1555 is approximately 4 years old (and going strong) until two days ago. Tried starting it up and I got a cycle of 25 "beeps" each one consisting of...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 1000 lost BIOS password

    I was given dell inspiron 530 but theres bios/cmos password that i dont know. The person that gave me the pc desktop said she forgot the password.How can i bypass or clear the password so i can use pc? Is there a master password for the pc that i can use to reset settings?
  • Forum Thread: Touchpad Stopped working after I replace fan!

    Hi, I disconnected my touchpad when I had to replace the fan. Since then, it isn't working. I have tried reconnecting it several times. I even downloaded the drivers. Can anyone assists? Thanks, William
  • Forum Thread: Letter T problems

    I have an Inspiron Studio Laptop and the T on the keyboard is giving me problems. Not every time but most times when I type the "t" the font type changes, or it takes me to a new page - generally an AVG page. It doesn't seem to be sticking, but it it very annoying. Any suggestions? Thanks...
  • Forum Thread: "ST Service Scheduling Has Stopped Working" PLEASE HELP!

    So for the last week or two, I have been getting the "ST Service Scheduling has Stopped Working" message on startup. I don't know how to fix it.. People say to uninstall it and then to reinstall it... The problem is, I can't find it on my computer to uninstall, nor can I find the file...
  • Forum Thread: MS Office OEM Product Key for MS Office 2007

    I had to perform a clean install of Windows Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1720. I purchased the computer in 2007 with MS Office Home and Student 2007 preinstalled. I recieved no CD or product key. I need the product key to reinstall MS Office 2007. Microsoft does not supply product keys for the OEM software...
  • Forum Thread: SSD in Vostro 1700?

    I use a Vostro 1700 with 2 HDD's. To increase the speed op de laptop I consider replacing the 'c' drive with a Samsung 512Gb SSD (type 830). I know I'll probably have to rebuild the OS. Is this possible? Does it work with the Windows Vista OS? Can I use the Reinstallation...
  • Forum Thread: Keyboard

    Repeat has quit working on a Dell vostro 1510. You can press any key and it will type but if you hold it, it does not repeat. You have to type really slow. Changing the repeat delay or repeat rate does nothing to change it.
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron 1525 wireless network adapter issue

    I have found several people that have issues setting up their wireless network adapter on here and tried following the steps mentioned, but none of those helped me. My issue is that I can't even get my device manager to recognize I have a wireless adapter. I had windows XP previously installed...
  • Forum Thread: Precision M4300 Bios problems with last two BIOS revisions A12 and A13

    If you use the D/Dock with the Precision M4300 (and probably the M2300 and M6300 as well), quad monitor support is lost. No matter what I do, I cannot restore quad monitor displays using two vidoe cards (one PCI card in the D/Dock). The system will only detect one card. My guess is that the new BIOSes...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1737 crashed; cannot restore; cannot clean install W7; says HD - 0 MB

    My 1737 shut off suddenly. After a few triesat rebooting I got the error message "operating system not found" (Vista Ultimate). Tried to restore, but could not; tried to install W7 Prem, but could not. Message said the install program could not access the HD; that drivers needed to be installed...
  • Forum Thread: Integrated Mic Array Problem

    Saw the problem here while looking for something else. Worked @ Dell for 10 years. Simple answer to this that I did not see posted: Start Control Panel Sound "Recording" tab Right click on any recording device displayed Click "Show Disabled Devices" "Microphone...
  • Forum Thread: Swapping harddrive from Dell inspiron 6400 to Inspiron 1525

    Hi Guys, I have a Dell inspiron 1525 laptop and the harddrive is after going Kaput. Luckily (or unluckily i dont know yet) I also have a dell inspiron 6400 with a good harddrive but the screen is hanging off and a few buttons are missing (wasnt me). So I was just wondering if it is possible to...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron mini 10 (1010) netbook wireless card questions

    I don't understand, why does my bios have a "Bluetooth" enable or disable function yet I don't seem to have Bluetooth? How does one add Bluetooth? When I went to upgrade things on the Dell page for my netbook it showed under Bluetooth the 1520 Wireless card or at least made it appear...
  • Forum Thread: Factory Restore

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1521 and I've had several problems which led me to want to factory restore it. It doesn't have Datasafe and when i try and use repair mode, the computer just stars up normally... I don't want to waste money buying a new disc if I don't have to. I don't know...
  • Forum Thread: NEW HARD DISK

    HELLO FRNS I HAVE CHANGED MY HARD DISK IN STUDIO 15 FROM 320 GB TO 500 GB AND I WANT TO INSTALL OPERATING SYSTEM ON IT .I HAVE GOT A CD WITH MY LAPTOP OF W7 BUT WHEN I TRIED TO INSTALL USING IT IT SHOWED SOME ERROR OF INSTALLING DRIVERS .PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW TO INSTALL........ THNX IN ADVANCE
  • Forum Thread: Re-installing my OS

    Have to re-install my OS but I lost my disks, is there any way I can download it from Dell ?? I have Windows Vista installed and my laptops warranty has run out. Any help greatly appreciated !! :)
  • Forum Thread: dell 1318 touch pad

    Okay.....i have run the Dell Diagnostic reutine and it had to close because of an unexpected error. whatever that means. So...now what? I can find no drivers to download for the touchpad and no support that is free. I am at a loss. help please.