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  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3450 issue Bios A13

    I have updated the bios (A11 -> A13) and formatted my notebook and installed win7. Now when I try to install Intel Graphics driver, i get this message "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software", and the driver won´t install . When i install...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron n5110, i have fix the black screen with windows 8, i have installed bios 'a11' but now when i'm on windows 8, my dell stop running it , i cant move the mouse cant have access at taskmanager

    Dell inspiron n5110, i have fix the black screen with windows 8, i have installed bios 'a11' but now when i'm on windows 8, my dell stop running it , i cant move the mouse cant have access at taskmanager
  • 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: DELL Vostro 1720 BIOS upgrade failed. Restore BIOS?

    Hello! I have a DELL Vostro 1720 which was running BIOS version A02 and windows 7 pro 64-bit. This computer came with a 160GB HDD and it was getting too small and too slow for me. The computer itself was still fine for it's purpose. I decided to upgrade the computer with a much larger and also...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3700 deletes files from the USB thumb drive, when booting from USB thumb drive

    I've created a MSDOS boot disk on a USB thumb drive for a legacy application. After selecting F12 and booting from the USB thumb drive, the bootup stops or freezes. I'll power off the machine, boot back into windows, and try to read the USB drive. One of two things happen, A. the drive...
  • Forum Thread: How can I force a BIOS re-flash?

    I have an Vostro 1450, already at the latest available BIOS (A08). I have a problem which might be fixed by re-flashing the BIOS. However the BIOS upgrade utility (V1450A08.EXE) detects that I'm already at the latest version and sensibly refuses to "update". Is there a way I can force the...
  • Forum Thread: After Bios update - only black screen

    Hello all, ever since I installed a BIOS update for my notebook Dell Vostro 1000 ", is nothing. Before I did it was a hint. Probably had to do with the video card. Well, it allows the laptop to restart. So far so good. Then I wait for 1 hour and nothing happened. Now I have noticed that the computer...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro Bios Boot order not changeable

    I lost my user-password for Win 7 64bit and want to boot from DVD. I can open the Bios of my Vostro 3450, but I am not able to change the boot order. The keys + and - cause only a beep. All shown keys are apparently without function. What is wrong? Any device? cyberfish
  • Forum Reply: Re: Delay issue on windows performance and bios performance

    anybody's there that answer my question..!!???
  • Forum Thread: Is it possible to update Vostro 3560 BIOS without using Windows?

    Update utility doesn't seem to support that "-writehdrfile" parameter.
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3400 BIOS update Version A10

    Is there a BIOS update version A10 for the vostro 3400? On driver download website is a link that points to this address: but the file does not exist Vostro 3700,3500 and 3300 models already have an A10 bios update on ftp site, it fixes some issues Greetings
  • Forum Thread: The BIOS update file (V131A06.EXE) of V131 can't be download

    Hi everyone, I saw the existance of v131 new BIOS update, but I was unable to dwnload it, it always gives error message like this: Access Denied You don't have permission to access " " on this server. Reference...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS update availability

    I really appreciate the work of the community but i wonder why dell doesn't "natively" support linux based operation systems on their products. I do know that there are several bundles based on linux os and I am aware of the fact that some manufacturers do not maintain any...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 131: Battery not charging, says its plugged in but not charging (@60%)

    I see this problem has been discussed for years but I saw no specific ref to the Vostro 131. For other models there were solutions related to replacement of the BIOS. Is this also possible with the V131 and, if so, what is the alternative BIOS? thanks
  • Forum Thread: How do I boot Windows 7 x64 in UEFI mode on my Vostro 3350?

    Hello everyone, since a few months, I'm the proud owner of a Vostro 3350. But i am really trying hard to install Windows 7 in native EFI mode on it. The Aptio firmware must support EFI boot. But I can't find the option for the EFI Shell. Thank you in advance for any help
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 3700 - nVidia 330M video card disabled in Linux (Optimus issue)

    nico2012 - i just went back to the "customize" page, and the non-hybrid i7s are not available (actually no i7 at all) for what i need, which is actually 3400. i was just posting on this thread as the problem is generic for 3xxx. my workaround search has also come up empty so far. we need...
  • Forum Thread: Reinstall of Creative Labs Integrated Webcam driver failed

    I recently Re installed a Vostro 1500 Laptop . Webcam works on original OS installation. Then I formatted laptop and re installed XP. I installed all drivers properly downloaded drivers from Dell website .When I am trying to install driver (Creative Labs Integrated Webcam Rev: A01) I have error "An...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Vostro 3560 maximum ram?

    I'm running the Corsair Vengeance 16GB kit. The SKU on it is CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10. Also, in regards to my quoted post with the link to the guide for readjusting the partition size for Intel Rapid Start when you upgrade your RAM to 16GB. If you're setting up Intel Rapid Start if you're...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 17 Problems! Please help.

    I updated my graphic and sound drivers yesterday on my Dell Studio 17. I restarted the system like I would do after any installation or update only to find that my laptop wouldnt boot up, instead it redirected me to system repair. I thought there must be something wrong with what i updated... So I...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS Boot sequence erased (UEFI or LEGACY)

    Hi everybody When i start my VOSTRO 3360 on Windows 8 It see the DELL logo (F2 / F12) But i loop on a screen because there is no sequence for boot No LEGACY sequence boot No UEFI sequence boto When i press F2 to the BIOS , same problem HDD is set to AHCI No sequence...
  • Forum Thread: XPS L502x hangs during game play

    I have been having problems with my XPS L502x I use to play Saint Rows the Third on my laptop it use to play perfectly but now after a year I restored my factory setting now when ever i install any of my old games they start off perfectly but during the game it hangs a lot kindly help me out.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro V13 Motherboard

    Is it possible to upgrade the motherboard of the Vostro V13 from the stock Dell Vostro V13 Intel CEL 743 - DP/N 0R45H1 to Dell Vostro V13 Intel SU7300 - DP/N 031VJ5 ???? Is this fully compatible and would the BIOS have to be changed in any way?
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro V131 Battery connection

    While I was working on my Dell Vostro V131 while charging it, the Dell Support Center Application suddenly warned me that the battery had produced a fatal error. I restarted the laptop, but the BIOS warned me that the battery needed replacing. The laptop wouldn't work without an adapter anymore....
  • Forum Thread: Is the new BIOS version A11 applicable for windows 7 ultimate 64 bit sp1 on a vostro 3560-1818 laptop?

    I updated the new BIOS version A11 on a vostro 3560-1818 laptop running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit sp1. While the laptop went to bluescreen suddenly several times. I'm not sure what the matter is. Dose the A11 can not be used on that laptop? Or someone can send me the original version of Bios (A09...
  • Forum Reply: Re: blank screen when resuming from standby/hibernation forces me to reboot

    Just another bump, as I let my power cable slip out today and the computer went to sleep/hibernate self-destruct. I see there's no BIOS update or other explanation for this. There's unlikely to be. I can't phone Dell without cost, as my warranty is finished. Still, it won't stop...