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  • Forum Reply: RE: Dell Inspiron N5110 Factory Reset Help

    Steve, thanks so much for your help. I did (most) of what you suggested. Here is what I did differently and it worked great. 1 - before starting I went to the Dell support page and discovered and downloaded the specific drivers for the wireless card (there were 5 drivers that my service tag identified...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 64-bit Bootmgr missing no suggestions have worked

    I have a Dell N7070 laptop and I've been looking for the answer to this problem for a long time to no avail. Here is what most suggest: Insert your Windows 7 DVD into your optical drive(DVD drive) and restart the system. Boot using this DVD by pressing any key when windows asks "Press...
  • 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...
  • Forum Thread: Hard Drive DST short test fail. Error code 2000-0142

    I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop, the laptop was not booting to win8 for a few days. Tried all the steps i could to get the laptop to boot into windows but to no avail. At last when i tried the system diagnostics from the BIOS the hard drive threw up the error **Hard Drive 0- DST Short Test...
  • Forum Thread: I am also running a Dell Inspiron N7010 laptop that freezes at the 1st screen & I've tried everything, Please help me, thank you!

    My laptop is running Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit). I can only get to the 1st start up screen that (yes) I know when you boot the laptop I should be pressing F12 (which absolutely wont work) or F2 that brings me to the BIOS screen. I should mention that the 1st "not good" message I saw at the...
  • Forum Thread: "Operation System not found" error with Inspiron 5720

    My laptop was (and still continues) having issues with the lcd becoming "snowy" when I pick up and move my laptop. I've gone through several rounds with Dell support in India - had LCD and cable replaced as well as sending laptop to Houston, TX for repairs. When I got my laptop back from...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 1100 no boot device found Hard Drive read error 0f00:0248

    strange symptoms. older inspiron 1100 was running xp fine but now gives a no boot device found error. Restore was unsuccessful but I had the original dell cds so ran the diagnostics and get the hard drive read error 0f00:0248. Booted the computer with a Knoppix (linux) system on cd and linux can see...
  • 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: inspiron N5030 will not boot. black screen with a flashing cursor top left.

    i have tried it all.. nothing works. i have tried running diagnostics. resetting the computer by removing battery holding down 40 second, tried safe mode (but NO MATTER WHAT F8 does not work..just a loud beeb) i can not even get the safe mode options. i have tried restoring with a windows 7 CD and...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N7110r 2nd HDD boot issue

    hi, I have a DELL Inspiron N7110r 2nd gen laptop. I've installed an ssd and switch it with the internal wd hdd and made the orginal hdd as external via esata. Due to the limmited space offered by an ssd and the inconvenient of adn external hdd, i've purchased a 2nd hdd caddy from ebay....
  • Forum Thread: Restoring the lost Factory Restore Button After formatting/shrinking the Disc volume

    Hi, Recently I have found a nice way to restoring my Dell Laptop to Factory condition which was missing from my Bios after shrinking the hard disc.The procedure are very simple and any one can do it with out any errors.I have shared it here with pictures for each step http://fermisys.blogspot.in...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspirion 15 Intel (n5010) - Shuts down at random times

    I have a Dell Inspirion 15 Intel N5010 and the computer shuts off as if it has power failure at random times The computer has a fair amount of dust build up and I have attempted to take it apart for cleaning, I did not as I was afraid I may break the casing. A list of things the computer shuts off...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 1520 vista, media direct 3.3 reinstal problems.

    hi all, i have a inspiron 1520 running on vista. think its 2007 model, i have had nothing but probs with it, so after alot of hrs on forums etc i decided to reinstall all my systems, again it not gone well,i had lost the partition to reset to maifactures setting, the reinsall option missing from...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron E1405 Hard Drive Error Code 2000-0146

    All you wonderful people out there and especially AMBURGULARR: Thank you so much! I received this error more than a week back and was in a state of dilemma and depression since I was told by so many people that my hard drive would have crashed and that all my data is lost and I need to get a new hard...
  • Forum Thread: Trouble Replacing pATA Hard drive in Dell Inspiron 6000

    I recently ordered a hard drive through Dell a160gb(western digital Scorpio Blue) replacement hard drive for my dell inspiron 6000(probably purchased in 2006). The previous one was a 60gb and failed. When I boot the computer it says on a black screen "Internal HDD HARD error!" "F1...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 14z-N411z paper weight

    I've attached a picture of my $800 paper weight referenced in my post on 4/3/12. She's a beauty and really holds paper down. Doesn't do anything else though.
  • 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: Dell Inspiron N7010 start-up problem

    Hi, I have an almost 2-year-old laptop with which I've been having problems for the last week or so. It all started when after hibernating the computer had a blank black screen not responding so I shut it off. After that it seems to boot up only once every 20 or so times. What happens after I press...
  • Forum Thread: my Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop won't start up

    Last night, my laptop got switched off on its own due to low battery but after that when i started it by pressing power button, it shows the dell logo, goes to a black screen with a white cursor then comes back to the dell logo again and it is repeating itself. I went to the boot option(F12)>Diagnostics...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron M5030 startup error

    I have a Dell Inspiron M5030 laptop and I've have it for a little over a year now and I feel like a total moron. Yesterday, I was playing a game and I got ticked off and slammed my fist on the lower right hand area of the laptop (the area on the right side of the mousepad). Then my computer turned...
  • 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: Inspiron M5030 system failed to boot after replace HD and factory restore

    I consider myself fairly Tech savvy person and have worked on many computers. This one has me stumped though. My friend has a Dell Inspiron M5030 that had a hard drive fail one month after the year of warranty was up (go figure). I agreed to help her install a new hard drive and reinstall the system...
  • Forum Thread: INSPIRON 1545 Time-of-day clock has stopped

    Hi My 2 year old Grandson decided to play with my INSPIRON 1545 which I had left switched on whilst I was getting dinner ready.He was tapping and banging all of the keys at once for a good 3-4 minutes or so before I could leave what I was doing to stop him as I stupidly thought that no harm could...
  • Forum Thread: Need Help: Dell Factory image restore

    Hi, Few days back i've purchased Inspiron 5110 with WIN 7 HOME 64-BIt. I've taken backup with Dell Data Local safe in 2 DVDs. After that i've reinstalled WIN7 Ultimate.I've faced so many issues in drivers compatibility. I want to go back to Dell Factory image restore and i...
  • 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?