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  • 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: My Dell inspiron 17r with windows 8 didnt boot from today morning. It just throws an error.

    My Dell inspiron 17R with windows 8 didn't boot from today morning. I did the diagnostic test with the help of CC representative. There is no problem with the hard drive. I have to re- install the OS as per the discussion with CC representative. I have lots of important files in my PC. If I reinstall...
  • Forum Reply: RE: My Dell inspiron 17r with windows 8 didnt boot from today morning. It just throws an error.

    My system does not boot at all. How do I download Knoppix? If I reinstall the OS all my files would be lost. I want to retrieve those files even before reinstalling the windows 8 OS. Please help me.
  • 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: Backup and Restore was taking long time on windows 8 dell inspiron 5420

    Hi all - I recently purchased an Inspiron 5420 with Windows 8. After few weeks its stopped working (I mean it was struked at Dell logo itself) So I have started restore my laptop to factory setting with image backup of windows 8(which I have taken he os backup of windows 8)... started like this ....
  • 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: 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: Missing Startup Program

    Recently, I fixed my computer from a virus, and now whenever I turn on my laptop, it won't startup. I am most definitely certain that the startup program isn't on. As a noob I am, please tell me all steps specifically as to activate the program, or download a new one, or whatever. Just please...
  • 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 Reply: Re: processor SSDT data not found...help!

    Thanks a mill, REVA91.....It worked I got that issue trying to do some crazy stuff but your tip saved my life......god bless you and your knowledge, it's so ironic I do tech support and I did panic for a minute....
  • 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 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: 2 laptops 2problems.

    Hi there I have 2 laptops and 2 problems. First one of the laptops will not boot. I press F8 and it asks to run test. I let it. It tells me it can not fix problems.So when I let it boot normally it just sits there. The Microsoft just pulses.Second I re installed win7 on my other laptop and it went fine...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 17R doesn't boot up/post

    Hi, I'm new to the community so please bare with me. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R laptop about a year old which doesn't want to boot up, it doesn't even start loading the BIOS, i just get a black screen with the power button with light and the first light on the left of the touch pad on...
  • Forum Thread: Dell customer service does not exist

    I am from Brazil and I'm doing exchange here in Canada. Dell has a very good reputation in Brazil, so I decided to buy a laptop from Dell here. After only 5 months of use, my laptop had a problem and the windows was not booting. After several calls, hours of waiting and many useless troublehootings...
  • Forum Thread: Incomplete installation of WIN8 updates - Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) doesnt boot!!

    THANKS IN ADVANCE TO WHOEVER SITS DOWN AND READS THIS!! :) I bought a recent Inspiron 7720 laptop, with Win8 pre-installed. It seemed to be installing some updates, when it shut down(with them having installed only 35%) When I attempt to power on, it passed the Dell logo screen, then sticks...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron N5040 boot issue

    Hi, I'm freaking out. My computer will load the dell image screen when I first turn it on, but after it goes to a black screen telling me to "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key". What do I do to fix it? Need to know ASAP please...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1521 Power Issue - Please help!

    Okay, I have a 1521 which I got 4 years ago. About a year ago the power decided to quit working on it, and I finally decided to try it out again so I have a working laptop for college this fall. What happens is that when I try to turn it on, the blue power light turns on for roughly 3 seconds and then...
  • Forum Thread: won't turn on

    HI, I have a Dell inspiron 14R 5421( touch and W8) and my laptop won't turn on with no beep or anything, just no response. I have tried the Drain flea power thing and it succeded. But after i shut down my laptop, the same problem appeared. I tried it again but the second time was a failure and...
  • Forum Thread: DELL n4010 FAN ISSUE PLEASE HELP PLEASE READ

    HELLO, I HAVE THE DELL n4010 and one day the fan stopped working on a regular basis and i can barely use the computer without if over heating to a point where it turns itself off. Luckily for me this problem occurred 1 month after my warranty expired so I cant send it back to dell again. This is where...
  • Forum Thread: Trying to Re-Boot and Wipe my Dell Inspiron N5040 Laptop

    Well, I was fixing a few viruses on my Laptop yesterday (The S.M.A.R.T. HDD Virus and Live Security Platnium) and the SMART kept spamming me with errors. I have the recovery disks for my laptop. I can use F12 tools but not F8 each time I try with f8 it goes to the start menui, then back to the F8 menu...
  • Forum Thread: My laptop making siren sound on start up

    Hello, Just today when my computer start up, it made a horrific siren sound on before open windows 7 in black windows screen . (when i start up safe mode it works normally). I've restarted the computer many times, but problem isn't solve. Why my laptop makes horrific sound and what can i do...
  • 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: Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Power Button Failure

    Hey all, I recently was working on a clients Netbook and while gently trying to disconnect the Power Button Cable from its socket on the motherboard it somehow decided to be stubborn and come off of the system board with the male plug/connector still intact and inside of the female socket. Then...