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  • 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: Dell Studio 1537, Windows Vista 64 bit - "No Audio Output Device is installed" message

    Hello, My Dell Studio 1537 laptop,running Vista 64 bit, has no audio.One day I started hearing crackling audio and finally the sound disappeared completely. I tried reinstalling the audio driver using the Dell drivers CD provided to me,but it doesn't work.I also tried installing the IDT audio...
  • 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 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 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: 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: 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: Dell Studio 1737 not booting Windows Vista or 7 normally.

    I am trying to re-install Windows Vista from the CD that the laptop came with. When I boot from CD, it stays at the "Microsoft Corporation" screen with the green bar moving back and forth. I also tried using a Windows 7 CD and it did the same thing except it was on the "Starting Windows"...
  • Forum Thread: Gaming on Inspiron Duo

    Does Anyone know if the Inspiron Duo can support the Sims 3 base game without taking an hour to load and exit? I want to buy this computer but I don't want to sacrifice my game.
  • 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: Problems connecting Dell Inspiron 1545 (Windows Vista Home) to Virgin Broadband

    Hi there, Every time I try to wirelessly connect my Dell Inspiron 1545 to our Virgin Broadband (not Virgin Media as no cable in the road, if that makes a difference), I have to switch the router off then on, whilst my laptop is still on. This is necessary every time my laptop has been off, crashes...
  • Forum Thread: help my dell xps m1530

    i have a dell laptop xps m 1530 i have it set up so that you have to log on before the bios setup then again to log in to windows my question is i recieved a messge that my display driver stopped working so as i downloaded it and it was installing the [power went out now when i push the button to start...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Vostra 3550 Recovery Partition

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  • Forum Thread: Laptop suddenly very slow

    Dear Dell, Dell Precision M4300 (Intel(R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU T7500 @2.20 GHz 4 GB Ram memory SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition Service Pack 2 (build 6002), 32-bit Manufactured by Toshiba.) I have a Dell Precision M4300 and was happily...
  • Forum Thread: Memory Integrity Test Failed [2000-0123]

    I have a Inspiron 1525 which fails the memory integrity test. i have 4gb ram. I formatted my hard drive and now i cant install any OS. I dont have any backups. What should i do? I tried reinstalling the OS many many times and i also reinstalled the ram but not luck. Do i need new ram? what might it be...
  • Forum Thread: Could not find the Modem device for this driver.

    Hi Guys, Recently I did a system restore on my dell studio laptop. Shortly after I started downloading the drivers. When I tried to Download the driver named CONEXANT D400 EXTERNAL USB 56K MODEM DRIVER I was prompted with the error message that read COULD NOT FIND THE MODEM DEVICE FOR THIS DRIVER...
  • Forum Thread: HELP!?,Laptops dying! f8 Key and other user issue!

    Hi Guys, not very technical with laptops but hoping some of you guys are. My sisters dell Inspiron 1545 has died practically. Im guessing has been hacked by some sort of malware. When the laptop laggingly loas theres nothing on the desktop and when i press the windows button nothing appears but all programs...
  • 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: My Dell Inspiron 1545 won't start!

    Hey! I'm having a problem with my Dell 1545 laptop. What happen is as follows: I switch it on, the Dell logo comes up, then the laptop starts to load with the windows vista icon and the green bars going across. Then without warning the computer just shuts off, power gone! It's not the battery...
  • Forum Thread: Replacing Motherboard

    I need help in getting the correct motherboard for my Dell Inspiron 1526 pp29L. Can anybody tell me what to look for, where, and how much is the cheapest I can get. I 'll greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much.
  • Forum Thread: AMD Radeon 7700M Series not Found for Gaming

    To whoever it may concern, I'm having an issue where the integrated graphics does not kick in the more powerful AMD graphics card when running certain video games. Currently, I'm having an issue with Deus Ex: Human Revolution but I've run into problems with Metro 2033 and Darksiders running...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1545, black screen with flashing cursor

    Hi, I have the dreaded black screen with flashing cursor on my Inspiron 1545 (from 2009). Here is the order of events as to how this happened: The machine was acting funny, so I erased everything and reinstalled Windows, no luck, machine was still behaving oddly (slow, and crashing a lot). I booted...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude D430 HDD Compatibility

    Hi, this is my first post. I want to ask a few questions regarding a new Dell D430 I am going to receive. It's going to be shipped to me with no HDD. I did not know that it would be this troublesome to look for a HDD compatible with this laptop until I realized it requires a 1.8 inch Format Factor...
  • 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