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  • Wiki Page: Studio 1737 media control buttons playing up

    Hey gang. I've got a brand new Studio 1737 laptop, and it kicks ***! But one issue I've been having is that sometimes the media control buttons play up. When this happens, the "previous track" (|<<) button either stays on constantly, or acts as if I'm pressing it every...
  • Forum Thread: Audio Problems of stuttering, echo, static with streaming video.

    I have Dell Vostro 860, Windows Vista. I have seen and read several forums about Dell sound problems. Mine is a little different, in that it works fine for about 10 minutes, then begins stuttering, echoing, static, with lips out of sync with sound. Also freezes up and I have to wait a long time before...
  • Forum Thread: Sound Requires 2 monitors

    I have a dell xps1530 and it was working fine until i connected it to a tv as a second monitor and now it wont play sound with out a second monitor being attached. I have been using the HDMI to a receiver and it was working until I tried to add a tv. Does anyone have any ideas to get this fixed so I...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Media Direct- Major Sound Issue!

    Hi, I would really like some advice about my Dell Media Direct (DMD) issue. It's a Dell Inspiron 1525 machine operating on Vista basic. The issue arose when I put in a DVD and attempted to play in through DMD. The disc worked fine, except there was no sound. I did the basic checks, my sound was...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1545 (Vista 64-bit) - Microphone Array missing but Internal Mic shown

    Hello, I notice that sometimes, my Inspiron 1545 (service tag: 9MXP9H1 and Vista 64-bit) has two different mics. As of right now, it has this: Sometimes, "Internal Mic" is "Microphone Array", which is a better microphone than "Internal Mic". The mic right now is...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Need to download audio drivers for Inspiron 630m

    i use dell
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Vostro 1015 Audio Drivers

    yes i want audio driver
  • Forum Thread: File Recovery

    My Inspiron 1525 recently got the blue screen virus which then turned to black screen after the system failed to restore from a previous point.. After trying to get around this by doing everything possible without the Vista Disc I had to restore to factory settings.. Is there any way that I can...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1721

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 I was having problems with the OS so I removed and formatted both hard drives. I reinstalled both hard drives and turned on the laptop with the vista installation cd in the drive. IT booted to the installation cd fine when it comes to the point of selecting the installation...
  • Forum Thread: Hard Drive Funnel Seek Test and Hard Drive Random Seek Test

    Laptop Inspiron 1545 Ran the Dell PC Checkup and these two test failed everything else passed.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1537- Driver Repair?!?

    hey all i have a dell 1537 studio laptop - Mcafee expired so i renewed it now i cant logon it keeps going to launch start up repair or start windows normally. everytime i select either it just goes back to that. i hold F8 and get a 'System Recovery option' and then a "Add Drivers"...
  • Forum Thread: noob to laptops

    sorry plz bear with me im a noob to laptops i just got a dell studio 1537 and it never had a program like advast or macfee and i installed one come to fined out it has about 685 vir i want to refomat the hard drive back to factory vista and all the factory drivers plz any help will be great i might have...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron 1525 order of driver downloads

    Hi i just installed a fresh vista business 32 , does anyone know the correct order to install the drivers? I tried a list i found online but in that order i cannot install the wifi card. Help if you can. Thanks
  • Forum Reply: Re: No Dell Touchpad setting tab under Mouse option

    Hi rockstars! I hope you are still around to help me out. I have a dell xps m1330 running on vista. All of a sudden my touchpad became too sensative, when I go to Control Panel->mouse, there is no touchpad tab!!! the top tabs starts with Buttons and has no touchpad tab. I tried downloading from...
  • Forum Thread: FAQ Notebook General Hardware

    Frequently Asked Questions and Topics Window 8 Support Notebook Drivers and Downloads Why was no Back up Media shipped with my notebook? How to restore or reimage my notebook? What to do if my notebook locks up? How to run diagnostics on my notebook? What to do if there is no display on...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron N-4010 WIFI and inter Audio Speakers not working

    Hello, I have the same system and I had the same issues. The issue is not software nor driver related. The issue is a daughter-board failure. Both the Wireless and the audio card, as well as the USB ports that are on the right side of the computer are all on the daughterboard. Your daughterboard could...
  • Forum Thread: HELP!!! New to the Community

    I am new to the community. I am technologically challenged, so I appreciate your patience with me. This is the information I can recall about the details about the laptop I am borrowing from my daughter. Unfortunately, the problem I am having will not allow me to access my computer information...
  • Forum Thread: Restore Dell Inspiron 1501 to factoty settings without restore disk.

    Hi, I own a Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows Vista. I recently bought it from a pawn shop. I have been using it for 2-3 months now and it has been working decent. I now want to restore it directly back to it's original factory settings. I have already tried restoring it to its earliest restore point...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron not detecting wireless networks

    I am having problems with my laptop with windows vista, can someone please help me out? A couple days ago I had comcast install high speed internet with my modem and router, and my computer detected the network (along with other networks) and connected just fine. The next day I accidently left my computer...
  • Forum Thread: Not able to reinstall Windows Vista to Dell XPS M1530 using external USB or DVD

    My Dell XPS M1530 was crashed and Hard disk formatted fully. Now booting windows 8 thru USB with minimal access. Mean able to access the System Restore, Reset, System image factory setup and Advanced options. when i tried with above options, due to hard disk full format not able to reset the OS. When...
  • Forum Reply: Re: m1710 video performance drop, screen goes nuts.. etc happen to anyone else?

    Unbelievable! I read each post hoping for an answer since my monitor is looking like the picture on the link. My CPU goes to 100% without anything special running and a short while after the screen goes fuzzy with white and blue lines obliterating everything. I've run Core Temp to check the CPU...
  • Forum Thread: How do I put Dell Stage Remote on my laptop?

    Early today I downloaded an update for Dell Stage on my desktop (XPS 8300) and it gave me some Dell Stage Remote thing so I could stream content between Dell computers in my home. So, now that it is set up on my desktop, I wanted to set it up on my laptop (Inspiron 1520) so I could stream content between...
  • Forum Thread: Hi, I lost my Dell Windows Vista Home installation CD, where can I get a new one from Dell? Thx

    Hi, I lost my Dell Windows Vista Home installation CD, where can I get a new one from Dell? Thx
  • 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 Thread: Inspiron 1525 hard drive upgrade

    The Inspiron 1525 comes with a Seagate hard drive, the ST9160310AS (or at least mine did). However I wish to upgrade to a Seagate ST750LX003, which is a 750Gb hybrid drive. I have used a Linux live CD to clone the hard drive in its entirety, however on completing this and booting from the new drive...