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  • Forum Thread: How can I install the Windows 7 operating system on a new hard drive from Dell

    XPS 15 (L501X, Late 2010) Service Tag: 1M6BTN1 | Express Service Code: 3517667533 Wouldn't boot, ran diagnostics and it returned the following error 2000 - 0146. I checked the Dell support and it said to replace hard drive. I purchased the new drive from Dell that was the recommended replacement...
  • Forum Thread: [Dell Inspiron N5110 Laptop Windows 7 64-bit] Missing touchpad driver/support software

    My computer is a Dell Inspiron N5110 Laptop Windows 7 64-bit. I recently reinstalled the OS aswell as the Drivers on CD that came with the computer. I am missing a driver that I need, it seems. My touchpad won't go off when I plug in my USB mouse. The software all the tutorials use is missing. I...
  • Forum Thread: Best way to install O/S and data on a new hard drive.

    My hard drive failed during diagnostic test yesterday - Dell is sending out a replacement hard drive. I back up using an external hard drive and Dell Data Safe Online. I prefer not to reload using installation disks for all my applications. Is it possible to use Dell Data Safe Online to "restore"...
  • Forum Thread: Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart, appears after Dell logo screen upon starting up (Laptop won't boot to the Windows screen)

    Hi! I have a Dell inspiron 14z with Windows 7 and randomly this afternoon I went to turn on my laptop, and after the Dell logo screen appears, a black screen with "Press ctrl + alt + del to restart" appears (It does not boot to the Windows screen). There is no other error message or anything...
  • Forum Thread: HELP: XPS 13 Win 7 laptop will not completely shut down

    I have a Win 7 Dell XPS 13. I t has worked fine for a long time but it refused to completely shht down. If you click on shut down, it will go thru the visible Win shut down process, but after the screen goes black, the computer does not power off. It will keep the "on" light lit and the...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 8 Laptop Drivers for Studio XPS 16

    I recently acquired Windows 8 for my dell studio xps 16 laptop. I went to the Dell site to try and download the drivers but they didn't have any listed. Do I need to rollback to Windows 7 or is Dell planning to release them soon? Or do I even need to download them?
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS Laptop - warranty recently expired and Hard Drive fail and no Win 7 CD, only recovery disk

    About 2-3 weeks ago, my Dell XPS L1401 Laptop started giving me problems. It is a 8gb i7 core process with 500 gb hard drive with Windows 7. Of course after 3 years my warranty just terminated in Dec 2013. :( I did a system repair and it would take about 15sometimes 30 mins to startup mins to startup...
  • Forum Thread: Dell N 5010 laptop

    Dear Sirs, I would like your help about an unusual problem that I encountered. My laptop when I turn it on, enters bios set up and remains there. At first, I thought that a new install of windows would do the trick. I installed windows from a usb drive after many attempts because it kept returning...
  • Forum Thread: System simply does not detect my new battery from dell store. [India]

    Hi there. I own a Vostro A840. Revision of Bios: A03 upgraded to A04 OS: Windows 7 x32 Ultimate. Adapter: 65 watts AC. DP/N is 06TM1C PA-12 Family. Battery: [Li -ion]: DP/N is 0F286H. Type- F287H Capacity- 48Wh. I bought a new battery online, some months back, as I post now is March 2014...
  • Forum Thread: Clicking noise from Dell Inspiron 17r

    So I have had my Dell Inspiron 17r for a little almost a year. I have had various problems since buying it such as blue screens. The blue screens are usually Kernal Data inpage errors. As of recently my laptop has also been making a clicking sound and it also doesn't turn on what usually happens...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1558 random shut down issue even with latest BIOS

    Hi, I had already posted a query in the thread which discusses the DELL Studio 1558 random shutdown issue. Now, I want to confirm that the DELL suggested solution of upgrading to A4 BIOS isn't going to help. I'm using A12 version and struggling with the same issue. To rule out any software...
  • Forum Thread: target read test - Studio XPS 16 (Win 7 / 64 bit)

    I just downloaded the latest My Dell - ran a disk test as I've been hearing beeps and a few clicks - targeted read test - Failed WHD20-8HI Please advise
  • Forum Reply: RE: Laptop crashes while playing games?

    I am having the same problem. When I play games using the nVidia card they lock up. If I disable the nVIdia driver they work fine, albeit slower and not nearly as nice to look at. Here are the things I have tried thus far: Installed all of the different nvidia drivers from the one that comes with...
  • Forum Thread: my dell inspirion screen went blank,

    N4100 was wiped with windex three months ago. After a month you can sometimes see the screen slightly. but not the cursor. Only when you have a monitor connected to it, it works good. What should I do, Do I need a new screen or a lcd cable or backlight, or what.
  • Forum Thread: Laptop Trackpad problem - anyone help?

    My 1540 Vostro trackpad has stopped working properly. The cursor icon often changes to <I> or a horizontal version. I have never seen this before, and can't get rid of it. I have tried re-setting the trackpad preferences, re-installing the driver, nothing works. Sometimes the trackpad's...
  • Forum Thread: LCD backlit but no image, external monitor works fine.

    I have a Alienware M17x r3 lastnight my cat knocked my powered off laptop on to the floor (not far on to carpet and padding). on bootup my screen is blank but backlit. when i use a external monitor i can see everything on the external just fine. If i go to Screen Resolution settings and change to "Show...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1555 System Restore but no Dell Factory Image Restore option

    I know that similar questions have been asked. I have read about it in a variety of websites but I have not found a definitive answer. My problem is that I am trying to perform a system restore on a Dell Studio 1555 laptop. There is a Recovery partition I checked on the laptop's Disk Management,...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 15R 5520 Internal Audio Isn't Working

    My Inspiron had working audio for the first few months of use. Then, it started to work sometimes, then sometimes stop working. When I first start up the laptop, the first thing that happens that should give me sound, I hear a popping sound from the internal speakers then all sound is gone. For me to...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop not "resuming"

    I recently bough a new Alienware 17". I had 2 laptops before this, none did the problems this does. I start up the machine, do whatever I want, no problem. I leave for more than an hour or so, therefore I close the lid. When I come back, I open the lid, expecting the laptop to turn the screen...
  • Forum Thread: Sudden increases in CPU usage and graphics lagging during browsing (using Mozilla Firefox) and playing games

    Hey there, Recently whenever I start using the browser, loading sites like yahoo, etc my window/ tab responses lag severely. Moreover, there are some games that I play which doesn't even require graphics card. Sometime after starting these games a mild static interruption type of sound comes out...
  • Forum Thread: Multi-Moniters

    Hello, I was wondering if there was any way to connect 3 external monitors to my Dell Latitude E6500 laptop or 2 external monitors with the laptop being a display. I am currently connected to 2 external monitors by VGA and DVI cables and my computer screen is black. I have: 4 Dell Latitude...
  • Forum Thread: dell 5521 graphic card problem

    i have dell 5521 with hd 7670m gpu card ......when i clean install windows 7 then after downloading drivers from dell official website i install first chipset driver then after intel hd graphics driver 4000 wont intall and gave me error "system does not meet minimum req" them after i install...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Inspiron n5050 integrated webcam does not work properly

    Good day I have had the same issue, and had to do a wide search across the web to find out how to fix the issue, and came across a solution that could be helpful. With new versions of Skype, the integrated camera seems to be disable with out anyway of reconnecting it, so reinstalling older version...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude w/Windows 7 - Internet Issue

    Hi evryone!! ....and I am a Moron.......While trying to delete an unwanted toolbar that was a hidden add on to a program I downloaded, My Internet Explorer is now not on my desktop (but still on the hard drive) and will not re-install. I am accessing the internet through my Avast Safe Secure Access....
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 7200

    I was working in Windows Explorer moving some files around and suddenly the screen faded very slowly to black then it got a little brighter to a dark gray so I rebooted the computer and now I get a dark gray screen with lines running vertically through it. I cannot see any icons or anything recognizable...