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  • 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: XPS 15Z Fan

    Hi Can somebody help me ...?? I bought an XPS 15Z 12 mar 2012 It is still under warranty The fan has come on at full speed 2 days ago and it is on all the time now at full speed I have done a full diagnostic and there is no problems found i have cleaned all the ports and done a BIOS...
  • Forum Thread: Media Test Failure, Can't Boot

    "BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" The way to fix bootmgr is to do start up repair but how do I run start up repair if it won't boot from anything? And I can't find an option in bios to disable the hard drive...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 Boot Problem (black screen not going away)

    I have a boot problem with my Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 (3D model with windows 8), when I try to restart it or turn it on after I shut it down; I get the dell logo and the loading sign and it ten switches to a black screen that doesn't go away instead of loading windows 8. The only solution is to...
  • Forum Thread: Battery plug in not charge, Dell Vostro 3550

    Hi guys I am facing a problem with “battery plug in not charge” on my dell vostro after change in window version from window 7 32bit to 64bit, in your export opinion is it a software or diver issue or some kind of hardware? Even I change charger/adopter with my two other friends who has dell...
  • Forum Reply: Re: No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

    No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility and then it say No boot device available - boot failed I have a Dell Latitude D600 with A16 Bios and had the same problem due to a power failure, and fixed it myself. 1.) I was able to boot from the F12 boot menu to access Windows...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1537 - Flashing lights

    Hi all, I've been looking around for an answer to this but can't find one that's specific to this, unless i'm being seriously blind. I updated my laptop a few days ago, and after a reboot the machine will now not even turn on. As soon as I put the battery in or plug the power...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Overheating and shutting down, N5110

    Hi Debbie/Dear Dell, Aren't you guys tired of posting these lame advises in an pathetic attempt to hide the truth, which is that this model of Dell laptop, N5110 regardless of what CPU+GPU it has inside, has a MAJOR design flaw in its cooling system! The vent openings for both the intake of the...
  • 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 Thread: How much is a recovery disc for a Dell Inspiron N5040

    My irresponsible self lost the recovery disk I got with my Dell Inspiron N5040. I was wondering if I could get another free Recovery Disc for my laptop from Dell? Please Help Me, I do not know what to do. Thank You for the Help :D
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 3250 PLDS DVD DS-8A8SH disk drive wont read disks- driver issue

    First off im going to apologize in advance for the rambling, poor grammar, and length of this post cause ive had a horrible headache all night so havent gotten sleep in like 36+ hours. Ok so got a inspiron 3250 for Christmas (2012). It came stock with windows 8 (64bit) and a PLDS DVD RW DS-8A8SH SATA...
  • Forum Thread: Dell M5010 Laptop [15R?] Athlon II - Died without symptoms and no post beep or BIOS but power light and fan on

    I heard the Athlon II's were an issue (after I bought the laptop and the warranty expired). Was working great - no slow-downs, BSOD's or anything - not even a fan running high and hot. All of a sudden, video blanks, no beeps, no ctl-alt-del, etc. Then no reboot post beeps and no BIOS. LED...
  • Forum Thread: "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one" alert appears during Microsoft Windows 8 & 7 installations on my dell insp 4010

    "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files." Getting this error while installing windows 7 & 8 on my dell insp4010 laptop.. what i do ...? I changed SATA modes (AHCI & ATA) in bios , removed external drives SD...
  • Forum Thread: White Screen Appears On Laptop

    I have a vostro 1015, and a white screen keeps popping up on my laptop's monitor, yet I can still hear the audio playing. What can be the issue of this? How can I diagnose this issue? It probably cause I had my system changed from linux to windows - or it just because I installed the facebook messenger...
  • 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: Inspiron 6000 not booting, no post

    Was playing a game on laptop and the screen suddenly froze. Had to do a hard reset as laptop was not responding. Restarted and laptop freezes on the dell splash screen with the white progress bar at 10%. Have restarted many times attempting to access F2, F12, Delete but laptop will not respond and can...
  • 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: Dell Studio 17 Problems! Please help.

    I updated my graphic and sound drivers yesterday on my Dell Studio 17. I restarted the system like I would do after any installation or update only to find that my laptop wouldnt boot up, instead it redirected me to system repair. I thought there must be something wrong with what i updated... So I...
  • Forum Thread: Dell studio 1555 wont startup

    I shutdown my laptop this morning and when I pressed power button aftr about an hour it wouldn't start. The power light is on, there is no sound, even loadscreen wont show. I tried re-inserting RAM, Cmos battery and hard drive. It still wont start. Help plzz.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 15 R charging issue

    I bought my dell inspiron a little over a year ago and it was working fine. But the problem with the battery started a week ago. When i was charging my laptop I sensed that there was smoke coming out of the laptop and i instantly unplugged it. And then when i tried to charge it again there was no smoke...
  • Forum Thread: N5110 Bios setup password locked. :(

    Hello every one, Few days ago i set a admin password on my laptop Bios and now i forget that password is there any way to unlock my Bios setup? I contacted the re-seller form which i bought this laptop but they say they are unable to generate any kind of master password to unlock Bios . but they...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell L702x RAM Slots issue !!!

    F ollowing photos demonstrate 32GB does infact install in our XPS 3D L702X 4DIMM laptops Hi5 Enjoy!!!! peace! DyingJedi
  • Forum Thread: HDD Issue 2000-0146 help

    Hello everyone! So this morning I noticed my mouse was hacking forward when I moved it, was like it froze up every second when i moved it and that made me raise an eyebrow so I started to investigate. Few hours later I tried to play some music but ended up hearing the song with like glitching...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 17 L702X Boot Problem

    Hello everyone! Firstly i'd like to start with saying I am in no way what people consider 'tech savvy', which is how I seemed to have come across this problem in the first place. As is common with the XPS17 L702x, I was having issues with the Intel HD 3000 being used over the nvidia card...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 17R SE 7720 Update Issues

    Hi, this is my first Dell laptop after being dedicated to HP for many years and I have mixed feelings about it. I was hoping some people on the forum could answer my questions since my product review was never posted on the website (probably because it was negative and Dell doesn't want honest negative...