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  • Forum Thread: Screen goes black during BIOS load. Inspiron 1520

    A friend has asked me to help with her Dell Inspiron 1520, When you turn the laptop on, the BIOS load screen comes up and when the progress bar starts to scroll, it gets about 1/2" over and then the screen goes black. It is not the inverter, because if you take a flashlight, you can not see anything...
  • Forum Reply: Re: inspiron 5100 turn on but shuts down right away

    on an old machine such as yours,pull the hard drive disk! Now you have option too transfer any, and or all fills "NOT OS" to your new P.C. NEVER LEAVE HARD DIVE DISK IN THE DEAD P.C.! p.s. if you know how to transfer windows XP pro. sp3 or sp4???????
  • Forum Thread: system password help

    so i forgot my system password for my dell inspiron laptop and my warrenty is up what do i do.
  • Forum Reply: Re: Delay issue on windows performance and bios performance

    anybody's there that answer my question..!!???
  • Forum Thread: XPS M1710 not posting to the bios

    My xps m1710 recently stopped working. It will no longer boot to the bios. When I power it on, I get a hard drive led for about 2 seconds then the blu-ray drive turns on and off. It then sits there until I turn it off. The screen is not lit in any way. Though this has a supposedly faulty Nvidia GPU,...
  • Forum Thread: HELP MY Dell inspiron 1545 hard drive failed and crashed!

    help please the hard drive crashed the hard drive has replaced once but now it crashed please please help
  • Forum Thread: relatively new L501X constantly crashing

    Before I go through the trouble with Support, I wondered if maybe anyone had any insight into my issue. I have a L501X laptop, purchased in January of this year. I treat it well, never opened it except to temporarily pull out RAM one time (and RAM seems to be showing fine and properly re-installed, etc...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude E6410 - BSOD when closing\opening lid, docking, external video output

    I work for a large company and they have purchased a large amount of Latitude E6410 laptops. intel i5 core 3gb of ram Intel graphics media HD We are running xp on these and get the following problem. 1 - When the laptop is on and you close or open the lid, the laptop blue screens and restarts...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1745 boot to black screen

    Hi, My Studio 1745 crashed the other day and now starts up with a black screen and 7 post beeps. I looked in the manual and 7 beeps signifies a processor failure. Is it possible to replace the processor? If so what processors are compatible?
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 6400 not powering up

    Hi Folks, Hoping I can get some help here... I recently purchased a used Inspiron 6400/E1505. It worked fine till a few days ago when I couldn't power it up or rather it wouldn't go pass the DELL splash screen and load Windows; weird I thought since less than an hour before it was working...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1555 - Event 6008

    Hello, I have a 4 year old Dell which I have had cleaned and maintained by Dell services in order to keep temperatures and hardware in check. However, I am constantly experiencing an "Event" according to Event viewer, or "Event 6008". What it says is "Computer shutdown...
  • Forum Thread: M14x R2 freezes randomly and becomes non responsive. Freezes with out blue screen

    While i doing anything web browser or play league of legend (light games)I get random freezes. while doing anything from word processing to gaming. In result the screen becomes frozen and the fans decide to get noisy and keep noisy until i have to hold power button for shut it down. The only way...
  • Forum Thread: crash

    M5030 series running windows 7 went to black screen and beeping. Pulled battery but when ever it turns on it just beeps. Any hot keys to make it boot from CD/DVD drive or to get to setup screen?
  • 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: INSPIRON 1545 Time-of-day clock has stopped

    Hi My 2 year old Grandson decided to play with my INSPIRON 1545 which I had left switched on whilst I was getting dinner ready.He was tapping and banging all of the keys at once for a good 3-4 minutes or so before I could leave what I was doing to stop him as I stupidly thought that no harm could...
  • Forum Thread: Motherboard or video

    Hello I have an Alienware M17 R2 with with Dual 1gb ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4870 in Crossfire x video cards. It has frozen twice while playing a game and I had to do a hard shutdown. The third time it froze I was just on the Internet and I got the blue screen. It said video driver problem...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3700 overheating

    In the fisrt place, I apologize for my poor english. Here is the matter : I ordered sixteen months ago on Dell's website a Vostro 3700, which I have used since then for my personnal use as much as for work needs, and which has worked absolutely fine for me one year long. But then it began to shut...
  • Forum Thread: i need back up disks

    i didnt back up my dell inspiron N5040 when i got it's telling me to reboot it or insert boot media...i dont have any back up cd's what do i do now? after the first screen loads a black screen appears with white writing on it telling me : Reboot and select proper media Boot device or...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop won't turn on the first time I try to boot

    Hi there, About two days ago I realised I hadn't been turning my computer off as often as I should so I decided to start doing so when I wasn't using i.e. when I was asleep. I tend to use it whilst I'm in lectures or away from home using some software I installed. However to my dismay...
  • 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 Reply: Re: N5010 blank screen at startup (External Monitor also didn't work)

    I am having the exact same problem as NMUHMD with a Dell Latitude D531. The user reported to me that she got the blue screen of death with an error message that said, "Memory Parity Error" out of new hardware changes at all. I have tried taking out the 2 RAM modules, replacing...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Latitude E6510 Spontaneous shutdown and reboot

    We are experiencing a similar problem with a Latitude E6420 with a similar configuration. BIOS is A05, and the power off's are logged in the BIOS as an ASF2 Force Off event. Is the only resolution to keep contacting Dell Support when this happens? Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Refusal to replace a refurbished M6500 that freezes

    Hi, I have an M6500 that was bought as a refurb, in Feb 2011. I have Basic Next Day, and 385 days remaining of purgatory... Shortly after getting my machine I began experiencing screen lockups. So I contacted Dell support, who said to try various drivers including the original shipped ones. ...
  • Forum Thread: Black screen w/ movable cursor after boot with Vista

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 running Windows Vista. When I turn it on, it displays a black screen after the green progress bar, but before the Vista Logo. The mouse can move, but nothing else. It remains this way as long as it is turned on and never actually gets to the Vista Logo or login screen. The...
  • 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.