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  • Forum Reply: RE: XPS L501x Very Slow and Lags

    Problem Solved . It was the hard drive, it has delay. Dell diagnostics didn't show the hard drive delay. A technician have made a delay test with a software and it came up with a delay error in the hard drive. I think this software is HDAT2 but I'm not sure. I replaced it with a new one and...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron M5040 Laptop Setup Help & Upgrade Info.

    I just recently got my Dell Inspiron M5040 laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium OA) working again (through the use of a Toshiba HDD that my PlayStation3 would no longer read), and was wondering if anyone knew of any drivers or updates that I should get? I've installed drivers for the ethernet controller...
  • Forum Thread: HELP! USB 3.0 does not work at all! I will NEVER buy from Dell again!!

    I have a Dell XPS L701X laptop that I got earlier this year. When I got the laptop I went out and bought a Western Digital 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. The drive worked fine for a time. Then one day I plugged the drive in and nothing happened. The computer would not recognize that anything was plugged...
  • Forum Thread: Hard drive crash and re install problems.

    After replacing my defective hard drive re installing windows 7 has been a major problem. At the beginning of the installation a message appears that a cd/DVD driver is missing and must be installed to proceed. My problem is that the driver is not on the windows CD or the driver CD. I have also not been...
  • Forum Thread: Error Code 2000-0142. Fix needed for missing drivers as I'm stuck on Recovery Options screen

    Hi, My Inspiron N5110 laptop is not working as I made the mistake of going back to factory setting but having no back up / drivers on a CD. I now can't get past the System Recovery Options. The error I get is: No OS files found on disk. Repair action: Partition table repair Result: Failed, Error...
  • 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: SSD Hard drive reduced to 1024 MB from 32 GB on Inspiron SE 7520

    I have Inspiron SE 7520 which came with 1TB hard disk and 32 GB SSD, I guess I have upgraded to the latest driver from Dell since my monitor becomes blank when I open the new application, after that my 32 GB SSD Hard disk is reduced to 1 GB any idea why? Please find my system summary, any pointers. ...
  • Forum Reply: Re: my Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop won't start up

    Just faced the similar HDD issue with my inspiron N5010. I contacted dell support and they blindly told me replace the HDD. I did some research and found out that my drive has bad sectors. Windows just refuses to boot if it finds any such errors in the HDD error log. Here is what i did- 1. 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: Brand New Dell XPS 15 L502x - Randomly shutting down, and not performing simple tasks.

    I am really frustrated with this brand new Dell XPS L502x... I have only used it: 19 minutes 26 seconds and I received it 2 days ago. The problem is that whenever I try to use it for even browsing the internet it will randomly shut down everytime I have tried to use it. After it shuts down I feel the...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 6000 / Bad PRB

    Hi I have a problem with a Dell Inspiron 6000 that I bought a few years ago. When I try to boot up the laptop I get the error message, which I understand relates to the hard drive: Loading PBR 1...done Bad PRB I have pushed F12 and tried running the Dell diagnostics. All tests seem...
  • 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: Inspiron N5110 Hard Drive Problem

    Hi everyone I've the next problem. I've formatted OS partition and other small partition (both preinstalled by DELL) of my laptop during installation of Windows 7. After reboot I couldn't create any partition and couldn't see any existing partitions. Windows installer say that there...
  • 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: Dell Vostro A860

    Hi...my Dell Vostro A860 is constantly freezing..mouse pointer not moving..can't use keyboard either and hdd light goes off and sometimes..if i try to reboot...nothing happens...just a strange sound and a quick flash from the keyboard lights.I know it is not overheating,I reseated RAM and I ran Dell...
  • Forum Reply: Re: New Windows install Latitude E4310 error: windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware.

    I will try this solution in this post: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466753 This error can occur when you try to install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on a system if the following situation is true on your PC: You are installing by using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM media...
  • Forum Thread: SMART status test failed WHD17-LE0

    Dear all, I run dell support center program to test hard driver. It fire an error on SMART test with error code: WHD17-LE0 WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVMT0 ATA Device Vendor: Western Digital Model Number: WDC...
  • Forum Thread: Ignore initialization of external devices on boot (BIOS Inspiron 1545)

    Hi, Anyone know where I can set an option to disable the "scanning" of my external hard drive on booting ? There's my problem : I have an external hard drive (of 3Tb). I start my computer and Dell's splash screen last ~3 seconds or so (that's normal). Then, it goes...
  • Forum Thread: Collect & Return - how long should this take??

    Hi At beginning of May, my 6 week old Inspiron 15R N5010 laptop began to overheat (use it on a desk so no issues with it sitting on a carpet/bed etc). In addition hard-drive making a constant clicking noise. The HDD activity light just flickered constantly even when no programs were in use. Have read...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS L502X Laptop Won't boot to desktop?

    I was watching a Youtube video when the BSOD suddenly came up. I pressed the power button on my laptop to turn it off. I then pressed the power button again in order to turn on my computer. The Dell logo along with the blue loading bar came up. It then went to the post screen. Immediately afterwards...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545 datasmart recover fails

    Hello all, I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that needs to be restored to the factory image. After booting and hitting F8 and System Recovery Options I can log in with my username and password. The problem is when I go into the datasmart option to do a factory image restore, with no backup, I get an error...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N5010 Continuous beep, No Fixed HDD on Setup

    Got this Inspiron N5010 from a friend. Try to boot up and there is a continuous beep right after hitting power button. When going into setup through F2, it shows there is no "Fixed HDD." I have tried resetting the memory, removing/reinstalling physical hard drive, neither worked. Is this a...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 7520 RAID?

    I just purchased an Inspiron 7520 and the 7200rpm HDD is just too slow after using an SSD for years. I'm going to upgrade it, but can the laptop support two SSDs in a RAID 0? Anyone know?
  • Forum Thread: DELL INSPIRON N5010 screen blank out. Power button glowing. Fan running

    Encountered blue screen error during working two times and got shut down immediately. Then i restarted. This time the systems hangs and i switch it off using power button. Now i start the computer but itz not working. Only the power button and the power indicating light are glowing. The hard drive light...
  • Forum Thread: Hard drive failure Inspiron E1505

    I have an Inspiron E1505 running Windows XP. It is well beyond warranty, but has worked flawlessly until yesterday :-( I went to boot up and it only flashes a little line in the top left of the screen. I ran systems diagnostic and got the information Error Code 2000-0142 msg failure byte 79. I have read...